Elsie Fortune Photography

Wedding, Family & Western Lifestyle

in the heart of the Badlands of South Dakota



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Our Photography

Western lifestyle photography in the heart of the Badlands of South Dakota.

Our goal here at Elsie Fortune Photography is to capture moments and create lifetime memories for you and generations to come to cherish. Real life, real emotions and real smiles. 


Whether you are looking for family photos to capture the moment in time, need to update those frames, or are looking to send loves ones holiday cards, we are here to make you feel comfortable and have fun.


This is a milestone worth documenting. Each senior has their own personality and interests. We love to have fun, make you feel special, and give you photos to look back on.


At the begging of your love story, is where love shines in. We love to get to know our couples during engagement sessions. This is a place to let the love show.


Your wedding pictures aren’t just pictures. They are capturing the love you have as a couple for years to come. We are honored to be a part of your special day and let the love shine in.

Advertising & Branding

You business is important, and so is great photography for your products, headshots and so much more. We love helping our clients brand their story in photography.

Western Lifestyle

We live the life and love documenting the beauty and the reality in it. Our photos tell. the story of the land and life lived in Western South Daktoa.

Why Elsie Fortune Photography?

“Elsie Fortune is a very talented, awesome photographer! She captures moments to treasure for a lifetime. She has an artsy eye and knows her stuff. Lighting, timing, and is great with working with people. I love all my engagement and wedding photos that she did and highly recommend her for any occasion.” – Val

“This girl is amazing she can do anything. From makeup , hair touch-ups, bustling a wedding dress, decorating ideas just about anything and a wonderful patient photographer!” – Tammy

“Elsie captures the feeling of the people and the moment.” – Roy

“An AMAZING photographer! She captured the beauty of each and every one of my family members with our shoot in the Badlands! Wonderful to work with and everyone had a great time. The photos are amazing!!!! Will recommend her to anyone headed out west and wanting pictures taken, hands down.” – Maggie

How Do I Book A Session?

It’s easy peasy. Give us a call, we will get you on the schedule, and prepare you for your shoot!

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About Elsie

Just a small town ranch girl creating lifetime memories for people to cherish.

Weddings To Talk About

We love sharing this special day with our couples and their families. We are honored to be there to document and capture everything from the details to the wedding group.

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Photography tips, session preps, wedding day tips and more! Get the inside scoop.

How to Take Horse Sale Photos – Part 3

How to Take Horse Sale Photos – Part 3

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How to Take Horse Sale Photos – Part 2

How to Take Horse Sale Photos – Part 2

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How to Take Horse Sale Photos – Pt. 1

How to Take Horse Sale Photos – Pt. 1

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