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The BYU University Photographer’s office was established in 1976 to serve the photographic needs of the BYU community. As part of the Department of University Communications we work to supply local, national and international media with images that communicate the BYU message. We also work with departments on campus to photograph events, campus scenics, brochures, portraits, sporting events and several other special projects.

Our office also maintains a photographic archive of university images and stock photography from 1970 to the present. If you are an active member of the BYU campus community, you have access to photos specifically for campus use. You can access them by logging in with your NetID and password. Otherwise, please contact us if you are interested in using a photo from our archive.

Contact us anytime at 801-422-7322 or


Jaren Wilkey

Jaren Wilkey is the Manager of BYU’s University Photography Office, which provides photographic services to the BYU community. He started working for Brigham Young University in 1998 as a student photographer and has been a full-time Manager and University Photographer since 2003.

In addition to photographing news, press releases, events and features for the University, he also serves as a Team Photographer for BYU’s 19 Division 1 Athletic teams. He has received numerous awards for his photography from CASE, the Utah News Photographers Association and the University Photographer’s Association of America. In 2011 Jaren was named National Photographer of the Year by the UPAA and won the 2016 Circle of Excellence Platinum Award from CASE. Jaren also teaches workshops on Sports Photography, Wireless Event Workflows and Photography for Social Media.

Jaren has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NCAA Champions Magazine, The Huffington Post, Wired, Gizmodo, BYU Magazine, The Ensign, The New Era, The Liahona, Volleyball Magazine, and hundreds of books and publications. His work has also appeared in thousands of newspapers and websites across the country. Jaren and his wife Kara are the parents of four and reside in Orem, Utah.

Nate Edwards

Nate Edwards graduated in 2013 with a BS degree from Utah Valley University with an emphasis in photography. Since graduating he has worked for the LDS Church photographing for the Ensign, Liahona, and New Era magazines, as well as the church's’ worldwide general conferences. He worked as the Photography Manager for Marketing and Communications at Utah Valley University in 2014 for two years before he began working as the Assistant Manager of Visual Communications for BYU Photo in 2016. Although young in his career, he has won many awards including Best of Show in 2016 and Photographer of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at the year-end competition for the University Photographers Association of America [UPAA].