Appleton, WI Family Photography

You deserve to have beautiful photos of your family with YOU in them.

All too often, mama is the one behind the lens taking all the photos. Then kids look back and wonder where was Mom? She does so much for her family and deserves photos with her in them too.

Family sessions are a great way to connect with your family. Snuggles, kisses, and hugs are infused in every session.

Your kids don’t have to stand there and look at me the whole time. In fact, I prefer that they look at you instead. Showing the love and connection between a family is always my goal.

We’ll get the posed “grandma shot” out of the way and then it’s time for movement & fun! Capturing real smiles is way better anyway. ⁠

Sessions take place 1-1.5 hours before sunset when the sun is low and the light is gorgeous.

Sessions take place outdoors in Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh or Green Bay. Sessions can also be done in-home.

How It Works

1. Say Hello

Fill out my contact form and I'll get back to you with a response. We'll schedule a short 15-minute phone call and if we're a good fit, a session fee of 200 is all that's needed to book.

2. Enjoy Your Stress Free Session

Once your session is booked, we'll chat over Zoom about all the details - date, location, what to wear and what to do with your photos after. Photo sessions last about an hour and take place 1.5 hours before sunset.

3. Printed Memories - Check.

Two weeks after your session, you'll place your order for albums, wall art, and digital images. Collections start at 650. Wall art and albums are designed, ordered, and delivered directly to you. All you need to do is enjoy seeing your memories on your wall every day.

Each Session Includes...

  • Pre-session prep meeting with me via Zoom
  • Online styling tool to help coordinate your outfits
  • Professional editing of your images
  • Slideshow of 30 images from your session
  • Design meeting after your session for wall art and albums
  • Mock-up artwork options for your home using your own walls

A session fee of 200 is all that is required to book your session. Products and digital images are purchased separately after your session.

To book a session, click below to contact me. Can’t wait to hear more about your session!


Quality keepsakes to remember your kids before they get older.


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. 


Digital Images

Digital images are available in a collection or a la carte.

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?

I have an online styling service available to all families that makes outfit coordination easy peasy! You will get outfit suggestions tailored to your style and be able to order everything you need online.


Where are sessions held?

All sessions are done either outdoors or in-home. 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 in a beautiful slideshow at your viewing and ordering appointment 2 weeks after your session. We will look at all images together, choose your favorites, and select the best ways to display them.


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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