All photographers who meet/bring clients to our farm for pictures must understand and ensure that they and their customers adhere to the following policy.
- Photography sessions are only allowed October 1 to November 15. Absolutely no photography sessions are allowed after November 15th as this is our busiest time at the farm. Informal photos you take of your family’s experience getting the perfect Christmas tree from our farm are allowed and encouraged.
- All photographers taking more than “informal” photos must follow this policy and have a reservation.
- All clients of a photographer must follow this policy.
- Our preference is that the photographer make the reservation but the client may book it as well. Regardless of who makes the reservation, all parties must be aware and follow this policy.
- The online reservation system is the only way to schedule a session. This system ensures that you have a time slot that works for everyone and eliminates conflicts with other photographers, farming activities, etc..
- The reservation system reflects hours available for sessions but it does not ensure the sessions appropriateness for photography. It is your responsibility to do your own due diligence with regard to daylight, weather, and general appropriateness for photography.
There are no refunds after booking a session. A session may be rescheduled in advance of your originally scheduled time via a link in your confirmation email. There is no additional charge to reschedule and original charge is retained. There are no refunds for cancellations or no shows.
- The reservation system is intended for family sessions such as Christmas cards, graduations, engagements, maternity, and is limited to a group size of 10 or less. For larger groups or other types of photography please contact us.
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- There is no indoor space available and photographers and their clients must stay out of all buildings.
- Photography is limited to the Christmas tree field and its associated buffer zones and the woods to the right of the driveway as you enter.
- From November 1-14 we will also have two antique sleighs and 1950 Chevy truck positioned and available for your use.
- Use of simple props is allowed but please remove them after your session.
- Photographers may arrive 30 minutes early to plan and set up their session.
- Santa’s Evergreens is located at 615 Northern Lights Trail, Hudson, WI. The driveway going up the hill leads to a private residence and also a parking area to the left as you drive up.
- Parking is only allowed in the parking area referenced above. No vehicles are allowed to park in the field, the driveway leading to private residence, or the cul-de-sac.
- Make sure you and your client know where to meet.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times and you must pick up after them.
- Do not leave personal items unattended as we are not responsible for anything lost, stolen, broken, or left behind.
- Drones are not allowed.
- Tobacco products or alcohol are not allowed.
- You are responsible for any damage to property or equipment that results from your actions.
- Respect the work space of other photographers and workers that may be on the premises.
- This is a working farm and you must be aware of what is going on around you. Stay off and away from all equipment.
- Santa’s Evergreens reserves the right to take photos of your session and use publicly posted images from your session for marketing purposes. Credits for the photos used will be given. Acceptance of right is granted by all parties involved upon scheduling a session.
- Those who do not follow this policy may be asked to leave the property.
- A person who observes or participates in an agricultural tourism activity on this property assumes the risk inherent in the agricultural tourism activity. Risks inherent in the agricultural tourism activity may include conditions of the land, unpredictable behavior of farm animals, the ordinary dangers associated with equipment used in farming operations, and the potential that a participant in the agricultural tourism activity may act in a negligent way that may contribute to injury or death. The agricultural tourism provider is not liable for the injury or death of a person involved in an agricultural tourism activity resulting from those inherent risks.