Photography Sessions at 577

The 577 Foundation is a unique and beautiful location for photography. We are delighted that you are considering the gardens and grounds as the backdrop for your memories. Photographs captured “in-the-moment” are some of our favorites and are always encouraged. We hope folks find those special moments during their visits. But we also recognize there are pivotal events in life that folks want to mark, such as prom, weddings, graduation, maternity, and more. 577 has special meaning to them and/or they want a beautiful backdrop for these special events. Our Photography and Videography Guidelines outlined below are designed to ensure all visitors ~ those who are taking photos and those who are not ~ have a positive experience during their visit.

Photography Sessions

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Photography Session Rates & Fees
Scheduling a Photography Session
Photography Guidelines

Photography Session Rates & Fees

Your photo session fees go directly back into maintaining the beautification of the gardens.

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The Reservation Holder is responsible for the conduct of their party and will be held accountable for their actions and those in their party if they damage 577 facilities and property. Reservation Holder will be held liable and be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement. Groups who do not abide by these guidelines (including the photographer and any member of the group) will be subject to permanent loss of privileges. 577 reserves the right to cancel a photography session without a refund and to remove any party from the premises for violations of any of our policies.

Cancellations: A refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee, will be returned if cancellations are made at least 72 hours in advance. Cancellations made with less than 72 hour’s notice are nonrefundable. If a photo shoot is cancelled due to inclement weather, an alternate date may be arranged. Rescheduling must be agreed upon prior to the new shoot date. 

Artists may enter their 577 images in photography competitions, but any sales of images may be restricted. The imagery, logo and name of The 577 Foundation are registered trademarks and may not be used by outside parties without permission. If you plan to sell your work, please email hello@577foundation.org for details.

News media and videography requests only, please email hello@577foundation.org.

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Unscheduled photographers and unauthorized groups will be asked to leave the grounds and instructed to schedule a session for a future date. Below is a list of nearby publicly-funded parks that you may use instead.

  • Woodlands Park: 429 East Boundary St., Perrysburg 

  • Riverside Park: 245 West Front St., Perrysburg

  • Davis Overlook: 28289 West River Rd., Perrysburg

  • W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg

  • Side Cut Metropark: 1025 W River Rd, Maumee

  • Toledo Botanical Garden: 5403 Elmer Dr, Toledo

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Photography Session Definitions

PORTRAIT or SESSION PHOTOGRAPHY
SNAPSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY
COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

LIFE EVENT, PORTRAIT or SESSION PHOTOGRAPHY

577 defines Life Event, Portrait, or Session photography as all wedding, engagement, proposal, maternity, quinceañera, family, portfolio, prom, homecoming, graduation, and any other posed portraiture of individuals by professional photographers, as well as semi-pro or amateur photographers, whether the photographer is being paid or not. If the intent or main purpose of your visit is photography, rather than a visit in nature, then you are engaging in life, portrait, or session photography. 577 reserves the right to further define portrait photography on a case-by-case basis.

IN-THE-MOMENT or SNAPSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographs are a wonderful way for visitors to remember their 577 experience. We encourage visitors to take casual photographs or videos via cell phones or digital cameras. These in-the-moment photographs of plants, individuals, and subjects capture the events of your visit. These are informal photographs shot spontaneously and quickly. They are intended for personal use, including social media posts.

VIDEOGRAPHY & COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

577 does not permit the use of its name and image for commercial purposes without prior approval. Arrangements to film, record, photograph, or create artistic renderings or displays must be made at least 30 days in advance of the proposed date.

To submit a request, please email dmarino@577foundation.org.

Drones are not permitted.

Have additional questions? Contact the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach Danielle Marino at dmarino@577foundation.org, or by phone at 419-874-4174.

577 is open daily between 9am to 5pm. Open to all, no admission fee. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Mondays ~ Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

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