Photography Policies

  1. Photography sessions featuring a subject and a professional photographer (i.e. bridal sessions, prom sessions, engagement photography, etc.) in ticketed Tryon Palace area require proper scheduling, approval, and permitting by the Special Events staff per the Photography Agreement & One-time Permit form. 
  2. With rare exceptions, photography session will only be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, only beginning at 4:30 PM. 
  3. In all instances, photography sessions will be supervised by a Special Events staff member, or on occasion, another member of the Public Affairs staff. 
  4. All clients who have been approved for a photography session will be issued a one-time perit that will state the date and time of the event, and requre a signature from the Tryon Palace Staff. 
  5. Anyone not in possession of a signed permit and/or escorted by a Tryon Palace staff member is conducting an unauthorized photography session and will be asked to leave the grounds. 

If you would like to learn more about how to obtain a One-time Permit form, please e-mail or call (252) 639-3517. 

Photography requests for media partners may contact Regina Ochoa, Director of Public Affairs, at

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