Milestone, Family, and Newborn Photographer serving the Yankton and Tyndall, SD area.

Welcome to an experience that celebrates life’s most precious chapters.

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newborn & baby

This is my absolute favorite. I specialize in Newborn and milestone photography. It’s best to book at least a few months in advance.


I offer a few family sessions in the studio during the colder months. Most Family sessions take place in the fall, outdoors.


I do basic headshots all year round and I do a few branding sessions per year if you want more than just an in studio headshot.


If you are a photographer or want to become a photographer you will find information for that in the menu titled – photographers!

photographer & educator

Dena Akridge

Welcome to Freebird Photography, where moments unfold into timeless treasures. I’m Dena, your photographer based out of Tyndall, South Dakota, dedicated to preserving some of life’s most cherished moments.

When you are choosing a Newborn Photographer experience matters. You want a knowledgeable professional that knows the ins and outs of photography. Someone who values safety and makes a session stress-free. Someone you feel you can trust to hand your most valued humans over to.

From the first inquiry to the final product, detailed communication is at the heart of my approach. I’m committed to creating a stress-free experience.

I will guide you through each step of the process. As a mom to four kids myself, ages five to 18, I know all too well how fast this goes time goes, don’t let any fears hold you back from having a session to document these fleeting moments.

At Freebird Photography, it’s all about creating a luxury, full-service experience that takes all of the guesswork out of your session. It’s more than just a photoshoot. Let’s create beautiful keepsakes for your family!

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Dena did an amazing job with our newborn pictures, her studio is beautiful and she makes safety a top priority with newborn poses. We just love all our pictures and received them back so quickly.

Kelsey K

Our experience with Dena was wonderful and she was so good with being able to connect with our kids and make them feel comfortable. She did a great job not only during the session but we were very impressed with the final edits and prints.

-Darla T.

Dena is very patient and knowledgeable about her photography. She takes her time and the results show. We have not been disspointed with the newborn, baby, toddler or family pictures. Highly recommend!

Mandy G.

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