Amateur photographers are still welcome to take pictures at the American Rose Center any time they want, but professionals will now have to pay a $50 fee plus a returnable $100 damage deposit.  

Executive Director Jeff Ware says the Rose Center's staff is trying to be pro-active...to avoid problems like those encountered by their friends at the Norton Art Gallery.  He says professional photographers will now have to make arrangements with the Rose Center's business office between nine and four Monday through Friday.  And he says there won't be a photography fee for those who use the Rose Center's chapel for weddings because that cost is already built into the rental fee.