PHOTOGRAPHY

General Information

Use of the grounds for professional photography sessions is open to the public. Taltree is a public facility and privacy can not be guaranteed and specific areas can only be reserved via a facility rental. Photos may only be taken during regular hours.

Permit authorization must be sought for commercial use by organizations, companies or individuals. Commercial utilization of imagery includes promotion of a business-type message of a for- or not-for-profit entity or individual.

Wedding photography that coincides with a scheduled wedding ceremony facility rental does not require a commercial permit.

We are always looking for great promotional images. If your interested in us utilizing your images, please contact Taltree at info@taltree.org.

Non-commercial/Amateur Photography 

Visitors are welcome to take photographs for personal use only. If you plan to sell or utilize your images for business purposes a commercial permit must be purchased.

Commercial Photography

Permit authorization must be sought for commercial use by organizations, companies, or individuals. Commercial utilization of imagery includes promotion of a business-type message of a for- or not-for-profit entity or individual.

Permitted commercial photography includes landscape and posed portraiture of individuals (i.e. engagement, bridal, senior/school portraits, family portraits, etc.) by professional photographer or an amateur acting in the role of a professional. Wedding photography outside of a wedding ceremony facility rental will require a commercial permit.

One-time Session Permit $50

  • Good for one session only
  • Use of the arboretum & gardens as a studio for photographer and staff during regular hours
  • Includes a total of one (1) photographer
  • Additional personnel are subject to the general admission fees as posted

Annual Photography Permit $150

  • One year permit renewable annually
  • Good for every day the arboretum is open to the public, but is not available for use during Special Events
  • Use of the arboretum & gardens as a studio for photographer and staff during regular hours
  • Includes up to three (3) photographers or assistants per photo session
  • Any additional visitors/clients are subject to the general admission fees as posted
  • Not to be construed or used as a Taltree membership

Permit and a photo ID must be presented at the Gatehouse upon arrival. Photographer must clearly display his/her permit during photo session.

To Purchase Commercial Permit

1) Print and fill out our Photography Permit Form.

2) Email form to Reservations@Taltree.org
OR mail to 71 N 500 West, Valparaiso, IN 46385