Photo Policy


Ijams Nature Center welcomes the opportunity to host photographers and their clients. We invest substantial funding and effort each year to ensure the grounds are maintained for the general public.  In order to work more closely with photographers the following policy has been implemented.



For the purposes of this policy, a Professional Photographer is defined as someone who is being paid to take photographs on Ijams property.

 Those who wish to use the grounds of Ijams for their commercial use are required to purchase a photo pass for $100 . These funds directly support the maintenance and development of the property.  Photo membership must be current and renewed annually.

Upon receipt of membership dues, an ID card will be issued and should be worn at all times when working with clients on the property.

Hourly photography rates are available for those who may need a one-time photo session.

All photographers must sign in at the Visitor Center upon arrival.



Ijams Nature Center requires the location credit Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN in all commercial uses of images taken on the property.



Ijams  reserves the right to deny access to the grounds for photography purposes to anyone (including members), if the photo shoot conflicts with other scheduled events. Those renting the grounds for special events receive priority.

**If private space is needed for changing clothes, makeup application or storage, an additional rental fee may be required. Please schedule photo shoots with the Rentals Coordinator (Jill Sublett 865-577-4717 x142 or  to insure your location is available on your preferred date and time.


To see a list of our current photography pass holders as well as other Ijams vendors, click here.