3 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited to Take Photos & Not Have Them Be Something to Dread

You want to capture every little moment in your child’s life because they change SO fast, but you know that snapping the perfect photo of your kids is easier said than done and that it’s not unusual for a mood shift to happen as soon as a camera is lifted in front of their eyes. This blog shares 3 tips on how to get your child to feel excited when they see your camera or hear they’re having professional photos taken!

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Trish Burtzel
Chloe | Newborn Photos | Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

I photographed Chloe on the snowiest day of the year. While it was a blizzard outside, we were cozy indoors as we photographed and celebrated Chloe being earthside 6 weeks! This family is just so beautiful inside and out. And I’m convinced Chloe needs to be a little baby model. She’s absolutely stunning. Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl!

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Trish Burtzel
5 Biggest Misconceptions On What Makes The Perfect Photo Of Your Child


Whether you’re prepping for a family session with a professional photographer or just taking photos of your kids at home, the whole process of photographing your children can sometimes turn into a frustrating ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be! There are a number of popular misconceptions that most parents feel when it comes to taking the perfect photo of their child. So today I want to take the pressure OFF and help shift your perspective, so you can enjoy the moments just as they are.

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Trish Burtzel
Hutton House Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Vanessa + Brady

A timeless winter wedding to remember! Vanessa and Brady tied the knot on a sunny winter day at the most beautiful venue, The Hutton House. Their small, intimate bridal party and the couples laid back nature led to lots of intimate moments shared with their family and closest friends. So many happy tears, prayers, and laughs surrounded their faith-based day! This wedding was timeless elegance at its finest.

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Trish Burtzel
How I Left My Corporate Job and Created a 6-figure Photography Business in Less Than 6 Months

What a year it’s been!! I can’t believe that 9 months ago I was sitting in a cubicle, randomly checking my photography email as I had a free moment and spending EVERY minute of my free time working on my photography business. I have learned a great deal in my first year as a full-time photographer, and I’m sharing with you some of my most valuable lessons here!

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Trish Burtzel
Machine Shop Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Chelsy + Jake

Chelsy and Jake got married on the most beautiful September day. Their timeless, industrial wedding took place at one of my favorite Minneapolis venues and one of the most picturesque Minneapolis churches. Between the happy tears, laughs and football chants, their wedding was equally as fun as it was beautiful. Get your Pinning finger ready for this one!

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Fall Family Photos | Steil Family | Minneapolis Family Photographer

Yay - fall is finally here! I met Ellen, AJ and baby Preston on one of our first cooler days of fall. We had the perfect night and the most beautiful September sunset. This blog post features one of my favorite fall wardrobes. Be sure to bookmark this one for the future if you’re looking for style inspiration!!

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Soft Pink Pinterest-worthy Nursery | Reagan Hengel | Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the world, Miss Reagan! Reagan is just the sweetest, most easy-going baby girl & beautiful baby girl. And can we talk about her nursery!? Patrick and Amanda's dad worked together to create a soft pink accent wall that would make anyone on Pinterest inspired. Can’t wait to watch her grow!

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Minneapolis Event Center Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Laurel + Ryan

Laurel and Ryan’s wedding day was nothing short of amazing. There were MANY happy tears throughout the day and just as much fun & laughter to follow. Their ceremony took place outside in a beautiful courtyard in HOT HOT heat, but I never once heard a complaint from anyone! They’re beautiful people inside and out, and their wedding was a perfect reflection of their love and devotion to one another. And those details - get your pinning finger ready!

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Timeless Lake Minnetonka Wedding | Lafayette Country Club | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Kenzie + Corey

Kenzie and Corey are officially Mr and Mrs Babcock! After 10 years together, Kenzie and Corey tied the knot with the most beautiful, timeless celebration. The joy and love was SO evident throughout their day. They were both was accompanied with HUGE smiles on their faces all day, but also shared some touching moments like their emotional first look.

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A Laughter Filled Engagement | Vanessa & Brady | Minneapolis Engagement Photographer

This engagement session was for one of my dearest, best friends, Vanessa + her fiancé Brady. Vanessa is one of the kindest and bubbliest people you will EVER meet. Her fiancé is the perfect calm to her crazy. They’re the perfect fit, aside from their crazy height difference :) You can just hear the laughter through their photos!

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Bohemian + Elegant Bride | Styled Shoot | Minneapolis Wedding Photography

Two stunning bridal looks, one amazing styled shoot. This summer styled shoot highlights two different visions: an elegant bride & a bohemian bride. Taking place on beautiful quarry rock formations, the first look contained a grand, blue ballgown which was the perfect juxtaposition to the hard rock backdrop. The second look was a bohemian bride. Taking place in an open field, the simple white dress made the gorgeous pink flowers the star of the shoot. 

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