SEASONAL HOURS:
(CLOSED UNTIL 11/19/22)
Reservations Required
Monday-Thursday, 12-7pm
Friday-Sunday, 9am-7pm
(Cut-Your-Own Fields Close At 4:30pm)

FARM ENTRANCE:
10970 43rd Street North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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MAILING ADDRESS:
4452 Lake Elmo Ave North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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Photography Sessions

We welcome photography on the farm and are excited to be part of the memories you’ll capture!  Our 46 acre Century farm has numerous unique and beautiful areas to backdrop your photos.  Our policies/rules and online reservation system are detailed below.  These policies have been established to allow an enjoyable experience for everyone at the farm.  Thank you!

Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm Photography Policies and Rules

All professional, part-time, and amateur photographers and their clients must understand and adhere to the following policies and rules.  

  • Photography is only allowed from January 1st through November 14th(absolutely no photography is allowed between November 15th and December 31st).  This is our core business time (tree selling) and the farm is too busy to also support photography.  Informal photos you take of your own family while buying a tree are of course allowed and encouraged.  
  • Both professional and amateur photographers must follow this policy and have a reservation (even if bartering or volunteering your time).  If you are at the farm taking photos you must have a reservation.
  • We prefer that the photographer make the reservation but the client may book as well.  Both parties must be aware of these policies and rules.
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of photographers on any given day or time-frame.  This ensures that we do not have too many photographers at once or that your shoot does not coincide with any farming activities, private events, or other conflicts.  
  • This online reservation system is the only way to book your session.  Please do not call or email the farm for permission.  You will be directed back to this site.
  • Hours are dependent on seasonal daylight.  The reservation system reflects the hours available for shoots.
  • There are no refunds after booking your session.  If you need to reschedule (bad weather, illness, etc.) you can do so through the reschedule link in your confirmation email in advance of your originally scheduled time.  A reschedule retains your payment.  No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.  
  • The reservation system is for standard family sessions, mini’s, graduations, maternity, engagements, etc.  For other lifestyle, product, private, etc. shoots please contact us for rates and your specific needs.
  • Photography is limited to the Christmas tree fields and outside the farm buildings only (farm map).  Please stay out of the woods and farmhouse area.
  • There is no indoor space available.  Photographers and clients must remain outside of all buildings.
  • Enter and exit the farm at 10970 43rd Street North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042.  The driveway near the farmhouse is for private use only.
  • Parking is only allowed in the main parking lot.  Absolutely no vehicles are allowed in the fields or along public roads at any time, even just temporarily.  We recommend bringing a wagon or cart if you have more equipment than you can carry.
  • Make sure your clients know where to meet and share phone numbers.  We recommend meeting in the main parking lot.
  • No need to check-in with us upon arrival.  We may stop by and say hello and check in with you.  Please have your confirmation email available.
  • General/reasonable use of simple props is allowed but please remove all props after your session.  Fake snow is not allowed.  Please contact us in advance for permission to use any screens, backdrops, external power sources, etc.
  • Photographers may arrive up to 30 minutes early to set up their shoot (no charge)
  • A portable restroom is available from approximately October 1st until Thanksgiving.  It will be located next to the small white warming house.  No restroom available outside of this time frame.
  • Do not leave any personal items unattended.  We are not responsible for anything lost, broken, stolen, or left behind.
  • All dogs must be leashed at all times and please pick after them if nature “calls”
  • Drones and drone photography are not allowed
  • Respect and be aware of what is going on around you.  This is a working farm so there are often tractors, machinery, and other work happening.  Stay off all equipment as they may be unsafe.  Avoid any fields that are actively being worked on.
  • Photo shoots must not block any farm activities such as paths, trails, equipment, buildings, etc.
  • Respect the work and space of other photographers who may be around the farm
  • Those not following this policy may be asked by tree farm staff to leave the farm at any time.
  • Have a great and fun photo shoot!  Thanks for supporting and enjoying the farm!  Please tag us in your photos @/#kruegerschristmastreefarm.  Thanks!

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