Houston Botanic Garden is open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Houston Botanic Garden is open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Professional Photography Policy

Garden Rules

Availability

Professional photographers with clients desiring special occasion photography – any wedding, engagement, anniversary, quinceañera, maternity, birthday, graduation, or other staged/group photoshoots – in the Garden may book a one-hour session Monday-Friday, during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Session requests must be submitted in advance; walk-up photo sessions are not allowed.

Fee 

There is a $100 per session fee for professional photographers who do not have a current annual membership to the Garden. However, photographers with an annual membership to the Garden in their name save 50% on all sessions ($50 fee per session) as long as the membership is active.

In addition, the individual(s) being photographed will be responsible for the cost of an admission ticket for all session participants. 

Special Requests

Requests for professional photography sessions outside of normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Monday-Friday – this includes after-hours sessions on weekdays, and any time on weekends – will be subject to event rental fees for the Garden space(s) used. 

Reservations

To reserve a session, email us.