Photography in the Arboretum

Policy & Registration Information

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS – All Professional (Commercial) photographers must register their proposed photoshoot and receive approval before the photoshoot. Registration is free, fast and simple. Registrations must be submitted at least three business days before the planned photoshoot. Failure to register may result in the photographer and client(s) being asked to leave the premises by Gustavus Campus Security. The purpose of registration is to avoid conflicts between photographers and renters, visitors, and users of the Arboretum.

WEDDING PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY – Whether you are a professional or an amateur, if you are planning to take wedding party photos or large group photos in the Arboretum, you MUST register ahead of time. This holds true regardless of where or when the wedding ceremony occurs. Failure to register may result in the wedding party being escorted from the premises by Gustavus Campus Security.