Professional & Portrait Photography Policies
We are delighted that you are considering Lavender Oaks Farm as the location for your photos. Our
General Photography Policies listed below are intended for all guests, but a photography permit is
required and must be purchased for those who wish to use Lavender Oaks Farm as a backdrop for posed
or directed photography. We ask all photographers to please help us to maintain the integrity of our
lavender farm by honoring these policies. They are intended to ensure that Lavender Oaks Farm can
fulfill its mission of providing our visitors and community an enjoyable and educational Agritourism
experience on our 60 acre farm in a beautiful natural setting of aromatic lavender fields, historic barns,
and majestic forest. We love our furry friends, but we do not allow photography with animals.
ABOUT OUR FARM AND LAVENDER BLOOMING SEASON
Lavender Oaks Farm is home to 4,000 lavender plants in 9 varieties. Our blooming season begins mid-
May, peaks in June, and continues through summer. There is incredible life in our lavender fields during
blooming season and it is very common to see several varieties of butterflies, dragonflies, honey bees,
bumble bees, and birds sharing a love of lavender, and fluttering about the flower buds in quite a
relaxed and dreamy state by the calming scent of this amazing crop. Lavender is an evergreen and quite
beautiful year-round, so capturing this plant in any season is breathtaking. In addition to lavender, we
grow Cascade Hops that are planted in a unique form creating a frame of gorgeous vines. Our Cascade
Hops peak in June and continue to remain an intensely thick verdant green vine until late Fall. Other
notable sites found on our farm include: Elegantly restored century-old timber frame barns, 3 log cabins,
a ¾ acre pond, trails, winding pathways, wildflowers, a pasture, garden, and an abundance of timeless
settings provided by nature.
IN THE MOMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to Lavender Oaks Farm. For your own
enjoyment, visitors (including Professional Photographers without clients) are welcome to take in-the-
moment photographs of plants, individuals and subjects that capture the events of your visit. These are
informal photographs shot spontaneously and quickly without artistic intent. Guests should still observe
our General Photography Policies listed below. You may share your photos of our lavender farm on
social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would love to be tagged!
DEFINITION OF PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Lavender Oaks Farm defines portrait photography as all wedding, engagement, quinceañera, family,
maternity, portfolio, prom, graduation, and any other posed portraiture of individuals by professional
photographers, as well as semi-pro, pro-am or amateur photographers, whether paid or unpaid.
Lavender Oaks Farm reserves the right to further define Portrait Photography on a case-by-case basis.
LAVENDER OAKS FARM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
All Professional Photographers hired to photograph a wedding and/or reception held at Lavender Oaks
Farm are not required to purchase a permit for the date of their event, or any engagement photo shoots
included in their wedding package. Please email us to schedule your engagement photography sessions.
Lavender Oaks Farm does request a link to all digital files be provided of all wedding photography shot
on our farm. Lavender Oaks Farm will always provide (tag) full credit to the photographer for all images
used in our advertising and social media.
DEFINITION OF COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Lavender Oaks Farm defines commercial photography as styled fashion shoots, advertisement and
promotion by Commercial Photographers and Videographers. All commercial photo shoot information
must be submitted in advance to Lavender Oaks Farm for approval. Lavender Oaks Farm reserves the
right to further define Commercial Photography on a case-by-case basis. Artists seeking to make
independent films must also contact us for approval in advance. For commercial and independent video
requests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that drone photography is not
permitted, unless previously approved by Lavender Oaks Farm for a wedding or special event.
ALL PORTRAIT AND COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULING
All portrait photography must be approved and scheduled in advance, and the following information
must be provided with your request and emailed to: email@example.com:
1. Name, Email, and Phone Number of Subject(s)
2. Time and Date Request of Session
3. Are you requesting “Sunrise or Golden Hour?”
4. Purpose of Session (engagement, senior portraits, family, other?)
5. Business Name/Address, Personal Name, Email, and Phone Number of
6. Website URL, or Social Media site of Photographer
Once we receive your request, you will be contacted by Lavender Oaks Farm for payment of your
permit. Please note that we prefer that the photographer reserves the session. Photographers who do
not pre-schedule may be approached by staff members during their photo session regarding scheduling
Portrait mini-sessions: In order to fulfill our mission regarding a positive visitor experience, Lavender
Oaks Farm prohibits photographers from scheduling mini-sessions, unless prior permission has been
Reservations and Permit: Please note that payment must be made in advance to reserve your session.
Reservations are approved and accepted seasonally, and depend on previously scheduled farm events,
or private events. Photographers that arrive to our farm without a reservation will be asked to fill out
our reservation form and may or may not be granted access to photograph our farm dependent on
current farm activities, events, time of day, and visitors currently on our land.
Artists and Nature Photographers:
When visiting on their own, artists and nature photographers need not register. But they must adhere to
the guidelines listed below, avoiding damage to plants and disruption of other visitors or Lavender Oaks
Artists or nature photographers seeking to bring a class for a field trip to Lavender Oaks Farm, or photo
clubs seeking to visit, must register their groups in advance. Such groups may be asked to restrict their
activities to certain locations on our farm depending on the time of year, hours of operation, previously
scheduled farm events, and the size of the group.
The image, logo and name of Lavender Oaks Farm may not be used by outside parties without
permission. If you plan to show or sell your work, please provide location credit.
PRICING & HOW TO RESERVE YOUR DATE
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a photo session date with the required
information listed above. Confirmation for your session date will be emailed with an online invoice via
Square. All payments will be due upon receipt.
RESERVED 2-HOUR "OUTDOOR" SESSION PERMIT** (NO MINI-SESSIONS!)
$75: 1-6 people in off season (December to early May)
$100: 1-6 people in lavender season & fall season (mid-May through November)
Please contact us for rates for groups of 7 to 15 people (No mini-sessions)
SUNRISE OR GOLDEN HOUR PHOTO SHOOT
Between 8 and 10 a.m. or 5 and 8 p.m.: additional $50 surcharge.
**One Session Permits (both reserved and non-reserved) are good for ONE
photography session, with a maximum 2-hour time limit. If shorter than 2
hours, pro-rating does not apply. This is for outside use only and does not
include indoor photography of our main historic barn.
Wardrobe Changes: Will you need a dressing room? Our Main Barn with our
Bridal Suite and restrooms remains locked outside of hours of operation.
Restrooms Only unlocked during off hours: NO CHARGE
Bridal Suite & Restrooms unlocked during off hours: $75
INDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF OUR MAIN HISTORIC BARN:
WITH OUTDOOR PERMIT: Additional $75
WITHOUT OUTDOOR PERMIT: $150 (Does not include lavender fields or
any outdoor farm area!
NON-RESERVED 2-HOUR SESSION PERMIT
Walkup sessions with no reservation: No guarantee of availability!
$100: 1-6 people in off season (December to early May)
$125: 1-6 people in lavender season & fall season (mid-May through November)
$225: Groups of 7-15 people (No mini-sessions)
GOLF CART RENTAL WITH DRIVER FOR PHOTO SHOOT
Beautiful photo opportunities abound at Lavender Oaks Farm To help you take advantage of as many
of these opportunities as possible, we offer a 6-seater golf cart ride for photo shoots. Our driver will
transport clients to prearranged farm locations to capture your perfect picture.
GOLF CART RENTAL GUIDELINES
• Golf cart rental service is offered first come, first serve based on availability, and weather-
permitting. Reservations are held with advance payment only and must be made 2 weeks prior to
your photo shoot, based on availability.
• Rental fee is $50 for 2 hours, and $25 for each additional 30-minute increment.
• A maximum of 5 passengers may accompany the driver.
• All passengers must be seated with a seatbelt. No children may ride on an adult’s lap, and
children’s car seats are not permitted.
• No pets are permitted, with the exception of service dogs.
FREE PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND FAMILIES
Lavender Oaks Farm offers free photography permits to all active military and t