About Kirstin


Welcome to Kirstin Burrows Photography. I believe in connection, for me it all started with the first time that my husband and I saw each other, we connected over a music-stand and wrong notes which began our crazy unique walk together. We will keep taking this journey together until the walk is a shuffle and it takes longer to complete, but I would not have it any other way with any other person.

My hearts desire is to capture not only the tender connection that only you know about but the essences of your true love. I understood what the meaning of true love is from my grandparents, that it was about making the simple things special, like the laugh that can lighten a room that changes the littlest moment into the best. Marriage is forever no matter how difficult or simple the day is, it is about walking through the day together and falling in love all over again.

Love is so much more than what is portrayed in movies. It is meant to fight for one another and build each other up. It is the struggles between the I do and the happily ever-after that I strive to capture. For us the struggles are laundry, our beagles, being parents with the highs and lows, worshiping our savior and walking hand in hand down the streets of the happiest place on earth.

My Story

I am a transplant to Iowa in 2021 from Southern California where I was also a transplant too. I am from Washington state where I spent the first 24 years. I went to college at Seattle Pacific University where I got a degree in music education. Met my husband while student teaching and was married at our church. From Washington we moved to Las Vegas where we stayed as teachers for 11 months, then we were called to California. I decided to take some time off from teaching where I got to do one of my favorite jobs I have had. I was a cast member at Disneyland. I worked there as a ride operator and LOVED every minute of it. In 2010 my husband and I welcomed our sweet little girl Hannah into this world and everything changed! We have two fur babies, both beagles, who run our house and are very much a part of our family.

Most recently my family and I were called to Iowa where where my husband is was to teach at Ankeny Christian Academy. Exciting development for my life is I have also been called back to teaching. I am returning to the classroom for the 2022-2023 school year and hopefully many to come after. I am teaching general music and photography also at Ankeny Christian Academy.

My whole life I have had a camera in my hands but now with Hannah here I wanted to focus on that art form. I began studying and improving my craft. I started photographing weddings a little over a year after opening my business and have been in love every since. I believe in a connection between client and photographer. I strive to capture genuine emotion in timeless and romantic images that all my clients would be proud to hang on their walls!

Getting to know me

• I am a licensed music teacher and can play 24 instruments
• I LOVE to travel and see the world
• My husband proposed after dating for one month
• I have the best little girl in the world
• I have two amazing beagles
• I grew up as a skier
• I have recently changed my life and gotten back into shape
• I am a Christian and trust my life to the Lord
• I love doing construction projects and improving my home, and yes I am the one using the power tools!
• Both myself and my family are crazy about everything Disney

Wedding Day Favorites

• Beautiful details that all flow together
• Design to a room the has balance and color
• Images displayed in every room
• Stunning tablescapes with colorful florals
• Things that glitter
• Romantic feeling coming from candles
• Handwritten signs and details
• Breathtaking shoes!
• A grooms suit that is a different shade


I believe in stolen moments, quiet glances, whispered secrets and ever lasting love. I spend time connecting with my couples to capture images that are one of a kind and just for them. A wedding is so much more than the I do's and kisses it is every little detail the couple has spent moments to make perfect! That is what I strive to capture.My Philosophy
Working with Kirstin Burrows Photography is very different from most photographers because you aren't just a client, you become part of my family! It starts from the first meeting and never stops. I open my home, family and heart to my clients and enjoy getting to know them and capture a day that is truly unique to just them!The Experience

Meet Kirstin

Kirstin Burrows PhotographyIf you are looking for amazing photography, don’t look any further.  Welcome to Kirstin Burrows Photography.

I am based in Lake Elsinore CA, though I travel wherever my clients need me (which I love doing).  I am a mother to a wonderful little girl and wife to an amazing husband.  I love people and am passionate about every one of my clients and what I get to capture for them.

Things in our lives change so very fast, I have realized this even more now that I am a mother.  It seems like just yesterday we welcomed our daughter into our lives and now she is going to school.  When Hannah joined our family, my love for photography turned into a passion as I wanted to capture everything about her before it changed.   All of those moments are so very fleeting, and I wanted to save everything.

I work hard to provide you images that you will not just like, but be in love with.  More than just images, I want to provide all of my clients an experience that they will have forever.

My clients desire lasting memories.  Through my images, they are able to look back and remember those days with great details, and they know they have worked with a professional.

With every session that I do, I seek to honor God with the gift of photography that I was given.

A few fun facts about me, I am a licensed music teacher, I can play 24 instruments, I competed in Miss Seattle as a part of Miss America and won the Spirit of Seattle award, I started skiing when I was three years old, I am a Christian, I studied to be a ballroom dancer, I got engaged 5 weeks after meeting my now husband for the first time, I believe in true love, I am an only child, we have two beagles who are our fur children, I have dyslexia, and I LOVE my job!!!

I serve families and couples in all of Southern CA and nation-wide.  I would be honored to get to work with you to provide the experience and images that you are looking to receive.

I hope that you enjoy what you see. Please contact me to schedule your session!

Contact me on 951-399-0159 cell | kirstinburrowsphotography@gmail.com | Website

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Hey there! And thanks so much for stopping by and getting to know me. I look forward to getting together, getting a cup of coffee, and getting to know you a little better. For me it is so important that my clients are friends and what a better way than getting away from everything and hanging out with new friends. Because of the friendships I form with my clients I truly have the best clients in the world!


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