Photography
& Videography

Photography and videography for personal use and within the limitations of our guidelines is permitted on Cemetery grounds.

For all other shoots, including drone photography, please see the “Commercial/Personal Shoot” guidelines below. Contact the Cemeteries for pricing and questions.

Personal
Photography &
Videography
Guidelines

Please read our Photography Guidelines for additional information and requirements, including a few highlights below:

  • Monuments should not be climbed, leaned against, or otherwise touched, as they can and do topple, and are more than 100 years old
  • All shoots before or after gate hours as well as commercial shoots involve a signed agreement and at least one month’s notice to set up a photography and/or videography shoot. Fees may apply
  • Photography groups and classes are categorized under “Commercial Shoots” and must be coordinated with the Cemeteries
  • Photographing or otherwise recording funeral ceremonies, funeral processions, or families visiting grave sites is strictly prohibited (except where the photographer is a member of the funeral party or family). All persons present on the Cemetery grounds should conduct themselves with decorum appropriate to a place of mourning, with due respect to those who might overhear them

If you are uncertain about your shoot being considered personal or commercial, please contact us.

Commercial Shoots

Photography/videography for commercial use and within the limitations of our guidelines is permitted on Cemetery grounds. The following constitutes a commercial shoot and must be approved by the Cemeteries:

  • Use of models (human or other)
  • Costumes and props
  • Jewelry/art promotion (including for social media)
  • Group and event photography (including engagements and wedding shoots)
  • Photography clubs/groups
  • The use of extensive equipment and lights
  • Financial gain from still or motion pictures
  • Drone photography and/or videography

Please complete the form below to request use of the Cemeteries for commercial productions or photography/videography purposes. Fees may apply.

If you are uncertain about your shoot being considered personal or commercial, please contact us.

Photography/Videography Request Form

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Name
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Are you a member of the Friends of Laurel Hill?