Introducing Michael Woolheater Photography

Have you heard? Code:M Design is now officially, Michael Woolheater Photography. I am looking forward to working with new and returning clients alike. This is not just a simple re-brand, it is a renewed and strong commitment to quality and exceptional customer service. It is an allocation of more time to whatever this awesome thing is that I am so lucky to be a part of.

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Adding Sunrise and Sunset to Google or Apple Calendar!

Every professional photographer knows how important sun timing is to get the best photos no matter what the occasion. There are a lot of ways to look up sunrise and sunset times so that clients can be scheduled at just the right time to get the most out of every session. One can simply do a search for the sunrise and sunset times of a certain day but that is generally done one day at a time and can be tedious. One can get an app that they can reference from their phone when scheduling but that is tedious, takes up room on your phone, and adds another app to the app drawer that just isn’t necessary. In my opinion, the best way to always know when to plan for outdoor shoots is to add sunrise and sunset times into your Google or Apple calendar! If you want your calendar to look like mine, with sunrise and sunset each day, simply follow these instructions.

Visit www.webcal.guru, create an account (it is free), select the ‘Sun’ calendar (notice there are a lot of fun calendars to pick from), setup location, select sunrise and sunset under ‘events’. Set time period, event titles however you like, and select your calendar color. When you are done, just save, and add it to your calendar by copying the link to the calendar and adding it to your existing calendar as a subscription. It took me less time to set up this calendar than it did for me to type this out! So go get it!

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Come Visit Me at Studio 1912

Book a family, maternity, senior, or boudoir session with me at my studio, Studio 1912. The numbers of looks and setups are endless. Use the Contact Me form to get a hold of me.

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Cutler Business Beat with Studio 1912

Studio 1912 was recently featured on Keloland Living, a local news program in the Sioux Falls region. A special thank you to the Cutler Law Firm for the invitation to collaborate on this special program focusing on small business and partnership.

Studio 1912 in the news on 1/4/21 speaking about small business and collaboration.

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Studio 1912: Round 2

In October of 2020, Studio 1912 doubled in space forming three great areas; Studio A, Studio B, and a photographer’s storage dream. The space is looking and functioning amazing. I have been looking forward to sharing these new photos of the space. If you want to learn more visit the Studio 1912 page.

As we enter the holiday season, my family and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please let me know if I can do anything for you, your family, or your business!

Andrea, Tenley, Talon, and I

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Studio Expansion & Female Portraits

I could write about so many things I am enjoying right now about photography – incredibly talented seniors have filled the schedule, families have been very enjoyable this year, weddings have been better than ever, and The Paisley Pod (www.ThePaisleyPod.com) and Code:M Design continue to shoot every Monday. I would like to specifically talk about two things that have really filled my bucket.

Studio Expansion. After only 6 months in business the photography and videography studio is expanding. We are doubling in square footage and bringing on additional members. Read more under Studio 1912. Pictures of the additional space and all the fun new furniture and decor to come.

Female portraits. Working with females that are passionate about being on the other end of the lens has led to a lot of fun and creatively rewarding work. I’ve really gotten to know a lot of great people and gotten to relax, take photos, and enjoy time behind the lens thanks to these talented individuals. I wish I could post a photo of every single one of these ladies but I have to start and end somewhere!

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Spring 2020 Updates! So many things to share…

What can I say that I didn’t put in the title of this one? I could say “pandemic” but we have heard that enough. I am going to stay focused on photography starting with this beautiful new studio space. For more information follow the link to the Studio 1912 page created recently. It was a studio that went from an idea on paper to full inception in only 2 months!

The rest of the updates are focused around people and landscapes. Beautiful boutique friends, beautiful model friends, beautiful couples tying the knot in difficult times, working myself hard in the gym thanks to Profile by Sanford, looking at the moon, and a TON of fun with drones!

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

How is your Winter going?

Hey, everyone! How is your winter going? It has been a beautiful season so far for photography.

Most of my time during the winter has been spent taking photos at the “readily available” locations when unique weather has presented. Because I am not a full time photographer I am at the mercy of the weather when I find free time.

Everything you see has been taken in local South Dakota locations, especially those available in the beautiful city of Sioux Falls but there are a few from Black Hills in Western South Dakota..

Thanks for visiting. In the near future you will find some behind the scenes and “how to” of my images and I look forward to hearing from you on what you are most interested in!

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

WHAT A SUMMER!

First of all, thank you to everyone who follows along and shares their feedback and comments. Photography is not nearly as rewarding without people to share it with. This summer has been rewarding and insanely busy. Here is just a peak at some of the stuff I have been working on over the last couple months!

Weddings and senior photos have been in high-demand and I’ve enjoyed every minute of these people and places.

To all of those that trust me in these intimate settings to take your photo and capture your moments, I want to say a sincere thank you for letting me do this for you.

The Paisley Pod, one of my favorite and longest running relationships in friendship and in photography, has been working hard. Opening a storefront this year and bringing in new styles of clothing through the season.

When you hear Code:M Design think concerts and people photography. It is what I do, what I practice, and what I want to perfect. Lots of great new opportunities to photograph music artists this season and lots of opportunities for business and fun portraits. I am blessed.

Sioux Falls has some of the most unique architecture and art downtown of any city I have ever seen. The “Arc of Dreams”, one of the best of the art downtown. It is a massive structure going across the river but separated in the middle. I had been wanting to photograph it for quite some time and knew two things; it had to be a completely unique (arguably impossibly difficult) and it had to be a long exposure. It took some great relationships and just the right timing.

Code:M Design is very excited to announce full videography services using 4K mirrorless devices. Please check out my videography section more examples and updates.

Last but not least, I have to thank my son, my daughter, and my wife for letting me do what I love to do. I get to see them a lot less because of how busy I am but they are so supportive and loving.

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,

Experiencing Wyoming Wind

This summer I had the distinct honor of joining Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band in Wyoming for a promotional photoshoot for the band. Visit them at www.ChanceyWilliams.com and check out their music. Best group of people I know; Chancey, Brooke, Jay Lee, Travis, and Wyatt!

It wouldn’t have been a trip to Wyoming if I didn’t take the truck off roading for some fun photography of course!

Thanks for looking and please email or call if you need anything!

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,