Appleton, WI Family Photography

Play-based family sessions with candid smiles

Remember those painful photos as a kid when your parents would tell you to look at them a million times? And if you didn’t you had to keep standing there until you finally looked at them? ⁠
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Yeah, no. We’re not doing that at your session.
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I infuse tickles, kisses, hugs, and snuggles in every session. Your kids don’t have to stand there and look at me the whole time. Actually, I prefer them not to. ⁠
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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. ⁠

I make sessions easy to prep for by talking to you ahead of time. You will have the option to use my online styling tool to coordinate family outfits in a breeze. I take care of designing and ordering your albums, canvases, and framed prints, so you’re not left with homework after your session.

Photography in Appleton, WI for families is done either in a beautiful location outdoors or in-home.

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

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The Details

Each session includes…

Pre-session consultation with me (no more awkwardly wondering who your photographer is!)

Online styling service to help coordinate your outfits

Presentation of 30-35 images during a personal viewing and ordering appointment

Samples of heirloom albums, museum quality canvas, and fine art framed prints to see and touch at your appointment. There is no minimum purchase requirement. Collections start at 325. Contact me below to chat and receive a full product and pricing guide.

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Memories should live on your walls not your phone.


Signature Albums

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


Fine Art Canvas

Create a clean and modern look to any room by displaying your photos on fine art canvas.


Fine Art Framed Prints

Allow me to have your beautiful photos matted and framed so you can enjoy them without adding another thing to your to-do list.


Digital Photos

Digital photos are available a la carte or bundled in a collection.

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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 hold permits for many local places to shoot there! 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?

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!

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