Appleton, WI Family Photography

Play-based family sessions even Dad will enjoy.

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. 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 and yummy.

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

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Each Session Includes...

  • A pre-session consultation with me via Zoom
  • Online styling tool to help coordinate your outfits
  • Determining the perfect location
  • Presentation of 30 images in color & black and white
  • In-home or Zoom viewing and ordering meeting after your session
  • Samples of products to see and touch before ordering
  • Working with me and I’m pretty cool 😎

All of these services are included in the family session fee of 150.

Products and digital photos (yes, you can get digital photos!) are purchased separately after your session.

Click below to receive a product & pricing quick guide!


Printed photos are 1000x better than a screen. Promise!


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.


Wood Prints

Your beautiful photos will look stunning printed on birch wood. 


Digital Photos

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

Have you been frustrated by photographers who:

-Don’t help with what to wear
-Send an online gallery and leave you wondering what to do with your photos
-Don’t meet you ahead of time
-Email-only when a short phone call would be more efficient
-Use stiff “prom” poses

UGH. No bueno. There's a better way!

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An experience with me is so much more than meeting at a park and taking photos.

We chat before your session to get all your questions answered about location, outfits, what to expect, and how to display your photos after your session.

Your kids grow up way too fast. Before you know it, something else has changed. Cue the mama tears! Being able to relive your memories by seeing them each day on your wall is a reminder of what truly matters in life.

To schedule a session with me, either fill out my contact form or schedule a short phone call to get your questions answered quickly.

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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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