-$100 an hour (outside of the pasture)
Exclusive access to all 7 acres. You will be the only photographer here during your photography rental. No worrying about working around other photographers, their clients, or passing traffic!
Full access to ALL props on the property including our 1955 Jeep Wagoneer, 1962 Ford 250, restored vintage camper, creek access, floral garden area, small pond, forest/creek bed areas, white barn, and so much more!
Visit with our furry friends and feel free to capture some candid shots of your clients interacting through the fence!
(Please do NOT feed the animals!!! The strangest things can be toxic to them!)
Do you allow people in the pasture with your Highland Cows during tours or allow photoshoots with them inside the pasture?
The short answer is no, not anymore. We tried it once and realized it was not the responsible thing to do.
A lot of people are surprised when we say that because it’s SO common nowadays to see. But just because you see it elsewhere, doesn’t mean it’s safe. We work with these animals daily and know the risks that come with it. Cattle are not trained circus animals, and even the sweetest souls can become aggressive at a moment's notice. We care about your safety more than we can about making money. Please remember, they are 1,200 lb animals that can throw their horns at any given moment if they are spooked, annoyed, in pain, or feel like they are protecting their herd. Have you ever watched a 1,200 lb animal charge you while you were calculating if you would have enough time to get to the gate and get safely out? I have, and I promise you it’s not something you want to pay to experience.
Expecting our herd to always be in a good mood, never be territorial of their herd or babies, and never get spooked is not realistic, nor is it a fair expectation to put on a livestock animal. The babies you see cuddling on the ground for photo shoots are more than likely bottle babies which means they were pulled from their mothers. We would never pull a baby from its mother to make more money. Our babies are with their mothers 24/7 and if we tried to borrow one for a session, it would probably be the last thing we did. Also, calves are NOT incapable of causing harm. Especially when you are wanting to sit your one-year-old baby right next to it. That could also be a tragic accident waiting to happen.
With that being said, our herd is BEYOND friendly. They run to you like puppies for treats. They know their names. They will “kiss” your face if you let them. They love people, they love attention. They even are pretty good at posing for photos. But, that doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of hurting or killing someone on accident. We could gamble and risk it and make a LOT more money, but at what cost?
We promise you can love them and get your fluffy cow fix without risking your safety or the safety of your loved ones. So yes you will get to scratch, pet, take selfies, and love on our cows during your tour. Yes, they will gladly be in your photos in the background or even right behind you if you are holding treats! But no, you will not go inside the pastures here at Picture Perfect Ranch because we love our herd and we love our community. We don’t want to see anything happen to any of you. Even with a signed waiver, a responsible farmer will never put you in harm's way.