Hanzlik Studio » South Dakota Wedding Photographer

In May of this year I was asked by the ever so talented Chelsea Tracy of Chelsey’s Boutique to captures images of the live mannequins of her annual event Style and The City which is an amazing fashion show and fundraiser for Dress for Success.  It was fun to hang out behind the scenes and capture a few photos of Patience Pickner owner of The Picket Fence and her daughter Magdalyn, create wearable art for the mannequins.  Angelique Verver of Platinum Imagination  was on site working her magic on the models as well.  I had the chance to meet a fellow Sioux Falls photographer, Dan Thorsen who was there photographing the entire event.  Here are some of my favorites from the evening.  Thank you again Chelsea for having me, it was a true pleasure!


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In January, I was able to meet up with Lesley and Iris in San Diego to do their engagement session.  It was an absolute blast from the past driving around the city with these two lovebirds.  We hit up Sunset Cliffs, Balboa Park, and eventually ended in Pacific Beach. 2016-07-29_0002pintopinterest2016-07-29_0003pintopinterest2016-07-29_0004pintopinterest2016-07-29_0005pintopinterest2016-07-29_0006pintopinterest2016-07-29_0007pintopinterest2016-07-29_0008pintopinterest

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Because I can’t update my site and say “Hey, come check out my new site” without any new content, I thought I’d post one of my favorite kind of sessions.

I love Senior sessions for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons I adore them is because no session is ever the same. Here are some of my favorites from the Class of 2016.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate these guys entrusting me with such a treasured milestone.  Thank you all so much! 2016-07-28_0001pintopinterest2016-07-28_0002pintopinterest2016-07-28_0003pintopinterest2016-07-28_0004pintopinterest2016-07-28_0005pintopinterest

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In May, my mom was ill and had to be hospitalized.  Without a second thought, I jumped in my car and drove for two days to North Carolina.  I spent a week with her there and drove back home.  In June, she was back in the hospital.  This time opted to fly and spent another week.   As I left her hospital room in Chapel Hill, I knew in my heart that it would be the last time I would see her.
On October 1st, I got the call that she wasn’t doing well and there was concern that she wouldn’t make it through the night.  How could this be?  I had just talked with her the night before.  I was in the hospital in South Dakota, she was in the hospital in North Carolina.   We joked we laughed and she said: “I’m so glad you called, I can finally rest”.  I said “Ok Mama, get some sleep, I love you.  I’ll talk to you tomorrow”.  I never got to talk to her again.
I’m sad.  I miss her.  There are a million things I wish I would have told her, questions I want to ask her, and hugs I want to give her.  I miss my Mama.  However, I know she wouldn’t want me to be sad.  She would tell me to wipe away my tears, put a smile on my face and dance.  She always said… “I Hope You Dance”.   Well, Mama, I want you to know that I will always dance!pintopinterest

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  • Beautifully written, my friend. I love seeing your posts online – and you know your mama would be super-proud of all you are doing. *hugging you from NC*ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Macdougall

    I love you Angi. The last time I talked with her was on Tuesday, I was driving so I had her on speaker phone. She was laughing at me and Travis because Travis was being Travis and driving me crazy. I feel like we are blessed because the last time we both talked to her she was happy and we ended our conversations with “I love yous”. I think that was her gift to us. ❤ReplyCancel

  • Janine Betts

    Angi…even tho’ we are very new “friends”, the minute I met you I knew you were full of compassion and love…I liked you. I really look forward to getting to know you better thru our chance meetings and here on this Blog! Dance with joy!ReplyCancel

Congratulations Jamie and Brian!  Your wedding was wonderful, thank you so much for having me as a part of your day.

Venue: Turf Valley

Hair: Laury {Deja Vu Salon & Spa}

Make-up Artist: Jessica Perry {Renaissance Salon & Spa}

DJ & Emcee: Tim Hamin & Elise Marego {Dance Masters Entertainment}

Officiant: Randy Miller {Move on Today 2}

Florist: Wessel’s Florist and Weddings






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