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Kauffman Memorial Garden will ban organized portrait photography

A sign announcing the new policy banning portrait photography effective July 1 has been posted at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden in Kansas City.
A sign announcing the new policy banning portrait photography effective July 1 has been posted at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden in Kansas City. Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden

The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden has announced that after June 30 it will no longer allow organized photo sessions.

The garden at 4800 Rockhill Road previously has allowed professional photographers to use the garden for weddings, proms, quinceañeras and other group photos.

However, because of the disruptiveness and damage caused by the photo shoots, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which manages the garden, changed its rules.

Here’s the wording of the new parameters for photography:

“Effective July 1, portrait photography will be prohibited in the Kauffman Memorial Garden. This applies to individuals, groups and professional photographers visiting the garden for the sole purpose of organized photo sessions. These sessions have damaged property and disrupted the peace and tranquility that we want to provide for our guests.

“You are welcome to take snapshots of the stunning beauty of the garden during your visit.”

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