Husband and Wife Photography Team
As Minnesota’s husband and wife wedding photography team, Joannie and I have been capturing life’s special moments for over thirty years now.
Being a husband and wife photography team allows us to give you a very personal experience from start to finish. We want you to have fun while having your images created, whether it’s your child having fun with our cute little bunnies at Easter time, The Best Santa Experience, or your family portraits in our studio or on location, we want the whole experience to be fun and relaxed. Because if you are enjoying yourself, you’re simply going to look better in your images.
In 2016, we became the world’s only light painting wedding photographers. No one else creates these one-of-a-kind masterpieces. It’s something that we are proud of.
On a personal note, we love to travel, play golf together (Joannie is really good), eat out a lot (Chipotle is own of my favs), and have fun with our family. We enjoy everything Disney and Pixar too.
Our two daughters, Jen & Michelle have each married guys named Ben, (Ben One and Ben Two) and we are grandparents to an amazing little four-year-old named Riley and her new little brother Ryder!
Joannie & I are honored to have received many awards given to us by brides and grooms by what they have shared online in reviewing us. Here are some of our press releases:
Nine-time The Knot Best of Weddings Award Winner
As a Husband and Wife Photography Team, Joannie and I have been selected as recipients of The Knot “Best of Weddings” in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 2015, 2016, 2017 and now once again in 2018!
Three-Time WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award Winner
Brides & grooms also chose us for the “Couples Choice Award” in 2018 from WeddingWire. We were recipients of the award in 2017 & 2016 as well!
The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Minnesota
And for three years running, Michael Anderson Photography has been selected as one of “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis“ in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by Expertise!
- “Twin Cities Best Wedding & Portrait Studios” in 2009.
- “Minnesota’s Best Wedding & Portrait Studios” in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
In 2013, we were honored to be selected as “Elite Members” of “Best of Wedding Photography.” An invitation-only group of the world’s finest wedding image makers.
Joannie & I were honored to be inducted into The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame in 2015! We really are Minnesota’s Husband and Wife Photography Team.
Joannie and I continue to stay up to date with the latest and greatest stuff in the wedding and photo industries by remaining active members in Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), KelbyOne; (formerly the National Association of Photoshop Professionals or NAPP), and now as Elite Members of Best of Wedding Photography.
The foundation of our work lies in the word LOVE. We LOVE each other, LOVE what we do, LOVE working together, LOVE our clients, and we both enjoy capturing the LOVE we see in others. – M&J
Welcome to Michael Anderson Photography!
Here are just a few of our client reviews and testimonials:
Best Wedding Photographer!!!
“We could not have asked for better photographers than Michael and Joannie! Their personalities and caring for who we are as people made a huge difference!
When we first met with Michael to hash out details he spent a few hours with us, part getting the wedding package set but the rest of the time he was interested in getting to know us as people. We feel so comfortable around both Michael and Joannie, it feels like we have known them for years. When it came to the wedding day they made it feel like we were their friends rather than just clients; the whole experience was relaxing and everything felt easy and stress-free.
After the wedding they invited us (and our parents) over for pizza to look through the pictures, again letting us stay for a few hours just getting to know us better. And I can’t forget to mention how absolutely beautiful all the pictures are! It was hard narrowing it down to ones for our album and to print because we were in love with every picture taken.
We could not have asked for better photographers and will continue to use them for all our family picture needs!!!”
Peter & Brianna were married at Faith Christian Reform Church in New Brighton, MN and their pretty wedding reception was held at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN – review from The Knot
Tawnya and Adam shared this about their wedding day experience with Michael and Joannie Anderson:
“We were married May 31st and we used Michael Anderson Photography and they were amazing! They go above and beyond and we couldn’t have been luckier to have them capture our special moments.
Mike and Joannie work as a pair and having both of them captured spectacular moments from getting ready, first looks, the ceremony, and reception. They made us feel so comfortable and they are very fun to work with.
They exceeded all expectations we had and we couldn’t have been happier. I would recommend Michael Anderson Photography for anyone looking for a fun, professional photographer. We enjoyed having them. They are the best of the best!
Thank you for capturing our special day it was perfect!”
Tawnya and Adam were married at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids, MN with a stunning wedding reception at Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, Minnesota – posted on The Knot
…and Mike and Samantha had this to say:
“My husband and I got married in July 2014. Michael Anderson was such a caring and wonderful person. He takes pride in his work and will go above and beyond when taking pictures!!
We felt truly blessed to have such a talented photographer! 🙂
Thank you, Michael!!!”
Mike & Samantha were married at New Creation Lutheran Church in Shakopee, Minnesota with a fun reception at the famous Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Chanhassen, Minnesota – posted on The Knot
…and Vince & Melisa added this:
“Michael and Joannie were our wedding photographers for our wedding and engagement portraits. Both my wife and I highly recommend Michael and Joannie to meet anyone’s photography needs.
The entire process of developing a photography plan, taking engagement photos and capturing the entire wedding day was fantastic.
Michael guided us on our journey and made us feel especially relaxed and comfortable on our wedding day, even given time constraints that were out of his and our control.
We have come to realize that the most important investment in any wedding is a great photographer. Michael and Joannie both captured unique, high-quality photographs of our wedding day that will be with us forever and will help us cherish the memory of our special day.
But, great photographers like Michael and Joannie will do more than just photograph the wedding. They also successfully control the flow of the day and help develop the proper tone and atmosphere for the wedding.
Michael and Joannie have earned two lifelong clients and friends.”
Vince & Melisa – Eagan, MN wedding – review posted on The Knot