Jesse Brown Nelson Photography

About Jesse

Jesse Brown Nelson Photography creates unique portrait, adventure and wedding photo shoots. Portfolio inside!

Photographer Info


Jesse Brown Nelson Photography
Spearfish, SD


featured in /

American Bagger Magazine
 Urban Bagger Magazine
The Official Sturgis Rally Guide  
The Ultimate Sturgis Rally Guide
Atmosphere Snowboarding
DUBS Magazine  /  Lead Magazine
South Dakota Magazine  /  Black Hills Visitor
Black Hills Pioneer  /  Rapid City Journal


COHI Apparel
SEHN Designs
Deer Mtn. Ski Resort
Black Hills and Badlands Assn.
Lead Chamber of Commerce
South Dakota Dept. of Tourism


I'm Jesse Brown Nelson, an award-winning, nationally published photographer based in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  I'm currently Managing Editor and Senior Photographer for American Bagger and Urban Bagger Magazines, part of the Maverick Publishing family. 

I specialize in landscape, portrait, adventure, lifestyle and wedding photography. My free time is spent enjoying and photographing the great outdoors, with my dog Marley Jane Supermutt. 

I am proud to have a BA in Mass Communication from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD, with emphases in Photography, Journalism and Desktop Publishing.


Jesse captures South Dakota at its best and most honest, no matter the subject.
— Josh Wolff, CCO of Wolffs & Amans Creative