We encourage guests to take snapshot photographs or video via phone or camera for personal use including social media. Please tag us #thankspoint or @thankspoint to share! Drones are not allowed on Thanksgiving Point property.
Please review all policies below before you next visit.
Snapshot photography is when a person uses a small handheld camera to quickly take informal, non-posed photographs to create memories of your Thanksgiving Point visit.
Snapshot photography does not include props, posed subjects, or special attire and is not for family pictures, milestone events, celebration announcements, commercial, revenue generation or gallery use.
Visitors are welcome to take snapshots for private use. Snapshots may be taken of the plants, gardens, or members of their group during their visit to Thanksgiving Point.
Snapshot photography is included with admission, no reservations required.
A photography session is an event where a photographer/videographer (either amateur or professional using any device including mobile phones) takes a series of photographs of a posed subject(s) using any part of Thanksgiving Point property as a backdrop. A photography session allows the photographer to spend prolonged time composing the photograph and permits use of photography equipment such as tripods, reflectors, small props, etc.
Personal use photography could include small props, posed subjects, or special attire and be used for family photos, milestone events such as birthdays, graduations, baptism, bridal/engagement, or celebration announcements, etc.
A personal photography session is not for inclusion in published or print media, digital media, boutiques (online or storefront), catalog, model portfolio, commercial, motion picture, music video or student projects, etc.
Reservations are not required but we do recommend calling in advance to check for early closures, private events or other special events that may limit access - 801-768-2300.
Photography Session Photo Passes are required for each Thanksgiving Point venue separately, and cannot be used at multiple venues. The Water Tower Reception Gardens are treated as an individual location.
Does not include admission to any Thanksgiving Point venue.
$50 up to 2 hours without Thanksgiving Point Membership
$40 up to 2 hours with a Thanksgiving Point Membership
Commercial, Promotional or Business use photography would include any photography/videography intended to sell, market or advertise any product or service using multi-media platform, TV commercial, or for inclusion in published or print media, digital media, boutiques (online or storefront), catalog, model portfolio, commercial, motion picture, music video, student projects, etc. Thanksgiving Point reserves the right to determine if the scope of the project constitutes commercial or business use.
Reservations and approval are required at least 3 weeks in advance. Thanksgiving Point requires a fee for all commercial filming or photography on property. An application may be filled out online HERE. Groups without a reservation and approval will be denied access.
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