About Me

Sarah Céline Elliott ~ owner, dreamer, artist, photographer

This is about capturing the personality in front of my camera and creating a classic work of art. My style is classic, simple, beautiful, and timeless. If this is what you are looking for, look no further, it was meant to be.

I started this big-dream, small business called Sarah Celine Photography in June 2003, but my quest for beautiful portraits started for me when I was just 15. On my 16th birthday, my father, Mark Pohl, gave me his Pentax Spotmatic a.k.a. "Penny". This is how my passion started. Taking photography classes in high school, I learned to love the art of photography. I traveled to Denver, Colorado at the age of 18 where I attended the Colorado Institute of Art and received my Associate Degree in Photography-Editorial Portrait.

Twenty...yes, twenty..um something...years after learning the "basics" with Penny, I have a style that is created with patience and love. I wait for the true moment that tells the story of personality in portraits. It is all about your child's unique self. At Sarah Celine Photography, it is an experience, not just a picture. I am here to document your milestones, and create art for you to enjoy for many years.

I specialize in children's and newborns' portraiture, but also do family photography, business headshots, and high school senior portraits.

My studio is the little red building, just west of the Fox River Mall, next to Manderfield's Bakery:

5050 Michael's Drive, Appleton (Grand Chute)

(920) 733-7157

STUDIO HOURS: By Appointment Only

© Sarah Celine Photography

Sarah Celine Elliott, Sarah Celine Photography LLC

Happy Clients = Happy Sarah

Happy Clients = Happy Sarah

“Thanks for the gorgeous photos!!! You have a way with the camera that makes it easy, no stress with beautiful results. Our family really appreciates that, hence we travel across many states to you:-) Your photos tell the story of our life.”

"These are so special! You’re so talented, you were able to capture his smiles. Thank you so much. It will be so hard to choose. "~ m. p.

"It is absolutely incredible how you capture all her moods. She is a complex kid." ~M.

"Thanks so much for making the photo shoot painless and fun!

You have a natural gift for putting people at ease."~Brad

"I am so obsessed with these pictures! You captured her personality perfectly. I’m going to want every single picture framed!" ~L. N.  


Thank you for the great photos you took of me. I am very pleased and happy with them, and so grateful to you for your work and time spent on me. Will be recommending you to family and friends and co-workers for sure. 

Thanks again so much!


"Oh. My. Goodness!! Instant tears! You are an amazing artist! Thank you, thank you!" ~S. A.

"I love the extra photos!

I told Zach it would be fun and he said it was!

It’s going to be hard to choose." ~ D. K.

"Emily came home just over the moon happy after your shoot. Thanks for making it so fun!" ~ T.B.

"I love that you’re here to help!

Your pics are all so spontaneous and fun!

You do know how to draw the best out of the kids! " ~H.P.

"We can’t wait to see them! Again - thank you. Brooke is so in love with her pictures…it was such a great experience for her!" ~S.B.

"These pictures are so fantastic!! I’m trying to mark favorites but frankly it’s all of them! Thank you SO MUCH!"

~ Michelle L.

"Thank you so much! We so appreciate all you have done for our family!!!" ~ Anne

"I love that despite my child’s best effort to sabotage all photo shoots you pull a rabbit out of a hat and give us awesome photos every time!!!"~ J.M.

"So beautiful! How will I ever choose?! Thank you for sharing your talents with us." ~K.C.

"So happy you got to capture our bundle of joy! I’ll be placing my order soon. Your are truly very talented.

Thank you for all that you do!" ~ E. G.

"Every year it is absolutely worth the drive to see Sarah Celine Photography! Thank you for the gorgeous sneak peak! " ~ T.M.

"Oh my gosh Sarah! We love them all. You do beautiful work! She is going to have a really tough time choosing!" ~ J.H.

"Thank you so much Sarah! These are soo special and I will certainly cherish them forever! Thank you! Thank you!" ~ Kayla

"OH MY WORD. Love love love. Swooning over these." ~ Laura 

"Just received our pictures....I am in love. Thank you so very much!" ~ Sara

"Awwwwww! Thank you! You did such a great job with my timid little monster. You captured her personality beautifully and I had the hardest time deciding! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! " ~ M.L.

"I just wanted to thank you again for my Christmas cards and the beautiful pictures you took of my kids! I was able to send out cards to everyone I wanted to because of how quickly you reordered my cards! Everyone has been telling me how beautiful the pictures are! 

Thanks again, and have a very happy holiday!" ~Meghan

"Thank you again for a wonderful experience and quick turnaround. It’s honestly the best photography experience we’ve ever had." ~D. V.


Inside the studio