Orchard View Lavender Farm and Family Homestead
Social Media Influencers
When we started our lavender farm in May of 2015 we never imagined that it would become such a popular and loved location for photographers and their clients and in more recent years, social media influencers.
We currently have approximately 1500 lavender plants at various stages of maturity. Our English cultivars typically start blooming middle to end of June and can last into July. Our French cultivars typically start blooming beginning to middle of July and can sometimes last into August. Obviously, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. She dictates the bloom times as well as the duration of the blooms. We cannot guaranty when the lavender will be in bloom. However, the lavender field is just a fraction of what makes our property so special. Even when the lavender is not in bloom, the property is truly extraordinary.
Here are some important factors to keep in mind:
Our top priority is to ensure that all our guests, regardless of purpose for their visit, have the best possible experience during their time with us.
Please be aware that while we are a working lavender farm, this is private property. We ask that all visitors be respectful of our land as well as our staff and others. We are open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm from May through December. We harvest our lavender and sometimes offer “Cut Your Own” lavender during the bloom season which means we cannot guaranty perfectly intact rows.
It is also important to mention that we have honey bee hives on the property and our bees are busy doing their thing on the lavender as well as the many gardens throughout the property. Honey Bees and Bumble Bees are not aggressive and will not bother you as long as you respect them and are not aggressive towards them.
In addition to the lavender field, there are plenty of other beautiful areas on the property that provide a lovely backdrop for your photos and you are welcome to wander around to capture the perfect shots.
If you have not visited the farm before, we recommend that you do so prior to your scheduling a photoshoot to see firsthand whether the property is suitable for your photography needs.
Any photoshoot such as wedding, first look, maternity, engagement, family portraits, newborn, graduation, professional head shots, fashion, etc. or photos taken to be sold for profit or to promote a business, service or social media account, i.e. social media influencer, requires an appointment, site fee, signed contract and a certificate of insurance must be provided in advance.
We reserve the right to refuse unscheduled photoshoots or shoots we deem as professional. Photographers/Social Media Influencers must arrange their shoots in advance by contacting us to schedule their desired photoshoot date/time. If photoshoot is scheduled during our normal business hours (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 5 pm) you can expect to find other guests/visitors in the field and on the property. You MUST be respectful and mindful of their experience as well. We WILL stop/shutdown any photoshoot that is disruptive to other guests/visitors and refunds will NOT be issued.
The Site Fee is only $175 for a two-hour window and $60 for each additional hour after that. Photographers/Social Media Influencers MUST provide a Certificate of Insurance naming Orchard View Lavender Farm, LLC as the additional insured.
To schedule a site visit or photoshoot and to receive a sample contract and current photography policy please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include your desired date and time.