Photo Session Permit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Photo Session Permit

Photo Session Permit

A permit is required for all visitors wishing to take professional photographs for personal use (e.g., wedding or engagement photos, family portraits). Sessions may be scheduled during business hours, with the last session offered at 4:30 p.m. (3 p.m. November through March). Please submit the inquiry form below at least five business days before you need the permit.

Photographers must follow all general policies of BBG, including but not limited to the following: Participants and equipment must remain on the paths or lawns; outside food and beverages are not permitted; no picking flowers or otherwise harming the plant collections.

View BBG's Photography Policy

Additional Rules and Fees

  • Permit fee: $350 for a 60-minute session for up to 25 participants (plus 4.5% booking fee)
  • No more than 25 participants, including subjects and crew
  • Equipment is limited to 1 camera/tripod and reflective or flash lighting.
  • If it rains, a rain date can be assigned based upon availability. Rain date is valid up to one calendar year from the permit date. No indoor photography is permitted. No refunds regardless of circumstances.

Permit Application

To request a photo session permit, please submit this brief form; BBG's Registration office will contact you to book a session. Your date will be held when contracted and paid in full.

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