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Photography Guide 2014/15 – Families

Welcome to our feature on family photographers in the Fox Valley area! Have you seen our other features, maternity, newborn, and children? Look for our senior feature in the next weeks as well. Need help deciding which photographer is the best fit for your family? Let us help with 5 Tips to Choosing the Best Photographer for your Family.

Please note, these photographers have been screened and approved to appear in this promotional section of govalleykids.com.


Melissa Ives Photograph, Neenah, Wi

About:: I offer family mini sessions every fall among the beautiful russets, yellows, oranges and reds of the Wisconsin landscape. However, if a family schedules a child or newborn session any time of the year, I encourage parents and siblings to jump in for a few shots.

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 60 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:: A complete portrait session is $350, offering up to three clothing changes, and includes 20-30 images in an online ordering gallery, 5×7 album featuring your images, a custom smartphone/tablet app and a $225 credit to build your own package of prints, digital images with print rights, wall art, albums, etc. A mini portrait session is $200 and includes up to 20 images in an online ordering gallery, a custom smartphone/tablet app and a $75 credit to use toward prints, digital images with print rights, wall art, albums, etc.

Mini sessions: I offer mini session specials at least once a year in the fall. Watch my Facebook page for upcoming specials!

Photo rights: Printing rights 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, but offer online ordering.

Contact information: Neenah, WI | info@melissaivesphotography.com | www.melissaivesphotography.com | facebook


Blush Pictures, LLC, New London, Wi

About:: Award winning photographer, Heidi Schroeder, Owner and Photographer of Blush Pictures, LLC, creates a FUN atmosphere, where clients relax knowing she has the experience, creative insight and personality to capture just what they were “picturing”. She is known for creating personalized images by incorporating client’s specific interests, ideas and items into sessions. Whether the session is on location or in Blush’s expansive studio, her modern style captures life’s fluid moments effortlessly while delivering polished, finished portraits.

Location:: Blush offers personalized on location sessions. There may be additional fees for locations beyond 50 miles from our studio. Blush serves all of Wisconsin and beyond.  Anywhere life happens, I can be there to capture it.

Studio:: Blush Pictures, LLC’s studio boasts over 2,000 square feet space. It offers a comfortable and large reception area with a child’s play space complete with seating and toys. Clients enjoy a private seating area with changing table and space to spread out during their session. Blush has two large shooting rooms that offer multiple set- ups and designs, such as exposed brick, original large wooden doors and more. Don’t forget props! Blush’s studio offers multiple client friendly prop rooms filled with goodies for your session. And don’t forget the family room…a private room designed for changing outfits, nursing or any other personal needs you may have.

Fee Structure:: Session fees start at $65 and up. Professional prints and products are purchased at your leisure once proofs are ready for viewing.

Mini Sessions:: Blush offers various mini sessions throughout the year that benefit multiple charities, especially around holidays. Depending on Blush’s shooting schedule, clients can request mini sessions at anytime throughout the year.  Our mini sessions fill up extremely fast. All Blush VIP Text List clients get first notification of events by texing the message “W744? to 36000.

Photo Rights:: We offer digital images with printing release from each session. These are available for purchase with a minimum professional product purchase.

Contact Information: 309 N. West Water Street, New London WI  |  heidi@blushpictures.com  |  www.blushpictures.com  |  facebook


KL Creative, Little Chute, Wi

About:: My name is Kayla LeBlanc with KL Creative and I am a natural light photographer and graphic designer. I love to capture your memories in any way possible! I prefer to shoot outdoors, but I also have a small in-home studio for newborns and small children.

Location:: I am currently located in Little Chute and would happily travel within 20 miles for no additional charge, but also willing to travel wherever requested to get the perfect shot!

Studio::  I primary shoot outdoors, but have a small in-home studio for newborn and small children photo shoots. I love natural photographs and am willing to travel to your home if it’s best suited for you.

Fee Structure:: Children sessions are $100 which include all edited images on a CD with the rights to print wherever you choose.

Mini Sessions:: Mini sessions for children are offered for $75. No travel outside 20 miles for mini sessions. All other information applies as full sessions, but will have less shoot time and images to choose from.

Photo Rights:: You will get the rights to all edited images on a CD given to you.

Contact Information: Little Chute, Wi  |  klcreativeservices@gmail.com  |  facebook


Butterfly Frames Photography, Combined Locks, Wi

About:: I have always enjoyed taking pictures of my extended family and friends and so it came naturally to start taking pictures for clients. I specialize in natural lighting and outdoor photography, but also enjoy and do quite a bit of sports photography. My thought is let me capture your moments while you are enjoying them with your family, so you have them for years to come.

Location:: I offer on location sessions. I only charge additional if I have to travel more than 30 miles. It is $0.50 per mile over the 30 miles.

Studio:: I do have a studio in my home. It is limited to doing individuals only at this time and not family sessions. I have various backdrops that I use in my studio along with some natural lighting and studio lighting when needed.

Fee Structure:: The sitting fee for individuals up to 2 people is $75. The session fee for a Family session (up to 6 people) is $100. Additional family members would be $10 per person. Senior sessions are $150 and include up to 2 locations and 3 clothing changes. CDs with up to 30 images are included with the Senior package. Proofs are uploaded to my website where you can order prints in various sizes. CDs can be purchased for all sessions (that do not include a CD) for $50.

Mini Sessions:: I do not do mini sessions yet. But, am looking at offering mini session in the future.

Photo Rights:: I do not provide CDs or photo rights with my sessions (excluding Senior package). Clients can purchase the CD which will give them the photo rights at a price of $50 per CD.

Contact Information:  Combined Locks, Wi  |   butterflyframesphotos@gmail.com  |  www.butterflyframes.net  |  facebook


Shaunae Teske Photography, De Pere, Wi

About:: I’m Shaunae, owner & photographer of Shaunae Teske Photography. I’m an artist and visionary specializing in natural light Maternity, Newborn and Family photography sessions. My photos tell the unique story each family possesses and showcases the love they share for one another.

Location:: I only shoot on location. Travel is included for the Green Bay, Fox Valley, and Door County areas. A small travel fee is required for shoots in Madison, Milwaukee and Western Wisconsin. I love travel and will go anywhere my clients want to shoot!

Studio:: I have a home studio for consultations, viewings and meeting only. All shoots are on location.

Fee Structure:: I have a set package called “The Motherhood Collection.” It allows you to pick sessions individually or choose multiple sessions for a discounted rate.

Mini Sessions:: I offer Mini Sessions one weekend in Fall.

Photo Rights:: I offer a copyright release with my photos for my clients’ own personal use.

Contact Information: De Pere, Wi  |  shaunae@shaunae.com  www.shaunae.com  |  facebook


Polka Dot Umbrella Photography, Neenah, Wi

About:: Danielle Kruse, owner and photographer of Polka Dot Umbrella Photography has been a photographer for 5 years. She specializes in modern + fresh + real images of children, newborns and families. She works on location as well as in her natural light studio in downtown Neenah.

Location::  We offer on location and natural light studio maternity sessions. We do travel up to 60 miles round-trip from the Appleton area.

Studio:: Studio space is located in downtown Neenah – high ceilings, hardwood floors and full of character where modern, simple maternity sessions are available.

Fee Structure:: Session fees start at $200 for all full sessions. Print prices start at $25 and collections at $450.

Mini Sessions:: Designated times are available for mini sessions through out the year typically every season. We also offer mini maternity sessions for $100 when you choose do also do a newborn session with Polka Dot Umbrella Photography. Perfect way to capture your belly and your new baby.

Photo Rights:: Clients can purchase digital images either at a discounted rate with their session fee or once they receive their gallery. All digital images come with a photo release which can be used to print and share images.

Contact Information: 121 ½ Wisconsin Ave. Neenah, Wi  |   danielle@polkadotumbrella.com  |  www.polkadotumbrella.com  |  facebook


Swoonbeam Photography, Neenah, Wi

About:: Swoonbeam Photography specializes in unique and artistic, newborn, child & family natural light photography in the Fox Cities area. Sarah has a background in nursing and feels that brings added patience and care to your session! She prides herself in having trained under Rachel Vanoven and Erin Elizabeth Photography!

Location:: Sessions are held in the studio or outdoors. Travel fees are dependant on the location outside of the Fox Valley area.

Studio:: Swoonbeam Photography’s studio is located downtown Neenah and offers a comfortable environment and beautiful props to use!

Fee Structure:: Maternity, Family and Child sessions are $100; newborn sessions are $150. Packages, prints & digital images are a separate investment.

Mini Sessions:: Mini sessions are offered two or three times a year and are announced on Facebook!

Photo Rights:: Printing rights are included with digital image purchases.

Contact Information: 116 S. Commercial St, Suite 117, Neenah, Wi  |  sarah@swoonbeam.com  |  www.swoonbeam.com  |  facebook


All Seasons Photo, New London, Wi

About:: Hello My name is Season Polsin. I have been doing what I love for 10+ years and loving every minute of it. Besides having 6 children of my own (ages 6yrs-20), being the oldest of 4 in my own family… I have been a preschool teacher, foster parent and done home-daycare too… Hope to see you soon.

Location:: There is no extra fees to travel locally amongst many of my favorite settings or one of your own.

Studio:: Downtown New London is the home of my OLD WORLD studio offering “FUN FOR ALL!”

Fee Structure:: Session fees have stayed the same for years and are very reasonable.  Email for specifics.

Mini Sessions:: All Sessions are LARGE with a mini price!

Photo Rights:: CD’s are always an option… email to find out the session details.

Contact Information:  New London, Wi  |  photosbyseason@yahoo.com  |  www.photosbyseason.com  |  facebook


Trinrose Photography, Appleton, Wi

About:: My name is Trinity and I love taking pictures. I’ve been taking pictures for years, but recently I was finally able to do this full time. I love being able to capture that special moment for others so they can remember that exact moment. I take pride in my work, and love to meet new people while capturing their memories.

Location:: I have portable backdrops and props that I bring to the customers house. I do take pictures in my house, but under certain circumstances. I like to take pictures at the customers house, since it’s more comfortable for them, especially kids. I do travel. After 30 miles from Appleton, I charge for travel depending on the distance.

Studio:: I don’t have a studio yet, all  my equipment and props are in my house, but I’m hoping to have a studio up in a few years.

Fee Structure:: Maternity and newborn pics are $200 (plus tax) unless you go with the baby package where you pay for 4 sessions and get the 5th free.

Mini Sessions:: I do offer mini sessions a couple times a year. 15 minutes photo shoot at an outdoor location, CD and rights to pictures are sent to you.

Photo Rights:: Yes, the photo rights are included in the prices I charge.

Contact Information:  Appleton, Wi  |  trinrosephotography@gmail.com  |  www.trinrosephotography.com  |  facebook


Caitlin Claire,  Appleton, Wi

About:: I am a dreamer of simple things. To me, life is about the small joys that make you smile each day and look forward to tomorrows adventures. My life revolves around my family & friends, my wild pup Walter, and work that keeps my creative spirit alive.

Location:: All of my sessions are on location, whether we head out to a favorite spot or we decide to shoot in your home for a fun Lifestyle Session. Traveling is always an option and I’m happy to discuss details when booking.

Studio:: I do not have a studio space. I prefer to shoot outside or at your home for lifestyle shoots. To me, photography is capturing who you and your family are in your favorite spaces. Not in front of a backdrop.

Fee Structure:: My fee structures are very simple and straight forward. Edited images are included in all of my packages and I’m happy to customize any session to your specific needs.

Mini Sessions:: I don’t currently have any mini sessions in the works but the ideas are always flowing for future seasons!

Photo Rights:: I currently offer complete rights to all the photos you receive after your shoot. Photos are meant to be printed and shared, it makes me smile to see pictures hanging on walls and being sent out in cards instead of stuck behind screens.

Contact Information:  Appleton, Wi  |  hello@caitlinclairestudio.com  |  www.caitlinclairestudio.com  |  facebook


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