The 2016 Go Valley Kids’ Photography Guide features maternity, newborn, children, family and senior photographers in Northeast Wisconsin including Appleton, Neenah, Menasha and Hortonville. Check out these fantastic options for newborn photography in our backyard!
Please note, these photographers have been screened and approved to appear in this promotional section of govalleykids.com.
About:: Swoonbeam specializes in newborn, child, maternity & family fine art photography in the Fox Cities area bringing a unique style with a whimsical and vintage flare. Sarah, the owner and photographer for Swoonbeam, has over 5 years experience and takes pride in having trained with award winning newborn and family photographers across the US!
Location:: Outdoor sessions are preferred for child, family and maternity sessions! Those held outside of the immediate Fox Cities area are subject to a small travel fee to cover transportation costs. Travel area is unlimited!
Studio:: Swoonbeam has a comfortable studio located downtown Neenah ideal for newborn and child sessions. Hundreds of gorgeous props are provided for your session!
Fee Structure:: Swoonbeam offers Child, Family and Maternity sessions with a session retainer fee of $100. Newborn session retainer fee is $150. Collections begin at $250 with mini maternity and mini newborn sessions offered as well! Payment plans are accepted :)
Mini Sessions:: Newborn mini sessions as well as maternity mini sessions are offered on a regular basis. Child and family mini sessions are offered three-four times per year and announced via our Facebook page as well as in our newsletter!
Photo Rights:: Clients receive the printing rights with the purchase of digital files.
Kelly Jean Photography
About:: Kelly Jean Photography is a portrait and design studio located in Hortonville Wisconsin that specializes in photographing newborns, children, families, high school seniors and weddings. My style of photography – modern, whimsical, and colorful. I love capturing the essence of a child; as a parent, it is so easy to take for granted each little stage your child is in. That’s why its so important to have your child professionally photographed long after their first birthday. When I photograph children, I am so amazingly inspired by everything they do.
Location:: I offer on-location sessions, either at a home environment or at an outdoor location. There is an additional fee for locations 20+ miles outside the Fox Valley area.
Studio:: New in the spring of 2016, a brand new studio in the Hortonville area that offers both natural and artificial light. The studio offers a wide variety of back drops, props and colorful accessories for both boys and girls
Fee Structure:: Portrait Collections for Children start at $85, and includes the session, session preview album, on-line gallery, and portraits that range from wallets up to 30×40 wall portraits. In addition to portraits I also offer a variety of keepsake items and the ability to purchase rights to images, which starts at $250.
Mini Sessions:: Mini sessions are offered at a discounted rate and are offered a few times throughout the year.
Photo Rights:: Rights to images start at $250. Rights may be purchased with or without a portrait collection. Rights include high resolution images and print release.
Michelle Pfeifer Photography
About:: Michelle Pfeifer is a photographer based in Appleton, specializing in newborn photography for over 4 years. She enjoys using her creativity, technical ability, and large collection of props and backdrops to create images that are spontaneous and unique in the safe and comfortable environment of her home studio. Professional, color-corrected prints are available in a private gallery at michellepfeiferphotography.com website in large and small formats with options for framing, gallery-style prints, holiday cards, photo-books, and more.
Location:: We offer sessions in 300 square-feet of dedicated home studio space conveniently located in North Appleton. Outdoor sessions are also an option.
Studio:: Our home studio offers natural and studio light set-ups with the option of incorporating props, both personal and studio owned. (Headbands and hats used in the session are available for purchase.) Lighting is continuous (no flash) with much use of natural lighting from large windows as well.
Fee Structure:: Newborn Standard Newborn Session starts at $250 + tax, includes 2-3 hour session with prop and outfit changes as desired and 20-30 fully edited images available for print purchase direct from our website or on a disc for an additional $75.00. Parents and siblings are also invited to participate in this photo session. Note: Each session will always have available the option to download their images off the studio website in low-resolution digital files to share online or through email. (These are not suitable for prints, but look great on a screen and are fun to share on social networks or with family and friends through email!)
Mini Sessions:: Newborn Mini Session $175 + tax, Includes 1 hour session with up to 2-3 outfit and prop changes as desired and 10-20 fully edited images available for print purchase direct from site or on a disc for an additional $75.00. No siblings or family shots included in the mini sessions. Low resolution digital files of each photo will still be available for download direct from the website to share online (not suitable for prints).
Photo Rights:: Photo Rights: Full photo rights to print and use for personal use, are given to clients when a disc of images is purchased. Clients may share low-resolution downloaded images online but may not print them.
Jessica Strike Photography
About:: Specializing in artistic and authentic imagery of families, children and newborns. Unique offerings include lifestyle photography & almost monthly mini sessions.
Location:: I love finding beautiful and engaging locations for families and will even travel to client’s home for a lifestyle session. Complimentary travel within 30 miles of Menasha, WI, I will travel beyond, please ask for a quote!
Studio:: I have an area in my home I use for studio style work for newborns and small children. I work with natural light.
Fee Structure:: I charge a session fee that covers the time to set up, capture, and edit amazing images. There is an additional $250 minimum order with collections starting at $300.
Mini Sessions:: Yes! I offer mini sessions almost monthly, often with a theme, fun styling or special seasonal location! They are very popular and a niche in the area!
Photo Rights:: I offer a release to print and share the images.
Caitlin Claire Studio
About:: I have been a dreamer of simple things for as long as I can recall. Life isn’t as complicated as we like to think it is and that is what I like to capture through my photography: the simple moments that create joy and the memories that we cultivate in our every day.
Location:: I shoot all of my sessions on location. Whether that means at the hospital to capture the over flowing joy in your new babe’s arrival, in your home surrounded with the comfort of familiarity, or exploring a new park or field with little ones as they get older and hit milestones.
Fee Structure:: Session fees include digital images to share as you please. Additional product ordering assistance is also included and may become more prominent as the year moves forward. I feel passionate about printed and tangible products and can’t wait to introduce more of them into your home!
Photo Rights:: Yes, rights to the final edited images will always be an option in my business. I want my clients to keep their memories close while creating new ones with their growing families.
A Frame in Time Photography
About:: As a mom of 2 and a Registered Nurse I am well aware of how quickly babies grow. I strive to create timeless images of your newborn that can be cherished for years to come!
Location:: I do offer on-location sessions, however there is an additional $50 fee. Travel within 25 miles of my studio location is included in the on-location fee.
Studio:: The studio is located in my Neenah home. Within the studio are many blankets, hats, baskets, etc. to help style your images. Patience is the key with newborns, so you are free to participate in your session, watch TV or even catch up on some sleep if you’d like! Newborn sessions are booked prior to your baby’s arrival so session time can be set aside just for you!
Fee Structure:: The session fee covers the time and creative customization of your images. Session investment discounts are available with Belly/Baby and Baby’s First Year Plans. Print prices start at $15 and digital files are available for purchase as well.
Mini Sessions:: Mini Sessions are offered in the fall in preparation for getting those perfect images for your Christmas cards! Be sure to schedule your appointment early as times fill up! Mini sessions however, are not available for newborns as they require a greater amount of time than a mini session allows.
Photo Rights:: If you prefer to print your own images or like to keep digital files as a keepsake, digital files with printing rights are available for purchase as well.
Melissa Ives Photography
About:: Childhood is fleeting. Photography allows us to capture a moment and preserve it forever. I am a newborn and childhood photographer, based in Neenah, WI, and celebrating 5 years in business.
Location:: Much of my work is done on location, whether at the client’s home, at a park or a downtown setting. I work together with my clients to find the perfect backdrop for their photos. There is no extra charge for a session within 40 miles of Neenah.
Studio:: I do have a small home studio that is perfect for newborn and baby sessions or sessions with one or two small children.
Fee Structure:: Photo sessions begin at $300 and include a number of digital images and a beautiful, lay-flat album of your images. I offer an online ordering gallery for all sessions.
Mini Sessions:: Mini sessions ($200) include a 20 minute session and 5 of the client’s favorite digital images available via download. Additional digital images and prints are also available.
Photo Rights:: Printing rights, allowing clients to print images up to 8×10 as well as share online, are included with the purchase of digital photos. I encourage clients to print photos locally at Camera Casino or Image 360, both located in Oshkosh.
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