Photo Ops at Local Tree Farms Are Christmas Card Perfect

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 3:38pm

NASHVILLE—There’s still time to don holiday apparel and strike a pose for loved ones to see in holiday cards and letters. Local Christmas tree farms look Christmas card perfect all year long, and many Tennessee Christmas tree farms welcome photographers and their clients. Most have picturesque farm wagons, pathways, and other holiday scenes created just for that purpose.

“We offer special photography anytime, not just for the holidays,” Nelson Steed of Circle S Farms said. “Just let us know a couple of days before you come.” During the holiday season, Steed’s farm near Lebanon provides more than beautiful trees and festive scenery. Visitors receive coffee, hot chocolate, and spiced tea in addition to the warmth of the farm’s market, which features home-made gift options like preserves and pickles.

Joshua Johnson of Lazy Spread Christmas Tree Farm near Clarksville said, “We encourage photographers to use our farm as a location. We accept appointments in October, and they generally end around the first week of December. Families of deployed soldiers occasionally schedule earlier or later to accommodate the deployment.” Photographers reserve timeslots using an online reservation system accessible from the farm’s website.

Even if you don’t need photographs for a card or letter, a visit to your local Christmas tree farm is sure to have you snapping cell phone shots to keep holiday memories fresh after the season has passed. Farmers work hard to make each visit special because they depend on loyal customers who enjoy the yearly tradition. “We’ll make you feel like family,” Johnson said.

The Pick Tennessee website, and the Pick Tennessee mobile app offer a directory of Christmas tree farms across the state. Pick Tennessee Products connects consumers to farms, farmers and farm products. Follow Pick Tennessee on the Web, mobile app, and social media for seasonal updates and activities.