Individuals, who are not professional photographers, are welcome to take photos at any time.
Photography that is intended for commercial purposes, including all forms of advertising, must be approved by the Reynolda Gardens office and scheduled at least one month in advance. Fee charged; restrictions apply. Email us.
Portrait photography, which includes bridal, individual, and family portraits, can be scheduled below. There is a $50 fee per 90-minute session. Review Photography Policy.
Schedule a professional photography session:
Know before you go:
- Wake Forest University groups may take photographs in the gardens free of charge, but reservations are required.
- Casual photos of the Gardens or plants and flowers are permitted.
- Individuals who are not professional portrait photographers or who will not be using the photographs for commercial purposes in any form may photograph in the gardens without a charge; however, they must observe the same restrictions as professional portrait photographers, including filling out a form and reserving a time.
- Garden furnishings may not be moved.
- Photographers and subjects may not stand in planting beds.
- Photographers and subjects must remain on mowed paths in the meadow.
- Parking is allowed in designated parking spaces only. Parking outside the front gate or in the grass is not allowed at any time.
- We discourage the use of props. However small chairs, stools, or baskets will be allowed. Please indicate props on the application. All props must be approved.
- Additional restrictions and fees apply to other types of commercial photography, including the use of photographs of Reynolda Gardens in advertising. Email us for more information.
Note: Reynolda Gardens is the private property of Wake Forest University. It includes the formal gardens, Meadow, Lake Katharine Wetland, Boathouse, front field, and woods. The information above applies to all professional and non-professional portrait photographers using any area of the property at any time. All professional sessions in any area of Reynolda Gardens must be scheduled. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the premises.