Michael Anderson Photography – Minnesota Photographers

Located just north of Minneapolis, MN. We specialize in wedding photography, family portraits, high school senior portraits, kids portraits and more!

If you are looking for a Minneapolis wedding photographer or a portrait photographer in the Minneapolis area, you have come to the right place. Minnesota photographers, Michael and Joannie Anderson will not disappoint and you’ll leave with incredible wedding and portrait images and you will have new friends forever.

Michael and Joannie are members of Best of Wedding Photography (BOWP), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Kelby One; formerly known as the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce and the Twin City Wedding Association (TCWA).


“Congratulations! We’re writing to you to offer you an invitation to join Best of Wedding Photography.

We spent time looking over your website and we love your sense of style and your sense of fun; it infuses every one of your photo stories. We totally enjoyed reading your “The Top 20.” The imagery in your wedding gallery slideshow is gorgeous. Overall, we love your bold, fresh, beautiful images that really capture the moments and the honesty of the events you document.”

–Best of Wedding Photography
BOWP is an invitation-only membership group for top wedding photographers with very high standards for membership.


See Why We Are One of the Twin Cities Best Portrait Photographers

“Michael’s work is incredible. I’ve never seen anything as beautiful as the quality of his photography and the incredible designs he creates to display them. He will always be our organizations and our personal first choice as a photographer!”

– Harmon and Nita Killebrew – The Harmon Killebrew Foundation

“I cannot say enough about how amazing our experience was with Michael and Joannie. The pictures were amazing and it is not because I am extremely good looking, it is because this is the BEST photographer in the state of Minnesota!”

– Marcus and Krista, bride and groom

“Choosing a wedding photographer was one of the most important decisions for us to make, and I am more than happy to say that we definitely made the right choice. Go with Michael and Joannie! You’ll be so glad you did.”

– Bryce & Kelly

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Minneapolis wedding photographers Michael and Joannie Anderson founded Michael L. Anderson Photography in September of 1986. In 1993, the Anderson’s added a major addition to their home and their home studio was born. With that came a name change to Anderson’s Designer Portraits.

In addition to their home studio, Michael and Joannie have Anderson’s Portrait Park, their very own outdoor studio literally in their backyard! On nearly a half acre of land, Anderson’s Portrait Park has been designed with different “sets” built right in and even has a small waterfall! Anderson’s Portrait Park makes for great portrait backgrounds in any of Minnesota’s four seasons.

In 2012, after a major renovation to a boutique studio, the studio’s name was changed to Michael Anderson Photography.

Their fun, caring personalities allow them to give their wedding and portrait clients a more personal experience from start to finish. Together with Michael’s artistic eye and Joannie’s years of cosmetology experience, no details will go overlooked.

Michael and Joannie have a wonderful gift and talent; the ability to make you feel like the camera isn’t even there! They will put you at ease, enjoying the time spent they with you and your family; while in reality they are capturing priceless moments!

Although Minneapolis wedding photography is their speciality, the Anderson’s are also accomplished Minneapolis portrait photographers as well. They also offer engagement, family, children’s, high school senior, pet, business portraits as well as event and commercial photography.

The husband and wife photography team of Michael and Joannie Anderson.

The husband and wife photography team of Michael and Joannie Anderson.

Michael and Joannie Anderson have a very unique wedding photography style and are known by many as “Minnesota’s Husband and Wife Wedding Photography Team.”

Annually since 1996, Michael and Joannie have held their “North Shore Portrait Weekend” for clients portrait photography in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Michael and Joannie have perfected the “Slide Show” for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays with their “Reflections” audio and video presentations which include a custom sound track complete with your voices added to totally personalize the presentation. These are not your everyday cheesy slide shows, they are polished, professional and fun and often include photographs taken from that days events as the icing on the cake!

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us anytime at: Michael@adesignerportraits.com or call us at 763-785-1177 to chat about your plans. Mention that you read this on our Home Page and you’ll receive a free 8×10 custom print along with any new portrait session.