One of my favorite quotes is the one by Walt Whitman. He famously said, “We were together. I forget the rest.” This is something I feel after each family session. These moments that may be small and a part of your everyday life will someday change. Your kids will grow and you will be so glad you took the time to document them before they grew older. If you are looking for family photographers in Appleton WI, keep scrolling because I have a killer session to share with you! 

Fox Cities Family Photographer

Summer Family Session

I met the Patel family for updated family portraits at a local park in Appleton, WI this summer. I say it every year, but you don’t have to wait until fall for family photos – really! Summer is beautiful with lush green grass and wildflowers. I love the vibrant colors of summer compared to the darker tones of fall. We talked from the beginning about what products they might like to have in their house. This made their viewing and ordering session run much smoother! 

My favorite moments from this session were their kids’ sweet interactions. They were so willing to hug and love on each other. Not every family session goes this way, but when it does I capitalize on it! I loved that they were able to take time and just be together. We ended their session with bubbles and left on a high note.

After the Session 

After their session, they viewed their photos on their TV in a slideshow set to music. Our biggest problem was narrowing it down because there were so many great photos! We got all decisions on printing made during the meeting. That way I was able to get their orders in right away and deliver their products quicker. I know it can be tricky for families to know where to print, what to print, and actually get around to printing. The extra service of having me come to your home or meeting after your session via Zoom can save you a lot of time. We have the best intentions of printing, but life gets busy. I completely understand how that goes as a busy mom to two young kids myself. 

I know that finding family photographers in Appleton WI who specialize in printed products and artwork is difficult to find. I would love to help you decorate your house with your family’s memories. If you are interested in your own family session, please contact me! We will set up a short time to chat on the phone about all the juicy session details.


This family and these photos are so beautiful! The vibrant colors and emotive captures are absolutely exquisite. I know this family was over the moon with their photos!