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Pre-wedding Photography in Guild Park

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Pre-wedding Photography in Guild Park

Hi I am planning to do a pre-wedding photography at Guild Park in Scarborough during the weekday like Monday. I was wondering if anyone have experience requiring a permit on a weekday to take pre-wedding photo? Yes I will be wearing my wedding dress. My uncle will do the photography but I don't think they would differentiate my uncle from professional wedding photographer because I am wearing the white dress. I went to Guild Park this Saturday and saw a wedding party. I don't see any security guards there.
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Your wedding-like attire and your actions as a couple classify you as "Formal Photography", however if you don't care that you may be booted off by a bylaw officer and if you have a backup location/day, skip the permit especially since there's only 3 of you.

A wedding party or group who must shoot on that day, in that location, will want authority over the area, and will get a permit e.g.; you can call bylaw to come and move people having a picnic if they are in a spot you want to use and they refuse (unlikely but your permit has clout).

I did an engagement shoot at Kariya Park, I'm sure the other photogs with couples that day didn't have a permit either, only the big wedding parties.

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Have you been to Guild Park lately? The last time I was there (about a month ago) it was filled with construction equipment and the paths were muddy from tall the heavy equipment. The front area was closed off.
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CoinSaver wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 9:34 pm
Have you been to Guild Park lately? The last time I was there (about a month ago) it was filled with construction equipment and the paths were muddy from tall the heavy equipment. The front area was closed off.
Probably still construction but the Guild Inn is having a 'Grand' Opening event as it's not open.
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No security guard doesn't mean you are allow to without permit. It is an hit and miss. Yes, you can probably get the whole thing done and no body even care, but what one security was so on his job and came by to stop you.
That would ruin your beautiful day for photo shoot.

I paid for the permit when I only need 2 hours at Richmond Green. I had the whole group of groomsmen and bridesmaids with us.
There are other wedding group there at the same time, I'm not even sure if they got their permit too.
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 10:56 am
No security guard doesn't mean you are allow to without permit. It is an hit and miss. Yes, you can probably get the whole thing done and no body even care, but what one security was so on his job and came by to stop you.
That would ruin your beautiful day for photo shoot.

I paid for the permit when I only need 2 hours at Richmond Green. I had the whole group of groomsmen and bridesmaids with us.
There are other wedding group there at the same time, I'm not even sure if they got their permit too.
AFAIK the majority does not get a permit.
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aerok wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 12:46 pm
AFAIK the majority does not get a permit.
That's what I think. Most people doesn't want to pay the fee and wish to get away with it and rather risk it.
It depends how much the park restrict their rules.
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 12:54 pm
That's what I think. Most people doesn't want to pay the fee and wish to get away with it and rather risk it.
It depends how much the park restrict their rules.
I usually ask clients if they want a permit or risk it. 100% ofthem want to risk it lol
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Hi everyone I ended up going to Guilds Inn on a Monday without permit. Spent 5+ hours there taking pictures with no issue.

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