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ANS Portrait Photography Policy at Woodend Sanctuary

All portrait photography, including commercial, non-commercial and group photography, require a prior approval to accommodate the high demand for portrait photo sessions and to avoid conflicts with other scheduled events at Woodend Sanctuary. This does not apply to nature photography for personal use by individuals or to the couple and their guests during scheduled weddings and other rental events.

The application below is required and must be submitted at least seven days prior to the scheduled photography session. Previously scheduled events will take priority for use of certain locations which typically include the gazebo, portico, wedding grove, and grounds around the mansion unless the photo session has been previously arranged.

Photographers should note that the public is not excluded from the property during photo sessions which may create artistic conflicts, interfere with, and/or delay the photo session. We place priority on the enjoyment and safety of all visitors to our nature sanctuary.

Contact Beatriz Engel at 301-652-9188 x 38 or for scheduling information or other questions.

Photography Policy & Permit