Nicole - "Basketball Jones"
Two Sisters Dancing In The Rain
Lake Superior Photography and the Eagan High School senior portraits of McKenna taken in the forest on the north shore of Lake Superior.
Stunning Rush Creek Golf Course sunset.
Hitting it high off the tee!
Lollipop, lollipop!
The Best Ringer Bearer ever!
Split Rock Lighthouse wedding photography of the bride & groom on the rocky Lake Superior shoreline.
Senior Portrait On A Big Pile Of Soccer Balls!

Minneapolis Minnesota Wedding Photographers

The World’s Only Light Painting Wedding Photographers

Inducted into The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame in 2015

Selected as one of the “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” for 2018, 2017 & 2016 by

Selected by brides & grooms as “The Best Minneapolis Wedding Photographers” 9 Times in the past 11 years on “The Knot” 

Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award 2018, 2017 & 2016

“The Best Santa Experience” – Raising Money for Cystic Fibrosis

Engagement Photography | Wedding Photography | Newborn and Kids Portraits | Family Portraits | Senior Portraits | Pet Photography


A stunning light painting wedding photograph of a bride & groom created at their Grand Superior Lodge destination wedding on Lake Superior. The final fantasy light painting has the couple under under the aurora borealis.

Aleksandra and Brycen’s fantasy light painting under the northern lights!

Planning a Wedding?

You have hundreds of things to worry about, your wedding photographer shouldn’t be one of them.

Joannie & I are considered among the best Minneapolis and St. Paul wedding photographers. With over 30 years of experience, we have photographed well over 800 weddings, creating award-winning wedding photos along the way. Our Mounds View portrait studio can go mobile to just about any wedding location ensuring great lighting for your wedding photos.

Destination wedding photography is also something that we really excel at. Joannie and I have been destination wedding photographers in many parts of Minnesota. From Duluth, Two Harbors, Gooseberry FallsSplit Rock Lighthouse and Hibbing up north, to Rochester, Red Wing and Alexandria in the south. Our more distant destination wedding photo locations include all over Wisconsin and Iowa, San Antonio, Texas and the stunning Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We truly are Minnesota’s husband and wife wedding photography team and the only Light Painting Wedding Photographers in the world. These are beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding photographs that are not available anywhere else.

Trust us to help make your wedding day perfect – click here 



“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 & Krista, bride and groomMore Testimonials



Planning a Family Portrait?

Dealing with your family can be tough. Working with your photographer should be easy.

We design & create beautiful family portraits that are handed down for generations.

We’ll help you plan what to wear, the time of day that’s best for lighting, add more lighting if needed, and finally, help you decide the proper size to display in your home or office. Heck, we even have our very own Portrait Park in Mounds View, MN that’s available to you at no extra cost.

Let us create a memory that will last a lifetime – Click Here 

Fall color family portrait with their pet German shepherd named Kaiser.

Kaiser & his family.



“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 & Nita Killebrew – The Harmon Killebrew FoundationMore Testimonials Here



Cute one year old baby girl portraits taken in studio. Cute baby girl with cake, balloons and party decorations too!


Child Growing Up Too Fast?

Capturing a milestone in your child’s life doesn’t have to be stressful!

Your kids can’t look great if they are not relaxed and enjoying the process of having their portraits created. Because we have a home-based indoor and outdoor studio in Mounds View, your kids will be much more comfortable having fun getting their portraits taken here.

And when your kids get older (which will be in the blink of an eye), we specialize in beautiful high school senior pictures too!

Trust us to help capture that moment – click here 



We love when these milestones come up because it means we get to work with you again. Thank you so much for all your patience with Mommy and me, and for sharing your amazing talent with us. You’ve created such great treasures for our family and we can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate you! Thanks a million!”

– Love, Katie (and the whole family) – More Testimonials Here



We’d love to hear from you!

Please contact us here or call us at 763-785-1177 to chat about your plans.