Photographers are Welcome by Appointment Only at Purple Rain Lavender Farm. Email the farm or phone 410-459-8052.
The Cost for Photography Session is $40 per session.
If you are photographing mini-sessions cost is still $40 per session.
Animals are not permitted on the farm for photography session unless permission has been granted by the farm manager and arrangements have been made to contain access from other animals on the farm.
Purple Rain Lavender Farm requires all photographers to be insured and proof of insurance is required prior to scheduling. A photo permit application must also be obtained and should be completed prior to scheduling.
Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to the Farm. We encourage visitors to take pictures of their visit for their own personal use and especially if you tag us on Facebook. But, if you are coming to the farm for the purpose of taking posed photos of people, then you will need a photo permit. The permit is our way of helping to keep your special moments protected and our farm venue as well.
Photography Guidelines are intended for all our guests, but a permit is necessary for those who wish to use Purple Rain Lavender Farm as the backdrop for posed photography. This would include engagement, wedding, family, maternity, graduation, prom, senior photos, modeling, portfolio, or the like. It is not relevant if the photographer is a professional or not.
**Note - At this time we are not hosting ceremonies for weddings.
Catalog shoots, shoots requiring props, additional lighting or multiple costumes, commercials, professional videos and the like are subject to certain terms, restrictions and fees based upon the nature of the production request. Please Contact the farm for more information. $250 fee is charged two hour session.
Photos taken as stock photography for websites, publications, greeting cards, calendars, etc. Photographers are required to pay a fee of $40. Arrangements must be made in advance.
Styled Shoots – Multiple vendors for publications, websites, calendars, etc. Each vendor will be required to pay $40 or a group vendor fee of $250 for two hour session.
Formal, Posed Photography
Posed photography includes wedding, family, engagement, prom, graduation, senior photos or the like. The photographer doesn’t need to be a professional. Posed photos may be taken outdoors only and we ask that you do not photograph our private residence.
Advance reservations are required and can be made by emailing the farm. Your session will be scheduled around work schedules and other special events as needed. At this time the farm is our passion and our part-time jobs for nights and weekends so we appreciate respecting our hours of operation. Photography sessions should be scheduled a minimum of one-week in advance and begin and end within the allotted time. At this time we are collecting a fee of $40 for use of the farm for photography and will be taking a 50% deposit two weeks prior to your reservation or confirmed reservation, names of individuals being photographed will be provided at time of reservation. If you need to cancel for other reasons please give 24 hours notice.
The Photography Permit Fee is $40 and allows for a maximum of two hour session by appointment.
General Photography Guidelines
We ask that you honor these policies when using the Farm as the backdrop for any photography.
Guests should come dressed appropriately and prepared for their photo session. There are no public changing areas or public restrooms. Be respectful of our plants, pets, gardens, and our neighbors. You may not clip, move or modify our lavender. **Do not place equipment (or people) on top of plants - do not move furniture or yard ornaments without permission of farm manager.
Electrical power is not available.
PLEASE NOTE - Sessions MUST be booked in advance we host special tours, events and children's programs in our fields, residential buildings, and farm buildings are not permitted be photographed without consent of management.
Purple Rain Farm Management team reserves the right to inspect all photos taken and end any photo session if policies and guidelines are not adhered to and any situation is deemed unsafe for guests, animals, of the the farm staff.
Photo parties should be limited to no more than 5 persons at a time and parking will only be allowed in designated areas. If a larger photo party is part of the session this needs to be stated in advance to make parking arrangements.
Only one photo session will be permitted on the farm at a time. Please respect those individuals who have planned and want the farm to be the setting they need for those two hours as well as respecting other events already scheduled.
The Fine Print
Purple Rain Lavender Farm reserves the right to refuse admittance for photography and/or change its photo policy without advanced notice. Some areas of the farm may not be available the day of your reservation due to unforeseen circumstances and safety concerns. Please note this is a working farm and things change rapidly and sometimes without notice. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.