Just imagine for a moment taking a beautifully handcrafted album from its box, carefully turning each page to reveal images of a period of time before you were born. Images of your grandparents and their life on the farm - the old buildings, machinery, clothing they wore, the seasons (drought, flood), livestock, crops, farming operations and most importantly images of your grandparents and their children. How incredible would it be, to have this glimpse into their world, to sense of what life was like and appreciate the work they did establishing the foundations for the farm you have today?
Now you have the opportunity to create your own family heirloom - an incredible gift to your children and grandchildren.
From a Day in the Life through to the the Ultimate Collection we work with you to establish a coverage that tells the story of your farm and family.
Collections start at $1,500 (payment plans available) and culminates in the production of a beautiful heirloom album to be enjoyed for generations to come.
While we have put together four collections we understand that every farm is different and the product you would like will vary. We are open to putting together a custom collection and there are a variety of other products that you may wish to consider. Please don't hesitate to chat with us about your needs.
Additional time/visits to your farm
Additional pages in album
Purchase of digital files
Print/wall art/duplicate albums
Aerial photography - captured from a helicopter using full frame professional camera equipment (not drone photography)
Framed Farm Prints
There are lots of farm stock images available for purchase online and in stores but there's nothing better than seeing your own farm, farm life, animals taking pride of place in your home. This sample is from an image taken at Merrijig. It can be printed on a torn edge fine art or lustre paper beautifully framed from a Melbourne based company. Frames are available in a wide range of colour options to suit any home.
Framed Family Prints
Your farm is an amazing place to have your family photos taken - by a stream, amongst trees, at the homestead, in the stables - so many options to choose from. Photos of your family are included in your collection and framed wall art prints are a great way to display your favourite image/s.
Every farm will have its on unique characteristics and depending upon when we attend and for how long, the number and type of images will vary. We cannot guarantee any specific image however in our pre shoot visit and discussions with you we will get a comprehensive understanding of your farm and develop a brief so that our shoot is tailored to achieve the best possible result for your farm. Below are examples of the types of imagery that you might like to include in your photo session.
No different than preparing your house for a photo shoot before a sale, you want to make sure your farm looks its best before we capture it.
This doesn't mean doing major renovations or spending a lot of money, just tidying up a bit, cutting grass around a residence, removing rubbish that might have accumulated etc. Farms often contain old machinery and sheds which is part of it's appeal so if you are unsure please be in touch and we'll provide some guidance.
I'm Sandra, your farm photographer. When I moved to Mansfield from Melbourne in July 2017 I knew nothing of the farms that surrounded me. Overnight cattle or sheep appeared in paddocks previously empty, crops sprung from the ground, farming equipment appeared and the colours of the landscape were ever changing.
To bridge the huge gap in my knowledge I embarked on a personal project - The Mansfield Farm Project - where I photographed a cattle farm over a 12 month period. This incredible experience enabled me to gain a valuable insight into farming and farming life. From my first day capturing the calf marking, to riding along with Rodda checking the heifers, or sitting on top of hay bales, the back of the ute or on fencing in the yards, waiting for the sun to go down to capture the landscape or creating portraits of the farmers, I loved every minute.
I realised half way through the project that I was doing more than simply capturing some nice photos - I was recording a moment in time (albeit a 12 month moment) on the farm, its operation, landscape, livestock and most importantly it's people. These images, carefully selected and displayed in a handcrafted album would be there for future generations to enjoy. It was at that point that I decided to offer farm photography to other farming families.
Since the conclusion of the project I have been fortunate to photograph sheep and cattle farms and more recently a cherry farm.
As a relative newcomer to farming I capture your farm through different eyes than you own. I like to get in amongst the action without getting in the way and love new challenges.
Good communication is the key to ensuring the best possible coverage of your farm which starts from my initial farm visit where I get to know a little bit about your farm, its operation and your family.
I'd really love to hear how I can capture your farm so feel free to be in touch!
So how do we book?
To register your interest simply fill in a few questions at the link below and I will be in touch as soon as possible.
I'm keen to hear all about your farm and what makes it unique and can't wait to be able to capture images for you.
In addition to the above farm photography collections Sandra is also available to photograph your farm for commercial purposes - website, brochures, magazines etc. Please be in touch for pricing and to discuss your needs.