hi there,
we're blue hour creative.

We are a husband + wife photography team who specialize in capturing love and telling stories through photographs.We specialize in wedding and portrait photography and are based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

We are madly in love with each other, our clients, and telling their stories. We are grateful, blessed, and fortunate to do what we love. Our goal is simple. We strive to capture authenticity and honest stories of love. Our approach to photography is to focus on the little things and to create timeless art that will outlast the latest trends of today. After all, love never goes out of style.

We're Melissa and Dustin. Together, we are Blue Hour Creative.

Two for one

Some things are just better together.

Every session includes both Dustin + Melissa to help ensure that we capture your story.

Dustin Leuning / The dude behind the camera.

A marketer by day and photographer by night, Dustin is a tech geek with a love for art and creating. Dustin’s passion is capturing emotion in photographs and sharing that emotion with the world. With over 20 years of photography experience, Dustin is well versed in photographing the big moments and little moments alike.

Melissa Leuning / The gal behind the story.

Every great photograph tells a story and preserves a moment in time. Melissa helps write our stories by focusing on the details and bringing out the best in you. Melissa is always looking for ways to make our sessions unique and fun, and she is the mastermind behind our popular mood boards. Her compassionate personality helps ensure that every client is comfortable and themselves.

Together, we're Blue Hour Creative.

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