Engagement Portraits

Engagement Portraits

To the newly engaged bride to be who can’t stop staring at her left hand, WELCOME! Joannie and I are so happy you’re here!

We are honored that you will consider us to share and capture your wedding day for you! When you choose us as your wedding photographers you get so much more than that. We will become friends for life!

You see, we’re not just going to be your wedding photographers, but your “life photographers” as well.

Because when you choose us as your wedding photographers, you become our Client For Life. We will be there for your engagement portraits, wedding photos, newborn baby pictures, children’s portraits, pet photos, family portraits, and special life events together! It’s what we really love about our profession, sharing our gift with our friends!

From the moment the question is popped until the big day, you’ll have many things going through your mind! You have a huge celebration to plan and wedding photography will play a vital role. Please feel free to lean on our more than three decades in the wedding industry to help you make your wedding day the very best it could possibly be.

The Best Engagement Photos and Wedding Photography In Minneapolis

We believe that wedding photography should be more than capturing genuine images. It should also be about your overall WEDDING DAY EXPERIENCE too! For more than 30 years, we have noticed that what our clients EXPERIENCE on their wedding day directly affects the outcome of their wedding photographs!

Joannie and I know that when our couples feel relaxed and enjoy being together in front of the camera, their images are genuine and full of life! Wedding photography is very much an EXPERIENCE that should be remembered for a lifetime!

We believe in giving our clients the full wedding experience from beginning to end! Your wedding photography experience with Michael and Joannie includes everything you will need to ensure that you have the most amazing wedding day possible!

When you’re ready to find out more about The Wedding Experience, feel free to contact Michael and Joannie to receive more detailed information. We would love to hear about your proposal, your wedding plans and really just get to know you to ensure that we are the PERFECT fit for one another!

Enjoy scrolling through our engagement portrait gallery and the rest of our website and be sure to check our blog for recent engagements, weddings and much, much more!

Testimonials – Here’s what just a few of our couples have to say about their engagement portrait & wedding photography experiences with Michael & Joannie:

“We are speechless! To say our experience was phenomenal is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Hands down, Michael Anderson Photography is the best in the business! Michael just KNOWS what to do. He is patient, kind, and so knowledgeable.

Beautiful fall Rotary Nature Preserve engagement portraits of a cute couple.

A very pretty fall color engagement portrait of Mike and Linda.

The photos he took at our engagement session turned out STUNNING! We cannot WAIT to see what he and his wife Joannie will produce at our wedding! We took Michael to a new photography location (for him) and he immediately put his massive talents to use. He absolutely went above and beyond! He obviously enjoys what he does for a living, and it shows in every aspect of his work. There’s a reason he is rated at the TOP.

You will never regret a penny of your money spent with Michael Anderson Photography! THANK YOU!”

Linda & Mike Engagement portraits at the Rotary Nature Preserve in White Bear Lake, MN – on Google

“Just like many other couples, I searched for weeks and weeks for a good photographer for my wedding. There were so many good photographers out there and I did not know whom we would want to be our photographer. The only thing I could do was to look at their work to see if I like their styles. I happened to come to Michael’s website by chance and the moment I looked at his work, I was so thrilled and fascinated by what I saw. I told my fiancé I really liked Michael’s works and I wanted him to be our photographer.

Michael was a very easy going person who has a deep passion for his work. I am a quiet/shy person but he made me feel comfortable at his home studio. Michael also gave me good advice on what to wear or bring for our Fall engagement photo shoot. My dad also said Michael is a good photographer when he saw Michael with his gear and lighting trying to shoot our photos.

A cute couple sharing a kiss on a white bicycle, in a very pretty setting at Como Park. The very cute image was taken during their Como Park engagement portraits.

Linh and Dang sharing a kiss in a very pretty setting at Como Park.

After the engagement photo shoot was over, I told my fiancé I was really hoping our pictures would turn out as beautiful as the other couple’s photos I saw on his website. I received my engagement photos yesterday and I couldn’t believe what I saw. The photos turned out nicely and they were exactly what I have been hoping for! I kept smiling and smiling when I looked at them and I am very pleased with our engagement photos.

I love the fainted afternoon light that fell on my face and neck as my fiancé and I holding hand and walked through the park and Michael captured that moment in the photo just at a perfect time. Michael is a true artist and I am in love with his work! Can’t wait to see our wedding photos next year!”

Linh Engagement Portraits at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, MN – review on Google

“We just had our engagement pictures taken by Michael and how incredible they turned out. Not only that, he was extremely patient and flexible with us when we were trekking all across the U of M campus. He went above and beyond my expectations which were already high!

Engagement Portraits at TCF Bank Stadium. Two former U of M Marching Band members on the field for one of their engagement portraits.

Sam and Taylor on the field at TCF Bank Stadium.

I cannot wait for Michael and Joannie to capture our wedding day next January.”

Taylor & SamTCF Bank Field & U of M Engagement Photos, Minneapolis, MN – review on The Knot

“Michael took our engagement photos and he did a fabulous job! I am not very artistic and don’t have an eye for what would look good in photos and he did everything from suggesting the location to picking different areas for photos.

I wanted snow in my photos and unfortunately, MN had a terrible winter for snow. Michael told me to let him know when I saw snow in the forecast and we could get something scheduled. Luckily we got snow in March and he agreed to take our photos the very next day! They turned out amazing and he was extremely quick to get them to me, which was much appreciated!

I can’t wait to see how awesome my wedding photos will be! I strongly recommend them.”

Stephanie & KevinEngagement Pictures Created at St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis, MN – Google Review

“My fiancé and I just had our engagement session with Michael last week in Stillwater, MN. Needless to say, we were a bit nervous to be photographed as the center of attention, but Michael made us feel 100% comfortable with everything! We truly enjoyed the day and enjoyed the company of Michael.

Looking through all of our beautiful pictures with our family has been such a joy. Now we are less nervous and even more excited for our big day at the end of the summer 🙂 If our engagement pictures turned out this well, I cannot wait to see what he can do with our wedding photos!”

Anna & Noah Engagement Portraits Created in Stillwater, MN – review on The Knot

“Amazing Engagement Photos”

“Michael did an amazing job with our engagement photos, I went to him with a vision of having them taken at the Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard while the trees were in full bloom and he totally captured what I wanted.

He was very flexible with when we would take the photos since we were basically waiting for Mother Nature to take her course. He made us both feel very comfortable and did a great job directing us. I would recommend him to everyone! I can’t wait to see our wedding photos from him!”

Amanda & Nolan Engagement Portraits Created In The Rain At Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard & Event Center, Jordan, MN – review on The Knot

“Michael and Joannie love what they do and are amazing at it! You won’t find a more fun, talented and professional couple to photograph your wedding.

We just had our engagement photos taken in Stillwater with Michael & Joannie. They made the entire photo shoot enjoyable and easy! Most importantly the pictures turned out incredible! We get nothing but compliments about each image. Thank you for being a part of our wedding! We can’t wait to see our wedding photos!”

Michelle & Ben Stillwater, MN Engagement Pictures

“Michael and Joannie are amazing! They photographed our wedding in 2012! My husband and I spent a lot of time looking at photographers because this was the most important part of the day for me. When we met Michael and Joannie we knew we found the team for us!

From the initial meetings to our engagement pictures to our wedding day everything was incredible. There is no other photography team we could imagine taking our portraits ever again.

We are expecting our first baby and we already know we will be going to Michael and Joannie for everything. They truly make you feel like your a member of their family! Thank you guys for being so awesome!!”

Brandice & Andy Target Field Engagement Photos, Minneapolis, MN – review on The Knot

“The first time I met Michael was through a bridal show back in January of 2013, there were so many photographers out there and it was overwhelmed.

I had no clue which photographer to go with….but when I approached Anderson’s booth, all the pictures caught my attention! Immediately, I fell in love with the style of the photos and knew right away that this is the guy for our wedding!

After looking at the prices, I decided to look for another option. After a couple of months searching for a photographer, I couldn’t find anyone that was as close to Michael’s unique and creative style. We ended up meeting Michael and just loved him and his wife Joannie and decided to go with them.

We couldn’t stress the fact of how much we loved our engagement pictures and are very excited and looking forward to seeing our wedding photos soon! Although Michael’s price is a bit higher than most of the photographers that we researched, it’s definitely worth it once you see the final products!

It’s so important to have a good photographer at your wedding since it’s one of the most important days in your life!”

Rick & Sarah Anoka, Mn Engagement Portraits – Review on The Knot

“Michael and Joannie are awesome! We are in love with the amazing engagement pictures they did for us and can’t wait for them to shoot our wedding day! We are so glad we picked them!”

Lindsay & John Engagement Portraits Created at Willow River State Park in Hudson, WI – review on Google

“Mike and Joannie have been there for us from the start. They first snapped a sweet candid shot of my husband and I while we were just dating at his sister’s wedding. From there, they have taken our save the date shots, engagement photos, gorgeous wedding photos, and now fun holiday photos of our children with Santa Claus.

Our journey together as a couple and now a family has been beautifully captured on film by this wonderful duo. With Joannie’s eye for detail and Mike’s creative ideas, you’re sure to end up with photos to treasure for many years.”

Amanda & Jeff Engagement Photos at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on Lake Superior – review on The Knot

“The first thing I did when I got engaged was to look for a photographer. I wanted someone who was professional, someone who wasn’t a here today… gone tomorrow photographer, someone will experience, someone who knew the business, and someone who took beautiful photographs… And I found it… It is Michael Anderson Photography.

From the moment my fiancé and I met with Mike, we felt like a member of the family. We knew he was going to take the same care in taking our photos as he would his own daughters. He answered all of my questions, even the silly ones of a worried bride.

We haven’t had him take our wedding photos yet, but he took our engagement photos and they are so beautiful. We got two 8X10s for my parents and my fiancé s parents for Christmas and everyone continues to compliment how beautiful they are. It was really hard for my fiancé and me to narrow down what photos we wanted because they are so beautiful and I love the app that he provided, so it is easy to show friends and family our photos on our phone.

Our engagement session was so much fun, that I can’t wait for our wedding day. I know Mike is going to shoot amazing photos. If you want a photographer who is experienced, who shoots beautiful photos, and who is going to make sure you have fun having your photos taken… Pick Michael Anderson Photography.”

Samantha & Kenton Engagement Portraits at Harriet Island Regional Park in Saint Paul, MN – review on The Knot

“Engagement Portraits” – ©2019 Michael Anderson Photography.