Russell Jensen is one of the Black Hills region's nationally recognized and award winning artistic portrait photographers. He is a proud member of the PPA(Professional Photographer's of America) and in 2016 was awarded the Master of Photography degree through his achievements, advanced education, and service to the industry. That same year he was also awarded the SD Photographer of the Year Award. His work has won numerous gold and silver medal awards and one portrait of his senior clients in particular placed 1st in the PPA NorthCentral District print competition and continued to become one of the top 10 illustrative images at the 2020 PPA Grand Imaging Awards in Atlanta, Georgia. After beginning his career as an arts and photography educator he quickly realized his love of working one-on-one with his subjects and synergistically creating a beautiful portrait experience for his clients. He works out of his downtown portrait studio in Rapid City, SD and also travels to many of the scenic locations in and around the Black Hills region of western South Dakota. His desire is to help guide his clients toward bringing their personality and individualized character to life through the photographic experience.
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