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Bridal and Engagement Photo Sessions

PORTRAIT/POSED PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION FEES:
  • Garvan Brides:  Complimentary Session
  • Non-members and non-Garvan Brides or Engaged Couples:  $125.00
  • Members of Garvan Woodland Gardens:  $65.00
  • Commercial Photography* (4 hours) $200.00
  • Commercial Photography* (8 hours) $400.00
*(includes portfolio work for photographers wishing to shoot engagement or bridal portraits)
note: Fees admit 5 persons, including photographer. All additional persons pay regular admission fee. Fees apply whether photographer is a professional or a family member or friend.

GARVAN BRIDES/COUPLES: who have reserved a Gardens venue for their ceremony receive a complimentary photo session prior to the wedding date, as well as on the day of the event. The complimentary session includes admission for 5 persons. Advance reservations with the wedding department are required at least two weeks prior to the preferred photo session date. The bride and her photographer must sign a photography agreement at the GardenShop and receive a photo pass. Photographers must wear the GWG Photo Pass where it is visible to GWG staff at all times.

NON-GARVAN BRIDES/COUPLES: Brides/couples who are marrying at another venue may take photographs at the Gardens. Advance reservations are not required. The photographer must sign a photography agreement at the GardenShop and receive a Photo Pass. Photographers must wear the GWG Photo Pass where it is visible to GWG staff at all times.

WEATHER: In the case of inclement weather on the day of a scheduled photo session, please call the Wedding Department to reschedule. The two week advance scheduling requirement does not apply in cases of weather-generated cancellations/delays. The photo session will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

PORTRAIT TIMES: Garvan Woodland Gardens reserves the right to deny wedding photo sessions during certain days and hours of the week, such as Holiday Lights. Photo sessions are allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. February through mid-November, and between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. from mid-November through December 31. The Gardens is closed the month of January. Photo sessions when the Gardens is closed are not allowed.

GOLF CART RENTAL: Brides/couples who wish to have a golf cart driver for the session may have a cart and driver for their dedicated use for $150 per hour. Contact the Wedding Department for availability.