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Photography Sessions

Sunflower Photography

Our Sunflower Trail is the perfect backdrop for your next engagement shoot, family photo session, or just-because photo shoot!

Since our Trail is very busy during regular business hours, we have established exclusive hours just for photography sessions. Beginning July 14th through September 8th we will be allowing photographers to use the Sunflower Trail on Thursdays from 5 p.m. – sunset. 

Any photographers utilizing the Sunflower Trail for their professional photography sessions during regular business hours will be asked to leave without a refund. Unfortunately the trails just aren’t wide enough to allow for both professional photo shoots and recreational trail goers. 

Personal Photography for our Visitors …

The sunflower trail is a special place & we thoroughly encourage our visitors to make memories & take photos! Bring your camera and  click away at the flowers and our many photo ops … just be sure to practice proper social distancing & be courteous of others. And please, no tripods as they tend to block the pathways while in use.

How to Reserve Your Dates

A limited number of photographers will be allowed in the field for photo sessions each evening. To reserve your dates please email emma@vonthunfarms.com with the dates you’re interested in booking. Your dates are not confirmed until your non-refundable deposit ($100) has been received via check or PayPal. 

Your remaining balance will be due in the farm market the date of your first session. Please keep in mind we are requiring at least 72 hours notice for reservations so we have adequate staff available for that evening.

Sunflowers are an agricultural crop. Therefore, we can never guarantee them for the date(s) you’ve selected. If there’s inclement weather or damage to the crops, we will work with you to reschedule for another date that’s convenient for you and your clients or issue you a refund. 

2023 Photography Dates (5 p.m. – sunset): 

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023 (FULL)
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023 (FULL)
Thursday, August 24, 2023 (FULL)
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Thursday, September 7, 2023

2023 Pricing…

  • $175 per day
  • Your admission to the Sunflower Trail from 5 p.m. – sunset
  • Access to assorted props in the field, available on a first-come-first-serve basis (Signature red truck, butterfly wings, orange Chevrolet bench, black throne, fire truck, barn doors)

Policies & Procedures

  • Photographers are able to arrive up to 30 minutes ahead of time to check-in, scope out the field and assess lighting.
  • Photographers must greet their clients at the farm market and guide them to their photo spots on the trail…our staff will be unable to leave the farm market and won’t be able to assist them in finding you in our large field.
  • Depending on how many photographers are booked for a night, we may assign you a spot in the field (but we promise the sunflowers are stunning throughout the field).
  • Please be courteous of other photographers on the Trail and please keep at least 3-5 rows between you and another group at all times.
  • Please don’t hoard props that come with the Trail!