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We’re finally home from a whirlwind weekend at the South Dakota Summer Spotlight Show in Huron, SD!

Over four [very warm] days, we photographed four species … hundreds of animals and nearly as many junior exhibitors and their families. It was an absolute pleasure! We can’t thank everyone enough for the fun show and awesome attitudes at the backdrop, in the show ring and around the barns.

Congratulations to all involved!

We’ll be adding our edited photos to our website here for purchase throughout the next few days. Here’s one teaser from the cattle show!

Grand Champion Steer, Shown by Tyler Bush

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It’s no secret that we LOVE the state of South Dakota. This week we’re so excited to Huron, SD to photograph the South Dakota Summer Spotlight Show!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Spotlight Show, it’s a unique event and kind of a precursor to the South Dakota State Fair. We’ll be photographing four species — goats, sheep, hogs and beef cattle (both breeding and market shows, as well as showmanship!) over four days, July 20th – 23rd! Click here to view the entire schedule.

We’ve got a brand new backdrop for the show too, and these photos are going to look AWESOME.

To keep up with events at the show, be sure to LIKE the South Dakota Summer Spotlight – Livestock Show on Facebook.

All of the photos will be available for purchase here on our website, by clicking the ORDER PHOTOS tab at the top of the page. We will also post again on the blog with some of our favorites after the show!

[FMG crew members Kyla Copeland, Robin Kleine & Amanda Holt will be at the show, feel free to stop by & visit more about our services! We’d love to help you out for #FallSaleSeason]





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We cannot say this enough, we have THE BEST customers at Focus Marketing Group. As a rule, they like to get on our schedule early and begin formulating plans to better advertise their sale and get higher prices for the cattle they sell every year.

But … it all takes time and planning.

Right now, our crew is working hard to get each customer’s picture & video days on the calendar, and our design team is finishing up ads for the BIG State Fair Issues of several livestock publications. We’re working diligently to update websites and post on social media accounts, all in preparation for what is known as #FallSaleSeason – our busiest season of the year!

#FallSaleSeason … it’s coming — fast & furiously.

If you haven’t already read our 7 Steps for Less Stressful Fall Sale, we recommend doing so … like yesterday!

Our team is willing and ready to assist in any way you need for your upcoming sale — our photographers can answer any questions you have about your picture pen and cattle prep, the design crew can help you with any promotional materials you need from ads to postcards to catalogs, and the website designers would love to help you get a site launched or updated before your sale day! Meet the FMG crew here and contact any of us with questions.

To book a picture / video day with FMG, use this handy form —

All Photos from There’s No Place Like Hutch Now Available

You read that right! All of the photos taken by Focus Marketing Group are now available for purchase on our website [click here].

Inside the “2017 Maine Chi Junior Nationals” Folder, all the photos are sorted by event/show, making it even easier to choose your favorites. Our crew had a great time at the There’s No Place Like Hutch National Junior Show, and really gave it our all to capture these special moments for your family.

Back by popular demand —

Purchase 10 or more candid images from throughout the week, only $10/photo. To redeem this offer, please contact Robin Kleine (
*Offer good for candid photos only, backdrop photos cannot be included in this deal.

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Thank you to all who made the 2017 Maine-Anjou & Chianina National Junior Show a success!

We took a few days to recover and celebrate the Fourth of July with our friends & family, and we *HOPE* you all did the same.

We love working with both associations and the junior exhibitors as well as their family, friends and crew members. This is a special event every year to our FMG team, and we’re proud to serve as the official photographer!

Lindsey Broek [left] American Maine-Anjou Association & Andrea Paulson [right] American Chianina Association worked together to put on a great show!

At this point, all of the backdrop photos and the majority of the candids are available for purchase on our website. [CLICK HERE] All that we have left to edit is the photos from the Awards Banquet on Thursday night, but we will post again when everything is up!

Congrats to David Smith – Boulder, CO, with his 3rd Overall ChiAngus Female

You can see a few of our favorite photos from each show on our Facebook page. [Reminder: We invite you to like, share and tag these photos, but please do not crop or alter in any way.]

It’s our true pleasure to help capture these moments in time. Congrats to the Clark, Buck & Morton families!


The competition was fierce at the 2017 There’s No Place Like Hutch National Junior Show!