High-impact photography is generally associated with professional shoots that significantly impact City-owned property or the Public Right-of-Way, either by utilizing a large area of City-property, negatively impacting the property, or requiring additional permits or fees (such as: traffic control, parking requests, facilities rentals, or street closures) prior to use. Typically, these shoots include a crew with a photographer(s), assistants and talent.
Weddings, and wedding parties, are considered high-impact photography and, under most circumstances, require a Use Agreement fee be paid. Please contact the City Manager’s Office to learn more about whether a particular shoot is subject to the fee.
Low-impact photography is generally associated with smaller shoots that do not significantly impact City-owned property or the Public Right-of-Way. Examples of low-impact photography include: photography that does not require additional permits, small group shoots with limited subjects and crew (ex: one photographer, 1-5 subjects) like an engagement or immediate family photography session, and shoots with little to no impact on property.
Please note that low-impact photography requires a Photography and Film Permit be completed and submitted to the City Manager’s Office following all required criteria and forms as requested.