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Photography Policy

Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to Lapacek’s Orchard. We encourage visitors to take casual photographs of their visit for their own personal use during our hours of operation. We would love if you tagged the orchard @LapaceksOrchard or hashtagged #lapaceksorchard on social media as well. But, if you are coming to the orchard for the purpose of taking posed photos of people - then you need a photo permit. 

Photo Permits

The Photography Guidelines outlined here are intended for all guests, but a permit is necessary for those who wish to use the orchard setting as the background for posed photography. This would include wedding, family, engagement, graduation, prom, senior photos or the like. The permit is needed regardless of whether the photographer is a family member, professional, etc...

The Photo Permit is for a one hour session. Click here for the Photo Permit Application. Please submit your application with the fee to the Lapacek’s Orchard at least one week in advance. The $30 fee is payable by cash or check only - no credit cards accepted.

For more information on posed, promotional or stock photography at Lapacek’s Orchard LLC, please contact:

Jared Lapacek
(608) 635-4780

General Photo Guidelines

Lapacek’s Orchard is private property and your adherence to these guidelines is required. Posed photographs may be taken in the outdoors or under the open lean ONLY.  No photos shall be taken in any of the buildings or on any equipment.


  • Social distance. Please read our Covid-19 Policy here.

  • Call ahead to schedule. More than one session may be scheduled for the same time frame. In the event of rain, you may reschedule your session.

  • No smoking.

  • No alcoholic beverages.

  • Remain on the pathways and grassy turf at all times.

  • No pets.

  • Do not climb the trees.

  • Do not climb on any equipment. 

  • Do not climb the wood piles. 

  • Do not disturb or remove leaves, apples, flowers, plants, plant labels or containers.

  • Do not block access to the entrance, pathways, or garden areas for use by others.

  • Guests should come dressed and prepared for their photo session. There are no changing areas available. There are no bathrooms available during off-season times (port-o-potties are available from August 15 - mid-November).

  • Respect the animals. Many animals live at our orchard. They have jobs around the farm and we don’t cage them or put them away for photo shoots. In particular, our cats are very friendly and may photobomb your shoot. They also really like food and will eat any food not enclosed in a container. Please do not intentionally feed the cats.​

Formal Posed Photography

Definition: Posed photography would include wedding, family, engagement, prom, graduation, senior photos or the like.  The photographer may be a professional, a family member, friend, etc...

Location: Posed photographs may be taken in the outdoor areas or under the lean between the sheds. No photos shall be taken in any of the buildings or on any equipment.

Fees: A $30 scheduling fee will be assessed for each one-hour session. If you would like to use any of our apple crates for photo props they can be rented for the session at $1/each.

There are NO REFUNDS for the cancellation of a photography session at Lapacek’s Orchard LLC. In the event of rain, you may reschedule your session.

Scheduling: Your posed photography session will be scheduled at the convenience of the owners. In all cases, the photography session must be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance and begin and end within the allotted time. In the event of rain, you may reschedule your session. Lapacek’s Orchard reserves the right to cancel sessions at any time due to the needs of the orchard. Our number one priority is the health of our apples and there are times we need to treat them to keep them healthy which may create conditions not ideal for the public. We will do our best to give you as much notice as possible if this is to happen. If your session is cancelled because of the needs of the orchard you will have the opportunity to reschedule or be refunded your photo permit fee. Either the subject or the photographer may make the reservation. General Photography Guidelines apply.  Lapacek’s Orchard LLC is not responsible for damage to any photography equipment and/or props.  Photographers are responsible for client safety at all times.

*Failure to comply with the General Photography Guidelines will result in the loss of user privileges.

Promotional Photography

Photographers taking photographs which will be used to promote Lapacek’s Orchard LLC, for instance in travel publications or the like, will not be assessed a fee. Arrangements must be made in advance.

Stock Photography

Photos taken as stock photography for publications, greeting cards, calendars, resume development or the like are in this category. Photographers in this category are asked to pay a one-time, lifetime fee of $50 + tax.  Arrangements must be made in advance.

Commercial Photography/Filming

Catalog shoots, product commercials, films for distribution (large or small), professional videos and the like must be approve. Full details of the project must be submitted in writing, in advance of the project - we recommend at least two weeks for staff to review project details. The owner reserves the right to refuse any project. Fees are charged for Commercial Photography/Filming.

For all Promotional, Stock and Commercial Photography - General Photography Guidelines apply. Location approval required.

Please submit full project details to:

Lapacek’s Orchard
Attn: Jared Lapacek
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Still Photography Rates: Full Day $300, Half Day $150

Film/Video Rates: Full Day $600, Half Day $350

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