Photography Policy

Our scenic farm and fields of sunflowers are a photographer's dream. We welcome all our guests to capture the beauty but we do have some guidelines we ask you to follow.

 

 

General Photography Guidelines

Please respect our fields and farm by abiding by the following rules:

  • Please be respectful and aware of other people and our flowers.
  • We allow a camera only. No lighting, ladders, props, etc.
  • Stay on the paths. No picture is worth damaging the field for others.
  • Stay off all farm equipment including and not limited to tractors, etc.
  • Do not enter neighboring fields. Do not open any gates. Do not climb on historic stonewalls.
  • Park in designated parking area only.
  • No climbing trees.
  • We expect all visitors to be respectful of our farm, our animals and our fields at all times.
  • Anyone not abiding by any portion of this policy will be asked to leave the farm immediately. 
    Our policies are subject to change without notice. 

Professional Photography Guidelines

Our 14 acres of sunflowers grown for charity provide a breathtaking backdrop for photographers of all types – from smartphone users to professionals.  All are welcome to visit the farm, enjoy the scenery, and take pictures, but we do require a site fee, which is donated in its entirety to Make-A-Wish of CT, for professional photo-shoots or anything for monetary gain. These include engagement, wedding, family, senior portraits etc.

  • You need to pay a site fee for you and your client(s) to enter the field as a professional photographer. See details below.
  • Photo shoots are available during business hours only.
  • You are required to purchase the site fee for your clients. It is the photographer's responsibility to email and schedule for their clients.
  • A site fee is required. Choose to pay $25 per half hour session or $50 per one hour session or $150 for a "one day" unlimited sessions pass. You have access to the field during business hours only- not before or after hours. The event hours are daily from 10am until dark. 
  • Site fees are non-refundable.
  • Site fee reservations are good for any day during the event. These fees are donated to Make-A-Wish of CT and are not for Buttonwood Farm profit.
  • No photography equipment except camera bag/lenses. No large equipment or light stands, etc. 
  • No ladders, or step stools of any kind.
  • No areas of the field may closed or blocked off from other guests.

You are welcome to capture the beauty of our farm, but we de have some guidelines we ask you to follow.

Please respect our fields and farm by abiding by the following rules:

  • Please be respectful and aware of other people and our flowers.
  • We allow a camera only. No lighting, ladders, step stools, props, etc.
  • Stay on the paths. No picture is worth damaging the field for others.
  • Stay off all farm equipment including and not limited to tractors, etc.
  • Do not enter neighboring fields. There is only one sunflower field which may entered. This field is located closest to the ice cream stand and has the walking path and hayride path. No other fields are open to the public. 
  • Do not open any gates. 
  • Do not climb, sit or stand on our historic stonewalls, as many are unsafe to do so.
  • Park in designated parking areas only.
  • No climbing trees.
  • We expect all visitors to be respectful of our farm, our animals and our fields at all times.
  • Anyone not abiding by any portion of this policy will be asked to leave the farm immediately. 
  • Our policies are subject to change without notice. 

Payment can be made by cash or check ( made payable to Make-A-Wish of CT) at either ticket area on the day of your scheduled photo shoot.

This years Sunflowers for Wishes event has ended, and the site fee reservation can not currently be made.