Professional Photo Sessions
Professional Photo Sessions
Welcome Photographers! Red Oak Lavender Farm offers you the opportunity to book full or mini photo sessions for your clients! We offer two - 4 hour blocks a day, morning (6am - 11am) & evening (4pm - 8pm) for $100 per 4 hours block of time. You may book one client per session or use this reservation time to book multiple mini-sessions. The 4 hours of time is your choice. We have room to book two photographers at each session - 1 front area and 1 in back area. We require $50. deposit to hold your date (session) on our books and then the balance of $50. is due one week before your session or we consider you cancelled.
June is the prime time to catch the lavender blooming from different varieties - full bloom is usually mid June, however we offer reservations available from June 1, 2018 through June 25th, 2018. We cannot predict weather conditions or seasons and their effects on the lavender in the future, so it is important to check out our fields (lavender) before booking and before your photo shoots to have a better idea what to expect and to make sure that this is for you. *Red Oak Lavender is just providing the property location.
*Note: Growing lavender in Georgia is very very difficult, due to our acidic soil and high summer humidity and rains. Lavender prefers dry arid soil. So we must grow in test gardens - not rows and rows, to allow for air flow so our lavender will grow. Lavender intermediate grow 36 inches high and blooms in mid June. English (Angustifolias) grow about 12 to 24 inches in height and begin to bloom the end of May.
Cost is 100.00 per 4 hour session with only 50.00 deposit to reserve your date. An invoice will be sent for you to pay the deposit and this will confirm your reservation date. The balance of $50.00 is due one week before your reserved date, or your date is cancelled and another photographer will be allowed to take that time you had. This policy is in place because we have had photographers do no shows and others have wanted to shoot here.
*Note: We are no longer accepting photographers here to take photographs for next year.
Cancellation Policy: All reservations are non-refundable and are due upon booking. Once reserved, photographers are not allowed to make any alterations in the reservation without contacting Red Oak Lavender Farm in writing/email, so we can research availability and a confirmation back from us. The only alterations in reservations we may consider is due to inclement weather. *Note – inclement weather in your area does not necessarily mean there is inclement weather at the farm. As long as there is no inclement weather at the farm, all reservations will still proceed as planned. Every effort will be made to reschedule due to inclement weather. Any cancellation notifications other than inclement weather rescheduling, will not be accepted. We require full payment one week before your session or we considered it cancelled and will have to take you off our books. Payment is photographers responsibility to Red Oak Lavender Farm.
Photographer Responsibility: It is the total responsibility of the photographer to check our farm before booking your session and then to check out the farm just before your session to make sure this is what you want. Your expectations may not be what our farm is. Red Oak Lavender does provide current photos of the farm and lavender on our FB page. We do not alter our photos. *Note: we are not France and do Not have rows and rows of lavender growing, since here in GA lavender is very very difficult to grow due to our humidity and acidic soil, so we must grow in garden sections. It is a miracle we can even grow lavender here at our farm. Please be aware of this when booking. We highly recommend you coming to the farm to make sure this is where you want to take your photos and have your sessions at. Full payment is due one week before session and failure to do so is considered session cancelled and will be removed from our schedule.
General Photography Guidelines: We ask that you honor these policies when using Red Oak Lavender Farm as the backdrop for any photography, artwork or filming product. Guests should come dressed and prepared for their photo session. There are no changing areas available and the public restroom is not to be used to change clothes. Commercial shoots for magazines or film for movies will have use of changing rooms for your models.Be respectful of our plants and gardens. You may not clip, move or modify our lavender or any plant on the farm. Do not place equipment (or people) on top of plants. Electrical power is not available. If you show up without a reservation you will regretfully be turned away.
Additionally: Red Oak Lavender Farm works hard to provide a beautiful farm year round. We are a working farm and cannot guarantee that we won’t have project(s) free from your ‘ideal’ vantage point(s). Since we are a working farm, the photographer is responsible for their own work and quality of pictures. We do not allow the use of our animals in posed positions and cannot guarantee that they are omitted from your shots. However, if you want to take pictures of the wildlife/farmlife, then you are more than welcome to picture them without disturbing them. All photo shoots must take place in the general public area(s) and/or special arrangements may need to be made otherwise. Red Oak 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. Thank you!
Please note: We are not a photographer. If you are looking to get your photos taken on the farm, you must first find a photographer whom will contact us to book your reservation.
Photography by customers is welcome during our regular hours of operation! During the month of June we only charge admission to farm is (cost 5.00 per adult). We ask that if you get a particularly good shot on the farm, that you share it with us for use on our Facebook page! Now, there is a difference between a camera phone and a professional camera. Our guests are more than welcome to use their professional-style cameras, however if your innocent photos turn into a photo shoot, we can and will reserve the right to turn you away and charge our normal professional photo session fee of 50.00. Professional sessions always require a confirmed reservation.
Special Thank You to:
Kelli Bell with Sweet Life Atl Photography
for allowing us to use some beautiful photos of the farm for our website!