See You In 2022

Opening Day

September 10

Dear Shutterbugs

We are proud to offer one of the most unique outdoor backdrops for photography in central Illinois! And we invite you to snap away and take many photographs. We also ask that you keep the following information in mind:

Guests: While visiting our farm you may be filmed, videotaped, or photographed; including aerial footage. Your presence on the farm serves as permission for use of these images for farm-related promotional reasons, including social media.

Family photos: Photography for private use is always welcomed, but photos you take that include other guests should not be made public (including social media) without their permission. We also would love to have you share your family photos with us! #RaderFamilyFarms

Family pets are not allowed on the farm; that includes photography sessions. 

Photography sessions: Photography sessions require permission from Rader Family Farms. A non-refundable fee must be paid prior to the scheduled photography session. A location fee of $50 Monday through Friday will be due prior to the start of the session during our open season, with a two-hour limit, and with a required agreement signed by the photographer. A location fee of $80 on Saturdays and Sundays will be due prior to the start of the session during our open season, with a two-hour limit, and a required agreement signed by the photographer. Sessions are allowed in the Activities area, without disrupting other guests or displays (including all pumpkins), during our hours of operation only.

Please leave the area of the photo session as you found it. There are no locations or times that can be specifically reserved just for photographers. Please remember, Rader Family Farms is not a location to host mini-sessions and we reserve the right to end any session if we believe it is interfering with our guests' enjoyment.

Meg White Photography is Rader Family Farms' exclusive photographer.

Off-season professional photo sessions require prior reservations with Rader Family Farms and a location fee of $60 with a two-hour maximum access to limited areas of the farm. Please note that off-season usage has limited availability, as most of our displays are not out. Agreements can be signed and location fees paid by making arrangements with farm management.

Commercial/business: The commercial sale of, or public use of images taken anywhere on the farm, is prohibited without the consent of Rader Family Farms.

Annual Photo Contest: Check out our amateur photography contest for 2021.

Rader Family Farms Logo: Copying, reproduction or use of any Rader Family Farms logo image (digital or print) is prohibited without written permission from Rader Family Farms.

To make arrangements for photo sessions or for any related questions, please email