Looking for an inspiring venue to collaborate your design efforts with other creatives into a stunning visual concept? Christianson’s Nursery Schoolhouse Garden is a favorite site for both budding and professional photographers and is well-known in Skagit Valley for its gorgeous background of glass greenhouses and English Display Garden filled with blooming roses and layered perennial borders.
Nordstrom Styled Shoot 2018
Originally built in 1888 on the Lee Farm, next to the Skagit River, this Schoolhouse was called the Meadow School, District Number 3. It is the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouse in Northwest Washington and remains largely unchanged. Today, it is where we host some of the most beautiful and intimate weddings, photo and styled shoots, and special occasion events in Skagit Valley along with gardening classes and seasonal Nursery events.
Finding the right location is an essential part of taking great photos for your photo or styled shoot. The Schoolhouse Garden was designed by Toni and John Christianson and planted in harmonious color groupings that were designed after the Schoolhouse was set into place. This unique location visually inspires all who enter and photographs beautifully!
How To Arrange Photo Sessions at Christianson’s Nursery
We encourage all photographers to take images of the many inspiring scenes they discover at the Nursery. From our restored glass greenhouses to French and English Garden aesthetics that have been cultivated over the years, photographers experience unexpected and delightful scenes around almost every corner. We’ve narrowed our offering to two distinct types of photography: mobile photography and photo or styled shoots.
Mobile photography is classified as a photo session that lasts about an hour in length, uses several areas of the Nursery during the visit, and is not burdened with props or tabletop displays. We ask that you please call us before you plan to take images to ensure our event schedule is open. We also ask that photographers cite or tag the Nursery’s name (#ChristiansonsNursery) when using images for marketing purposes.
Photo or Styled Shoots
Photo or Styled Shoots require more time in one single location of the Nursery, such as the Schoolhouse, Display Garden, or Greenhouse, to execute their vision and have greater needs to fully map out the details of their design. Models, vendors, props, and multi-family sessions as well as consecutive hours or days are indicators that a photographer may require our preparation of space and assistance, therefore, entering into a contractual agreement that requires a small refundable deposit and an hourly rate (listed below). For more information, please Contact us.
Photoshoot Hourly Rental, minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $100.00/hour
Saturday or Sunday: $150.00/hour
Photoshoot Single or Multi-Day Rates
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