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About Us

At Lifelight

Chad Phillips was born and raised in South Dakota. The northern Great Plains is and always will be his home.

Chad’s formal photographic and design training happened in Kansas City where he was also fortunate to work for one of Kansas City’s fashion studio. After marrying his High School sweetheart Becky in 85, they moved back to South Dakota where they established their roots for raising a family.

In 2003 Becky and Chad opened a photography studio in downtown Sioux Falls. After a couple of moves, they have settled in a spacious 1,600 sq foot studio. Chad works with local and national clients.

In 2011 they launched their Fine Art & South Dakota Landscape Photography website. This new venture showcases Chad’s photography and artwork. Though South Dakota is home base, they love to travel. Chad’s images and art from around the world are available through this website.

In 2012 Chad was selected as the South Dakota Photographer of the Year by the South Dakota Professional Photographers Association. Chad also received the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award for his fine art print “Where The Buffalo Roam”.

Recent Clients

Viewing Room
  • Gil Haugan Construction
  • Risk Admin Services
  • Koch Hazard Architects
  • Getty Images
  • Beck & Hofer Construction
  • Rallis Construction
  • Grand Falls Golf Resort

What We Have Achieved

  • 2014 SD Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 SD Photographer of the Year
  • Kodak Gallery Award Winner
  • Past President of SD-PPA
  • Published Writer
  • Workshop Leader & Teacher