SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
My first assignment with the South Dakota Department of Tourism was in January 2019, and the goal was to highlight winter experiences in the western part of the state. After visiting Badlands National Park and hitting several trails in Custer State Park, I teamed up with Women Who Hike and explored the frozen waterfalls in Spearfish Canyon.
Despite the chilly weather, I fell in love with the landscapes in SoDak, so working with the DMO again in July 2019 was a no brainer. I returned to Spearfish, Custer and the Badlands, focusing on landscape photography and creating the perfect road trip itinerary for summer visitors. Thanks to a record-breaking amount of precipitation earlier in the spring, everything was a verdant paradise, and I feel lucky to have captured some of the images below.