How it began

Select Photo-Graphics is a youth sports photography company specializing in Team and Individual Portraiture. Select Photo-Graphics is locally owned and operated by a father & son team and has been servicing both local and national youth sporting organizations for over 15 years.


Originally, the corporation was named Sport Shots Photography which specialized in action photography of youth sports. However, in 2001, the corporate name changed to Select Photo-Graphics and the company re-focused on youth sports photography, namely team & individual portraiture. With this new focus, Select Photo-Graphics quickly grew into one of the largest youth sports photography companies in the Mid-west.

We then established our goal to be the best in the business, and to continue to bring our services to a broader and broader area. Don Smith comes from a sports management background helping to found USSSA Baseball. The knowledge, experience and contacts accumulated during that period have led to the rapid growth of SPG. Tyler Smith brings the entrepreneurial spirit and business knowledge that enables SPG to be operated at such a high business level. Don & Tyler’s combined strengths fuse seamlessly to form the preeminent youth sports photography company in the Midwest. SPG is now recognized as an industry leader driving innovation and professionalism to new levels.