The best part of being a portrait photographer is preserving special moments in people’s lives. Sometimes it is simply the love that you feel for your family, or that your little ones are growing up so fast and you want to capture that moment in time.


Professional Experience
Since 2011: Owner / Photographer / Designer
Kruse PhotoGraphics in Harrisburg, SD

2 years: Video Editor / Graphic Designer
Magic Makers, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD

Freelance Experience
BizNOW Contributing Photographer
June 2012 - July 2012 - August 2012

2 years: Photography / Photo Editor & Country 'N More in Sioux Falls, SD

1 year: Graphic Designer, Resurrection Life in Butte, NE


Hello there! My name is Crystal Kruse, photographer/owner of Kruse PhotoGraphics. Well I suppose you clicked on this page because you want to learn a little bit more about me? Well here we go! I hope I don't bore you with mindless information...

I got my start in photography when my husband, Kyle, bought me my first DSLR, a Nikon D5000. What a great birthday present! I had been wanting a new camera and my little Sony Cyber Shot just wasn' was old and I needed...wanted...something new! My first true test of photographing "portraits" was when my soon to be wed sister-in-law needed engagement photos taken. The rest is history. So here's where I toss in a HUGE "THANK YOU" to my husband, Kyle, and of course my very first clients....Amber & Carl. I wouldn't be where I am today had it not been for the 3 of you.

So here I am today...several portrait photos later. I couldn't be happier! The thrill and excitement of capturing the raw emotions during important moments in life is something I live for. I am always up for trying something think "outside the box" and be creative. Yes, I do capture "the standard" photos too, but I love candid & creative shots so don't be surprised if you get a few of those in with your photos if you book with me. :)

Enough about me, take a look through my portfolio! -Crystal K.