Single-Session Portrait and Wedding Photography CUA


A Single-Session Wedding and Portrait Photography Commercial Use Authorization (SSPWP CUA) is a 1-day CUA issued to cover a single photo session within Yellowstone National Park. Each permit is $100. If you have obtained 3 or more permits (totaling $300 in application fees), you may request conversion to an annual CUA for Wedding & Portrait Photography for the remainder of the calendar.

To apply for the Single-Session Wedding and Portrait Photography Commercial Use Authorization, please download the application packet from the link below and review the requirements for the CUA. Once you have reviewed the requirements, please complete the application form, sign Attachment A, and submit the application packet with a copy of the application fee payment receipt to: Our office will review your packet and return a final CUA form for you to carry while operating in the park.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us.


Single-Session Portrait

Commercial Use Authorization for Single-Session Portrait and Wedding Photography

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Activity-based CUAs

These include biking, environmental education, tours, boating, skiing and snowshoeing, overnight backcountry, art workshops, and fishing.

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Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs)

The National Park Service requires specific authorizations for commercial businesses to operate in national parks.

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Resources for Commercial Guides

Download or review resources for anyone who may routinely work with visitors to Yellowstone National Park.

Last updated: March 18, 2021

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