Photo Session Permit

In general, visitors may take personal, nonprofessional photographs in all public areas of the Garden, provided they follow BBG's guidelines (PDF). Tag #brooklynbotanic when you share!

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

Commercial or editorial photography and film projects require a location permit, which is handled differently.

Learn More about Commercial and Editorial Photography ›

Photography Policy

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 (PDF) ›

Additional Rules and Fees

Portrait Photography

Wedding and Group Photography

Student Projects

To request a photo session permit, please submit this brief form; BBG's Registration office will contact you. Bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Your date will be held when contracted and paid in full.

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