Photography/Videography Policies

Due to copyright restrictions, visitor safety and access concerns, no commercial photography or videography is allowed on Lynden Sculpture Garden property without permission. Personal photography/videography with handheld equipment is permitted, but reproduction or publication of still or moving images of the house, permanent collection, gardens, grounds or temporary exhibitions is strictly prohibited (this includes posting images on the internet, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube or any other electronic/digital platform). Professional/commercial artists and photographers, as well as those doing personal special occasion photography, must receive permission to use the Lynden Sculpture Garden as a resource.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of art, sculpture and the environment through the exhibition of art and sculpture, educational experiences and connections with the community. Our grounds are offered to amateur and professional photographers, as well as artists, on a limited basis consistent with providing a pleasant experience for all visitors and protecting copyright laws and artists' rights. All photography/videography must be conducted during regular visiting hours without disruption to Lynden’s operations or limitation to the accessibility of exhibitions, entrances/exits, and high traffic areas. (Special arrangements outside of visiting hours can be made; additional fees will apply.) We reserve the right to refuse permission or terminate a shoot at any time if it is not in the best interest of guests, donors, artists represented in our collection, or it conflicts with the mission of the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Photographs and video taken at the Lynden Sculpture Garden may not be used as self-promotion in any way, shape, or form. The Lynden Sculpture Garden reserves the right to approve final content for anything in which images of Lynden appear.

Professional, commercial and special occasion photography/videography is permitted by appointment only. Photographers are required to sign a Photography Agreement that states they will abide by the rules and guidelines set by the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Photography Agreements must be signed at least 7 days prior to the shoot. Photographers are prohibited from using photographs that contain any images of sculptures in the sculpture garden for promotional use in print or on a website; images are for media use or private use of the client only.

Fees may apply (see below). Where fees apply, a non-refundable deposit will be required at least 7 days in advance.

To request permission and schedule a photo/video shoot, please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

Personal Photography/Videography
Personal photography/videography with handheld equipment is permitted, but due to copyright restrictions, reproduction or publication of still or moving images of the house, permanent collection, gardens, grounds or temporary exhibitions is strictly prohibited (this includes posting images on the internet, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube or any other electronic/digital platform). A Photography Agreement is not required.

Special Occasion Photography/Videography (Exclusive of Weddings)
You must request permission to have photos taken for special occasions such as wedding engagements, anniversaries, senior pictures or family portraits. There is no charge beyond the daily admission charge (all members of the party, including photographers, must pay the fee). A Photography Agreement is required.

Wedding Photography/Videography
The fee for wedding photography/videography, with or without a professional photographer, is $100 per hour (minimum one hour). This includes admission for all those attending the session. Small groups preferred; groups of more than 15 adults may incur additional fees. Wedding shoots must be scheduled in advance, and the same rules apply as for Special Occasion Photography/Videography.

  • The Lynden Sculpture Garden is unable to provide a dressing room. However, you are welcome to use the public facilities in the main building to freshen up.
  • No alcohol is permitted on the grounds.
  • Vehicles must be parked in the parking lot and remain there.

Professional/Commercial Photography/Videography
Due to copyright restrictions, visitor safety and access concerns, no commercial photography or videography is allowed on Lynden Sculpture Garden property without permission. A fee of $200 per hour (minimum two hours) will be required and does not include exclusive access to the sculpture garden. Additional fees will be assessed for extended timeframes, setup, cleanup, transportation, catering or security. To request permission, please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

Media
When using photographs or video of sculpture at the Lynden Sculpture Garden for media purposes, permission must be granted and proper credit and courtesy lines must be used. Please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org for further information.

A Note to Artists
Photographers, videographers, filmmakers, painters and other artists who make work intended for public release/sale that includes images of sculpture at the Lynden Sculpture Garden are responsible for procuring permission from the appropriate artist, estate, or licensing agency.


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