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.
Debbie Daanen, baby photographers, baby photography, baby portraits, baby photos, infant photographers, infant photography, infant portraits, infant photos, newborn photographers, newborn photography, newborn portraits, newborn photos, maternity photographers, maternity photography, maternity portraits, maternity photos, child photographers, child photography, child portraits, child photos, children photographer, children photography, children portraits, children photos, kid photographers, kid photography, kid portraits, kids photos, portrait photographers, professional photographers, artistic photography, unique photography, black and white photography, digital photography, Appleton photo studios, Appleton photographers, Appleton photography, Appleton portrait artist, Appleton baby photographers, Appleton child photographers, Fox Cities photographers, Fox Valley photographers, Wisconsin photo studios, Wisconsin photographers, Wisconsin photography, Wisconsin portrait artist, Wisconsin baby photographers, Wisconsin child photographers, top Wisconsin photographers, best Wisconsin photographers, Wisconsin premier photography, Appleton, Fox Cities, Fox Valley, Wisconsin
archive,paged,author,author-ashleyschmit,author-2,paged-16,author-paged-16,ajax_updown_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-theme-ver-3.7,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-7.5,vc_responsive

Limited Studio Hours…

Hello All!

As we kick off another work week, another dance school is upon us… this time spending the week with the lovely ladies of the Heart of the Valley Dance Academy in Kaukauna.

We have known this family of ladies and dancers for so many years, it is a true pleasure to work with them year after year.

Because of our intense photo schedule, we have very limited studio hours this time of year. We suggest calling ahead before you stop in, just to ensure that one of us is here to assist you. We are out early most afternoons due to our photography sessions.

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience. Thank you and have a super day! 🙂

We have thoughts… and you can read them here: It’s Dance School Season!

As many of you know, we photograph a lot of local dance schools… and we have just kicked off our dance season! This week marks our first dance school of the season – the Appleton Parks and Rec Unity Dance Academy, in downtown Appleton.


It is always a wonderful time oohing and ahhing over the adorable costumes and getting see all the familiar faces we remember from years past. We have the wonderful opportunity to work so closely with the fantastic staff of our DDP dance schools year after year and truly can call these ladies our friends. Shout out to all those putting in the long hours with us this week!


Dance school photography is certainly a labor intensive endeavor for us, and we certainly could not do this without the trust we have built with these clients and of course the assistance of our group photographer, Stacey and our DDP Road Crew Amy & Laura. We can not thank you enough for your continued dedication.

We sing and dance (not well) along side these kids during the week and have a ton of laughs along the way and would not trade the memories made each year for anything… it makes all the hard work we put in worth while. When we talk with a parent who explains how they look forward to photo week each year, we can only reply with; that is indeed the reason we do what we do, and love doing it.

If anyone has a dance school in need of photography, please contact the studio- we would love to chat with you about our program. It’s a win/win for everyone!

Unity Dance – we are having a great time with you as usual!!! Lisa and staff – you are amazing.
So as we sit mid week of our first dance school of the season- ‘Dance like no one is watching’ because we certainly do and can only hope no one is watching… 😉

Valentine’s Day Special for Kids…

For Jan. & Feb. our Angel Sessions are the featured mini sessions… Paired with our newest product, the framed and matted, floating, torn-edge watercolor prints- your finished piece will be a lasting work of art. Session/print/frame/matte: $350
Call now to book your session! 920.739.3249

We are super excited about this new product…

“Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way.”
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: a new Twist on an old favorite…
Our famous angel series watercolor prints now featured on a torn edge, floating matte display.

Brown or black framing options.


Fresh Snow = Pretty Pics

With a little fresh snow falling, our outdoor space is looking just as fantastic as in the Summer months… call now to schedule those outdoor family sessions while the kids are still home from school!  739-3249

(We will try and find a warmer day for your photos than today was; but we are willing to tough it out if you are!)  🙂


Holiday Hours…

We want to wish you a very, Merry Christmas, as we take a little time off to celebrate the Holiday with our families and friends.  Please note our Holiday studio hours below. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


Holiday Hours:

Please Note….


DDP Holiday Hours: Closed Friday 12/23 & Monday 12/26
We will be here 9 – 5 Mon – Thurs this week. Happy Holidays! 🙂