Lil birdie taking in the views of Bear Butte in South Dakota! Made the hike up in about an hour and a half while snapping a ton of photos consisting of wildlife gorgeous views and flowers scattered throughout. Wish I wasn’t working the whole time and could’ve explored more of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Recently, there’s been a paradigm shift in the way I look at photography. The project that consumed me for the last month was challenging and tested my knowledge of my language and our stories. It made me realize there’s more that I can be doing with my art and how I tell stories. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with my people and your stories as graduates, families and more ARE of importance... it’s simply that I feel a calling, as well as an obligation, to change direction. So many things didn’t work out this summer, I felt discouraged and like I was trying to force it. Sometimes you just have to listen to what the universe is trying to tell you. With that said, I’m officially announcing that I will no longer be offering Senior, Family or Couple portraits. Wopila tanka to past clients that became friends and for all of the support thus far. I hope you’ll stick around to see where this new path takes me. 🙌🏽✨
Weeee’re back! Missing in action due to The Grump in jail. The Wife has to bust him out western style. 💣🔫
This place was sick tho. Calamity Jane stayed the night bc she tried to “borrow” a horse on a drunken night. She was a hell of a drinker and also a hero. She did a man’s job back then to survive and she was good at it. She’s kinda The Wife’s hero. ———
Laura Bullion AKA Della Rose was an outlaw and a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. She accompanied them during The Great Northern Train Robbery. Serving only 3 1/2 months in prison, she lived out her short life as a honest working women. ———
The history of the American West is fascinating! We are now hooked on the series Godless-the story of Frank Griffith (Jeff Daniels!), Roy Goode, and the women of La Belle. Netflix and chill to this one dudes! 👍🏼👍🏼
The Six Ton Prairie Dog 🐿 We saw this guy as we were headed out of Badlands National Park and on our way home. We stopped for a few photos and some last minute essentials from the store. As well as a $1 bag of unsalted peanuts to feed the real prairie dogs out back. It was the best dollar I’ve ever spent and was a great way to end our trip. 💵 What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten for $1 while traveling?
Wicincala Sakowin ✨ [ I’ve been out shooting every single day for almost two weeks now, working on a commission for an amazing project... And it’s been both challenging for me as a photographer but rejuvenating for me as a Lakota woman. My soul is happy ❤️ ]