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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Portrait Photography

  • Photography

Picture-perfect Vizcaya is the ideal setting for your portrait shoot.

Portrait photography is permitted outside only, in our fountain-filled gardens and grounds.

Portrait photography is defined as any one of the following situations, or any combination thereof:

  • Anyone having a portrait taken at Vizcaya, including those celebrating their quinceañera, marriage, engagement, birthday, communion, pregnancy, graduation or another special occasion.
  • A photo session where a photographer (amateur, student or professional) has a subject(s) posing for a portrait with Vizcaya as the backdrop.
  • Any visit to Vizcaya involving photography, where the main purpose is portrait photography, rather than a recreational visit to the House and gardens.

Fees are collected at our Ticket Booth daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (however, Vizcaya is closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). The portrait photography fee provides entry for up to 5 people, including the client and the photographer. Fees are non-refundable, permits are non-transferable, and permits are issued “rain or shine”. No reservations are required.

Portrait photography fees are as follows including tax:

Day of the week Fee
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday $160.20
Saturdays and Sundays $267.00


Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark filled with irreplaceable artwork, statues and architectural elements. We ask you to support our mission to preserve Vizcaya during your portrait session by adhering to the rules and regulations, which are intended to ensure your safety and the safety and enjoyment of others. Please walk carefully around the grounds of Vizcaya, as there are many steps and our historic pavements are irregular. No props are allowed without specific approval and no outside food is permitted. Additional rules and regulations are listed in the document linked below.

For questions about portrait photography and rules and regulations, contact 305-860-8413.

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Watch this quick video overview of popular photo locations throughout the estate. [Video Date: October 7, 2017]