Hi! My name is Andrew Turner

I’m a professional photographer based out of Sioux Falls, SD.

Some interesting tidbits about me:

  • Professional nerd by day (Network Automation Consultant)
  • Proud Veteran of the U.S. Army and SD Army National Guard
  • Graduate of both South Dakota State University and Dakota State University
  • Always quick with a pun
  • Unhealthy love of Sci Fi

Most importantly, I love photography. In fact, my photography journey began many years ago as a teenager when I found my parents 35mm SLR camera. And yes, it was a film camera…

After my three years with the Army, I joined the SD Army National Guard as a military journalist and later graduated from SDSU with a degree in Journalism specializing in photojournalism. My work for the military has been published not just nationally, but internationally as well.

Today, I enjoy taking portraits of other people primarily senior portraits and headshots. I also enjoy dabbling in other types of photography including macro, landscape, and more.


My earliest training in photography at the professional level was focused in photojournalism. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Journalism and an emphasis on photojournalism. I was also a military journalist for the SD Army National Guard while in college and have had my work published around the world.

I started learning how to shoot portraits while still in college by enlisting the help of my friends. Before I knew it I was photographing numerous weddings where my photojournalism background proved invaluable. I have also spent my share of time photographing sports and have even won an award for sports photography in 2011.

I first learned the fundamentals of photography back in the early 2000s. However, I didn’t become active in photography until around 2008 when I started working as a military journalist for the SD Army National Guard. I later graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Journalism a News/Editorial focus (but really my focus was photojournalism).