Creating Fine Art at South 40

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The White Room

South 40’s new natural light outdoor studio

WE SET THE SCENE.
YOU CAPTURE THE MOMENT.

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.

VIDEOS OF SOUTH 40

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!

Features You Can Use

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.

CUSTOMERS LOVE US

Athena Phillips
Athena Phillips
03/05/2021
My family and I had never had family pictures done before. Mrs. Thoni went above and beyond for us to make us feel comfortable! She was very nice and accommodating. Her farm and property were also quite stunning. We had plenty of backgrounds for photo options to select from. We were extremely pleased with South 40 Farm, and we are highly recommending it for any of your photography needs.
Blake Pettigrove
Blake Pettigrove
12/04/2021
Filming at South 40 Farm was a fantastic experience in every way. Ann and Jeff were amazing hosts and went out of their way to make sure our production had everything we needed throughout the day. The location is stunning with a variety of different looks available on the property. All-around a great experience and looking forward to filming here again in the future!
Cynthia Llamas
Cynthia Llamas
15/01/2021
Highly recommend Ann / South 40! Ann is fabulous to work with, very efficient during the session, and delivered so many beautiful images. Ann’s property is gorgeous and provides such a variety of settings for all preferences. We are so pleased with the outcome! Ann takes the stress out of family photos and delivers amazing quality. Thanks Ann!
Amber C
Amber C
04/09/2020
I can’t speak highly enough of Ann. She blew us away with my son’s Senior pictures! They capture him perfectly and are absolutely beautiful! If you are needing any type of pictures made, GO SEE ANN!! You will be so happy you did.
Will Green
Will Green
03/09/2020
An INCREDIBLE venue for absolutely any project! Ann is the most amazing host and the venue is both beautiful and spotless. The landscape was unbelievable and we will most definitely be back in the future!
Alan Bryan
Alan Bryan
03/09/2020
This property is absolutely GORGEOUS! There’s so many different backdrops that can be used for absolutely any occasion! Ann and Jeff are exceptional hosts! They were so gracious in that when a huge storm came through they let us wait it out and shoot after it cleared! Ann took us all over the property on her golf cart, she was so sweet to do that, like seriously who else would be so kind?? We shot a music video here and it looked SO cinematic, I cannot recommend this place enough!
James Stovall
James Stovall
26/07/2020
Had an amazing shoot at South 40! The property is amazing with so many photo ops! The sunsets are unbelievable!! I recommend as a photographer to try South 40! You won’t be disappointed! The staff works hard to give you the greatest experience for you and your clients!!
Bob Moffatt
Bob Moffatt
15/07/2020
A wonderful place to film, Ann was great to work with. If you are looking for a place that gives you multiple looks or vast drone shots definitly check this place out!

 

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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.

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