Kenji and Jackie got married on a gorgeous July day at Sylvan Lake in Custer, South Dakota. This lake is an amazing location in Western South Dakota, surrounded by the Black Hills. There are so many things I could say to describe Sylvan Lake, but the fact that it is known as the “Crown Jewel” […]Read more "Kenji + Jackie | Sylvan Lake Wedding | Custer State Park | Custer, South Dakota"
You may remember Momma Megan from her stunning late spring maternity session at Beaver Creek. She welcomed Mr. Nixon John into the world on June 15 and her natural water birth was simply miraculous. It was so early in the morning when I got the call that Momma Megan was in labor. Knowing she was […]Read more "The Birth of Nixon | Sioux Falls South Dakota Birth Stories | Sanford Health"
Chicago, IL is and always has been one of my favorite cities. I love the lake, I love the city, I love the people.. and in May I went to Chicago to photograph one of my dear friends and her husband as they eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child! They live in an […]Read more "Baby Samolczyk | Windy City Maternity | Downtown Chicago, Illinois"
This styled shoot was more than just a fun collaboration of wedding professionals — it was a dream and vision I’ve had for years come to life. As a wedding photographer, I get the honor of photographing each one of my bride and groom’s dreams made into reality. I love to see what each couple […]Read more "Bohemian Inspired Styled Bridal Session | Big Sioux Recreation Area | Sioux Falls, SD"
Today, I did something I have been working toward for an entire decade. I walked into my very own studio! As many of you know, I’ve been working out of a small in-home studio for quite some time and had grown out of the space. For so long, I’ve wanted a solo studio outside my […]Read more "Big News at KJS!"