Professional Photographer in Mounds View, Minnesota
Are you looking for a real professional photographer to capture a big event in your life? Look no further than Michael Anderson, a professional photographer in Mounds View, Minnesota for over 35 years.
Whether you’re looking for great high school senior portraits, or wonderful family and children’s photos, we have you covered! We’re also award-winning wedding photographers too!
But that’s not all! We also create one-of-a-kind photographs of your vehicle, aircraft, or business using a photography technique called light painting. And last, but not least, we create amazing photographs with Santa Claus that will blow you away! Michael Anderson Photography has you covered in so many ways!
Are you looking for a professional photographer who does a great job creating senior photos? You’ve found the right place! Your senior portraits will be created with relaxed poses and great lighting too.
Michael offers senior pictures at locations all over the Twin Cities and beyond, as well as right here in-studio, and in our very own Portrait Park!
He also creates specialized green screen senior pics for sports and other school activities!
All of your senior photos will be fully retouched and enhanced so that you look your best!
Michael also creates light painted senior photos for many of his high school seniors. Anything from your car, truck, musical instruments, a Zamboni, and more can be light painted. It’s not easy to do, but senior photo light paintings are so cool!
One of the Finest Light Painting Photographers in the Country
As a professional photographer in Mounds View, Minnesota, Michael has created photographs of many different genres over the years. Over the last several years, one of them has truly become a photographic specialty. And Michael has integrated it into many other aspects of the studio. It’s called light painting.
Light painting photography is a highly specialized field. And Michael has become an expert at creating these one-of-a-kind artworks. You’ll find hundreds of light painted photographs, dedicated pages, and blog posts throughout this website. However, our light painting photography has become such a specialty that we now have a dedicated light painting photography website just for that!
Michael specializes in creating one-of-a-kind light paintings of all kinds of subjects. Light painting is usually reserved for cool cars, motorcycles, planes, and other things. However, Michael has taken the concept a whole lot further! He’s incorporated light painting into his high school senior photos, children’s portraits, engagement photographs, and wedding photography too!
Speaking of photographic specialties, every November, Michael and Joannie become two of “Santa’s Elves”! They assist Santa Claus in helping to raise money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! They create amazing custom-written Santa Storybooks and Santa artworks, many of which are also light painted! All the while raising thousands of dollars each year to help those with CF. It’s a win-win!
With a different theme each year, The Best Santa Experience has grown to be an annual event for many families. So much so that, in addition to all of the Santa blog posts and other information on this website, it too has a dedicated website! You can experience the magic, and make your own online reservation by clicking on this link! Hurry, we sell out every year! Please check it all out at TheBestSantaExperience.com
Dealing with your family can be tough. Working with your photographer should be easy.
As a professional photographer in Mounds View, Minnesota, Michael has had the privilege to create thousands of memories for families over the years. Whether it’s during our annual North Shore Weekend, right here in our very own Portrait Park, or at a location that’s special to you, Michael will create a family portrait that you’ll treasure forever!
We 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 at our Mounds View, MN home studio, and it’s available to you at no extra cost!
“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 Foundation – More Testimonials Here
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!
“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
You have hundreds of things to worry about, your wedding photographer shouldn’t be one of them.
Michael and Joannie are two of the best Minneapolis and St. Paul wedding photographers. With over 35 years of experience, they have photographed well over 800 weddings, creating hundreds of beautiful wedding albums and award-winning wedding photos. Their Mounds View, MN 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 Michael and Joannie Anderson excel at. They have been destination wedding photographers in many parts of Minnesota. From weddings in Duluth, Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, and Hibbing up north, to Rochester, Red Wing, and Alexandria in the south, they’ve photographed weddings all around the state!
More distant destination wedding photo locations include venues all over Wisconsin and Iowa, in San Antonio, Texas, and the stunning Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Michael and Joannie are the only wedding photographers out there who create light paintings for their wedding couples. These light painted wedding photographs are one-of-a-kind works of art!
Michael and Joannie are truly Minnesota’s Husband and Wife Wedding Photography Team and, as mentioned, the only Light Painting Wedding Photographers in the world. These are beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding photographs that are not available anywhere else.
“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 – More Testimonials
In addition to being a professional photographer in Mounds View, Minnesota, Michael is an accomplished nature and wildlife photographer as well. That’s how he began his career in photography over 40 years ago! He took a long hiatus from nature and wildlife photography to operate their wedding and portrait studio. Now he’s back doing it just for the fun of it anytime the opportunity presents itself.
Photographs of Bald Eagles
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! You can view our bald eagle photography on this page on our website.
Photographs of Alaska Brown Bears (Grizzlies)
He and Joannie were also able to photograph brown bears (grizzlies) on an amazing excursion to the world-famous Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park in Alaska! It was a once-in-a-liftime, bucket list event!
Images from that fabulous experience can be enjoyed on our Grizzly Bear page by clicking on this link
Humpback Whale Photographs
One of our favorite locations to visit has to be Hawaii, especially in the wintertime! It’s always nice to get away from the cold weather here in Minnesota. But the fact that thousands of humpback whales spend the winter in Hawaii makes the getaway all the better! Over the years, Joannie and I have enjoyed quite a few whale-watching excursions, each one is an opportunity to see these magnificent creatures, sometimes up close too!
We’ve created a special gallery of humpback whale photographs for you to enjoy. The best part about our humpback whale gallery is that if you purchase any of the images to enjoy in your home or office, we will donate 100% of the profits to the Maui United Way to help Maui recover from the devastating wildfires of 2023.
Photographs of Pele’s Well in Hawaii
On a recent visit to Hawaii, we were able to visit a very unique location on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was so beautiful, that we photographed it nearly every night on our visit! That spot is called Pele’s Well. Please click on the link below to read about this amazing place.
There will be more nature and wildlife locations to come! Thank you for spending time on our website. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you! – M&J
We’d love to hear from you!