Appleton Family Photographer

If you're looking for a relaxed family experience with gorgeous images for your home, you're in the right place!

Families I work with value candid, unposed images more than perfect “everybody look at the camera and smile” ones. (Pssst – sessions are WAY more fun this way!)

Most of my families are go-with-the-flow types. While they plan and prepare for their session as much as possible, they also know that not everything will go perfectly and that’s okay. They know that’s just life right now. It’s perfectly imperfect.

I will be there from inquiry to the final ah-mazing product on your wall. I’ll guide you through a relaxed session that is filled with play and snuggles.

You will look back on your images in disbelief at just how beautiful your family is. In five, ten, and twenty years you’re going to be so glad you took the time for professional family photos. Kids grow up too fast!

Sessions take place outdoors or in-home in Appleton and the Fox Cities.

How It Works


Slide into my inbox via my contact form below. I'll get back to you asap. If I'm available, we'll chat over Zoom before your session to discuss all the details.


Enjoy your stress-free session snuggling with your family.


Watch your slideshow, gush over your images now on your wall and relive your session again and again!

Each Session Includes...

  • Zoom Pre-Session Prep Call
  • Styling Help
  • Session Time
  • Professional Editing of Images
  • View & Order Meeting

The session fee for a family session is 200. The session fee covers everything listed above and does not include digital images, prints, or products. Collections begin at 450. Please contact me for full pricing information.


Quality keepsakes that will last a lifetime.


Signature Albums

Enjoy your beautiful photos displayed in a thoughtfully designed seamless layflat signature album.


Wall Art

Your images will look stunning printed on museum-quality canvas, fine art prints, or hanging canvas. All wall art is custom-made and delivered ready to hang and enjoy. 



Professional quality prints that are perfect to gift your loved ones.

appleton wi family photographer by daphodil photo

"Makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera"

The Recla Family

“Nikki does a great job making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. No forced, awkward posing and lots of natural candid smiles, which I love. She was wonderful with our kids and I love the tone of her photos. We’ll use her again in the future, for sure!”



What should I wear?

We will discuss more about clothing choices during your pre-session Zoom call. I always recommend coordinating and not matching others in your family. Everyone should have their own unique outfit.


Where are sessions held?

All family sessions are done outdoors. I will suggest a location based on what you’re looking for, but I’m open to any ideas you have as well! I use locations in the Fox Cities and Appleton, WI area.


How long does it take to receive my images?

2 weeks! Images are presented online in a beautiful slideshow set to music 2 weeks after your session.


Do you do posed photos?

We get the posed shot out of the way at the beginning and then we play! You’re kids don’t have to sit still. I love infusing tickles, hugs, running, and playtime in sessions. It’s so much more fun!


When are sessions held?

Sessions are taken 1.5-2 hours before sunset when the sun is lower in the sky. This is better for light quality and reduces harsh shadows.

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