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Top 5 Best Places to Take Senior Pictures in the Greater Milwaukee Area

1. Lapham Peak in Delafield, Wisconsin

Senior girl in wild flower field at Lapham Peak in Delafield, Wisconsin
Trinity poses in a wild flower field at Lapham Peak in Delafield, Wisconsin

One of my top requests for locations for high school senior pictures happens to be wildflower fields. Although there are several options in the greater Milwaukee area, Lapham Peak in Delafield, Wisconsin is among the most beautiful settings in early August.


2. South Beach on Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Senior girl in casual outfit relaxes on the shore of South Beach in Port Washington, Wisconsin
Kelli relaxes on the shore of South Beach in Port Washington, Wisconsin

You can't get much further away from the ocean than living in the midwest. However, one of Wisconsin's most unique features is its endless shorelines of Lake Michigan. It's the perfect place to soak up the sun and dig your toes into the warm sand and between the rounded stones of the stunning South Beach located in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

3. The Third Ward and Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Senior male crouches on a dock on the Milwaukee River near the Third Ward in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Brody crouches on a dock on the Milwaukee River near the Third Ward in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Looking for an urban landscape for your senior pictures? Go no further than the Third Ward of Milwaukee! This area features great eats including the Milwaukee Public Market and Cafe Benelux, among other stores and Milwaukee's best-kept secrets. You will be sure to find back alley ways, staircases, brick walls, and of course the river walk to give your senior pictures a modern, urban vibe.


4. Frame Park and the River Walk in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Senior boy rests on the bridge with the beautiful fall colors in the background at Frame Park in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Brian rests on the bridge with the beautiful fall colors in the background at Frame Park in Waukesha, Wisconsin

If you are looking for an area with diverse backgrounds and interesting settings to take senior pictures, Frame Park in Waukesha, Wisconsin may be the perfect location for you. Located around the Fox River, the park does what it's name says: it frames the river. You can walk around on the paths, stop by the gardens, find some cool buildings and an amphitheater or pose by the dam or bridges. This park is beautiful in all seasons and is a must see whether you're looking for pictures or just something leisurely to do on the weekend.


5. Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Senior girl in pink dress poses with hat on the boardwalk at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Abi poses on the boardwalk at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin

When you drive down the road into Retzer Nature Center of Waukesha, Wisconsin, it's almost as if you're entering into another world. This peaceful natural setting, located right next to the busy city, is extremely popular for pictures of all genres, and for good reason. The property boasts tall pine trees, restored prairies, wild flowers, a creek, boardwalks, gardens, and more. Please be respectful of the land, plants, and animals and always leave things better than when you came.

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