Set in the hills of Summit, New Jersey, this Reeves Reed Arboretum Engagement Session is sure to satisfy your craving for a lush garden and a flowy dress! We met about 8:30 am on a Sunday and there was no one, except for a gardner on the grounds. A permit is required for photography of this kind, but the fee is reasonable. Additionally, the early opening time allowed us to photograph before it got hot and while the sun was lower. Something to look out for when selecting a venue! I highly recommend this location. The gardens are well maintained and there are informal and formal areas to photograph in. I especially enjoyed the Rose Garden and the greenhouse.
Fees & Hours
The Arboretum Grounds are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 through March 31, and from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from April 1 through October 31.
The fee for Formal Posed Photography is $100 for up to 1½ hours.
The fee for Wedding Photography is $250 for up to 1½ hours.
Photography shoots require a valid permit on the day of the session and must be paid in full in advance. Permits will be emailed upon full payment, and should be with you at all times as it may be requested by Arboretum staff for verification. Permit fees are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, the photography session may be rescheduled. No drones nor balloons are allowed.
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