Best Family Photo Locations || Milwaukee, WI

family photos at Menomonee Park in Lannon, Wisconsin

Menomonee Park

Menomonee Park is located in the small village of Lannon, Wisconsin, and the home of Lannon Quarry. The quarry is encircled by a drivable road and walking path. Along this walking path, you will have a variety of locations to choose from for your family portrait session. The beach at Lannon Quarry, while not large in size does host beautiful sunrises. Menomonee Park is also home to a small climbable rock “cliff” overlooking the water, a wooden fence line, forest paths, and an old stone wall. If you would like your session here please keep in mind there is a per car entrance fee to this Waukesha County Park.

family photos at Menomonee Park in Lannon, Wisconsin

Richfield Historical Society

Richfield Historical Society in Richfield, Wisconsin is one of my favorite locations because of the huge variety of backdrops available. The northern section of the park has rustic red barns, a wooden bridge, and a gravel road through large trees. In the middle of Richfield Historical Society, you’ll find a shallow stream, a thicker forest, and grassy areas. A few of my adventurous clients have walked even into the stream for fun photos on a warm summer night. The southern end of the park is home to old world cabins, a “Sugar Shack”, open fields, and an observation deck overlooking the nature park.

family photos at Richfield Historical Society in Richfield, Wisconsin

Kettle Moraine Forest-Pike Lake Unit

Kettle Moraine State Park-Pike Lake Unit is located in Hartford, Wisconsin, and has a beautiful beach view of the sun setting over Pike Lake. The park also offers wooded trails through forests, fields, and cattails. The park does require a parking permit, which can be bought for the day or the entire year.

family photos at Pike Lake in Hartford, Wisconsin

Downtown Hartford

Downtown Hartford has a lot to offer when it comes to photo backdrops! This includes cream city brick, ivy-covered walls, the mill pond bridge, and rustic metal staircases. It is the perfect location to get a more urban feel without traveling to Milwaukee. Downtown Hartford is also a great location for night time portraits!

family photos in downtown Hartford, Wisconsin

I know the next two locations don’t have family portraits, but these spots were too good NOT to share!

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve is located right on Lake Michigan in Grafton, Wisconsin. The preserve boasts everything you could want for a nature-filled portrait session. Cliffs overlooking the lake, lush garden-like paths, wooden bridges, and beach access to Lake Michigan if you don’t mind the 20-minute walk being part of your session!

Delafield Fish Hatchery

Delafield Fish Hatchery located in downtown Delafield, Wisconsin is a gorgeous sunset photo spot. Featuring a beautiful stone building, small pond, river bend, and tree-lined walking path this location is sure to please!



Hi! I am Ali Bergen, a wedding and portrait photographer specializing in timeless and joy-filled imagery. I photograph weddings and portraits in Milwaukee, Hartford and all around the great state of Wisconsin.

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