Professional Photographer Guidelines
Professional photographers are invited to take advantage of the scenic settings at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center for photography shoots during regular operating hours -- 9am to 5pm, Monday - Saturday; and 1pm to 5pm on Sundays (April - October).
For unlimited use, professional photographers must purchas a $200 yearly membership. This membership includes unlimited admission for the photographer, two assistants, and up to 10 clients per photo shoot. (For each additional client, you will be required to pay our regular admission fees).
For a one-time use, professional photographers who wish to take photos on CA&NC property must pay a fee of $75.00 in addition to admission fees for everyone except the photographer at the regular admission prices.
Before or After Hours
There is a $25.00 per hour fee for use of the property before or after operating hours, with a 2-hour minimum fee of $50. Photographers are required to schedule these shoots five business days in advance. To schedule a before or after-hours appointment, please call Crystal St. Pierre at (423) 821-1160 ext. 101.
Membershp fees help fund CA&NC operations so the property will remain a desirable location for photographers and all other patrons into the future.
(This policy is based upon a review of similar organizations to ensure competitive prices and benefits.)