Media Policies

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Media Policies

MEDIA/VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY AGREEMENT

THOMAS EDISON & HENRY FORD WINTER ESTATES, INC.

The Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates, Inc. is a cultural, educational and historical not for profit corporation, that preserves, protects, and interprets the history of the Edison & Ford Families and their winter homes.

Requests for commercial use filming and still photography at the Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates, Inc. must be submitted in writing using the Media Video Request Form.  All requests will be reviewed and considered for approval. 

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates property shall not be used for outside fundraising, political or organized church events or any related photo/media representation. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates reserves the right to refuse use of the property to individuals or groups whose mission and/or public image is incompatible with that of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Edison Ford Photography Policy

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Photography Policy
While on the grounds, visitors may be photographed by Edison & Ford Winter Estates photographers. All photos taken within the Edison Ford by Estates photographers/staff become the property of Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates, Inc. and may be used for the purpose of promoting the Estates.
All photography sessions, personal or promotional, must be reserved and a date and time set. There is a fee for photography sessions or promotional photo shoots that are not part of an event taking place at Edison Ford. This includes engagement photos, wedding/bridal photos and family portraits.
Amateur photographers and Edison Ford guests may shoot pictures throughout the Estates without fees or permission required as long as they are for their personal use and enjoyment, rather than for commercial (profit making) or gallery (professional) use. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever without written consent by Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

Personal/Professional Photo Shoot
There is a fee for a personal photo shoot (i.e. weddings, engagements, graduation), call the Edison Ford event coordinator at 239-334-7419 for pricing and scheduling. Edison & Ford Winter Estates reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.
Fees directly support the mission of Edison Ford.
Photo shoots must be scheduled at least seven days in advance of the actual date of the photo shoot. The fee must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the photography session. The Edison Ford accepts cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express as forms of payment. All photo sessions must adhere to their scheduled appointments.

Promotional/Media Photo or Video Shoot-
For a promotional or media-related photo shoot (for inclusion in a book, magazine, catalog, model portfolio, etc.) contact the Communications Department at 239-334-7149 to schedule and determine if the shoot will be paid for in cash or in exchange for photo credit or editorial coverage.
All filming and photography must be conducted without disruption to the Edison Ford operations or limitations to accessibility of exhibits, entrances, exits, and other locations. The photographer and/or his/her crew must respect the presence of any Estates guests and employees.

Tripods & EquipmentTripods and other large equipment may be used throughout the Edison Ford off public pathways. The Edison Ford is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged equipment.
*The signing of an agreement does not stipulate exclusive use of Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Edison & Ford Winter Estates reserves the right to refuse admittance for photography and/or change its Photography Policy without advance notice.