Debbie Daanen | Ashley Schmit
Debbie Daanen is a Professional Photographer in Appleton Wisconsin who specializes in children's portraits, senior portraits, family portraits and more.
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SANTA CAMP Holiday Mini Sessions Start THIS Saturday!

We are getting a jump start on the Holiday Season… Our first installment of ‘Santa Camp’ Mini Sessions will be THIS Saturday, October 17th. (Also available during regular business hours)
For the whole family or just the kids: ‘Santa Camp’ Minis Include:
– 30 Minute Session –
– Online Proofing Gallery –
– 3 Edited, Print Ready, Digital Image Files –
– 10% Off Holiday Card Orders –
– Print Package Pricing Available –
JUST $325! Call now to get on our schedule: 920.739.3249

Fall Family Minis THIS SATURDAY! October 10th!

Fall Family Mini Sessions – Limited Morning Appointment Times Available 
Location: TBD
– 30 Minute Session – 
– Online Gallery –
– 25 Digital Images (Edited & with print release) –
– Reduced print pricing available – 
– JUST $550! –
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We have opened up just a select few appointment times for Saturday morning, so if you want those Fall family photos, call now to get on our schedule!  920-739-3249

Thursday Night’s Virtual Event for CELEBRATION OF HOPE to be Filmed Right Here at DDPHOTO! :)

This, “24K Floral Magic” chair, done by yours truly, could be yours! It, along with several other amazing chairs and silent auction items, are available on the


auction site. The site is up and bidding is open! Help Celebration Of Hope Inc. continue to provide for those in need…

Check it out here:  Click the LIVE EVENT tab on the left to tune in for all the fun and a live musical performance by the very talented Nicky Jordan! 🙂

Helping Those Helping Others…

As many of you know, Ashley sits on the board of a local charity, Celebration of Hope, Inc. and this year marks 5 years in existence for the group.

Typically their big annual fundraising event happens in the Spring, but with all the craziness of 2020 and Corona virus, this year’s event is to be held virtually.  We invite you to attend the “live” portion of the event on September 24th, but  be sure to check out the auction site here: 

Bidding opens on Monday the 14th!  You may notice a large gift certificate package to the studio is up for grabs as one of items, so bid soon and bid often!  Every dollars helps, especially in these uncertain times.

Learn more about the organization at:



As many of you know, we have the privilege to work with a few local schools here in our community. This year, although the photo days will be very different from past years, we will once again be photographing our friends at St. Francis Xavier High School, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School-McDonald Street and Mount Olive Lutheran School.

Next week starts our photo days for those schools, so because of that, we unfortunately will be out of the office most days next week to fully staff those school photo days.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you and happy school year 2020! 🙂

Canvas Minis: These 4X6 prints are canvas material, mounted on a plastic base with an easel back stand.
They are thin, lightweight and adorable… Great for school/dance/sports photos, vacation pics or family portraits!
JUST $12!

Congrats 2020 Xavier Grads!

Congrats again to all the graduates of Xavier High School, Appleton, WI!!! It was a lovely evening for an (overdue) celebration!
Images from last night will be posted to our online gallery later today… Contact the studio or the school if you missed the code to enter the site. 🙂
If this image doesn’t sum up 2020, I don’t know what does.  Congrats Class of 2020!!! 🙂

Hats are trending…

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good hat!

(Exhibit A: ALL and ANY of my current and past business card photos – haha)

Our senior ladies this week are killin’ the hat game!  We still have a few limited senior session times available… call now to get on our schedule and plan those fabulous outfits… and bring your hats!!! 🙂


Senior Class 2021


Summer is Senior Photo time… and it’s already JULY!
We have a limited number of high school senior photo sessions left open this Summer. Call soon to be one of the few! 920-739-3249
Spots are filling quickly – fill out the form below or contact the studio to ensure your time slot!
Senior Photo Session Request Form: