Portrait Photography Permit
Because the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a tranquil environment for visitors and a safe habitat for wildlife, we limit the use of the sanctuary for other uses such as portrait photography. Houston Audubon requires all portrait photography groups to pre-register and to pay a mandatory permit fee. Portrait groups must schedule with the sanctuary manager (by submitting the form below) at least one week in advance. Approval or denial will be given after the consideration process.
Please respect the serenity of the environment and follow all rules and etiquette of the sanctuary. Photographers should be considerate of other patrons at the facility. Everyone is welcome to take nature photographs of the wonderful landscape at the nature sanctuary and to take casual snapshots during visits. However, all portrait photographers (amateur or professional) must pre-register and pay Houston Audubon a permit fee to take posed portraits of individuals or groups on our grounds. We appreciate your cooperation. Bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo sessions are a maximum of two hours long and must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance within the following hours:
- 12pm to 7pm – Tuesday - Wednesday
- 10am to 7pm - Thursday – Sunday
- No photography on Mondays
Procedure Summary for Portrait Photographs at Edith Moore
- Photographer must complete online application and pay fee for permit for portrait photography, including acknowledgment/waiver.
- Photographer must reserve date/time with Sanctuary Manager for upcoming shoot within the days and times available.
- Upon arrival for scheduled session, photographer must display permit while on grounds, and they and their portrait subjects must comply with all policies.