Family Portraits

Family Portraits by Michael Anderson Photography

Whether your looking for family portraits in a studio setting or family photos outdoors, we have you covered. At Michael Anderson Photography, we not only have a fully equiped studio, but our very own Portrait Park as well.

Family portraits in the fall colors at Anderson's Portrait Park in Mounds View, Mn.

Family portrait in Fall colors taken at Anderson’s Portrait Park.

We’re also very well known for our annual North Shore Portrait Weekendon beautiful Lake Superior. For over 22 years we’ve been creating family portraits on location “up north” at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Lake Superior Photography family portraits taken at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Family portrait at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

It’s funny that our expertise in family photography on Lake Superior is also the reason we’re now well known for destintion wedding photography there as well. We’ve created destination wedding photos in Duluth, several Two Harbors weddings, and one Split Rock State Park wedding.

A pretty, classic wedding portrait of a bride and groom with their wedding party at the famous Split Rock Lighthouse.

A pretty wedding party portrait of Brycen and Aleksandra with the famous Split Rock Lighthouse as the backdrop.

Here’s some things that clients have to say about their photography experiences with Michael Anderson Photography:

“Mike and Joannie are our family photographers… period.

We first met Mike at our friends’ wedding, and it was the day Mike and Joannie’s second child was born. Despite this, Mike gave full attention to the bride and groom on their entire day, even through the reception. When he eventually had to go in order to see his daughter enter the world, he didn’t forget about the wedding. Mike hired another wedding photographer to continue taking pictures throughout the reception. It was this dedication and commitment that made us decide that Mike and Joannie would be our wedding photographers.

That happened over 25 years ago. Since that time, Mike and Joannie have taken our engagement pictures, wedding photos, over 35 annual family portrait sessions for our kids, and our pets have even visited their studio! Every year our family Christmas card is designed by them. Also, they recently took our son’s senior photos, with our daughter’s pending this summer.

“Why have we visited the same photographer for over 25 years? It is simple. Mike and Joannie care. They take the time to get the pictures right by paying attention to every little detail. They are always thinking of ways to improve and advance their photography.”

We didn’t know Mike and Joannie until we needed a photographer. Didn’t grow up as friends. We hired them to do our wedding. Ever since, we’ve developed a very good friendship with Mike, Joannie and the entire family.

And when we need professional photographs, Mike and Joannie are our photographers…. period!”

Dave & Julie

“Michael and Joannie photographed our wedding four years ago and they have been our family photographers ever since! They are fun, easy to work with and very creative.

Best of all, they are cognizant of the time on your wedding day and will keep the wedding party on time. The fantastic pictures they got of our wedding day truly amazed me, which made for an absolutely beautiful wedding album. Michael’s album designs are truly works of art.

Since our wedding we have been visiting Michael and Joannie for our family pictures. Their creativity provides different opportunities to get pictures we can’t get anywhere else, whether it be with Easter bunnies, Santa, etc.

They are great with children and always amaze me with the great pictures they are able to get of our often uncooperative young children.”

Jon & Lisa

“Thank you for the marvelous pictures you produced for us and all of your special services!”

Hank & Levonne

Family Portraits by Michael Anderson Photography

When displayed on the walls in your home, your family portraits are a constant reminder of what is most important in your life. Whether you would like to have portraits created of your immediate family or a large extended family group, Anderson’s will provide you with timeless artwork custom designed for display in your home as well as gift portraits, portrait albums and greeting cards for all occasions.

With this in mind, we create beautiful images to treasure now and as they become a part of your family’s history. Our style is Classic, incorporating the timeless artistic elements of classic portraiture with the modern addition of relaxed expressions and gestures, and occasionally the use of alternative camera angles.

“Family Portraits” – ©2019 Michael Anderson Photography.