The Museum of Art is among the top wedding photography locations because couples can take photos there without a permit.
Locations that require a permit are First National Bank of Philadelphia, 18th Century Garden and Merchant Exchange Building. Since these properties are an association of the National Park Service, they require paid permits for photography and video.
Permits are a requirement because they keep the photography location under control. In other words, professional photographers cannot shoot here on a whim. Couples allocate a specific date and timeframe to capture photos. Otherwise, crowds of brides, grooms, and wedding parties would constantly battle for space.
On the contrary, Philadelphia Museum of Art requires no permits at all.
This means that couples can avoid the task of obtaining a permit. Permits restrict the wedding photography timeline. If a couple is set to capture photos at 2PM-3PM, then it must occur during that timeframe. Since the outdoor area at the Museum of Art is available, couples are never stuck into one timeframe.
All wedding photography locations at the Museum of Art are first-come, first-serve for brides and grooms. On a positive note, there is ample space to capture photos. If another wedding photographer is occupying the Rocky Steps, then start elsewhere. By the time you finish, the spot should be yours to grab.
As wedding photographers in Philadelphia, we’re respectful of other parties. This means waiting our turn for photos, moving efficiently to save time.