Photography

Peach Fields

We welcome and encourage everyone in our community to use our stunning farmland and alluring crops for their casual photography, selfies, private social media and blogging use during our normal business hours. Professional photography is permitted at the farm with a paid Professional Photography Services Pass, available during our regular business hours. Due to the nature of farming, the weather, the public and other elements out of our control, we cannot guarantee that other guests will not be present in the background of your photographs during business hours or that the weather and/or crops will be ideal. Southern Hill Farms cannot provide a professional photographer, all clients or photographers are responsible for coordinating their independent photo shoots. We look forward to hosting you at our farm soon!

What is considered professional photography?

Professional photography is any photographer, videographer or individual who wishes to use Southern Hill Farms crops, equipment, grounds or property for financial, organization and/or business gains.

Examples of professional photography and videography include:

  • A photographer/videographer who books a client shoot and/or mini sessions in our sunflower fields, blueberry fields, peach fields or general farmland during business hours.
  • A business or organization/entity who wishes to use Southern Hill Farms as the location for their commercial project. Examples include photography of a business’ merchandise worn in our sunflower fields or video content for their business or organization.
  • An individual who sells their photographs or videos taken of Southern Hill Farms property for financial gain. This includes images of our crops, infrastructure and land.

Professional Photography Services Pass

Professional Photography Services Passes are required for anyone listed above with the intent of utilizing Southern Hill Farms for their work. Available every day that we’re open beginning March 3rd, 2022, passes can be purchased at the Greeter Barn (near the main entrance of the farm) upon arrival. If you are an individual who has booked a professional photographer for your family photo shoot, please communicate our policy to them so they are aware of the requirements before booking the shoot.

  • Passes are $100 plus tax and are valid during regular business hours on the day of purchase.
  • Passes are 1 day use only.
  • Only the photographer/videographer is responsible for obtaining the Professional Photography Services Pass. If the cost is to be split with a client, entity or group, it is the photographer’s responsibility to organize payment.
  • Passes give the photographer access to every location on the farm, including the sunflower fields. Additional purchase of the Flower Field Area Pass is not required.
  • Please keep in mind that anyone else attending the photoshoot (client, individual, organization) besides the photographer will be responsible for purchasing a Flower Field Area pass ($6 plus tax for guests 10+, $4 plus tax for guests 9 and under) if they wish to enter the sunflower fields. Passes can be purchased at the farm.

Keep the following in mind.

  • Guests are welcome to take photos with their personal devices (phones, cameras, etc.) at our events at no additional charge, under the condition that it is not considered a professional photo shoot.
  • Southern Hill Farms cannot provide guests with a photographer, you are responsible for hiring your own photographer or booking your own independent session.
  • Tripods, lights, cameras and small professional equipment are permitted, however large and intrusive props such as benches and chairs are not.
  • Tasteful and family appropriate clothing must be worn at all times. Lingerie, revealing or risqué clothing is not permitted. If a guest is found scantily clad anywhere on the farm, said guest will be asked to change into appropriate clothing or to leave the premises.
  • Please be respectful of all guests on the farm. Photographers may not require other guests to vacate an area, cut lines, etc. to capture a clients’ photographs. If a complaint is filed against a photographer for disrespectful behavior toward another patron, said photographer will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Southern Hill Farms is private property and a working farm, therefore we ask that you be respectful of our land and not damage any crops, equipment or structures while trying to capture your photos.
  • Please do not trespass on our property during non-business hours to take photos. Our farm is under 24 hour video surveillance and law enforcement will be notified if required.