The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis


For the second year in a row, Michael Anderson Photography has been selected as one of the 21 “Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” by Expertise.

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!

Joannie & I are very pleased to announce another wedding photography honor bestowed on us for 2017! The folks at Expertise have selected our wedding & portrait studio, Michael Anderson Photography, as one of the 21 “Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis!”

The bride & groom share a nighttime kiss on the historic Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

The kiss.

Why did Expertise choose the top 21 Minneapolis wedding photographers? Their goal is to connect people with the best local experts. They scored wedding photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give couples a hand-picked list of the 21 best wedding photographers in Minneapolis, MN.

Wedding party photo taken from Indian Mounds Regional Park in St. Paul, MN. Downtown St. Paul is in the distant background.

The wedding party with downtown St. Paul in the background.

We are extremely honored to be in such elite company!

What Expertise had to say: “Michael Anderson Photography is a highly acclaimed Minneapolis photography studio. The husband-and-wife team of Michael & Joannie Anderson are members of Professional Photographers of America, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, Kelby One, and the Best of Wedding Photography. These prestigious associations recognize Michael Anderson Photography, because of the team’s strict professionalism and high-quality work.”

Bride and groom and a stunning Rush Creek Golf Course sunset. Wedding image created by Michael Anderson Photography, selected by Expertise as one of the 21 “Best Wedding Photographers In Minneapolis, MN.

Grant & Christine’s stunning Rush Creek Golf Course sunset.

The top five categories Expertise used to make thier selections were:

1. Reputation
A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

2. Credibility
Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

3. Experience
Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

4. Availability
Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

5. Professionalism
Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

“Joannie & I are so pleased that our passion for creating a fun wedding day experience while creating beautiful wedding photography has been recognized, not only by brides & grooms and other wedding professionals, but from outside the wedding industry as well!”

Split Rock Lighthouse destination wedding photography of the bride & groom on the rocky Lake Superior shoreline. Wedding image created by Michael Anderson Photography, selected by Expertise as one of the 21 “Best Wedding Photographers In Minneapolis, MN.

Split Rock Lighthouse.

Michael Anderson Photography’s list of wedding photography awards for 2017 now include: selected by brides & grooms as The Knot “Best of Weddings” 2017, (also selected in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2008. The Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award 2017 (also selected in 2016). Induction into The Knot Best of Weddings “Hall Of Fame” in 2015 and our “invitation only” membership to the The Best Of Wedding Photography in 2013. And now our selection for two years in a row by Expertise as one of the 21 “Best Wedding Photographers In Minneapolis, Minnesota!”

“That’s pretty cool!” -M&J

Here’s just a few of the many, many reviews that our bride’s and groom’s have given us:


“My wife and I had the honor of working with Michael and Joannie for both our engagement and wedding and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for amazing photographers! The incredible quality and body of their work is what drew us to Michael Anderson Photography in the first place, but our incredible experience with this couple will make us clients and friends for life!

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

Da Boys!

They are fun and innovative professionals who really do a fantastic job of making you feel relaxed even in the most stressful of moments. They go well beyond the customary role of a photographer to ensure your event is memorable and hassle-free. They are always open to any requests, no matter how crazy or impossible they may seem, and did an amazing job bringing our vision to life and giving us beautiful pieces of art we will cherish for the rest of our lives!

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael and Joannie Anderson and would strongly encourage anyone looking for a photographer of any kind, to visit their website or meet with them in person, you will soon see and appreciate how special they are and how special they will make you feel!”

Andrew & Kate – Profile Event Center Wedding


“Words can not describe how HAPPY I am with the AMAZING Michael Anderson Photography! For all of the brides out there I will try… because he is 100% who you want!!! Just look at his STUNNING portfolio! The attention to detail is beyond INCREDIBLE!

Alayna's intricate Mehndi on her hands. Her wedding was held at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota.

Alayna’s beautiful Mehndi on her hands.

As the bride, it was such a relief not to stress over any of it. Mike knows what he’s doing and the pictures show it! My husband looks phenomenal (as usual) and these are the first photos that I actually like of myself.

We will be using Mike again for sure. Apparently he does it all, but I can confirm that wedding photos with Mike will be the best decision anyone can make. This is your day! Make the memories GORGEOUS!!!”

Alayna & Rajendra

“Michael and Joannie Anderson were the best choice we made for our wedding.

They are very easy to get along with and went out of their way to get to know us beforehand. They got to know what our personalities were like and how we took pictures together so they could then capture the special moments that fit our personalities. They were casual and fun but also very organized and kept everything on schedule so we could get all the pictures that we wanted without holding up the next part of the day.

The wedding party showing a little "attitude" at Kordiak Park in Columbia Heights, MN.

The wedding party showing a little “attitude!”

Along with capturing the big moments, they were also capturing many of small moments like people’s faces while interacting with each other to the random moments when someone would do something goofy. Even when there was downtime between the organized pictures, Michael and Joannie never took downtime as they continued capturing as many memories as possible.

They took so many good pictures that we had a very difficult time when it came to narrowing down the pictures for our photo album. There was not a bad picture taken, the options were good, better, and best. We have no regrets going with Michael and Joannie and will recommend them to anyone and we will also continue using them in the future for things like family pictures.”

Peter & Brianna

“I was extremely nervous about having my picture taken, because I hate having my picture taken. Starting with our engagement session Michael made everything very easy. It was like wandering around in the snow with an old friend who happened to be taking our picture over and over again.

A fun wedding photo showing the back of the dresses and the pretty bouquets of the bride & her bridesmaids taken at Lake Ann Park in Chanhassen, MN.

Stacey & the girls.

The team of Michael and Joannie made our wedding day run very smoothly. This team is very easy to work with and my wife and I are very pleased with the pictures. They kept my groomsmen on task and engaged in the photo process and got great shots to document the day.

I would recommend them to anyone looking for great pictures to document their wedding day and if you don’t want to worry about anything – they make sure everything is done on time and fun.”

Nick & Stacey

“Wow is all I have to say! We used Mike and Joannie for our wedding and engagement pictures and they were absolutely amazing to work with. They helped make our wedding day be everything that we could have dreamed off. They were so easy to work with and flexible to things that we wanted to do.

They were both taking pictures the day of the wedding which allowed them to get both formal and candid shots. After they wedding they were very fast in getting our proofs back to us. And once we saw them we LOVED them!

Pretty wedding photo of a bride & groom on a bridge at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, MN.

Buddy & Diana at Southview Country Club.

Both my husband and I could not have been more impressed with the service they proved to us. They made us feel at ease and everything went exactly how we had hoped. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing photographer and we are looking forward to using them again in the future!”

Diana & Buddy

“One of the best things about working with Mike was that he not only did a phenomenal job with our photos; his experience with so many weddings helped us move everything along much more smoothly.”

Beautiful nighttime wedding photo of a bride & groom kissing under the pretty holiday lights at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, MN.

Under the holiday lights.

Carlos & Jackie

“Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Minnesota” – ©2017 Michael Anderson Photography.