Registration for photography and film
We invest a lot of time, money and effort to make our farm in Banstead and our Nursery in Epsom beautiful locations for photography. So If you are considering a photography shoot on our property (either as a professional or an amateur) and your interest is more than mere casual photography please be aware that there may be a charge. If, for example, you are wearing Wedding clothes and are having photographs taken (not necessarily by a third party photographer) then you will be considered to be having a wedding photography shoot and you will be required to pay a photography fee. This also applies to pre- wedding photography, engagements, family portraits film and fashion shoots, and other photography or film that Mayfield Lavender considers is more than simple photography for fun.
Our farm is private land and, while public visitors to the field may take photos for their own private use (Subject to the caveat above) we require all professional photographers to register and pay a small location fee.
While everything is done to assist film crews and photographers, the safety and enjoyment of visitors is a priority during opening hours when photographers and crews are required to work around the public.
Drones Please note that drones are not permitted on the field without prior approval.
If you are flying a drone on our land without permission you can expect to be asked to leave. We do not wish to be mean but we have found drone usage to be on the increase and many pilots are not aware of the risk they pose to other visitors and are also unaware of the risk they face if they do not have public liability insurance or certified training from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Our normal opening times are 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. If you would like to talk to us about using the farm outside these hours e.g. during early morning or sunset, please email us at email@example.com or call us to discuss on 07503 877 707.
Registration for portrait shoots
For a small location fee you will be able to use the lavender as a non-exclusive backdrop for portrait photo shoots during the lavender season e.g. wedding, family, simple one-off model shoot. After registering online you will be issued with a registration card which you will simply need to present at our shop as you arrive and it will be stamped. You may pay online using the link below or at the field.
The fees are:
Daytime sessions: 1 hour between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. £50 each or £100 for three
Sunset sessions: 1 hour between 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. £100 per session
Each session is for one photographer with one person/family for a duration of one hour. If you require longer or have another plan please talk to our shop staff before you begin.
Sessions paid for must be used in the season of purchase and cannot be carried over to the following year.
Other Commercial Photography
We are happy to discuss enquiries regarding fashion shoots, stock photography, filming or others, including shoots outside normal opening hours. Please contact Lorna on 07503 877 707 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Location fees vary according to the location credit and any editorial coverage available.
Other Professional Uses
We are happy to make our lavender farm available for other uses ranging from film and theatrical use to off-season car parking. Just contact us with your thoughts and we will do our best to provide you with what you require. Please contact Lorna on 07503 877 707 or email@example.com.
Please consider the following when planning your photo shoot or filming:
- we want everyone to enjoy their visit to Mayfield Lavender and encourage our visitors to walk through the Lavender
- we can have high numbers of visitors at times
- our farm team is constantly at work on the field, mowing between the rows of lavender, hand weeding and harvesting at the end of the season
- drones are not allowed on the field except where prior approval has been given.