Brookfield's 'Selfie WRLD' museum highlights the art of good selfie taking

NOW: Brookfield’s ’Selfie WRLD’ museum highlights the art of good selfie taking

BROOKFIELD (CBS 58) -- Taking a good selfie or making a fun viral video can be hard, but Selfie WRLD in Brookfield offers an easy way to get the perfect shot without going to a traditional photography studio.

The “selfie museum,” at 16700 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 400, is a do-it-yourself photography studio. It offers 16 unique rooms, each with its own theme, background and furniture, for people to take selfies, professional pictures or video in. There are rooms designed for almost every kind of fun photoshoot imaginable, from one decorated with 1950s décor to one that’s little more than a room with some lockers and a neon sign.

Tickets to get into the studio are $20 per person for one hour, a selfie stand and a ring light.

Attendees need to bring their own camera, and professional photographers are welcome to come along if they buy their own individual ticket, although pets aren’t allowed.

The unique alternative to a traditional photography studio opened in June, and it’s co-owned by Indiana-based entrepreneur DJ Brown. It’s part of a large chain of similar studios that has more than 20 locations across the country.

However, although it may be part of a chain that’s not based in Wisconsin, Morgan Hoppe, one of the managers at the Brookfield location, said that the staff are almost all social media influencers from the area, and in Hoppe's case, the reason she landed the job is because she made a viral video about the fun social media-driven spaces.

The studio is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, and tickets can also be purchased in advance online by clicking here. Anyone interested in renting the entire studio can also do so by contacting the Brookfield location directly.



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