Madison’s Spring Photo Guide

There are countless photo locations and ideas for your spring photos in Madison! Below we have compiled some great ideas from 5 of the best photographers in the Madison area. Happy Spring!


Togetherness at sunset. – Katie Garner Photography


Overcast days can still produce beautiful images! Don’t worry if it’s not a super sunny day, the smiles will light up the photo! Raspberry Lane Photography


Head to a greenhouse when the spring weather is a bit too chilly. – Destiny D Photography

DSC_9296waterWhat little boy doesn’t like boats and water? With so many lakes in the Madison area we have plenty of opportunities to capture docks and boathouses. Add in some nautical outfits, and you are all set. – Crocodile Smiles Photography


A sweet moment between siblings. – Katie Garner Photography

TumblingSparrow1Follow the blooms. Spring always brings the prettiest colors, I love finding big patches of little blooms especially with little ones!  Tumbling Sparrow Photography


A little bouquet adds just the right touch! Raspberry Lane Photography

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The tiny details. – Katie Gardner Photography

TumblingSparrow4Spring in Wisconsin is never perfect so visiting local Greenhouses to get planting ideas can offer the perfect backdrop for some colorful photos (be sure to ask permission before taking pictures). – Tumbling Sparrow Photography


Take photos in the evening during the golden hour – It also can be the warmest part of the day. – Destiny D Photography


Photos in a prairie are beautiful-they provide just enough background interest but don’t distract from the subject. –  Raspberry Lane Photography

TumblingSparrow2Something about this time of year & Mother’s day right around the corner makes it a perfect time to give yourself the gift of photos with your own children or perhaps give the gift of photos to someone else!  Tumbling Sparrow Photography

DSC_8407waterSpring is the best time to capture your new little baby among all the new green grass and plants.  Everything is blooming, and so is your love!  Utilize natural props, like grass, flowers and trees and add in a basket or wreath to hold the baby. – Crocodile Smiles Photography


Check out the blossoming trees at the Arboretum (mid-April through mid-May). You do need to obtain a permit to have professional pictures taken at the Arboretum-make sure you know the guideline for where you are 🙂 – Destiny D Photography

TumblingSparrow3Get out and explore. After being stuck inside most of the winter what better way to celebrate spring by getting out in the warm weather. – Tumbling Sparrow Photography


Soon to be three. – by Katie Gardner Photography


Taking photos in your own home is a perfect way to document a moment in time. – Raspberry Lane Photography

DSC_1062waterDon’t forget to stop and smell the flowers!  Spring in Madison is really a beautiful time.  With the tulips, magnolias, and flowering trees there is no shortage of beautiful colors. – Crocodile Smiles Photography


The tulips on the Capitol lawn are in bloom typically around the beginning of May. – Destiny D Photography


Enjoying Madison. – By Katie Gardner Photography
TumblingSparrow5 If your area hasn’t started blooming and are still seeing the browns & yellows of winter add something fun like a pop up tent or interactive objects to keep your littles’ attention!  Tumbling Sparrow Photography

Add a fun and colorful pinwheel or kite and you have the makings for some really cute and candid images. – Crocodile Smiles Photography


And remember to make photos fun for the kiddos, not a chore. If they are having fun, you can bet you will get great shots! Destiny D Photography 


It’s easy to incorporate props that do not distract from the child! Raspberry Lane Photography

DSC_7805waterSpring and early summer is the perfect time to utilize Madison’s many beaches.  Even if its not warm enough to go for a swim, the sand is fun for little ones to play in. – Crocodile Smiles Photography


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