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

The South Dakota International Pageant 2023 & 2024

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.