At Smithmyer's Farm, we want everyone who steps onto the farm to have a great experience. To ensure this, we are limiting the number of professional photographers in the maze at one time beginning with the 2021 season. For our purposes, a professional photographer is anyone who is being paid to take photos for a business or individual. We have also developed a fee structure that is outlined below. Please keep in mind that although the farm is only open to the public seasonally, the farmers work hard year-round and have year-round expenses to maintain the entire farm. We have been blessed with a business that continues to grow; as has the interest of professional photographers. This is why it has become necessary for a photography policy to be developed.
Professional photography appointments must be made in advance. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Admission fees apply to all of the photographer’s clients, and must be paid in addition to the photographer’s access fee. Please see the information below to request an appointment for a photo session. We will reply and confirm your appointment. Please email us with any questions.
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR DATE and PRICING:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a photo session date/time. Confirmation for your session date will be emailed with an online invoice via PayPal. All payments will be due upon receipt.
SEASON PASS: $250 - WITH REQUIRED RESERVATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, the pass allows unlimited sessions during the 2021 sunflower season.
DAILY PASS: $75 - WITH A RESERVATION, this daily pass allows for unlimited access for 1 day during business hours.
SPECIAL TIMES: $75/HR - WITH SPECIAL REQUEST, there is the possibility of farm access outside of public hours. This could include early morning or late evening access at the discretion and availability of Smithmyer’s Farm.
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY GUIDELINES:
Individual photographers are welcome to take informal photographs of plants, individuals, or subjects at Smithmyer's Farm for their personal use and enjoyment. You may share your photos of Smithmyer's Farm on social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram. Feel free to share your photography through our social media platforms as well. If you are not selling your images or being paid to capture the images, you are encouraged to take and share as many pictures as you like.
THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation with these policies. We are confident that they will only improve everyones’ experience in the sunflower fields.