Shalista Photography, a busy portrait studio in Sioux Falls is looking for part-time office and studio assistant with possibility of moving to full time. Send resume by email. Do not call or text. We plan to hire by early May.

Succesful applicant must have:

1) Superb communication and interpersonal skills. You will be working with the public both on the phone and in person. Your responsibilities will include generating excitement with new prospective clients and converting them into successful bookings, scheduling, problem solving, and all skills associated with customer service and satisfaction. You must be a people person with ability to put clients at ease and make them feel special.

2) Impeccable Organizational skills…handling a minutia of detail and all the steps involved in post production work. You will be responsible for processing, tracking and scheduling multiple print orders, working with a retoucher, working with multiple labs, and packaging work for clients.

Additional helpful skills. We are looking for the right person and are willing to train the right person on software if they meet other qualifications.

Photoshop, InDesign and Lightroom
Marketing, Social Media and Design skills
Basic knowledge of photographic lighting and digital photography.

Job Duties Will Include:

Answering phone and handling customer relations including scheduling appointments, greeting clients and answering questions from potential clients.

Administration work like managing paperwork, light bookkeeping such as entering invoices and payments, ordering supplies and inputting customer orders, packaging and delivery.

Cleaning work areas and keeping them organized and ready to go.

Helping with some photo shoots as needed.

Preparing studio for shoots and cleaning up afterwards.

Hours will be 20-30 hours to week or more and can be somewhat flexible, but mostly daytime hours. Some telecommuting also possible with the right person.

Pay is $10-14 per hour, depending on qualifications and availability.


We will contact prospects for an interview.


John + Alexandra : 07.27.13

Alex and John are a beautiful couple, inside and out. It was a pleasure getting to know them and being a part of their day. I met them a few years ago when I photographed her brother Austin’s wedding to Megan. We were able to create beautiful portraits at the church and then head to a park near the Big Sioux River for bridal party portraits. After the ceremony at Brandon Lutheran Church we went downtown to some spots that were ideal for fun wedding part photos near 6th and Main and the Old Courthouse Museum.

The ceremony was held at Brandon Lutheran Church. Hair and makeup provided by the fabulous Angelique of Platinum Imagination. Video by AJ Production Company. Cake by The Cake Lady. Reception by Sioux Falls Convention Center. Decor and planning by Envision Wedding Studio. Entertainment and lighting by Energy Events Group.

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Troy + Emily : 07.26.13

Loved these two! Their engagement session was so much fun that I knew the wedding in Huron would be fabulous. Emily put a lot of thought into her details and making things special and unique for their wedding. Their wedding ceremony was at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Believe it or not, Huron is one of my favorite towns for photos! There’s some really awesome spots to take a fun bridal party. Since Troy and Emily are definitely in the *FUN* bridal party category, we really made the most of our time and hit some amazing spots.

We finished up at the Crossroads Hotel for their wedding reception. Decor was done by the ever awesome Simply Divine. Love working weddings with her.

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Chris and Ashley | 06.29.13

It’s lovely blogging beautiful warm summer weddings in the middle of a long, very cold winter.:)

Chris and Ashley had a beautiful ceremony at the Sioux Falls First United Methodist Church. We were able to do wedding portraits at Terrace Park and downtown Sioux Falls. After the ceremony, we did more portraits in downtown Sioux Falls and finished up at Shriver’s Square and Chef Dominique’s ¬†Ashley did a wonderful job of creating so many of the details herself.


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