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Split Rock Lighthouse wedding photography of the bride & groom on the rocky Lake Superior shoreline.
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Minneapolis Minnesota Wedding and Portrait Photographers

The World’s Only Full-Scene Light Painting Wedding Photographers

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

Selected Seven Times as “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” by

Michael Anderson Photography has been selected by Expertise as one of the best wedding photographers in Minneapolis for the 7th year in a row.

For the 7th straight year, Expertise has selected us as one of the “Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis!”

13-time Winners of “The Knot” Best of Weddings

The Knot Best of Weddings 2022 award for Michael Anderson Photography in Mounds View, MN.

10 years in a row, and 13 out of the last 15 years!

Six-Time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award Winners

Home of “The Best Santa Experience”

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


The Van Dusen Mansion light painted wedding photograph.

Linh and Dang’s finished light painting at The Van Dusen Mansion is amazing!

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 Falls, Split 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.

Little Log House Pioneer Village light painted wedding photograph created at the vintage gas station.

April and Darrick’s amazing light painting!

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“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.

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Minneapolis Minnesota Wedding and Portrait Photographers. 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



Adorable little Easton's three-month-old portraits.

It doesn’t get much cuter than this!

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!

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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


Nature and Wildlife Photography

The Northern Lights on the north shore of Lake Superior in March 2021.

The Aurora Borealis. The photo was captured in Silver Bay, Minnesota on a very cold March night in 2021.

Michael is an accomplished nature and wildlife photographer as well. In fact, that’s how he began his career in photography over 35 years ago. He took a long hiatus from nature and wildlife photography to operate their wedding and portrait studio, but he is now back doing it just for the fun of it!

One of his favorite flying subjects to photograph is bald eagles. Both locally, and in other locations such as Alaska, these magnificent birds of prey are amazing!

Soaring bald eagle Kenai Mountains Kachemak Bay, Alaska.

A soaring bald eagle near the Kenai Mountains in Alaska.

He and Joannie also were able to photograph brown bears (grizzlies) on an amazing excursion in Alaska!

PPhoto was taken during one of Michael Anderson Photography Tours to Alaska.

Fresh salmon, it’s what’s for lunch!

Oh, yeah, and humpback whales are also one of his favorite wildlife subjects to photograph. We will have a humpback whale gallery coming soon for you to enjoy as well

We’d love to hear from you!

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

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