Welcome to the 2017 Sunflower Season!
This is our 8th summer in the sunflowers and we cannot wait to see our “Alumni Old South” clients and some new faces too! Gather the kids and the family pet and meet us in the fields!
Farming is tricky business and we cannot assign specific session dates until actual bloom time (estimated bloom is July 5-20). However, we will accommodate your preference for either a morning (7:30 a.m.) or evening session time (7:30 p.m.)
The $1000 session fee includes your 45 minute session plus 40 digital images delivered via download. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be due when your session date is assigned.
Your high-resolution digital files will be issued with a reproduction release allowing you to print images at any lab of your choice (up to an 8 x 10 in size).
Your gallery will be delivered within 14 days of your session.
Luster Finish Portraits
11 x 14 $ 169
16 x 20 $ 279
16 x 24 $ 329
20 x 30 $ 429
Gallery Standouts (Black or White Edging)
11 x 14 $ 299
16 x 20 $ 399
16 x 24 $ 499
20 x 30 $ 599
Leather coffee table albums are available beginning at $800.
- Can I bring my kids?
YES!! We want you to gather up the little ones and join us for some serious fun in these gorgeous fields.
- Can I bring my dog?
YES! We are quite comfortable working with animals and invite you to bring the family fur baby.
- Can I bring the grandparents, cousins and my lost long uncle too?
For groups larger than 5 people, please contact Julie@oldsouthstudios.com for specific group pricing. Additional session time/editing fees will apply for each additional person.
- What should we wear?
Once your booking deposit has been processed, Julie will send you a Style Guide to help you in coordinating your family’s look. The all-white shirts and khakis is NOT a great option in the sunflowers and we are here to help!
- Can I shoot a few photos of my own before, during or after the session?
Old South retains exclusive rights to the fields so no other photography is allowed. Our farmer lives on site and loves to report trespassers- ha!
- Are there bees? Will it be dangerous?
These gorgeous flowers do attract lots of honeybees. In 8 summers, we have not had even one bee sting, however, all clients must sign a liability release prior to the session in case any field “critters” decide to bite or sting.
- Can I pick some sunflowers?
Obviously we want the field to look just as amazing for the next group of clients after you, BUT we do allow each family to leave with 3 beautiful sunflowers for your home.
- What if it rains?
Summer does have a few stormy days, BUT we leave extra space in the shooting calendar for rescheduled shoots. 2 hours prior to your session time, Julie will determine if rescheduling is needed (via phone). We will make sure to work you in to the next available date/time that fits your calendar.
- Why is there a $500 booking deposit?
With a very short bloom season and tremendous demand for these shoots, we must charge a non-refundable $500 deposit. Please, double check your calendar to be VERY sure you have flexibility during July 5-20 before officially booking your session. If a vacation is tentatively scheduled or your plans look unsure, plan to join us next season. These deposits are non-refundable.
- How do I book my session?
If you have checked your calendar and are ready to book, e-mail Julie@oldsouthstudios.com. She will send the $500 invoice via e-mail (Visa or MC are accepted). Your booking is not official until the invoice has been marked paid. With only 20 sessions available, we encourage you to book very soon!
- How will you assign my actual session date in July?
The farmer watches the fields very closely and can predict full bloom about 4-5 days beforehand. We will be making calls/emails then to establish your actual date (with your time preference of either 7:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m.)
- Where are the fields located?
They are privately owned in Weddington, NC. Directions will be provided once your session date/time is assigned as a booked client.
Don’t delay……e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today to book your session!! See you in our gorgeous acres of sunflowers soon!