Fall Wooded Path Engagement Session

MEG & ZAC

Oh man, these two!! Meg and Zac got a well deserved break from wedding planning to snuggle up with one another. They're adventurers through and through. It made sense that we went to a wooded path at a nature center for their engagement session. The best kinds of locations are places that are meaningful to our couples. This was no exception. This particular spot is extra dear to their hearts because long before our time together they carved their names into one of the trees. Hearing that, we melted at how sweet and romantic that was.

They're not only adventurers in the places they go, but in anything that comes their way in the process. We were racing Mother Nature before our weather radar showed the thunderstorm quickly approaching. Knowing how pressed for time we were, they were more than up for the challenge to take advantage of every possible minute before the rain rolled in. 

Sure enough, the sprinkles started and thunder roared in the distance. I got a glimpse of light in the back of my peripherals and turned to Ben to ask him if he just used flash on that last image. I quickly realized after he began shaking his head that it was not our cameras at all. Lightning was ahead.  While we wish we had more time to capture more memories, we are so excited to see Meg and Zac in just a few short months at their winter wedding! 

Congratulations!

Summer Engagement at Silverwood Park

McKenzie & Mike

Minnesota weather is as unpredictable as they come, and the rainy forecast cleared up 5 MINUTES before we pulled into the parking lot. We'd been waiting months for this special day to be back with Mike and Mckenzie who are truly kindred spirits to our witty humor Mike and Mckenzie grew up in the same small town in Wisconsin but didn't actually meet until years later through mutual friends.

When it came time to propose, Mike ditched his initial idea for an upcoming trip to Duluth and actually decided to propose two weeks EARLY! He brought in Mckenzie's friend Kelsey into the plot as they went for dinner and ice cream together. While strolling around Lake Harriet, Mike got down and popped the question with Kelsey there to capture the emotions and memories forever! 

We are so honored to get these two back in front of the camera to create more memories that celebrate this exciting season of wedding planning. It's the perfect break in the middle of planning to let the most playful sides show - and OH how you should see how Mike makes his bride-to-be LAUGH! The joy is overflowing. We hope you catch a glimpse of it too and that it spreads to you the way it did to us. 

As they sat in the rocking chairs by the fire, we so perfectly pictured - literally ;) - how adorable these two will be 50 years from now when they look back on this moment and think about how deep their love has grown since this day. When they think back to being engaged and find it hard to even imagine a day without one another beside them. You can tell that this kind of love is the kind that lasts forever and we can't wait for April to be here to finally make it all official! 

Stillwater Summer Engagement at the Lift Bridge

Jared & Ashley

OH how we ADORE these two small town sweethearts who met in their big city college days at St. Thomas. The moment they mentioned Stillwater for their engagement session, we knew it would be a perfect fit to capture these two in their element. The lift bridge event went up right at the end of the session making an epic grand finale in front of a cotton candy sunset!! Too perfect!

My introduction to these two actually began inside the UST arches as well  when Jared and I both served on student government together. When graduation rolled around our paths went separate ways, but reconnecting a few years out and meeting his FABULOUS bride-to-be has been remarkable. They are truly the life of the party and we've loved brainstorming ways of bringing that spark to their wedding day. You can see their generous heart shine through in every decision they make. We can't wait for March to roll around so that we can get these two back giggling in front of our lens and spreading their contagious joy. 

Carly & Jeff | Summer Engagement Session at Lebanon Hills

Carly & Jeff

These two are one of the most adventurous and down-to-earth couples I have ever met! Of all the places to pop the question, it was on a camping trip in the Colorado mountains to give you all a clue into their style. It made perfect sense to get this sweet duo back out into nature for their engagement session and chose a place that is special to their own love story: Lebanon Hills. This beautiful little park in Eagan is home to countless memories of evening strolls together as a couple with their great dane, Lexi, tagging alongside. I'm so honored that couples invite me into these intimate parts of their life to see a taste of their routine or behind the scenes and in the middle of it all, we create new memories together! Congratulations again, to getting engaged! Now let's get you two married!

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BIG news: Rebranding!

Get ready for a lot of updates in the next month as Katzie Truso Photography transitions over to its new name

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Why the change, Katzie?

It's time. I knew for years that this day would come when I got married and was no longer a Truso, but what I didn't expect when I met (my now husband) Ben was that he would love the art of photography and the people we serve through it just as much as I do. 

I thought for months and months about if I should keep or change the name. As life played out, the answer became clear when Ben entered stage right. 

Introducing: Ben

From friend, to boyfriend, to fiancé, to husband, and from wedding date +1, to bag carrier, to second shooter... It's time that Ben gets the full promotion to business partner too. He puts in so much work behind the scenes, and it's more than just that muscle power ;) 💪 

It also made sense when we talked together about our mission in life:
to serve others and glorify God with the gifts he has given us. 

Photography is the way we've decided to answer that calling together as husband and wife.

It is so much more than just "for the insta" to us, because we get to meet, connect and form lasting relationships with every person who comes in front of the lens. 

This rebrand just makes it easy for that friendship to begin with us starting that introduction!

We're announcing today because it's the two year anniversary since our first date! It's a full circle for us of the first time we teamed up in life for something greater than ourselves. What better way to celebrate than doing it again?!

Let's get that champagne poppin' and officially welcome Ben to the team!

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