Client For Life Program

Winter engagement portrait of Grant and Christine playing in the snow at our Portrait Park.

Grant and Christine playing in the snow at our Portrait Park.

Anderson’s Client For Life Program

For over 30 years, whenever a bride and groom selects one of our premium wedding collections, that lucky couple is automatically enrolled in our Client For Life Program!

In it’s simplest form, it is our way of saying thank you for the honor and privilege of being your wedding photographers.

Wedding photography is something we don’t take lightly. It’s been our area of expertise since we began to photograph weddings together as a husband and wife wedding photography team all the way back in 1986.

So to thank those brides and grooms for the honor they have bestowed on us, we give them free studio portrait sessions for life!

These portraits can be for any purpose from maternity and newborn babies, to kids and high school seniors, also pets and family portraits too! Any portrait session that happens here in our studio, at Anderson’s Portrait Park and even including our annual North Shore Weekend too!

No cost. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Free.

Now, we do have an “exception” to the free portrait sessions. But it’s an “exceptional exception!”

Anytime we raise money for charity, we usually donate the session fee directly to the charity. When that happens as it does annually for our “Easter portraits with real bunnies” and “The Santa Experience” every year, we ask that you write a check to the charity (for Easter it’s the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf and for Christmas, it’s Cystic Fibrosis) and we pass your check on to the charity. In exchange for your donation, we give our Client For Life members free photographs to compensate you and as our way of saying thank you.

It’s a win-win for you and the charity too! You get a tax deduction, a good feeling inside and some great portraits and the charity gets some much needed cash. Nice!

So that’s what our Client For Life Program is all about. As always, please contact us with any questions that you may have in regard to our Client For Life Program or any other subject.

Michael Anderson Photography has been selected as one of "The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Minnesota" for 2017 by Expertise.

Expertise has chosen us as one of the 21 “Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the second year in a row!

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2017 for Michael Anderson Photography.

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2017 presented to Michael & Joannie Anderson.

Brides and grooms have chosen Michael Anderson Photography for The Knot "Best of Weddings" award once again for 2017.

The Knot “Best of Weddings” award for 2017. This marks the 8th time in the last 10 years that brides and grooms have chosen Joannie & Michael Anderson for this honor. Thank you!

In January 2015, Michael & Joanie were inducted into The Knot "Best of Weddings" Hall of Fame.

Michael & Joanie were inducted into The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame in 2015.

Tony & Sara had this to say about their rainy day wedding photography experience with Michael & Joannie:

“When my wife Kate and I first talked about the notion of engagement photos I can’t say it was my favorite topic of conversation. The idea of being the center of attention and “subject” of anything had never been my idea of fun. Aside from the lifelong feeling I wasn’t photogenic to begin with and then being placed next to my supermodel of a wife I’m sure you can understand. But then I saw Michael Anderson’s body of work and felt if anyone could find my “good side” this artist could.

The groom and & his groomsmen smoking cigars in the light rain outside his Profile Event Center wedding reception in Minneapolis, MN.

Da Boys!

When we met with him the first time I had a strange but welcomed idea of being at home with family versus a vendor. Michael was warm and inviting, professional but relaxed and provided a plethora of insight and support for our vision.

The day of our engagement session Michael was positive and complimentary and gave us helpful directions to ensure we obtained the best pictures possible. Michael was eager and willing to help us find new poses and backgrounds and had a creative eye that made his efforts look effortless. It was exciting to see him excited, as if we were somehow giving him an unexpected gift instead of the other way around.

Andrew & Kate – On Google

 

“Phenomenal!!! 

Not only were our pictures beautiful, but Mike and Joannie know how to take care of the “King” and “Queen.” We have nothing but great things to say about these two. They’re creative, fun, and good at improvising (it down poured so we didn’t get as many outside pictures as we wanted but they made it work!!!). They’re also really good at making the ring bearers giggle in case they’re being “naughty.”

Tony (& Sara)

Fisheye lens wedding photo of Tony and Sara's wedding party in Hoversten Chapel at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

Fisheye lens view of Tony and Sara’s wedding party in Hoversten Chapel.

“Fabulous!

We have nothing but great things to say about Mike and Joannie with Michael Anderson photography. They helped make our day so very special and memorable. They make you feel very comfortable and are so much fun to be around. Their pictures are unique and fun. We have so many photographs and memories to last a lifetime. We highly suggest using them for your special day.”

Sara (& Tony)

 

…and Amanda & Nolan had this to say about their destination wedding photography with Michael & Joannie:

“Michael and Joannie Anderson were so wonderful to work with, I wish I could go back to do it all again.

Bride and bridesmaids in the snow in front of the Gull Lake Center at the historic Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota.

Amanda and the girls.

They made our special day go by smoothly and efficiently which can be hard with our group of friends. Everyone had a great time working with them on our wedding day, and we heard nothing but compliments on how awesome they were. They were truly able to capture all of the emotions of the day, I will be able to relive the day every time that I look at these photos.

I am looking forward to working with them again at my friends wedding this summer!”

Amanda & Nolan

 

…and Laura & Andy said this about their beautiful fall wedding:

“Michael Anderson photography was one of our best choices in all of our wedding planning! For a reasonable price he took fabulous photos that are incomparable to other cheaper photographers photos.

Wedding party in the fall colors at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

A little fun at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Michael and Joannie put their full effort into every aspect of the job from making sure events were on time to keeping the bride and groom happy. We were more than pleased with the pictures when we saw them! We are having so much trouble choosing which ones to print because we love them all! Great service and high quality photos.”

Laura & Andy

 

…and Jackie & Carlos shared this about their New Year Eve wedding:

“Phenomenal!

Michael Anderson was a delightful person to work with both during our engagement shoot and during our wedding day. He was forthcoming with ideas for pictures and was accommodating to specific requests with out hesitation. Not only did he produce a wonderful photo montage but he was able to provide our pictures in less than two weeks time.

Bride & groom on the beautiful wooden staircase at the Historic Concord Exchange in South Saint Paul, MN.

Carlos & Jackie on the wooden staircase.

I would recommend Michael Anderson Photography to any bride, not only because of his professionalism but the price point was perfect for our budget.”

Jackie & Carlos

 

…and Ali & James said this about their winter wedding:

“Simply Amazing!

Mike and Joannie were amazing to work with! From my first meeting with Mike through the entire process Mike was attentive and detailed. He not only captured every picture I wanted, but also came up with creative additions to the set.

Engagement photos on Lake Superior with the famous Duluth aerial lift bridge in the background.

Another kiss?

His turn around time for proofs was extremely quick, not even a week!! Highly recommend Michael Anderson Photography!!!”

Alli & James

 

…Nick & Stacy had this to say about their Chanhassen Dinner Theater wedding:

“Michael Anderson and his wife Joannie make a great photography team. They were a great addition to our special day. Not only do they take incredible pictures to document this important day, but they have the experience to know how to run everything smoothly and keep everyone on track.

Chanhassen Dinner Theater wedding photograph of a bride & groom in the cave under the theater.

The cave.

Michael was very professional and kept the whole wedding party on task so we could be on time. Joannie was amazing to hang out with she was like an extended family member who had my best interests at heart. I felt like she was there to take care of me on this very stressful day and make sure the pictures were amazing.

I was extremely happy with my pictures and with how well the day went with them at our sides throughout the whole event. I wish I knew more people getting married so I could tell everyone to use them.”

Stacey & Nick

Find out for yourself why many people consider Michael & Joannie Anderson to be among the best photographers in Minnesota. Check out many, many more wedding photography reviews of Michael Anderson Photography. Thank you!

“Client For Life Program” – ©2017 Michael Anderson Photography