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Here we are at the end of April and high schools are preparing to some sort of a prom for the kids. Can you do a "social distancing" prom? That sure does the slow dance with your date a little difficult. The good news is that schools are attempting to give their seniors a great send off, with a prom night.

More important than the actual dance itself is the pictures you take. Years and years down the road, will your kids remember the terrible music they played at the dance, the dinner they had or the great photos with their date? As the parent it is your job to pay for all of it and line up a fantastic photo shoot for the evening. Let's help out all the moms and dads in the area with some great picture spots.

The Rockford area has some fantastic locations to take outdoor photos. With all of the negative we see on the news, this are is in fact beautiful. So let's take a look at the Six Best Places to Take Prom Pictures in Rockford:

Midway Village: 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 
 
Rock Valley College: 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL  
 
Baumann Park: 298 Walnut St, Cherry Valley, IL  
 
Klehm Arboretum: 2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 

Anderson Japanese Gardens: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 
 
Nicholas Conservatory: 1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL

The best part is that camera on your smartphone is photographer quality, so you can go to these free spots and take them yourself to save some serious dough.

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