Wortman Extended Family Shoot

I can’t believe I missed posting this session on my blog, it was a great session with such a GREAT family!!  These are some of  my good friends and their  extended family- celebrating their mom and dads 50th wedding anniversary.  The weather was perfect- the backdrops were awesome– and the kids, grandparents and parents were rockin on!  Thanks for coming everyone– Happy Anniversary Marty and Betty, you have an awesome family!

Reding ~ Extended Family Session

This was a fun session to shoot as it was not just one family, but 5 families all grouped together to make 1 very large family, 25 very well behaved, well almost all were behaving themselves. okay who made off with my chicken hat?   I think it is great that the Redings took the time to document their summer get together.  They finished the evening with an awesome bonfire on a hot summer night! 

Deion 2013 Senior ~ Wessington Springs South Dakota Class of 2013


The weather here in rural South Dakota finally cooperated  for a brief time  to squeeze in a last minute senior shoot.  Some long awaited sunshine and warmer temperatures brought the ladies out in full force.  Well, maybe a tiny bit weather related, but I would bet they were checking out the good looking dude I was taking photos of.  How many times can several car loads of girls drive around the same block, whistling and snapping photos with their cell phones? A lot.  Hate to break it to you dad but you are going to have to spring for a new set of tires on that school car.  Deion and I had fun checking out some cool spots in Miller, SD.  We took a break and had a great  burger  at Turtle Creek Saloon while we waited for the golden hour, my favorite time to shoot. We got some great shots and some of my favorites are  in his National Guard uniform.  Thanks Deion for your service and thanks for being such a great nephew and GQ Model…NAILED IT!



Andrew & Paige Engagement | Highmore, South Dakota

I have been anxiously wanting to post this gallery and I received the go ahead yesterday as Paige has now sent out her Save the Date cards. Andrew and Paige will be getting married June 29th, 2013 in Highmore, SD. Our entire family is really excited about this wedding. Paige and her family are our close family friends. We have taken family vacations together, gone on many camping trips, watched our kids grow up together and made many memories over the years. This wedding pretty much has the stamp of FUN all over it and I am all about FUN! Our family has watched Paige grow into a beautiful young lady inside and out. We are so proud of her. Andrew, well we love Andrew he is a great guy, hardworking, great personality and it does not hurt that he looks like (Sharky) aka Adam Levine. Paige and Andrew’s little man Preston is adorable. He had the poses down and was such a little trooper.

I took Paige and Andrew’s engagement pictures over Labor Day on our annual summer camping trip. It was a hot, but beautiful evening at West Bend Recreation Area. We all jumped in the mule and found some cool locations with nice light. Thanks to my assistant Nicole for all her help. It was hard to pick a favorite so I will let you the viewers decide.