WSU-recommended photographers

David Charles Dalton Photography 

David Dalton

For over 20 years, I was a staff photographer at The Macomb Daily. During that time, I won numerous awards for news, feature and sports photography. I am currently available for freelance work in southeastern Michigan. Link to portfolio: 

Paul Hitzelberger

Owner, United Photo Works
453 W Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 248-321-5450

United Photo Works is a Detroit photography company located in Midtown. We have been photographing WSU events since 2013. UPW specializes in professional headshots, editorial photography, small and large events, FAA approved and insured drone coverage, and 3D modeling of buildings and offices.

Quick turnaround time on editing and digital delivery are standard. Call or email for a quote today.

Anthony Morrow

1816 Division St
Detroit, MI 48207
Bureau is a creative content agency located in Eastern Market, Detroit. Since 2012, we've been photographing everything from food to cocktails to people to places and everything in between. Our focus is to help brands navigate and stand out in an ever-changing and challenging marketplace through deliberately engaging content marketing. 

Haakim Walker

Haakim Walker Photo
Cell: 213-925-2715

Tips for scheduling a successful photography assignment

1.  Schedule a photographer as early as possible

  • Visit for contact info/bios 
  • Contact the photographer directly
  • Follow up with a detailed email

2. Provide background information

  • Assignment: Project name
  • Location: Street address and room number
  • Time: Start/finish
  • Contact information: Name/desk and cellphone number(s)
  • Parking: Best structure or lot if on campus/where to park if off campus

3. Provide thorough assignment details

  • How will the shots be used (print publications, websites, social, billboards)?
  • Are there specific people/dignitaries you need photographed? Provide names and titles.
  • Is there a certain style you're looking for? Provide examples.
  • Is there a certain deadline/turnaround time for the images?
  • Are any of the images restricted use?
  • Images will be provided electronically

4. Create a purchase order. 

  • WayneBuy, based on an hourly rate (or otherwise negotiated fee)
  • Blanket POs for multiple shoots

5. Understand image distribution and storage details

  • Photographer will coordinate image delivery
  • MAC will store a copy on the university's photoshare server for archiving and general marketing use

If you have additional questions, please contact Christa Clark Raju, director of creative services, at 313-577-8157.