No doubt about it, Olbrich Gardens is an amazing location for senior portraits. Beautiful, manicured gardens with awesome bridges, the rose garden, amazing trellises… It’s a great spot but there are some things to keep in mind if that’s where you would like to take your senior pictures.

First, there is a $30.00 fee to take senior pictures there. If you have your heart set on getting photographed at Olbrich it’s definitely worth the extra cost. We’ll coordinate with Olbrich Gardens to get the photography permit.

Second, there are always a lot of people there. That’s not a problem for us. We love shooting out and about and we’re used to working around the flow of people. It’s just good to be prepared for people to be around as we take your senior pictures. It can feel a little weird at first but after awhile you forget that they’re even there.

Lastly, because we’re shooting with a permit, Olbrich schedules a time that we can be there. Sometimes that can be when the sun is at it’s harshest. That’s OK, because we know how to get great light regardless of the situation but sometimes it’s in the middle of the day and can get pretty hot.

Photographing your senior pictures at Olbrich Gardens takes a little more coordination than other spots but it’s a beautiful location located right in Madison.

Senior portrait of girl at Olbrich Gardens

Senior picture of girl in prom dress walking down path at Olbrich Gardens

Standing senior portrait of girl laughing at olbrich gardens rose garden

Standing senior portrait of boy at olbrich gardens

Standing senior portrait of guy wearing sweater under trellis at olbrich gardens

Picture of high school senior girl standing under trees at olbrich gardens

Senior portrait of girl playing with hair at olbrich gardens

High school senior portrait of girl at olbrich gardens in madison