The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame

PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 15, 2015 (Updated in December 2016):

Minneapolis wedding photographers Michael and Joannie Anderson, owners of Michael Anderson Photography have been inducted into The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame!

The Knot "Best of Weddings" Hall of Fame. New 2015 inductees Michael & Joannie Anderson at Michael Anderson Photography.

The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame. New 2015 inductees Michael & Joannie Anderson.

The annual “Best of Weddings” award winners are not selected by The Knot, but rather by the brides and grooms that they provide wedding services for. That’s what makes this award so cool. You have to earn it by providing exceptional wedding services for your clients at every wedding.

Bride and groom and a stunning Rush Creek Golf Course sunset.

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

Starting in the fall of 2014, The Knot Wedding Network began inducting wedding vendors who have won four or more “Best of Weddings” awards into a special VIP group; The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.  In the words of The Knot; “They are simply the best-of-the-best!”

As of December 2016, Michael and Joannie have now won The Knot “Best of Weddings” award in eight of the last ten years; 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and once again in 2017.

The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame inductees were announced at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2014 in Minnesota, only 13 wedding photographers had been inducted.

Withrow Ballroom wedding photograph of a bride and groom and an incredible post-rainstorm sunset!

Sara and Jacob’s incredible post-rainstorm sunset!

“Joannie and I are thrilled to add this wedding photography honor to our list of accolades and accomplishments, including our selection in 2013 as “Elite Members” of Best of Wedding Photography. An invitation only group of the world’s finest wedding photographers.”

“2015 got off to an amazing start! That was an incredible January for Joannie and myself. One week we’re selected for The Knot “Best of Weddings” for 2015 and just a few days later we find out that we’ve were inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame!”

“We are so excited and honored that our wedding couples see the difference in the quality our wedding photography, how fun we make their wedding day for them and how hard we work to make their wedding photographs the best that they can be afterwards. And then they are kind enough to take the time to share their wedding day experiences with The Knot so that other brides and grooms can make informed decisions about choosing their wedding photographer.

A fun winter wedding photo of a bride and groom creating a heart shape with sparklers at their Carlson Towers wedding reception.

Joe and Becky creating a little “art” with sparklers!

“We really have our brides and grooms to thank for all of these wedding honors; and Joannie and I want to say thank you to each and every one one of you for the tremendous honor of being your wedding photographers and even more importantly now you’re all our friends for life. We love you guys!”

– M&J


Here’s what some of our brides and grooms actually told The Knot about their wedding photographers Michael & Joannie Anderson.

Many more of our bride’s and groom’s reviews can be found at this link and even more yet from some of our “M&J Brides” right here:


“We absolutely loved working with Mike and Joannie. Their combination of experience and artistic genius made our wedding photographs something we’ll treasure forever.”

Dan and Pamela
“Michael is a very talented photographer. I would highly recommend him to any bride/groom. He did our engagement pictures, wedding pictures, and we plan on having him photograph any other milestones or family photos in the future.

Not only does he shoot great pictures, but he has a great personality that puts everyone at ease. He had everyone (from 4 years old to 94 years old) laughing – showing true smiles…not awkward fake ones.”

Christina and Ted

“Mike and Joannie did a beyond amazing job. They were worth every penny we spent!

Our main goal with wedding venders was to book reliable venders so we wouldn’t be stressed. Mike delivered on all levels (before, during and after our wedding). He did an amazing job on our engagement photos.

On our wedding day they were very flexible yet had many ideas where we could go for pictures. Our “Signature Guest Book” was a hit!

The “Relections” slideshow was the most talked about. No one has seen anything like it.

We received one canvas print that I hung in my office and everyone stops by to look at it. Their work, abilities, attitude, and professionalism is beyond compare.”

Megan and Brent


“Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding photos! You really captured everything from the day and we are so happy to have the memories forever!

We really enjoyed working with you! You were so patient, professional & fun! We couldn’t ask for a better photographer for our day!

We will recommend you to anyone we know looking for a photographer in Minneapolis! Thanks so much for everything!”

Heather & Rick


“We met Michael at the Twin Cities Bridal Show. From the beginning he was focused on us and very professional. When he showed up the day of the wedding he did not waste time and got to work right away.

He stuck to our timeline without making us feel rushed or worried. He was able to get everyone from babies to age 85 to smile and laugh for the camera. After the traditional poses he was able to capture the moments that we wanted.

He maintained focus and professionalism throughout the day. We would highly recommend Michael for anyone looking for a great photographer!”

Matt and Mary


“Michael was more than just a photographer! He stood by our side the whole day making sure he was capturing exactly what we wanted. He is extremely experienced and knows how to run a wedding!

Our photos are artistic and beautiful. We will be using Michael for future events, hands down!”

Brie & Justin


“Had a great experience working with Michael and his wife, Joannie.

They were very professional and able to accommodate our changing schedule and uncertain weather on a whim. They captured the candid moments so we will have memories of the real story that day. I highly recommend!”

Annie & Jim


“The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame” – ©2017 Michael Anderson Photography.