Why the name “Tailfeather Photography?”

Every October my family spends time together in rural South Dakota hunting pheasants. Since 1998 I have followed those hunters through the fields shooting pheasants in my own way, through the lens of my camera. It was during one of those hunts out in the middle of a cornfield that I decided to take my photography down this path: opening a studio and pursuing my passion full-time. I could argue that fate chose this path for me long before that moment; as a senior in high school I convinced the shop teacher to let me pursue photography and darkroom film development during senior shop. I didn’t swing a hammer the entire year, but I did use up a lot of film. High school led to a bachelor’s degree in English, a stint in journalism and now my own studio.

I offer studio and location sessions in and around Northeast South Dakota for families, children, high school seniors and weddings. I also photograph school portraits every fall and many different sports and events throughout the year.

I have been a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America for over ten years and became a Certified Professional Photographer in 2015. I currently serve on the South Dakota Professional Photographers of America affiliate board of directors and am the current secretary.

Below are some of my merited images from the International Print Competition.

Give me a call, stop by, send me a message or find me on Facebook – I’d love to hear from you and be a part of your photography needs.

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