Commercial Photography

Base Fee:

  • Non-member local businesses: $500
  • Out-of-town businesses: $1,000

Additional Fees:

  • Security (mandatory for large sessions): $150 for a minimum of 4 hours; $30 for each additional hour.
  • After-hours interior photography is $500 an hour. If closure of a property is required, an additional cost, based on the loss of attendance and store revenue is incurred.


Interior commercial photography/film productions are expressly forbidden without permission, and a museum staff member must be present at all times.

All photographers must acknowledge the museum in any printed or audio-visual materials. The credit line should read: "Photographed on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas."


What We Need:

  • Notice of scouting and shooting dates
  • Insurance certificate
  • Letter of intent
  • Information about the product or publication
  • Full payment prior to the start of the shoot

All general admission, special admission, program fees, event tickets, donations, photography passes and memberships are final and non-refundable.