Who is Chressie?

I'm a born and raised South Dakotan who lived in Sioux Falls, but now resides in Tea. I've had many titles over the years, but my favorites are a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a photographer. I took up photography in late 2018, as a way to express my creativity when not working at my full time job as a financial crimes analyst. I started out doing many kinds of photography, from newborn, to weddings, to family sessions and boudoir. Boudoir has always been my favorite kind of photography, as a woman myself who has had self confidence issues, it truly is a confidence booster. I like having my clients see how beautiful they really are, and about making them feel comfortable throughout the process.

Before photography, I received my cosmetology license in late 2011. Although I no longer work in the cosmetology field -- I learned a lot about styling, colors and makeup which has helped with my photo sessions. I have hand picked my hair stylists and makeup artists, because I know they provide quality work and remain professional.

“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel.”