Non-Commercial Portrait Sessions

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Filoli Photography Sessions

The Garden at Filoli is available for 2 hour sessions of engagement photos, prom pictures, maternity photos, and portraits with the purchase of a Filoli Photography Session. At this time, wedding photos are not part of any of our photography packages.  The fee for a Filoli Photography Session is $500 for non-members and $400 for members. Payment for a photography session is due at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment and is nonrefundable. The fee includes Garden admission for up to 10 guests, including the photographer. Additional guests can be added for $25 each, up to 20 guests total. In the case of inclement weather, photography sessions can be rescheduled. Photography appointments start at the time specified on the contract, NOT when the subject arrives. Sittings are not adjusted based on arrival time and must end two hours from the agreed start time.

Photography sessions are available between 10am and 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Requests for photography sessions will be reviewed and must be pre-approved by the Visitor Services Manager. The booking and scheduling of a photographer is strictly the responsibility of the lessee. Wedding photos are NOT a part of any of our photography packages. The interior of the House may NOT be used for photographs in the portrait sessions; such pictures would require a commercial package. Any props or signs must be approved. The use of materials or signs that may be interpreted as political or offensive is prohibited as well as photography of lingerie or nudity. Filoli is not responsible for any damage to equipment or apparel that may occur while in the Gardens. Entering flowerbeds, plant displays, and moving containers and plant labels is not permitted. Filoli reserves the right to restrict the times and locations of sessions or cancel at any time.