Debbie Daanen | Environmental Location
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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We would love to tell the story of your family in one of our favorite outdoor settings or your ideal hide-away. All out of studio locations (excluding The Outback) session fees start at $150. (A $300 minimum purchase may be required for some sessions).

The Outback

Our very own backyard is a wonderful setting for children, senior portraits and families. We can catch your child playing on our tire swing, or a portrait of you relaxing in our hammock. Our yard in the Fall can not be beat! The tree-line is beautiful year round, but when the leaves start to change, it is transformed into a landscape of color!

The Gardens

Located inside Memorial Park, the former Gardens of the Fox Cities offers babbling brooks, winding paths, fields of wildflowers, a butterfly garden and endless flower displays. The is the perfect spot of the outdoorsy type or the girly-girl.

We also spend a lot of time photographing around the landscapes of Riverview Gardens.  The former golf course/country club has miles of flowers and tree-lines-perfect for any portrait.  Much different from those local park locations, it offers an expansive look to outdoor photography.

The Fox Valley’s large collection of local parks is always a nice choice for your outdoor images if you are looking for something that just ‘screams’ you… your favorite picnic spot or walking path makes for an excellent backdrop to your smiling face!

The Lakeshore

Door County hosts several miles of beautiful shoreline that creates an excellent backdrop for any type of portrait. We have photographed many families on the shores of Lake Michigan in Door Country and would love to work with your family. Special arrangements need to be made for this session.

Your Stompin’ Grounds

What could be more personal than your family in your home or yard? We are more than willing to come out to your favorite, personal location to create your legacy. Contact us for availability and a portrait consultation.

Downtown Appleton, with it’s unique facades and hustle and bustle motion, can make for an exciting photo location.  If that urban look is for you, talk with us about the secret gems our little town has to offer!

Destination YOU

This is your favorite out of studio spot or secret hide-a-way. Need some help picking the perfect location; ask for details on our D.D. Road Trips. The adventures we are willing to take are only limited by your imagination.  Any place you can dream up, we have our bags packed and are ready to go!

We highly recommend that anyone looking to have a portrait on location meets with us for a portrait consultation. Please also view our FYI page for more helpful hints.

Photography FYI…

  • We recommend you stop by the studio for a portrait consultation and to view the different selection of sessions to choose from.
  • Your online photo gallery will be posted within a few days of your session. Images will be available online for 2 weeks from your session date.
  • Ordering appointments are to be made within 2 weeks of your session date. Be prepared to make your final decisions at your ordering appointment. Half of your print balance is due at this appointment.
  • Clothing is a huge factor in photography.  We always want your face to be the center of attention-with this in mind, plain clothes with no heavy patterns is the rule.  The rules can always be broken, but with intent.  Simply ask yourself if there is a spot in your home where you can hang that type of portrait.
  • Ask about borrowing our beautiful children’s clothing, hats and tutus.
  • Timing for little ones is always a factor as well. Consider nap and feeding times when scheduling your session. Some Saturday mornings throughout the year are set aside for your convenience. Please ask if you need a weekend session.
  • Feel free to set up an in-person or phone call planning consultation session before your session to set up all details surrounding your photo session.


In our spare time, we love to travel, and take photos of course!  We have a wide selection of travel/landscape photography art prints for sale.  Whether to decorate your home or office, we have several images and styles to choose from.  Ask about setting up a viewing session to explore our images from here and abroad.