Senior Picture Hot Spots


Hannah Konkler, Reporter

Senior year has a lot of different activities that go on. There is all the lasts of high school, picking a college, getting ready for graduation, senior pictures, etc. Senior pictures are something that most seniors do. They will pick out a spot to take pictures and then normally hire someone to take them.

People’s senior pictures should have some personal touch to them. Some personal poses would be like posing at their childhood house for a few pictures, posing with their animals, taking some at their high school, wearing their sports uniforms, or like wearing an outfit that describes their personality.

All around town there are many spots where seniors could take pictures. Some seniors go for a cool nature look, so they’ll try to find somewhere with pretty scenery. Others may go for places with like stone and brick walls and barn wood.

Here are some places locally that are a common spot to take senior pictures:

  • Belvidere Park- 1001 W Locust St, Belvidere, IL
  • Distillery Road Conservation Area- Belvidere, IL
  • Midway Village Museum- 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL
  • Rock Cut State Park- 7318 Harlem Rd, Loves Park, IL
  • Downtown Rockford
  • Downtown Chicago
  • Graffiti Wall- 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
  • Prairie Street Brewing Company- 200 Prairie St, Rockford, IL
  • Belvidere Park District Glenn H. Green Open Space- DIstillery Road, Belvidere

“On the day of my senior pictures it was good weather. I took some of my pictures in my backyard and some at Belvidere Park. I’m excited to see how they turn out,” said Hunter Dixon (‘18).

There are a few local companies that could take the pictures. Olson Photography is probably the biggest one around here. David C. Olson can be reached at (815) 873-1777. There are also smaller businesses that could take them. Jessica Peterson Photography is a smaller business privately owned by Jessica. She can be found on Facebook by just looking up Jessica Peterson Photography. Sometimes smaller businesses are a good choice to get more personal pictures and easier to make appointments with.

Overall, senior pictures are a common thing that most seniors do. There are lots of options around here for places to take the pictures and for people who can take them for you.