Photography Policy

We have intentionally created a picturesque environment at Agritopia® and the Farm at Agritopia® for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. This environment is something that the business owners and operators take pride in on a daily basis. The Farm staff and additional outside contractors spend numerous hours organically maintaining this property every week. 

It is natural for people to want to take photos in the area. Personal photos may be taken in public areas, although in exchange we request that you support the local businesses by purchasing items from them. Professional photographers (defined as persons being paid in cash or barter for the photos or bring professional props on site) are expected to act as professionals and pay a site fee. This includes photographers for whom photography is not their primary source of income. 

  1. Amateur and personal photographers may take photos without obligation in areas that are not “off limits”. Amateur and personal photographers are those who (a) are not exchanging money or services for the photographs and (b) are not using professional props such as furniture and reflective disks. Enjoy taking photos! 
  2. Professional photographers must pay for the right to shoot photographs in the non-residential areas of Agritopia® that are not “off limits”. 
  3. “Off limits” areas include but are not limited to fenced areas, areas marked with “No Trespassing” signs, farm equipment, the silver barn, the fields (other than the community garden), the orchards, on irrigation structures, in trees, and other perilous settings. No one may take photographs in these areas. 
  4. Professional photographers pay $50 per shoot or $250 for the year for individual and small group photo shoots. This site fee is paid via the Farm’s website at www.thefarmatagritopia.com/photography. In addition, they are required to complete and sign a Professional Photography Liability Wavier also featured on the aforementioned website location. Once the waiver and the payment is received by the farm, you will receive an email confirming your permission to shoot photos and should be carried with you on the day of the photo shoot. Those opting for a yearly pass will have a laminated badge sent to their mailing address. The badge shall be worn during any photo shoot. 
  5. Professional photographers pay $250 per shoot or $1,250 for the year for wedding and large group shoots. This site fee is paid via the Farm’s website at www.thefarmatagritopia.com/photography. In addition, they are required to complete and sign a Professional Photography Liability Wavier also featured on the aforementioned website location. Once the waiver and the payment is received by the farm, you will receive an email confirming your permission to shoot photos and should be carried with you on the day of the photo shoot. Those opting for a yearly pass will have a laminated badge sent to their mailing address. The badge shall be worn during any photo shoot. 
  6. Professional photographers and videographers for catalogues, magazines, commercials, shows and other wide distribution pay a site fee. This fee goes to The Farm at Agritopia®. Site fees vary and payments are to be sent to The Farm at Agritopia® Office. The office handles setting the fees and specific details for the shoot. In addition, they and all crew, actors, and others involved with the shoot are required to complete and sign a Professional Photography Liability Wavier. They will receive a specific site pass. There shall be no unauthorized use of the Agritopia® name or trademark and no expressed or implied endorsement of any product or service. 
  7. Please note that site fees do not include photo shoots within Joe’s Farm Grill or The Coffee Shop. Please contact them directly for permission to take interior shots. There are no facilities for changing without directly contacting and receiving permission from one of the restaurants. 
  8. All photographers are expected to be aware of other customers around them, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and behave with common courtesy. They are also expected to clean up after themselves. 
  9. We reserve the right to use photographs taken on our property for commercial purposes of our own.