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Photography

Create stunning memories on our 25 acre campus. Purchase passes here for formally posed photo shoots. The McNay is pleased to provide opportunities for both professional and amateur photographers. Upon arrival, photographers must pay a fee (cash or check), or present your online pass.

Grounds Photography Information

The McNay is pleased to provide opportunities for both professional and amateur photographers taking formally posed, portrait-style photographs. Upon arrival, photographers must pay a fee (cash or check is accepted), or present your online pass. All general admission, special admission, program fees, event tickets, donations, photography passes and memberships are final and non-refundable.

Photography COVID-19 Update

The McNay is pleased to provide opportunities for both professional and amateur photographers taking formally posed, portrait-style photographs. Upon arrival, photographers must pay a fee (cash or check is accepted), or present your online pass. All general admission, special admission, program fees, event tickets, donations, photography passes and memberships are final and non-refundable.

Grounds Photography Payment Information

  • CLICK HERE to purchase your Photography Pass for the Museum grounds up to 48 hours in advance.
  • Pay fee to the security officer patrolling the grounds when you arrive:
    • Base fee, up to 10 guests: $30
    • For groups of 11 or more: $50 (not available at this time)
    • For groups of 20 or more: $100 (not available at this time)
  • If a photographer is shooting several different client sessions on the grounds in one day, the fee is charged per client.
  • All photography passes are final and non-refundable.

Photography Guidelines

  • The McNay does not provide changing rooms and restrooms may not be used as changing facilities for those shooting on the grounds. Changing on the grounds is strictly prohibited.
  • Photography clients may not wear swimwear or revealing attire.
  • Museum galleries, lobbies or indoor courtyard are not available as sitting areas for portraits.
  • Decorative objects and sculptures on the grounds may not be removed or rearranged.
  • Do not climb on any of the sculptures.
  • Do not stand on or in water fountains.
  • Videotaping is permitted for personal use only and is prohibited in the use of publication, advertising, promotion, or marketing.
  • Drones are not permitted for use anywhere on the grounds.

Courtyard & Staircase Photography Information

  • Fee (includes 1 hour indoors and photography on the grounds at no additional charge): $125
  • Additional successive hours may be reserved for $100/hour

Enjoy access to our beautiful stairwells, courtyard, and more. Plan a photography session against a backdrop unlike anywhere else in San Antonio. Locations include the AT&T Lobby, Semmes Lobby staircase, and the Blackburn Patio.

Enjoy access to our beautiful stairwells, courtyard, and more.

Plan a photography session against a backdrop unlike anywhere else in San Antonio. Locations include the AT&T Lobby, Semmes Lobby staircase, and the Blackburn Patio.

Courtyard & Staircase Photography Inquiries

Courtyard & Staircase Photography Sessions are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment.

Please email indoorphotos@mcnayart.org for Courtyard & Staircase Photography reservations. Reservations must be made three (3) days in advance for weekday bookings or four (4) days in advance for weekend bookings. We will respond to confirm your reservation.


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