The owners of South 40 Farm will welcome creatives to their Franklin property on Oct. 19 for their second Golden Hour creative event and meetup.

Located at 1764 Lewisburg Pike, just south of I-840 in Franklin, the 40-acre farm is used as a location for photo and video shoots but will be open to the public for one evening from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The first successful event was held in September and allowed anyone to explore the property with with fellow creatives to take advantage of a spectacular shoot location at sunset.

“We had such a great time mingling with some local creatives at our last event, that we decided to do it again,” said South 40 owner Ann Thoni. “This is such a pretty time of year for photos with the late summer, early fall lighting. We wanted to give people an opportunity to come enjoy and shoot a beautiful sunset.”

Miranda Flynn attended the location’s first Golden Hour event and says she will recommend the property to everyone.

“There’s so many options on this property — any type of shoot would look amazing there,” she wrote in a Google review. “The sunset was just gorgeous, with lots of beautiful mature trees light shining through them, there’s a large beautiful field, big gorgeous green space. Then they have a beautiful barn that’s so pretty on its own.”

This Rockabilly Ghostly Golden Hour event will have a Halloween theme and will include a trunk-or-treat with classic Rat Rod cars, hay rides, ghostly appearances, a coffin and graveyard shoot set and the ability to network with other creatives and explore a new and exciting place to shoot everything from family photos to music videos.

Betty’s Couture will also be on hand showcasing and selling items from her 50s-inspired line of clothing and accessories.

Multiple barns will be open for attendees to just peruse or use for a shoot that night. Creatives are encouraged to bring photography subjects and scan the farm for the perfect setting for photos.

Attendees are welcome to bring their family, friends and furry friends to shoot photos with professional cameras or the easiest camera of all — a smartphone. The event is open to everyone of all skill levels who want to shoot great photos — or learn to shoot great photos.

Restrooms will be available and there is plenty of free, on-site parking. 

Admission to the event is $20 per photographer/creative. This event is meant to offer an afternoon full of beautiful shooting opportunities as well as an opportunity to get to know like-minded folks.

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For more information about the event or South 40 Farm, email [email protected].