Emma & Joe | PAIKKA Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Colorful, modern, fun. Three words I’d use to describe Emma and Joe’s wedding day! These two had quite the celebration focused around family and friends! They really valued their guest experience while planning their wedding, which made for some unconventional (and amazing!) elements. Food trucks, birthday cake, gelato, and a bridal party squad were among the unique elements that made their wedding day SO special!

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Trish Burtzel
Game-Changing Planning Tips from the Perspective of a Wedding Professional

Being a wedding photographer, I attend over 30 weddings a year, so when my friends and family get engaged I tend to be a good source of information when it comes time to planning. Over the years I feel like I’ve seen or heard it all and I’ve gathered a pretty good sense for the source of wedding-related frustrations. I’m sharing key tips related to beauty, timeline, communication and priorities that you’ve probably never heard before!

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Cat & Jake | Machine Shop Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Cat and Jake are married! They’re the most genuine humans and I felt so connected to their love story. Cat is in the wedding industry and had a really solid grasp on how to pull together a meaningful, joy-filled day. My most profound memory of her day was the gorgeous lace skirt she added to her gown for certain portions of the day, made from her mother’s wedding dress who sadly passed a few years ago. Touching speeches, tear-filled first looks and so much love consumed their day!

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Kelly & Tommy | Solar Arts Building Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Kelly and Tommy are married!! Their wedding proves that an urban wedding can still be elegant. Their venue was industrial with lots of exposed brick but was softened with hanging greenery, light linens, and white drapery. We also photographed at a mix of natural and industrial settings. Kelly’s timeless look was the perfect juxtaposition to our surroundings and created such a balanced, elegant feel to their photos.

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Beckett | Newborn Photos | Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

Beckett’s parents have been waiting and dreaming for the day they’d welcome a baby to their family. He’s finally here and couldn’t be more perfect!! This little guy LOVED to be swaddled and it’s a good thing his daddy was a pro. His modern nursery was one of my all-time favorites and throughout our session Beckett showed me he loved snuggling with his mama.

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Introducing The Daily Momtographer Course

As a mom you want to capture all the little changes you witness of your kids daily , but let’s be real, you’re busy, tired, and it’s not realistic to have a photographer on standby. I often hear that moms wish they could take better photos of their kids in between their professional photo shoots. With this in mind, I’m so excited to bring you The Daily Momtographer Course! An online course dedicated to teaching busy moms all of my personal tips and tricks to capture everyday moments using your phone or DSLR camera.

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Modern & Minimalistic Wedding | Styled Shoot | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

I love teaming up with other local vendors to create magic during our slower months of business. This modern and minimalistic styled shoot was unlike anything I had ever seen before. The bleached greenery and painted florals with the juxtaposition of a minimalistic, monotone tablescape will be the perfect source of inspiration for a bride that’s looking for a forward-thinking wedding theme.

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Sarah + Cody | Machine Shop + Basilica of St. Mary Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Cody and Sarah were my first wedding of the 2019 season. I couldn’t have kicked off the year on a better note! Their wedding was timeless and elegant and their day was filled with laughter and happy tears as they were surrounded by their MANY friends and family.. They also decided to get ready at one of the coolest getting ready spaces, some of my favorite getting ready photos to date!

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5 Tips on How to take Better iPhone Photos of Your Kids

Raise your hand if your iPhone camera roll is filled with photos of your kiddos! Parents are constantly photographing the little moments that happen daily – whether that’s a cute baby smile or a toddler being goofy, your phone’s camera is constantly being used. This blog post shares tips for taking better photos with your phone. iPhone photos are your soon-to-be framers!

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Brooke & Ian | Studio Engagement Session | Minneapolis Engagement Photographer

This session is wardrobe goals. Brooke is one of my AMAZING associates! I LOVE that her and her boyfriend Ian decided to go for a laid-back vibe for their session. This reminds me of a Levi's ad and I’m loving it! Plain t-shits and distressed jeans lended to a laid back, comfortable and fun session together!

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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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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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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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What to Look for in a Getting Ready Space | Best Wedding Getting Ready Spaces in Minneapolis

Start your wedding day off on the right foot with an amazing getting ready space for you and your bridal party! Today’s blog post speaks to what you should be looking for when you select your getting ready space & I’m sharing some of the BEST places to get ready for your wedding in Minneapolis.

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Vanessa + Brady | Hutton House Wedding | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

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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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