Carter’s Birthday Club Magnet – Madison South Dakota Children’s Photography

Carter came in for his Birthday session a while ago and Mom just picked up his pictures today. As part of the Birthday Club, we made up a magnet of Carter’s images.

Carter was one of our participants in our Caring Cuties Contest. You can vote for your favorite Cutie through March 25th.

We would love to take pictures of your little one on their Birthday. Call the studio at (605)586-4143 to set up an appointment.

Caring Cuties Contest: Groups – Vote for your favorite

We are announcing the Caring Cuties Contest. For the month of February, we photographed cuties that came out and supported the orphanage. $25 entered the children into the contest, gave a 60 minute session, and a free 8×10. The entrance fee all is going to Leah’s Kids and the Casa Angelina orphanage. (Check out www.leahskids.org) We are now posting the entries online for our viewers to vote for the cutest kids. There are three categories of winners: zero to four year old, five to 12 year old, and groups.

Here are the 7 entrants in the group category. Please vote for your favorite image. Contest winners receive a framed 16×20 print plus 2 accordion wallet books. Voting ends on Friday March 25th.

If you would like pictures of your little ones, please call the studio at (605)586-4143. Bring your muchkin around the time of their birthday and receive a free session and magnet as part of our Birthday Club.

Caring Cuties Contest: Ages 0 to 4 – Vote for your favorite

We are announcing the Caring Cuties Contest. For the month of February, we photographed cuties that came out and supported the orphanage. $25 entered the children into the contest, gave a 60 minute session, and a free 8×10. The entrance fee all is going to Leah’s Kids and the Casa Angelina orphanage. (Check out www.leahskids.org) We are now posting the entries online for our viewers to vote for the cutest kids. There are three categories of winners: zero to four year old, five to 12 year old, and groups.

Here are the 12 entrants in the age 0 to 4 category. Please vote for your favorite image. Contest winners receive a framed 16×20 print plus 2 accordion wallet books. Voting ends on Friday March 25th.

If you would like pictures of your little ones, please call the studio at (605)586-4143. Bring your muchkin around the time of their birthday and receive a free session and magnet as part of our Birthday Club. Check out our Baby Plan for a framed print and sessions: newborn, three, six, nine and twelve months.

Caring Cuties Contest: Ages 5 to 12 – Vote for your favorite

We are announcing the Caring Cuties Contest. For the month of February, we photographed cuties that came out and supported the orphanage. $25 entered the children into the contest, gave a 60 minute session, and a free 8×10. The entrance fee all is going to Leah’s Kids and the Casa Angelina orphanage. (Check out www.leahskids.org) We are now posting the entries online for our viewers to vote for the cutest kids. There are three categories of winners: zero to four year old, five to 12 year old, and groups.

Here are the two entrants in the age 5 to 12 category. Please vote for your favorite image. Contest winners receive a framed 16×20 print plus 2 accordion wallet books. Voting ends on Friday March 25th.

If you would like pictures of your little ones, please call the studio at (605)586-4143. Bring your muchkin around the time of their birthday and receive a free session and magnet as part of our Birthday Club. Check out our Baby Plan for a framed print and sessions: newborn, three, six, nine and twelve months.

Christopherson – South Dakota Family Pictures

Another family from last Fall.

Marv and Ruth

Christmas presents come in many forms. We like the gift of portraits. Marv and Ruth came up in early December for their session.

Ruth has sold Avon for years. If you’ve needed your washer or dryer repaired in the last 50 years, Marv has probably been to your house.

They were first the parents of my classmate David. They were then our next door neighbors. We now call them friends.

Marv and Ruth never seemed to age in our eyes, but time tints our memories. They take life a little easier these days, still going but working less.

Myrvik Family – South Dakota Family Pictures

The Myrvik family came to the studios for some post Christmas pictures. Here’s their 4×10 composite image.

Allen Family Christmas Card – Madison South Dakota Family Pictures

We’ve been doing pictures for the Allen family for a very long time. Here’s their Christmas card from last December.

Elly and her brothers – Madison South Dakota Family Pictures

Elly and her three brothers came for a session last Fall. Word has it that their parents LOVED the pictures. While I liked the color version, I think the sepia treatment works well on this image.

Foland Family Christmas card – Madison South Dakota Family Photography

Another fun Christmas card designed by ElizaBeth.

Jacobson Family Christmas card – Howard South Dakota Family Photography

Here’s one we missed putting on the blog from December.

Maydsen’s Birthday Club Magnet – Pierre South Dakota Children’s Photography

Another fun Birthday Club magnet for Madysen. Mom and Dad have been bring her since she was a baby…now she’s all grown up.

Don’t forget to check out our Caring Cuties contest.

Martin Family Christmas Card – Madison SD Baby Photography

Jena and Jason let their little guy be the star of their Christmas card. ElizaBeth designed a custom card while they watched on our big screen.

Don’t forget to check out our Caring Cuties contest

Boys will be boys: Sievers Family – Rutland SD Family Photography

Branden and Delaina needed some new family pictures but the boys had more than a little fun posing for the camera. They were quite good at making goofy expressions.

We did get a few great images without the funny faces at the farm and at the studio.

No More Hibernation — Bring out Your Cuties!

I think the cold has put us all in hibernation mode. It’s cold. It’s so much work to bundle up, to get the car started, to wander out on roads, not sure that they won’t be icy or blown over by the time you come home. Boy, can I relate! Here I am with Rachel a week ago on one of those zero degree days where I wasn’t brave enough to head to town but still needed a little exercise. This is usually a little mile section that we run the dog or the kids run for gym class. This day I couldn’t find the road on the whole mile. It was a good, challenging walk, but I was happy to see the snow plow come to open the back road up.

Having said that, No worries, we are so thankful to the snow plows that open up the paved road to Rutland every day, and also to great neighbors, Denny and the Carpers for keeping our alley and our parking area nice and clean so you can all come visit us. And, I’m going to plan on the cold weather finally breaking. Today, the weather crept up to 30 degrees. I was loving the feel of the sun on my face and being able to be out without hurrying to get out of the chill.

We had so much fun playing in the cold a couple weeks ago, with the Freeze Your Fanny 5k Run, that we decided to continue the fun and also the love we want to share with the Leah’s Kids organization. The group from Madison will be off to Guatemala in just a couple weeks, to help finish the house for the orphanage, but there is always continuing need for support at the orphanage. Mike and I have decided to find a new way to help them out. Of course, we want you to help out, too. So, here’s our new program.

We are announcing the Caring Cuties Contest. For the month of February, we are looking for cuties to come out and support the orphanage. $25 will enter your children into the contest, give you a 60 minute session, and a free 8×10. The entrance fee all goes to Leah’s Kids and the Casa Angelina orphanage. (Check out www.leahskids.com) Then March 1-15, we will post our entries online for our viewers to vote for the cutest kids. We plan to have three categories of winners: zero to four year old, five to 12 year old, and groups –A great chance to get all the grandkids together in one portrait. Call today to set up your appointment 1.605.586.4143. Have an adorable idea to make your session more creative? Make sure you give us your idea when you call so we can plan for something fun.

Mathison girls – Sioux Falls Baby Photography

Here are images from a fun session we did with the Mathison girls.

Spier Family Pictures – Madison SD Family Photography

Take yourself back in time not that long ago when the ground was not white and the temperatures were not freezing. We photographed the Spier family on a beautiful Fall afternoon at their place in Madison.

Hohweiler Reunion – South Dakota Family Photography at Camp Lakodia

We photography many reunions and families at Camp Lakodia on the west side of Lake Herman. The Hohweilers just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and everyone came home to help celebrate.

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Thompson family – South Dakota Family Photography

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We photographed the Thompson family a while back. They took advantage of our complimentary family session that came with Dax’s senior pictures. We did Deidre’s senior pictures just a couple of years ago. Deidre is now our swim teacher so we can get faster in triathlons.

Here is their 16×20 composite.