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Photography permits

A photography permit is required for all posed formal photography and video recording.

The Morton Arboretum is the ideal picture-perfect setting for any portrait.  A permit is required for all posed and formal photography or video recording. 

Permit sales are subject to availability, and the permit must be applied for at least three days prior to the date of photography (a $25 fee is added to last minute transactions).  See photo permit application below for more information on fees and regulations. Prices are subject to change withour prior notice. When you decide to hold your event at The Morton Arboretum, we will gladly waive the customary permit fee. 

How to purchase a photography permit:

Download and complete the photo permit agreement and follow instructions to submit the document.  2015 Photo Permit Agreement

Commercial photography and video recording rates vary. For more information, email your questions to photography@mortonarb.org.

NOTE: Smoking, alcohol, and pets are NOT ALLOWED onto the Arboretum grounds.  Photo drones are strictly prohibited on all photo sessions.

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