Who is a professional photographer?  Anyone who takes photographs in exchange for money. 

Who is not?  Most of our guests who want to enjoy this public park with family and friends while taking pictures along the way. Please enjoy.

Schumacher Farm Park has been a prized location of professional photographers for years. The prairie, grounds and old buildings make a perfect backdrop for any photo. We love that professional photographers want to be here and we need your help to keep the park looking great for everyone. 

We request all professional photographers make a $100 donation to the Friends of Schumacher Farm. Click here to donate online.

Our grounds are open to the public during daylight hours, 7 days a week, except when we have events and workshops. We ask professional photographers to avoid shooting when we have events and school groups and to be aware that work may be happening on any given day at the farm. If you aren't sure, just call ahead to check the schedule. Most public events are listed on this website. 

Most importantly, we ask that you not move, alter, remove or draw on anything at the park. We have had issues trying to find objects moved from their location to be used as props. Dependent on staff availability and events happening on the grounds, we can work with our photographer partners to provide straw bales, benches, and access to indoor spaces for their shoot.

Any questions or concerns, please email us at: