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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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Dance, Seniors, Dance, Seniors, Dance…

Dance, Seniors, Dance, Seniors, Dance…

That has been our lives these last two weeks!

This week we wrapped up with our dance photos for @kidsonthemovedance  in both the Appleton and Green Bay locations, (we had a great time with them, by the way)  and then we were back in the studio with a few seniors this week… which brings us to today (Friday) with one more senior session before we pack up and head out next week to see our other dance friends at @heartofthevalleydanceacademy!

Can you say exhausted! ha ha … For real though, we love it!

Here is a link to view a little of our studio fun from yesterday’s senior sesh…


I’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the fun we have next while we are out and about once again… this time, dancing and photographing our way through Kaukauna!  🙂

Happy Friday (or as all the ‘kids’ say, FriYAY) Everyone!



The ‘Art of Dance’ Mini Dance Sessions:

Hello Hello! 🙂

We are excited to be offering these limited edition mini dance sessions to all our dance families!

‘The Art of Dance’
A Limited Edition Studio Dance Photography Session

~ Dance ~ Action ~ Motion ~ Emotion ~ Art ~
Beyond Typical Dance Photography

Studio photo mini session – $35 (reduced rate)
20% off all studio print pricing
Focus on your dance skills and creating a true piece of art.
Contact the studio for full details and to schedule your session time.


We would love to work with you on creating a fabulous work of art of your talented dancer! 🙂

Oh, Mother Nature…

Well, Mother Nature has really did a number on us this week… So were SUPPOSED to have our first few nights with our new friends at #kidsonthemovedance this week.. but Mother Nature had other plans.


So since the weather is as it is, we will be seeing them, NEXT week and we are very excited to do so!  So our best advice for this week is to drive safe, stay warm/dry and make it a great day!

Meet Olivia…

It’s begun!  Our senior photo model rep ~ class of 2019 ~ photo shoots have begun!  We photographed our first amazing model yesterday… Olivia Schmidt of Appleton North/Central!  We had a blast working with her and although we have know Olivia for a few years, as she dances at one of the dance schools we work with (shout out to Footworks Dance Company)  it is always amazing how much you can learn about a person in just a few short hours.  Olivia and her mother Ann, we a delight to work with and we can not wait for our Summer photo shoot!

 You can see more of our time with Olivia at:


I want to take a moment to discuss her outfit in the image… where we typically suggest making clothing selections based on personal taste and trends, we often drive client decisions to go with a solid color item vs a heavy pattern such as this dress.  As always, do as I say, not as I do! ~ ha ha!  But in all seriousness, there is an exception to every rule… and this is a prime example.  Although a pattern, the image is larger and defined (unlike a small stripe) and not in a defined, structured pattern.  This, along with the dark colors, allow the clothing to not overwhelm her face.  Thus the reason we tell you to bring your closet along!  Happy shopping!!!  😉