Dreamy Subjects at South 40

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The White Room

South 40’s new natural light outdoor studio


40 acres of privately owned Middle Tennessee farmland perfect for your next photo or video shoot.

Welcome to South 40, a family-owned farm encompassing 40 sweeping, picturesque acres just off of I-840 and I-65 south of Franklin. This flat parcel of land provides ease of access as well as multiple vignettes and scenes for any type of photo or video shoot.

In an effort to help their community of fellow photographers, property owners Ann and Jeff Thoni of Ann Thoni Photography have made their family’s land available for everyone from budding photographers with iPhone skills, to professional photographers and video crews. We have hosted wedding shoots, family photo shoots, portrait sessions and have even hosted multiple music videos and film productions.


Lea Barrymire
Lea Barrymire
I camped here but fully endorse the property for artistic endeavors. The property is spacious and was gorgeous even without leaves sprouting yet.
James Kevin “Big K” Reed
James Kevin “Big K” Reed
This Place is so beautiful ,Easy access to get into,Great directions to this Harvest Host's property and quick to respond to our couple hours away from Franklin Tennessee.Jeff was extremely wonderful and hooked us up to electric quickly for a small fee,which was extremely cheap for how Hot it is tonight.His beautiful wife and him was returning from Jeff's mother's funeral and he Still Ok'd us to spend the evening and overnight, plus hooked us up too. Jeff and Ann are truly a God sent,Host's, cause we had 3 days and nights in Alabama heat,and no AC at all. I'd gladly reserve nights here with these Host,plus gorgeous area to have Profesional Photos taken for any occasion. We rate this Host's a "10" on a 5star scale .The ReedAcre Couple from Ohio.
Stacey Coons
Stacey Coons
My daughter had her Senior pictures taken byMaria Latham at South 40. This was an amazing place to take pictures for any occasion. The owners were very kind and made you feel welcome. I would highly recommend this place for any photo session. 🙂
Amanda McNeal
Amanda McNeal
I have been shooting at South40 for over a year and it never disappoints! I recently took one of my seniors and the variety of flowers gave her photo shoot the over the top floral feel and oh the creamy lighting. I always get compliments on the lighting and backdrop when I shoot there. They also make it so easy to book and they communicate really well! I am looking forward to many more sessions!
erica fitts
erica fitts
I can’t go on about how much I loved this place!!! Can’t wait to take more clients back soon!
Tracie Martin
Tracie Martin
Extremely easy to book and the location was wonderful. For a 2 hour photo session, we had plenty of beautiful locations to utilize. Definitely recommend!!
Divelle Stacy
Divelle Stacy
This farm is beautiful. We stayed here with Harvest Host. Owners so nice and hospitable! The property is so cool and set up for photo shoots.
Leah George
Leah George
The farm was so beautiful! We were able to walk around and see the crimson clover among other things. Jeff and Ann were very helpful. A very nice place for sure!


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Roam Our South 40

The real beauty of South 40 is that the options here are endless. We have a scenic, flat parcel of farmland bordered by a beautiful creek and thick tree lines. Our 40-acre farm is easily accessible, but feels wonderfully remote, providing the perfect location for any shoot.

Production Support

South 40 comes with a full photo studio that can be used for photography, a green or changing room. We also have a vintage RV, plenty of private space for hair/makeup and we work with local event companies to secure rentals of anything you may need that we don’t already have.

Convenient to Interstate

Despite the remote feeling of our property, South 40 is extremely convenient. We are less than a mile from Interstate 840 just south of Franklin, TN. We sit 5 miles from I-65 and sit just shy of 30 miles outside of Nashville and Murfreesboro. Our ingress/egress is easy for buses and semis.

All Creatives Welcome

South 40 welcomes everyone from Hollywood-level directors and producers to shutterbugs who want to test out their new iPhone camera. We have hosted everyone from music video shoots to corporate how-to videos and drone photographers and look forward to hosting you!

Choose a Backdrop

Because South 40 is owned by a photographer, the site features multiple outdoor photography sets as well as scenes including a lake, several barns, classic cars and even a few sweet dogs that love to make themselves at home on a shoot, whether they are in the photos or not.

Plenty of Parking

Because we have 40 acres, there is plenty of room for crew parking, catering, staging or any other off-camera needs you may have. The owners live on-site and are eager and willing to make any necessary adjustments to ensure South 40 is the perfect spot for your next shoot.

Ready to capture your moment?

Let your imagination run wild by scheduling your next video, photo, or creative shoot at South 40. Have questions about the farm? Call us at (615) 642-3587 or shoot us an email at hello@south-40.com.