Photography at Billings Farm & Museum

Have a special occasion and want the perfect setting for your photographs? Billings Farm & Museum is the place for you!

We strive for each guest experience to be memorable. Photography may be taken in public areas for personal, non-commercial use only. Portraiture requires special permission, application and fees.

Taking Professional Photos During Hours of Operation:

Professional photographers must have written permission in advance. (see “How to schedule a photography session”)

  • All subjects must purchase an admission ticket (photographer is complimentary)
  • Site fees:  N/A for 2 subjects, $40 (3-5 subjects) $80 (6-8 subjects).  All fees are one hour minimum and are in one hour increments.
  • Contact Jacqueline Riel for groups larger than 8, wedding or events pricing at 802-457-2355
  • Hours of operation vary seasonally.
  • Photographers and subjects may not occupy a space that will limit the access of other guests.
  • Non exclusive use of the gardens and approved locations for photo sessions
  • Failure to respect these guidelines may lead to removal at discretion of management.

Taking Professional Photos Outside of Hours of Operation:

Professional photographers must have written permission in advance. (see “How to schedule a photography session”)

  • Site fee: $50 (2 subjects), $100 (3-5 subjects), $150 (6-8 subjects). All fees are one hour minimum and are in one hour increments.
  • Contact Jacqueline Riel for groups larger than 8, wedding or events pricing at 802-457-2355
  • Hours/time available: 8am-10am or 5pm-6pm on days Billings Farm is open to the public, or 8am-4pm on days that Billings Farm & Museum is closed to the public (hours vary seasonally).
  • A staff member will greet you and escort you while on the property.

How to schedule a photography session:

       1) Download and complete the Photography Request Form AND sign and date the Terms & Conditions 

        2) Prior to the date of the photo session (minimum of 72 hours): Drop off forms to the Museum Visitor Center, to the attention of Jacquelyn Riel or email forms at reservations@billingsfarm.org.

       3)  You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the forms are received.  Please note: sessions are not confirmed until both forms, site fee is processed (if applicable) and confirmation e-mail is received.  Admission tickets are purchased day of photo session.

Download Photography Request Form
Download Terms & Conditions

Groups larger than 8 people, weddings or events inquire directly to Jacquelyn Riel at reservations@billingsfarm.org to receive pricing information.

All photo sessions are scheduled in one-hour increments and a one hour minimum.

NOTE: Billings Farm does not supply a photographer.

Please review our Current Safety Information that all guests must adhere to here: https://billingsfarm.org/safety/ 

Small print: If you need to cancel or change your reservation you can do so by reaching out to Jacqueline Riel, Monday- Friday, at 802-457-2355 or reservations@billingsfarm.org to receive a refund up to 24 hours prior to the photo session. Refunds are not given for cancellations the day of the session or no shows.
Engaged: Ali   Trevor, Photo by Juniper Studios

Engaged: Ali + Trevor, Photo by Juniper Studios

Maternity photo shoot, Photo courtesy of Shana Ploof

Maternity photo shoot, Photo courtesy of Shana Ploof

Marriage Proposal in the Sunflower House: Erica Rubino

Marriage Proposal in the Sunflower House: Erica Rubino & Frank Derise