Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

December LAPC group shoot – Holiday season

December 14, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


December LAPC group shoot – Holiday season


What:  Holiday décor, plants, trees, lights

Where:  Peck’s Garden Center

Address:  3990 Blairs Ferry Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA

When:  Sunday December 14, 4:30pm to 6pm then 6:30 to 7:00


Join us in December at Pecks Green Thumb Nursery and Garden Shop as we get in the holiday spirit inside their beautifully decorated holiday shop.


Peck's normal business hours have them closing at 5pm, so please no tripods until after 5pm, give all customers the right of way, and please no photographing faces until after 5pm.  Pecks will stay open just for our LAPC group from 5pm to 6pm at which time you will need your tripods as their main concern with our shooting in there is that as it is very beautiful, it is pretty dark inside, lit only by ambient lighting and the Christmas lights on the trees.  I assured them we’ll be just fine with the light there is 😉


In winter they move all their live plants from the outdoor green houses to the indoor garden shop.  We can shoot the poinsettia's, flowers, plants, etc. (she named them all, but I don't remember).


Please note, the original December LAPC shoot was going to be Sun 12/21.  Since there is no December meeting, we moved this shoot to Sunday 12/14, which is this coming Sunday.  Please RSVP to [email protected] so I can give Peck’s a head count.


We’ll do Pecks from 4:30 to 6:00pm, then whoever wants to, can don their winter gear and caravan out to Blue Creek Christmas located one mile north of Center Point.  (Remember to remove your cars from Pecks in case they close the gates)  In case you haven’t heard of Blue Creek Christmas, it is a house with 69,000 lights synchronized to 30 minutes of music.  To get there, take Exit 35 off I380.  Turn east and go through Center Point.  The show is 1 mile north of Center Point, on the right.


**As with most of our club shoots, this shoot is free to attend for all current LAPC members.  Please consider donating a few of your images back to Peck's after the event. Please email a link to the files to ([email protected]) with an ‘Image Rights’ note in your email for your photo donation to Peck's. I will forward all image links to Peck's.  The few images you donate is a nice thank you for allowing our group in their store and having their employees to stay an extra hour this Christmas season just for us. Thank you.


Update – Hi. I just want to clarify, to make sure you know, Peck's is a retail outlet, its a beautifully decorated retail shop. All of their plants & poinsettias are scattered throughout the retail store. They do not run their greenhouses in the winter. Any questions, please contact me at [email protected]


December 14, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Amy Mueggenberg