Photo Shoots

Zinc House Farm has long been a local favorite for event, backdrop, and lifestyle photography. To ensure you (and our guests) can enjoy the best photoshoot possible, please be sure to read our guidelines.

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General Photography

General Photography refers to visitors taking amateur photos. They can be individual pictures or quick very small group photographs. These types of photos are permitted during the Farm’s operating hours.

All members of the party, including the photographer, are required to pay standard Farm admission fees and must be off the premises by closing time. Amateur photographers and artists may not use their Farm photos for any commercial use unless approved by the ZHF executive director and we ask that you credit ZHF.

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Professional Photography

Professional Photography refers to a photo session with a professional Photographer for a special occasion such as a wedding, engagement, or formal family photo.

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Commercial Photography

Commercial use refers to any photography for public distribution and/or sale. It includes but is not limited to the following: catalog shoots, advertising agencies, social media groups, public relations firms, marketing groups, and other professional groups shooting photography for use in display advertising, television and electronic commercials, brochures, product literature, etc.

Photography Guidelines

To ensure a positive experience for you, while maintaining a pleasant experience for our many guests and visitors, please be aware of the rules and guidelines outlined below.

  • Courtesy to Farm visitors must be observed by all photographers and their clients at all times.
  • All aspects of a photo shoot must remain on the arbors, pathways, and open areas at all times. No person may walk, pose, or set up photography equipment except on such areas.
  • Obstruction of Farm paths should be as limited as possible to allow for visitors to pass through. If obstruction is unavoidable limit the timeframe to 15 minutes.
  • Admission fees may be waived for photographers who visit the Farm to scout the premises for an upcoming photo session. Prior notice of the visit is requested.
  • The Farm will not accept deliveries or be responsible for any personal property belonging to photographer or photographer’s client(s).
  • Dressing rooms are not available at the Farm. Restrooms should not be used as a dressing room.
  • Climbing of trees and walking into shrubbery or plant communities is forbidden.
  • Tieback of foliage must be approved and done by an ZHF Farmer. Under no circumstances are guest allowed to alter plant foliage.
  • No decorations, temporary fixtures, or other objects may be affixed to plants, trees, woodwork, buildings, or any architectural feature unless specifically approved in advance by the Event Coordinator.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the Farm under any circumstances.
  • Fireworks of any kind or any open flame devices are prohibited.
  • Excessive noise or other objectionable behavior that hinders other visitors’ enjoyment of the Farm is prohibited.
  • ZHF is not responsible for lost, mislaid or stolen property.
  • All guest/participants must exit the Farm by 8 p.m.
  • The Farm reserves the right to monitor a photo shoot to ensure compliance with these policies.

Photography Fees

General & Professional Photography

  • 1 Hour: Wine Club Members: $25 / Non-member $50
  • 2 Hour: Wine Club Members: $50 / Non- Member $100

Commercial Photography

  • Fashion/ Product/ Photo Shoots – Flat fee of $1,000 (Please inquire for specific rental hours).

Cancellations

In the event of rain, the photographer may choose to reschedule or cancel the shoot. If cancelled due to weather all fees will be refunded. ZHF reserves the right to cancel any photoshoot reservation in case of emergency or Farm operational situation, as determined by the Event Coordinator. In such case, all fees will be refunded.

Photography Session Request


We are delighted to know that you are interested in having your photo shoot at Zinc House Farm. Please be sure to expand and review our Photography Policy and check the box to agree to these policies when you submit your form. Photo sessions must be made at least one week in advance. Advanced reservations are required for all photo sessions on our premises.* This includes all photo shoots in which pictures of another person or props are being taken on our property. Photos of the plants in the Farm are allowed for personal use. All unauthorized photo shoots are prohibited.

Photography fees go toward offsetting costs related to the workshops and Kids’ Days we offer as well as
the preservation of our mission. We are committed to living our values of sustainability. We’ve partnered with Ecologi, a not-for-profit climate platform that facilitates the funding of carbon reduction projects and tree planting around the world. For every purchase of $10 or more, Zinc House Farm will donate to Ecologi to plant a tree.

We limit photography sessions to only 1 reservation per 1- or 2-hour session.
We will happily reschedule your photoshoot if the request is made within 24 hours of your scheduled
shoot. Fees are non-refundable.

*Our premises include: The Farm, Winery, Store, Arbor, Plaza, parking lot, and plant beds outside our
front entrance.