Photo Session Terms & Conditions


Wear your walking shoes!

Wear your walking shoes!

You and your clients will walk 1/4 - 1/2 mile from the parking lot to the Christmas tree field.

Be sure your clients understand that it will take them about 10 minutes to walk to your location from the parking area so they won't be late for their session.


No props or decor are provided.  We provide the trees; you provide everything else.


10 acres of Christmas trees

10 acres of Christmas trees

Up to 20 photographers will be on the property at one time.  There are 10 acres of trees.  You may have to go further back in the field for an uncrowded area.


Walking out to the tree field

Walking out to the tree field

You must carry all props or pull them in a wagon from parking lot…..1/4 - 1/2 mile

 

NO VEHICLES will be allowed past the parking lot except prop vehicles by reservation only.


Truck available for rental from  Brandon Borden

Truck available for rental from Brandon Borden

NO VEHICLES will be allowed past the parking lot except prop vehicles by reservation only.


Mistletoe Farm Setups (camper, tractor, etc.) are by separate reservation only.  No, you do not have to purchase a photo session + a Mistletoe Farm session.  Just purchase the Mistletoe Farm setup session.


The farm is not a park.  In some places there is high grass, fire ants, stumps, holes, and poison ivy.  You and clients MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES TO WALK OUT TO TREE FIELD.  You can change shoes after getting to location.

NO SANDALS!


Enter up to 15 minutes prior to session start time.

Enter up to 15 minutes prior to session start time.

You may enter the gate up to 15 minutes prior to start time of your session and must exit the gate by 14 minutes after the end time of your session. It's about a 10 minute walk from tree field to gate.  This extra time is for purpose of walking in and walking out. 

You will be billed for an additional hour if you exit more than 14 minutes after end of session.


You may not use or request to use other photographers' props or setups....ever.

Be sure that your clients understand they are not to take photos with other photographers’ props.

That is not cool.


HER Soul Images   This photo was taken at a time that was not busy.

HER Soul Images

This photo was taken at a time that was not busy.

You may not set up in a location that interferes with another photographer's shots and must keep your clients out of others' shots. 

 

LIKEWISE, you cannot expect use of an entire row on busy weekend days.


Take a screenshot from Google Maps (satellite view). Then mark your location on the map like  THIS  and text the photo to your client.

Take a screenshot from Google Maps (satellite view). Then mark your location on the map like THIS and text the photo to your client.

Holiday Acres staff are not responsible for helping your clients find you in the tree field.  You must work out a way to do that. 

We recommend texting them a screenshot from Google Maps (satellite view) drawing on the photo to indicate your location.

Android Instructions

iPhone Instructions


Dogs are welcome at the farm!  Please pick up & dispose of poop.

Yes, it’s a big farm, but there are lots of folks out walking around taking photos. Don’t nobody want to step in dog poop.


A small pew similar to this one was stolen in 2018. Please let us know if you see it!

A small pew similar to this one was stolen in 2018. Please let us know if you see it!

Props have been stolen from the farm when photographers left for a break. Consider whether you are willing to risk this if you leave the farm and don’t take props with you.


Use a fake baby tree for photos. We won’t tell!

Use a fake baby tree for photos. We won’t tell!

Do not cut down baby trees or any trees.

Seriously…..photographers have done this.


Tiny Houses available for a weekend stay at  AirBnB

Tiny Houses available for a weekend stay at AirBnB

Do not go through red gate to tiny house/pond area.


FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 2 WEEKS BEFORE SESSION.  NON-PAYMENT WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF SESSIONS. 


Wedding Days at the Farm

Fridays & Saturdays in October & November. 

Follow directions for photo session parking and photo session entrance/exit. 

NO ACCESS TO PAVILION RESTROOMS on these days.  A porta-potty will be available.

Gate will be closed for entry of photo session clients 30 minutes prior to end of last session timeMake sure your clients know there will be no photo session if they arrive late.