Photography

Photographers who wish to use Philbrook’s Gardens and grounds are required to become Photography Members or pay a one-time user fee. Read below for more information. General admission visitors may take personal-use snapshots while touring the Museum and Gardens unless otherwise indicated. Flash photography is not permitted.

FAQs

Q:

Can I take photos at Philbrook?

A: All paying guests and Philbrook Members are welcome to take non-flash photography of the Museum, Collection (unless otherwise posted), and Gardens, during their visit using handheld still or video cameras, under these Visitor Photography Guidelines.

Posed photography shoots/sessions, both personal and professional, are only permitted in our Gardens. If you wish to conduct a posed photography session (portrait, group, prom, etc.), a Photography Membership or a one-time-use Photography Permit is required. Please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 for more information.

Q:

Is it free to visit the Gardens?

A: Philbrook’s Gardens are included in the cost of general museum admission. However, guests who are interested in conducting a posed photography session are required to purchase an Open-Hour Photography Permit or schedule an After-Hour Photography Session. Please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 for more information or to book your session in advance.

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What is considered a Photography Shoot/Session, requiring the purchase of a Permit?

A: The use of a tripod, monopod, lights, umbrellas, diffusers, detachable flash, multiple lenses, large nags, reflectors, props, etc. constitute professional equipment. Additionally, shoots that are works for hire, involve client photography, involve the exchange of money for service rendered, and/or involve posing individual/groups throughout the Gardens and grounds require a permit.

Q:

Why did Philbrook institute its Photography Permit Policy?

A: Philbrook’s photography policies were created to protect the grounds, the artwork, and to guarantee the enjoyment of our patrons. Additionally, the policy allows the museum to control the number of photography and video shoots onsite at one time, which lessens the disruption to touring guests.

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Can I book a photography session in advance?

A: Of course! It is suggested that photography sessions are booked with at least two (2) weeks’ advance notice. All Sessions are non-exclusive, subject to availability, and may be unavailable due to previously scheduled programs and events. To check availability or to book your session, contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347.

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I am an amateur photographer. Do I have to pay a fee?

A: Amateur photographers conducting a posed photography session may purchase and Open-Hour Photography Permit (starting at $50/hour) or an After-Hour Photography Session (starting at $250). See details below, or contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 for more information.

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I’m a student with a project assignment for school. Do I have to pay a fee?

A: Philbrook will consider all student photography and film project proposals submitted at least 10 days prior to the proposed photography or filming date. Visitor Guidelines apply, unless otherwise arranged. Fees will be waived and valid student IDs must be presented at check-in. For more information or to submit your proposal, please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347.

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Does Philbrook have photographers to choose from or should I come with my own?

A: Philbrook has a wonderful selection of professional Photography Members who pay an annual fee to utilize our Gardens for photography sessions all year long. Philbrook Photography Member contact information is below.

Guests are also welcome to use their own photographer. Contact Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 for more information and to book your photography session today!

Q:

What if I purchase a Photography Permit and it rains?

A: Permits and Session fees are non-refundable but we are happy to assist you with rescheduling. Contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 for help.

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Is admission to the Museum Galleries included in the cost of my Photography Permit?

A: Admission the Museum is not included in the price of your Open-Hour Photography Permit (Read below). However, we would love for you to visit the Galleries while you’re here! General Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, students with ID, and large groups. Philbrook Members and youth 17 & under are asked to please check-in before touring but always receive free general admission!

Indoor access is not permitted during After-Hour Photography Sessions.

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What can I bring with me for my Photography Session?

A: Open-Hour Permit: One (1) tripod or monopod, one (1) reflecting screen, and one (1) camera with bag. Prop and changes of clothing are not permitted.

After-Hour Session: Tripods/monopods, reflecting screens, lighting equipment, etc. All equipment and props must be disclosed and approved during the booking process.

Photography Unlimited Membership
$5,000 annual fee

  • Benefits for up to six (6) named photographers from a single studio.
  • Unlimited number of After-Hours Sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (sessions must be scheduled in advance).
  • Twenty-five (25) Open-Hours Sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (advance scheduling requested).*
  • A link to your company’s website posted on Philbrook’s website.
  • Your images, taken at Philbrook, credited and featured on Philbrook’s website and also featured, occasionally, on Philbrook’s social media platforms.
  • Additional photographers may be added to your Membership for a fee of $500 per photographer.

*Open-Hours Sessions are subject to availability and restrictions apply. Additional Open-Hours Sessions may be purchased throughout the contracted year at a discounted rate of $25 by contacting the Guest Experience Coordinator.

Photography Preferred Membership
$3,500 annual fee

  • Benefits for up to two (2) named photographers from a single studio.
  • Twenty (20) After-Hours sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (sessions must be scheduled in advance).
  • Ten (10) Open-Hours sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (advance scheduling requested).*
  • A link to your company’s website posted on Philbrook’s website.
  • Your images, taken at Philbrook, credited and featured on Philbrook’s website and also featured, occasionally, on Philbrook’s social media platforms.
  • Additional photographers may be added for a fee of $250 per photographer.

*Open-Hours Sessions are subject to availability and restrictions apply. Additional Open-Hours Sessions may be purchased throughout the contracted year at a discounted rate of $25 by contacting the Guest Experience Coordinator.

Photography Limited Membership
$1,500 annual fee

  • Benefits for one (1) named photographer.
  • Ten (10) After-Hours sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (sessions must be scheduled in advance).
  • Five (5) Open-Hours sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (advance scheduling requested).*
  • A link to your company’s website posted on Philbrook’s website.
  • Additional photographers may be added for a fee of $250 per photographer.

*Open-Hours Sessions are subject to availability and restrictions apply. Additional Open-Hours Sessions may be purchased throughout the contracted year at a discounted rate of $25 by contacting the Guest Experience Coordinator.

After-Hours Photography Sessions
$250/each

Professional photographers wishing to conduct posed photo sessions at Philbrook should obtain an annual Photography Membership or book an After-Hours Photography Session. After-Hours Sessions are also available to non-professional photographers. Sessions allow photographers’ 2-hours of access to Philbrook’s beautiful Gardens and grounds.

For more information about Photography Memberships or to book an After-Hours Session, please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 or by email at photography@philbrook.org. Please book at least two-weeks in advance.

Open-Hour Photography Sessions
Gardens Only, Limitations Apply

  • Visitors wishing to conduct posed photography sessions (portrait, prom, group, proposal, etc.) in the Gardens during regular museum hours may do so with the purchase of an Open-Hours Photography Permit. Visitors may take photos, free-of-charge, on the Museum’s Front Lawn during regular business hours.
  • Permits are available to groups of up to 10 people (including photographer) for $50/hour. Your entire party must be present for your session to begin. If the 1-hour timeframe is exceeded, guests may incur additional fees at check-out.
  • Permits are intended for non-professional photographers. For more information about professional photography options, please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347.
  • A single tripod or monopod and a single reflecting screen are permitted in addition to a camera and camera bag. Additional equipment and changes of clothing are not permitted.
  • Permits are non-exclusive and contingent on availability. Philbrook reserves the right to limit the number of photographers and limit access to certain areas of the Gardens and grounds at any time during a session.

Groups of 10+ should call in advance to schedule and may be asked to schedule an After-Hours Photography Session. For more information about large group photography and for After-Hours Photography Session pricing, please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347.

Philbrook Professional Photography Members

Andrea Murphy Photography
(918) 488-6180

Box Portrait Gallery
(918) 224-7838

Ervin Photography
(918) 492-6767

Photographic Designs by Rachel
(918) 528-6565

Redeemed Productions
(918) 728-9122

Tabor Warren Photography
(918) 902-5663

For additional information, please contact the Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347.

Proposals at Philbrook

Wanting to propose in the Gardens at Philbrook Museum of Art? Please contact a Guest Experience Coordinator at 918-748-5347 for more information and details on what options are available.

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Wedding 7/20

On Friday, July 20th, Philbrook's Main location on 2727 Rockford Rd. will be closed to general public for a private event.  Philbrook Downtown will remain open at normal business hours.