My name is Craig Burlingame, and along with my wife Kim, we started Wait For The Flash 5 years ago. We have been part of the Mounds View community since 1996. Our children attended Sunnyside Elementary School, Edgewood Middle School, and Irondale High School. We started Wait For The Flash because we wanted to offer services that were unique and more intimate that the high volume studios. We get asked about the name “Wait For The Flash” all the time. We were at a friends wedding many years ago, and as the photographer worked around the room we would hear him say to a group, “Oh, hang on, we have to wait for the flash”.
I have always been interested in photography. But when our children got involved in marching band through the high school, I started taking the camera to all their shows and really started actively building the skills needed to capture the excitement and enjoyment of this time in a challenging environment. As things progressed, parents would start to ask about getting an updated family picture done, or their student needed senior pictures done, or they were having a party and wanted someone to come and capture the special event. This is why we started the business. For us, it’s not about the number of outfits you bring, or how long it will take for your session. It is about working with you to get the results you are looking for when it comes to capturing your special day or time in your life.
Our style of photography is very casual. Now that doesn’t mean we can’t offer you the formal, in-studio sessions with the classic backdrops. But we prefer to work with you to find locations, or ideas that allow us to show the world what makes you you. So if your ready to get started, drop us a note or give us a call at (763) 392-0749. And thanks for stopping by!