Photography Policy
Effective June 2019

FRIENDS AND FAMILY PHOTOS (non-paid photographers)

We Welcome our everyday guest to:
Take photos during business hours only. No one is allowed on HCF property after business hours. 
Use a personal camera or cell phone.
Take photos on any public part of the Farm.
Farm home is not part of public photography, but if in your backdrop this is permissible – thank you.

We ask you NOT to:
Enter any of the areas marked No Access, Do Not Enter, or areas with working farm equipment. 
Disturb flowers, vegetation, crops, displays, etc. 
Bring any kind of PETS for your photo unless within the two designated pet areas established at HCF

We welcome those who wish to use HCF as a backdrop/setting for any portrait/commercial photography, even if the photographer is not compensated, financially or otherwise.  We require a reservation, made at least 48 hours in advance, and a signed waiver for each professional photo session. The photographer must also purchase a HCF Seasonal Photography Pass for the day of the shoot. This may be purchased through our farm office at: 856-223-0028 or visit our office Wednesday thru Friday for purchasing 9am to 4pm.
Portrait photography is defined as, but not limited to: senior, engagement, family, graduation, wedding, etc.
Commercial photography is defined as, but not limited to: catalog, fashion, advertisement, promotion, etc.

Where to check-in and check-out:
Please check in at our office which is just on the left side of our farm market between the market and Harvest House

Reservation/Permit/Photo Waiver/Lanyard/Props
Reserve all photo sessions at HCF at least 48 hours prior to your session.  
Purchase a 2019 Photography Pass. The photography pass is $100.00 and is good for the day designated per shoot. If you have multiple shoots (families) in same day, then it will require another $100.00 pass for each shoot. This pass must be purchased through our business office at 856-223-0028 prior to making a reservation for the first session. This pass is for use by the photographer named on the pass and may not be shared with anyone else. Rain dates or cancelations can be re-scheduled at no cost
The Photo Waiver, is available on the website, and must be provided to HCF Management 48 hours prior to the time of the session. Both the photographer and the client(s) must sign this form and brought on the day of the shoot (at check in of office)
A lanyard will be provided the day of each photo shoot and must be clearly displayed at all times while at HCF
A certificate of Insurance must be provided by Photographer naming Hill Creek Farms LLC as addition insured
Photo shoots must occur within normal hours of business of operations.

Photography session times:
Photography sessions can only take place during our regular business hours.
Absolutely NO sessions after business hours.

You can only access the PUBLIC parts of the Farm.
You may NOT enter any of the areas marked No Access, Do Not Enter, or areas with working farm equipment and not within fenced area of Pond.

Farm Rules
We are a farm first…we want to honor and respect the land and the crops we are growing. Please help us do that.  
Please respect the natural environment and the crops we are growing.  
Use care and caution around landscaping.
Please supervise all children at all times, this includes photographer’s own children, while on HCF property. Also, insure they are not injuring plants, and items that are growing in any way.
Nothing may be picked and used during your session. Sunflowers, Apples, Fruits, vegetables may be picked, and then must be paid at store when leaving.
Multiple clothes changes on site are not appropriate as these can interfere with our other guests. 
Vehicles are NOT allowed under any circumstances. 
All props, must be carried to your photoshoot location. Props or equipment that cannot be carried easily should not be used. 
All props must be removed upon departure. 
We require that all trash is removed from your photo site.
Absolutely NO PETS are permitted on the Farm for photos except within designated pet areas of farm (2)

Important Reminders
The use of drones is strictly prohibited.
All photos should be family friendly in nature.
No public area may be closed or blocked to customers during regular business hours during a photo shoot.
Please be courteous and polite to all visitors and customers.
Our Staff is not responsible for directing clients to your photo shoot location. Make sure your clients have your cell phone so that they can contact you upon their arrival.
HCF reserves the right to halt any photography sessions deemed to be disruptive.
HCF assumes no responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to any equipment or belongings.
Any unauthorized portrait/commercial photography sessions will be escorted from the Farm.

Photo Credit/Social Media
• All photos shall be identified as being photographed at HCF.
• Any online photo galleries or images shall have a link to our website.
• If photos are posted online or on social media sites, Please credit HCF on social media outlets.

Thank you for choosing us as your photography site and following our photography policy!