Code:M Design

Created in July of 2017 with a focus on creativity & superior customer service/customer satisfaction, Code:M Design specializes in photography for families, events, couples, engagements, weddings, concerts, & commercial photography in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota community.

Why You Should Choose Code:M Design

When I started photography I made a list of all of the things I didn’t like about photography and worked backwards from there. I made sure to have a response for everything that bothered me as a customer.

I started with price, vowing to never over-price my services and only offer them at a price that I found reasonable, consistent from client to client, and at a price that was good for clients AND business (not just one or the other). After price, I recognized that in all my experiences as a photography customer, I was not pleased with turn-around-times and I have made it a point to offer the best turn-around-times in the industry. For EVERY project, I guarantee a 0 to 72 hour turn-around-time and provide all photos, edited, via an electronic link.

Finally, as a fan or customer of photography I wanted diversity. When I purchased a session or a product, I didn’t want my photos to look like everyone else’s so I made it a priority to make every session as unique and beautiful as the subject. Collectively, I call all of this the “new photography standards” – a modern and customer friendly way of doing photography.


1. Provide superior quality & unique photos.
2. Offer the best turn-around-times in the industry.
3. Provide a professional & personalized relationship with all of my clients.
4. Support non-profits & my local community.

Me and My Family

My name is Michael Woolheater and I am from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Outside of photography, I am a busy family man. My wife, Andrea, and I have a seven year old daughter named Tenley and a five year old son named Talon. I am a scientist, project manager, and business development specialist in research with a regional hospital network and I am the owner of a thriving landscaping company, Concrete Contours.

Photography has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It started with a passion to photograph my family as it grew. That quickly became a desire to help others capture their special memories and there were no limitations on the types of memories. Code:M Design quickly became one of the areas premier concert, wedding, family, maternity, and events photographer.

Two of my favorite quotes and ones that I apply to everything I do in business are; “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care” and “All we have at the end of the day is how we have treated others”.

Thank You

Thank you for visiting. If you haven’t already, bookmark my site and follow me on Facebook. Photography is not as rewarding without people to share it with.