In 1979, Steve Schatz started his photography career in Dickinson, North Dakota. One day, a very good customer asked him if he would photograph his daughter???s wedding. Steve said ???Yes!??? He came home that night and told his wife, Susan, ???I???m photographing a wedding next week???now what do I do????
Through the guidance of Susan???s father, Dick Leonard, and this first wedding, a passion was born.
In 1989, Steve and Susan purchased Leonard Studio, Inc. in Mobridge, South Dakota.
Steve has perfected his craft in the upper Midwest for over three decades. Specializing in fashion senior portraiture and wedding photography, his exhibition images have been accepted by both the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Wedding Professional Photographers International (WPPI). In addition to numerous other print exhibition awards, Steve has won the Kodak Gallery Award several times.