Kids Photography

Kids Photography by Michael and Joannie Anderson

“I love kids photography!” Michael Anderson has been in love with photography since he was in 7th grade. “The older I get the more I realize that photography is in my blood. I can’t imagine my life any other way” Michael says.

For more than 35 years, Michael and his wife Joannie have been perfecting the art of bringing the best out in their subjects and making them look wonderful. Photographing kids is certainly one of their favs.

Kids Portraits For Charity

One of our favorite events for children’s portraits is our annual Easter Bunny Portraits. We use that special kid’s photo event to raise money for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.

A sister and her little brother pay a visit to our cute little bunnies for their 2017 portraits with real bunnies.

Kira & Austin got just “a little” excited to see Cutie & Tutie!

Our other big event for children’s photos is The Best Santa Experience which helps us to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

A baby boy and his big sister taking a look at Santa's naughty and nice list at The Santa Experience in Santa's Workshop. The scene was enhanced by light painting parts of it.

Riley and Ryder take a peek at Santa’s naughty and nice list!

For over 25 years, we have created many kid’s portraits on our annual North Shore Weekend at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on beautiful Lake Superior.

Lake Superior photography and the Torbert family portrait created at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

The Torbert family portrait at Split Rock Lighthouse.

Our number one goal is that your kids have fun while being photographed.

You can’t look great if you are not relaxed and enjoying the process of having your portrait created. Michael and Joannie have the unique ability to adapt to the personality of their subjects.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a newborn baby (one of Michael’s favorite portrait sessions), a rambunctious 2-year-old, a feisty teenager, or the complex dynamic of an extended family, they can create beautiful and meaningful images of every age group.

Michael says, “I just love to be with people, and Joannie and I have been very blessed to have been entrusted by so many families to create their family history in portraits.” “I have the best job in the world!”

Michael & Joannie Anderson are available for portrait commissions on location both nationally and internationally as well as at their Minnesota Portrait Park and Studio in Mounds View, MN.

Kids Photography Testimonials

“We can’t thank Michael (and Joannie) enough for being such wonderful photographers! A year and a half ago we were searching for the best photographer for our September wedding as we knew this would be one of the most important parts of our wedding. We searched for weeks until we finally came across Michael Anderson photography and I knew the minute I clicked on his website he had to be our photographer!!

Michael shot our engagement pictures which were beautiful and we had the pleasure to have both Michael & Joannie shoot our wedding, which was the most beautiful day of our lives. They captured it perfectly!

Here we are one year later now celebrating the arrival of our soon-to-be daughter! Michael just did our gender reveal and it was truly amazing! We are so blessed and thankful to have them capture all these special moments in our lives. We’d give them 10 stars if we could! Michael always goes above and beyond!

If you’re looking for the best photographers out there, choose Michael Anderson Photography! They won’t disappoint! See you when our baby girl arrives!”

Crystal & Andy – Burnsville, MN

“We could not have had a better photography experience than we did yesterday with Mike. We took our 2-year-old daughter for her Birthday pictures, She was a bit tired and apprehensive about wanting to sit and get her picture taken. Mike was great at trying to get her comfortable showing pictures on his phone of Disney characters from his recent trip to Disney World. She was having a hard time letting go of Mommy and Daddy.

Mike was so nice and accommodating that we took a break went home for a nice nap and came back in the afternoon with her cousin who showed her how it was done.

She had so much fun and we got amazing photos that make it so hard to choose which one is the best.

Mike and Joannie are always very helpful, caring, and passionate people (they both photographed our wedding). They do a wonderful job and we love going to see them and always know we will have a lot of great pictures. I would highly recommend them to anyone. We have been with Mike for years and will continue to use him for our daughter and more children when the time comes.”

Jamie & Brandon – Shakopee, Mn

“We’ve gone to Michael & Joannie for almost 10 years now for engagement, wedding, and family photos, and have LOVED what they’ve come up with every time!! Best photographers, absolutely!!

Their portraits and videos are always beautiful, and even if a kid is having a tough day, they have a magical way of getting great images anyway! It’s true!

Our whole family loves working with them, very knowledgeable, fun, and sweet! I highly recommend them, you will absolutely be happy with what you get!!”

Mike & JoJo – Blaine, MN

Dear “Uncle” Mike,

“I had so much fun chasing bubbles in your studio and exploring your Portrait Park!

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) – Blaine, MN

Dear Mike,

“Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you capture. I’m so grateful to you for that. So many times I’ve tried other photographers, but no one does as good as you.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know Caelie. She really enjoys seeing you.”

See you soon, Cami – White Bear Lake, MN

Mike and Joannie,

“What a wonderful surprise–the kid’s pictures in your superframe are on our living room wall. We expected a picture and we receive two. Super people like you who make living fun.”

Diana & Jerry – Maplewood, MN

“Kids Photography” – ©2023 Michael Anderson Photography.