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. 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. Professional photoshoots are only allowed during our specified photography days, available on our calendar of events. 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, organizational 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 Policy during FALL FESTIVAL ONLY
Professional photography is permitted at our Fall Festival events with a paid admission ticket, an additional photography pass purchase is not required. The photographer, clients and anyone involved in the photoshoot process that will need access to the farm grounds must purchase a ticket online, in advance, for the date and time that they wish to attend. If an event date and time has sold out, additional tickets will not be made available. Please keep in mind that our Fall Festival events are public events held rain or shine, other guests will be on the farm. Photographers and clients are not permitted to bring in large photography equipment that will obstruct other guests’ access or views, as well as large props. Small, packable equipment is permitted. In addition, all guests must abide by “family appropriate” clothing (lingerie and other revealing clothing is not permitted), and specific areas on the farm cannot be held or reserved for your photoshoot. Drones are not permitted during any of our public events.
Professional Photography during WINTER and SPRING U-Pick Season
Professional Photography is ONLY permitted during our professional photography sessions for anyone listed above with the intent of utilizing Southern Hill Farms for their work.
More information about our professional photography events is available on our events calendar. Reservations are required and space is limited.