There are five (5) areas for photographers to bring their clients during each of the designated time slots which are closed to the public. The sunflower field is actually larger than last year, but with two different types of flower we do not want to overbook in case not all sections are in bloom. Photographer times are Monday-Sunday 7:00-9:00pm. The sunflower blooming time is estimated to be July 15-Jul 27, 202. THIS IS JUST A GUESS, there are no guarantees. Each two (2) hour slot is $175.00. You may book slots via the "BOOK NOW" link to the right.
When you sign up you will be assigned an area by number (1-10) via separate email. You can communicate with your clients to proceed to the designated spot by number. On the day of your booking, after you have paid, you will be given a lanyard and directions to your spot. Each photographer will be allowed to bring one assistant to help with their clients. Only two lanyards will be provided per slot.
Photographers are permitted to bring reasonable props to their session. Reasonable items are small to medium sized chairs or blankets. Unreasonable items are things like couches or other large props. In either case, photographers and their guests are to be respectful and careful to not damage the sunflowers or the property.
Another year, another location. The sunflowers have moved locations since last year. Unfortunately, with such a wide range of crops we must rotate our fields every year so that our soil does not get destroyed. The field has moved just east of last years location. Last years wide aisles were a big hit so we are going to incorporate those into the new field so each photographer has his/her own aisle.
There are no changing rooms. Porta-Potty’s are provided. There could be mud in the field if it has rained. This is an agriculture experience where insects could also be present.
Per our pet policy, pets are welcome at the farm. Animals must be leashed and under control at all times. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up pet waste. Pets are not allowed inside the buildings, with the exception of service dogs. Pet owner is responsible for all property damage and or personal injury caused by their pet.
Liability waiver is required. Please download (via link below) and complete the liability waiver including your insurance policy number and signature. You may email the completed form to email@example.com or bring it with you. No entry will be permitted without the completed liability waiver.
The END TIME is a hard stop; all photographers and their guests must be out of the field at the end time. If you are still taking pictures after the end time, you will be charged $10.00 per minute when you exit. Staff will be monitoring this. In the case of inclement weather, we will close the field. It might be possible to reschedule, based on availability of openings on other days. This will be first-come, first-serve. Unfortunately, if there is no availability, the booking will need to be cancelled. In addition, if the pubic purchases too many of the sunflowers as cut flowers prior to your booking, we will contact photographers to let you know and offer another beautiful location for your shoot.
If you are a sunflower photographer you do not need to buy a photography pass below. Passes at the bottom of the page are for other parts of the farm.
We are only booking photography from JULY 15-JULY 27. These dates are just guesstimates on time frames so dates could change. When signing up please only signup for a date between JULY 15-JULY 27. There are 5 time slots per night.
All photography and video shoots with clients, professional or amateur, that utilize professional equipment require a pass. We offer general full and half day passes (EXCLUDING SUNFLOWERS).
Professional equipment is defined as: the use of a tripod, monopod, lights, umbrellas, diffusers, detachable flash, multiple lenses, large photography bags, reflectors, props, etc
Additionally, shoots that are works for hire, involve client photography, or involve the exchange of money for a service rendered require a pass. Passes can be purchased online BELOW.
NOTE: Photography is only available during our OPEN hours and does NOT include sunflower field.
What if I'm just a guest at Spencer Farm, but I own a SLR or DSLR "professional" camera. Can I bring this camera to photograph my family while visiting the farm?
Download, print and sign waiver. Waivers can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought with you when you check in. Completed waiver forms are required with a purchased pass, You will not be permitted to use the pass if you do not provide a completed form.