When I first met Amy Burkenpas, she had me hanging off a tree branch behind our office! I’m not kidding!!!! She was shooting our photographs for my works new web site.  None of us were really looking forward to it, but by the time we were done, Amy had us all giggling like school kids! Amy put us all at ease, and made it so much fun! The pictures were amazing!

So, a few months later, when it came time for my fiancée Craig and I  to pick a wedding photographer, it was an absolute no brainer!

From the very first meeting, Craig and I felt so relaxed with Amy. We sat down in her studio, and she asked us all sorts of questions about our wedding, a lot of which we had not even thought about. Amy’s experience shinned through, and she put on her wedding planner hat, and gave us some very much needed guidance! It was a very emotional time for me, as my parents were elderly, and lived in England and were not able to travel to the wedding. Amy was so compassionate, and went out of her way suggesting ways we could incorporate my parents into our wedding.

Our next visit with Amy was our engagement session. Craig and I were not too sure what to expect, and were somewhat hesitant about the idea of a photo session, as neither one of us had ever had one before.  Once again, Amy put us right at ease, and taking into consideration what type of wedding we were having, took us out into the Montana wilderness.  She made us both feel so relaxed. She had some fantastic ideas of locations that were beautiful and reflected our wedding. We had so much fun that day, and we both felt like we were on the date of our lives! They say a picture says a thousand words. Our engagement pictures said it all. They were so natural looking.

On our wedding day, Amy once again went above and beyond! Not only did she get my 12 year old to smile, which is not an easy task let me tell you.  Amy was able to capture those special moments that you can’t possibly plan for. The moments that you miss out on as the bride and groom, but thanks to Amy we have those moments captured forever.

Not only is Amy Burkenpas an amazingly gifted and talented photographer, she is also an incredible person!  She goes out of her way to take the time to get to know you, and to customize her amazing gift to make your wedding what you dreamed it would always be. We can’t thank her enough for the time she took with us, the compassion she showed, and for the incredibly pictures we will enjoy for a lifetime to come. We look forward to many more fun family photo sessions with Amy. 

Heidi and Craig Madson

Craig & Heidi

I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Amy Burkenpas.  Amy took our daughters senior pictures and came to our home/town for the photo shoot not once but twice.  We live in the Harrison area and Amy took our daughter to Pony, Harrison and around our home to take pictures.  The second time Amy came out she took pictures of our family (with our beloved motorcycles!) as well as more pictures of our daughter.  Amy really knows her business.  She found out what our daughter was into and took pictures with several changes of clothes; cheer uniform, microphone, our dog.  She was fun to get to know and the pictures turned out better than any of us could have imagine!  We would and do recommend Amy to everyone.  You will not be disappointed.  The only hard part was choosing the final pictures!   Thank you Amy!

Ypma Family

I chose Amy because I was recommended by a friend to have her take my senior pictures. I can easily say that I would recommend her to any one of my friends who are going to be getting their pictures done in the future. The thing about me, is that I really am not that interested in getting my pictures done and I wasn’t that outgoing with the whole process but somehow Amy just set up this environment that I had a ton of fun in and was actually enjoying getting my pictures taken. When everything was done at the end I was extremely happy with how my pictures turned out because I could just tell her what I wanted and she did exactly that. Just an overall great experience and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to photograph my senior pictures that are going to last a lifetime.


Amy is so awesome! I told her a few ideas about what I had wanted for senior pictures and she went above and beyond my expectations! I had such a fun time taking them and she made me feel really comfortable. She took me to a lot of beautiful places and took so many great pictures it will be hard to choose my favorites! I would definitely recommend Amy for any event or occasion. Thank you Amy so much for the great time and the pictures! -Amber Halstad


We wanted to let you know how happy we are with Harlee's pictures.  The quality of your pictures is truly amazing.  We have looked at other pictures on Facebook and the quality is not even comparable to yours'.  The pictures you took are just beautiful.  We had so many fabulous pictures that it was  almost impossible to choose.  We are so happy that we chose you to take Harlee's senior pictures.  We could not be any happier.  We love them!

Thanks so much,

Michelle & Harlee Bossert


I chose Amy Burkenpas photography for my senior pictures because I was searching for a good photographer who seemed to shoot in scenery that I liked. Once I found Amy not only did I like the places she chose, but her lighting was also very pretty in every one of her pictures. The poses were also very creative.

My favorite part of my session was shooting with the tires. This was the first place we went so I was nervous and didn’t want to be looking awkward in the pictures. Right when we began shooting, Amy made me feel at ease and comfortable with the session. She showed me pictures that were already turning out great, which gave me confidence for the rest of the shoot.

In finishing my session I felt extremely satisfied in my decision to choose Amy. I had 3 photo sessions that produced amazing pictures.

In all, my experience was incredible. My favorite items I ordered were my graduation announcements. Amy made a great collage with bright colors just the way wanted it. I am so glad I chose Amy Burkenpas Photography.  - Tanna Holliday