Welcome to Kristi Shanks Photography!

10 Things You Should Know About me:

1. I have been married to my husband Jason for 20 years and we have 3 beautiful children.

2. I am not a huge fan of the cold weather in S.D. and dream of living where it is warm all year round.

3. I have a masters degree in Educational Leadership and teach ELL in Sioux Falls.

4. I have been a professional photographer for over 9 years.

5. I love to play with my kids, get messy, and laugh.

6. I only do 15 or less weddings a year in a photojournalist style, telling the story of their day.

7. I love taking pictures of newborns. I get my baby fix when I do.

8. You can usually find me at the park or a soccer/basketball game with a camera in hand.

9. I love chocolate!

10. I absolutely love being a photographer!

I feel that in order to be an amazing photographer I need to have a good balance of my Faith, my family, and my work. For these reasons, I do limit myself to the amount of photography I do. Photography is a way for me to capture moments in life so we can share them with the future generations.