Photoshoots, Film, and PhotographyDeering2021-02-18T17:09:56-05:00
Film and Photography at The Deering Estate
Thank you for your interest in the Deering Estate as the setting for your souvenir snapshops, personal portraits, scenic photography, and commercial still photography and film shoots. The following are the photographic options available at the Deering Estate:
Visitors to the Deering Estate are welcome to take souvenir snapshot photos or souvenir videos on the main grounds and inside of the house for personal use. Portrait photography, flash photography, and videography with lights are strictly prohibited inside the historic houses – Stone House, Richmond Cottage, Carriage House, Power House and Pump House – for the benefit of other visitors and to protect our sensitive collections.
Personal Portraits and Scenic Photography
Personal Portraits and Scenic Photography photo shoot permits are available for individuals who wish to use the Deering Estate as the setting for scenic photography*, fine art photography*, and personal posed portraits, including (but not limited to) engagement, wedding, birthday, quinceañera, graduation, couples, family photos, headshots, or any other posed portraiture. Personal Portrait photography is strictly prohibited inside the historic houses. Deering Estate reserves the right to further define portrait photography on a case-by-case basis.
This permit fee is $100 plus 7% sales tax and provides admission for up to 4 people, including your (one) photographer (amateur, professional, semi-pro, student, paid or unpaid) and subject(s). Any additional subject(s) joining pay the regular admission rate(s). This permit does not include Videography/Filming. Photo shoot permits are non-refundable.
Photography is permitted in outdoor areas only; NO portrait photography is permitted inside the Deering Estate Historic Houses. Props and equipment must remain with you at all times including camera equipment, changes of clothes, props, and bags. Deering Estate is not responsible for any items lost, stolen or damaged.
Photography must not block stairways, paths, restrooms entrances or exits from use. There are no dressing facilities available. Obstruction of public restrooms from use is not permitted. No swimsuit, lingerie or any revealing clothing are permitted for photography on premises.
Buildings, furnishings, fixtures, plants and trees including sea grass are not props and should not be altered. Trimming, cutting or picking flowers, breaking tree branches hanging or attaching props or décor items to fixtures, trees or plants is not allowed. Tree climbing is not permitted. Wildlife may not be touched, disturbed or relocated.
Items posing a threat to our natural environment or wildlife such as rice, confetti, balloons birdseed throwing are not permitted at Deering Estate.
Drones are not permitted; the operation or controlling of drone flights above and around Deering Estate airspace is strictly prohibited.
Permit is valid for one day, 10am to 5pm. The permit can be purchased online or at the Main Gate or between 10am and 4pm, on the day of your photo shoot (gates close 4pm). Please call ahead for information on daily park activities.
Deering Estate Foundation members receive a 25% off discount on Personal Portraits and Scenic Photography permits. Please purchase your discounted member permit at the Main Gate on the day of your photoshoot.
*Note: Photographers using the Estate as the subject for scenic or fine art photography are required to credit all work that is exhibited or reproduced elsewhere, as such: “The Deering Estate.” Additionally, all work that is created or reproduced while on the Estate or using Estate images shall not be for commercial use, and can only be made available for private exhibit.
Commercial Still Photography and Filming Permits are by advance reservation only. An additional permit is required from the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Office. Permits allow commercial still photography and filming outside of the historic houses only between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Larger Commercial Still Photography and Filming Permits than what is defined below, including major film and television shoots, require approval and will be approved on a case by case basis after submitting detailed request in writing. Approvals may require additional rental or staffing fees.
Permit fees are non-refundable and must be paid upon arrival of the crew. To make a reservation, contact the Special Events Coordinator via email or (305) 235-1668, option 1, ext. 236.
Certificate of Insurance for Public Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage is required. The Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33157, must be named as additionally insured. Please fax this documentation to 305-254-5866.
Commercial Still Photography Fees
Small – scale Commercial Still Photography (up to 10 talent/crew & limited to no more than 1 trailer and a small number of support vehicles): $1,000 plus 7% sales tax per day
Mid – scale Commercial Still Photography (up to 30 talent/crew & limited to no more than 2 trailers and a small number of support vehicles): $1,500 plus 7% sales tax per day
Each additional hour during regular business hours is $100 and $150 before or after regular business hours
½ Day Commercial Filming (up to 30 talent/crew): $2,000 plus 7% sales tax per day
FULL Day Commercial Filming (up to 30 talent/crew): $3,000 plus 7% sales tax per day
Each additional hour during regular business hours is $300 and $400 before or after regular business hours