More Wedding Testimonials

More Wedding Testimonials

Since our other pages with testimonials are getting kinda full, we’ve added this new page with more wedding testimonials to make it easier to view and load on your devices. You can find dozens and dozens of other client reviews and testimonials on the following pages on our website:

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So without further ado, here are even more wedding testimonials from our clients from The Knot, WeddingWire, Google, emails, and some of the hand-written notes sent to us.

Mike and Linda’s wedding at St. Mary of the Lake and their wonderful wedding at Dellwood Oaks Country Club.

“We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to secure Michael Anderson Photography for our engagement and wedding photos! From the very first meeting to the final touches on our wedding photography, there is NOTHING we would have changed. Michael and Joannie are down to earth, so friendly, easygoing, and PROFESSIONAL. They both LOVE what they are doing, and we could not have been happier with the final products.

Outdoor Dellwood Hills wedding reception photo of a wedding party.

Our newlyweds and their crazy, fun wedding party.

We did our engagement photos in the Fall of 2018. Michael had the proofs ready for us to review within 14 days. Our wedding was in April 2019, and we can say the same thing about those photos. Everything is GORGEOUS! The talent these two have is out of this world. We never even realized they were photographing us much of the time. Michael and Joannie are so accommodating. We have large families, and everything went off like clockwork.

There is obviously many, many hours of behind-the-scenes work that Michael does to make everything perfect. We will definitely use his services again. You will never, ever regret a penny spent on using Michael Anderson Photography. We feel like we have made some friends for life!”

Linda (& Mike) – review on The Knot

We wrote 3 posts about Mike and Linda’s wedding, and another one about their pretty Rotary Nature Preserve engagement photo session too. Here they are:

Pretty engagement photos in the Rotary Nature Preserve in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Check out their fabulous St. Mary of the Lake wedding highlights here.

Please click on this link to enjoy out their beautiful Dellwood Oaks Country Club wedding reception.

And, here’s one more link to view their stunning light painted wedding photograph too!

Taran and Heather’s winter wedding at Elsie’s Restaurant Bar & Bowling Center in Minneapolis, MN.

“We knew we made the right choice in choosing Michael and Joannie! When we got engaged, they were one of the first people we got in contact with. Michael and Joannie had done my friend’s wedding a few years earlier and they were astounding. They became so much more than someone we hired, but friends who helped make our day that much more special.

They are so easy to get along with and easygoing. They know what they are doing and how to do it well, even with restrictions. We were limited on space to get pictures and it was too cold and windy to take outdoor pictures. Michael and Joannie made it work and kept me calm despite these confines.

A fun photo of a large wedding party on the bowling lanes at Elsie's.

Taran and Heather’s wedding party on the bowling lanes at Elsie’s.

We had a 50’s diner/Back to the 50’s theme wedding and they did an amazing job capturing what made this theme work, including dressing the parts themselves! They listened closely to our wishes and executed beautifully.

Michael turned the photos around quickly as well. It’s only been just over a week since the wedding and we already have proofs to look at that are gorgeous. Not even kidding, my family has admitted to looking through them and crying tears of happiness (myself included). If that is not a testament of how good Michael and Joannie are at their job, I don’t know what is. I highly recommend!”

Heather – review on Google

Here’s a link to view their wonderful back-to-the-50’s wedding day highlights.

Joannie and I also created a one-of-a-kind light painting for Taran and Heather as well. Check out that cool image, and the story behind it, at this link.

Sam and Taylor’s winter wedding at Spirit of Hope United Methodist in Golden Valley, MN, and their pretty Rush Creek Golf Course reception in Maple Grove, MN.

“I have nothing but good things to say about Michael and Joannie. We booked them to do our wedding photography almost a year and a half in advance because we loved their photos so much. We did our engagement photos with Mike in October 2017 and he went above and beyond – we only had an hour but he stayed with us to make sure we got all the shots we wanted and he certainly didn’t have to!

He did it again for our wedding, our timeline got behind but they stayed to make sure we got our light painting done (which is incredible all on its own, no one else can say they have a light painting for their wedding).

Rush Creek light painted wedding photo of a bride and groom by the Grand Staircase.

Sam and Taylor’s pretty light painted wedding photo at Rush Creek Golf Club.

Joannie was a huge help when my bustle was having malfunctions and they were just great to be around, my family and friends have nothing but good things to say. They were the best investment we made for our wedding hands down. It’s the thing we will have forever!”

Taylor – review on Google

We’ve got stories about Sam and Taylor’s wedding too! Including their fun engagement session which features images created on the U of M football field at TCF Bank Stadium!

Engagement photographs at the University of Minnesota.

Please click on this link to view the events leading up to their ceremony at Spirit of Hope United Methodist.

This link will take you to their beautiful winter wedding reception photos at Rush Creek Golf Course.

And, here’s the link to their stunning light painted wedding photograph that we created for them at Rush Creek.

Jay and Vanessa’s wedding at Rusty’s Hitchin’ Post Event Center in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

“I know I have told you this a million times by now, but thank you! Thank you so much for all of your hard work on all of our events. From our engagement photos on that misty day in Stillwater to the hot day on our wedding day, our photos have turned out amazing.

I am so proud to show everyone this album and promote your name around to anyone who asks who did my photography. I have heard comments as great as, “Those are the best wedding photos I have seen” to “I appreciate all the time he took to take our family photo and ensure you could see everyone’s face.”

Bride & groom walking while their guests wave sparklers. Image taken at The Hitchin' Post in New Richmond, WI.

More sparklers!

You guys are seriously the best, and every time I open this wedding album I am going to remember you guys (oh, and the amazing day it was marrying Jay). Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done. Your talent is amazing and your pictures are breathtaking. I can’t wait until our next major event where you will get a call!


Vanessa (& Jay) – email thank you letter

We’ve got a link to view Jay and Vanessa’s pretty fall color engagement photos created in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Here’s the link to enjoy their amazing Rusty’s Hitchin’ Post wedding photos too (they were the first-ever wedding held there)!

Kaia and Clint’s wedding (in a blizzard) at The 3 Ten Event Venue in Faribault, MN.

The 3 Ten Event Venue wedding reception photos of a bride and groom outside at night in a blizzard!

Clint, Kaia, and about a bazillion snowflakes!

“Michael and Joannie were an absolute pleasure to work with. From a hot and sunny engagement session to a cold and snowy wedding, they were there to capture all of our special moments. Not only are they great photographers, but they’re also great people. Our pictures turned out simply amazing. We love them all! We will definitely be looking to hire them in the future!”

Kaia (and Clint) – review on WeddingWire

We’ve got links to 4 unique blog posts that we wrote for Kaia and Clint!

Here’s the link to their pretty engagement photos that I created with them in Stillwater, MN.

Here are the events leading up to, and including, their ceremony at The 3 Ten Event Venue.

Then, here are many of the fun wedding photos that we created during their wedding reception and dance.

And, lastly, despite the blizzard, we created a stunning light painting for them too!

Dan and Katie’s pretty outdoor wedding and reception at the TPC Blaine in Blaine, MN.

TPC Twin Cities wedding reception photos of the bride and groom at the clubhouse.

A great casual portrait of Dan & Katie at the TPC Twin Cities.

“Fantastic! We worked with Michael and Joannie the entire process which was smooth and effortless. They were there to capture all of our special moments from the beginning of the day to our stunning sunset pictures. Our entire wedding party also enjoyed working with Michael and Joannie too. They worked great with the kids in our wedding party giving them nicknames which thrilled them. We are so thankful we found Michael and Joannie and will be using them for our future photography!”

Dan – review on Google

Once again, we have written blog posts to share the many wonderful highlights from Dan and Katie’s wedding day at the TPC in Blaine, Minnesota! The first link is to enjoy their stunning fall-color engagement photos created at Lochness Park in Blaine, Minnesota!

Beautiful fall-color engagement portraits at Lochness Park.

Here’s our post that captures the events leading up to their pretty wedding ceremony at the TPC Blaine.

Then, we wrote a cute story with images from their outdoor wedding ceremony, reception, and dance too!

Here’s their cool one-of-a-kind light painted wedding photograph featuring the clubhouse at the TPC Blaine!

Jeff and Lucía’s wedding at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel in Minnetonka, MN.

“Our engagement session was a lot of fun with Michael! He is easy to talk to and works at a comfortable pace. He’s not bossy, or overly artsy, nor are his photos mundane. He talked us through the process so he knew exactly what kind of pictures we wanted.

When he and Joannie photographed our wedding, it was raining a little but they were creative and helped us get some fantastic pictures despite the rain in the morning.

Also, he does this special photography called “light painting” that no other Twin Cities photographer does, so if you want pictures that really look different from the rest of the photographers’ around here, he is the man!

A unique light painted wedding photo created at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel in Minnetonka, MN.

Jeff and Lucía’s very unique light painted wedding photo was created right in the lobby at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel.

If you haven’t decided on a location yet, ask Michael first for ideas because he’s been everywhere. You will NOT be disappointed with your pictures! I highly recommend him!”

Jeff (and Lucía) – review on The Knot

We have a total of 4 blog posts for Jeff and Lucia!

Here’s the link to take you to their fun engagement photos at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

On their wedding day, we went ot the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to create their pretty family and wedding party photographs before their wedding ceremony.

Their fantastic wedding ceremony, reception, dinner, and dance were held at the Sheraton Minneapolis West. Here are the highlights!

Then, we created a stunning light painted wedding photograph for them right in the hotel lobby!

John & Jennie’s wedding at the Urban Growler Brewing Company, and their Science Museum of Minnesota wedding reception, both in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“Michael and Joannie are exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer. They somehow both managed to run the show during family photos, gathering everyone and efficiently arranging them, as well as blending seamlessly into the background during the ceremony and reception.

A cool, Science Museum of Minnesota light painting! The bride & groom by the astronaut display.

John and Jennie’s cool light painted wedding photo!

The light painting that they created for us will always be a fantastic memory of our wedding day as well!”

John – review on Google

Once again, we’ve got multiple blog posts about this fantastic wedding day!

Please click this link to see a lot of wonderful wedding photos at The Saint Paul Hotel and in Rice Park leading up to their sweet wedding ceremony at Urban Growler Brewing Company in St. Paul, MN.

Then, we headed to the Science Museum of Minnesota for their fun wedding reception, dinner and dance!

Here’s the link to the story behind one of the most unusual wedding photographs that you’ll ever see! It’s the light painted wedding photograph of John and Jennie with the enormous astronaut at the Science Museum of Minnesota!

Griffith and Kathryn’s winter wedding at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN.

“Michael & Joannie:

As the Father of the Bride, I can’t express my full appreciation here for the awesome job that you did at my only daughter’s wedding. When I looked at those pictures, I was able to relive that very moment. I have to tell you, Those pictures brought tears to my eyes. My daughter was so beautiful, and the way you were able to capture every moment was amazing.

A pretty light painted wedding photograph created at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.

Griffith and Kathryn’s light painted wedding photograph on the unique staircase at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.

You and Joannie did a great job for my wedding 31 years ago, but WOW!!!! What you did at my daughter’s wedding was priceless!!!!! Thanks for capturing that moment.”

Herman Hauglid – Father of the Bride – review on The Knot

As always, I wrote a bog post about Griffith and Katie’s pretty wedding day at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.

Here’s the story about their one-of-a-kind light painted wedding photograph that we created for them!

Chris and Chris’ wedding at Minnesota Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

A classic Orchestra Hall wedding portrait of two grooms on the second floor balcony. Image was taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens at 500mm.

The view from the second floor at Orchestra Hall.

“Michael and Joannie were amazing on our wedding day! They helped make our special day so much fun and the pictures turned out beautifully. I can’t imagine having a better photography experience. Thanks, Michael and Joannie!”

Chris Johnson – review on Google

Here’s the fun blog post about their engagement portraits that I created in downtown Minneapolis and at Orchestra Hall.

And, here is the link to their fabulous wedding day highlights at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Linh and Dang’s wonderful wedding weekend included a Tea Ceremony at their home. Then, a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Church of St. Columba in St. Paul, MN, followed by their wedding reception at The Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis, MN.

Tea Ceremony photos. A cute portrait of the couple sitting on the front lawn.

A portrait of the future newlyweds on the front lawn.

“I showed my friends our wedding photos that we had last month and I received lots of great compliments such as “Breathtaking photos and Wows!” from them. I am very happy that I had Michael as my photographer. He and his wife worked really hard on my wedding to capture our happiest moment in life. Couldn’t be happier. Love his light painting photo!”

Linh – review on Google

Linh and Dang’s wedding was truly amazing in so many ways, and we wrote about it all in several posts!

Their pretty Como Park engagement portraits can be enjoyed on this post.

Dang and Linh’s Tea Ceremony photos are featured in this story.

The next day, Joannie and I had the honor of photographing their Church of Saint Columba wedding ceremony!

The Van Dusen Mansion was the site of their fabulous wedding reception, dinner, and dance. All of the highlights, including Lihn’s three wedding dresses (Dang had three wardrobe changes too!), are in this fun blog post!

Joannie and I created a light painted wedding photograph for our newlyweds at The Van Dusen Mansion. This one is epic!

Ashley and Corey’s beautiful fall wedding at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens in Minneapolis, MN.

Light painting engagement photography. Version one, the "cool" version of Corey & Ashley's Harley Davidson engagement light painting.

Corey & Ashley’s light painting in downtown Stillwater, MN.

“My husband and I had our engagement and wedding photos taken with Mike and Joannie. They’re so incredibly talented with their work and they’re so fun and easy to work with! They captured our wedding day better than I could have ever dreamed of! We will cherish our beautiful engagement and wedding day photos forever, thanks to Mike and Joannie!”

Leopold's Mississippi Gardens wedding photos of the groom having a little fun.

Corey, being Corey.

Ashley – review on Google

Another fantastic wedding couple! Once again, we wrote about all of the events leading up to, and including their wedding day!

Here are Corey and Ashley’s wonderful engagement photos in Stillwater, Minnesota.

I created a stunning light painted engagement photograph for Corey and Ashley as well. It was the my first light painting that included a motorcycle. A Harley Davidson at that!

Then, we wrote a fun post about Corey and Ashley’s Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens wedding photos and events leading up to their wedding ceremony as well!

Their wedding day was so fantastic that we continued with another post about their pretty fall color wedding ceremony and reception too!

Corey and Ashley were the first couple that we created two light paintings for. One during their engagement portraits, and another at their wedding too! This one blew us away (almost literally, as the wind gusts were ridiculous that night)!

Ryan and Kayla’s pretty winter wedding and reception at Rush Creek Golf Course in Maple Grove, MN.

“We were just married on December 29, 2018, and chose Michael and Joannie Anderson. They were highly recommended through The Knot and WeddingWire and the event coordinator at our venue. We met with them and knew they were the one for us.

A stunning winter wedding photograph taken shortly before the couples' Rush Creek wedding ceremony.

Ryan and Kayla in a stunning winter wonderland photograph!

They showed us their previous work and we were very impressed. They not only are both available (depending on the package you choose) for your day to capture all but their work and attention after your wedding is what impressed us. Their time and attention to the photos along with the organization and delivery of the photos were phenomenal. We could not be happier with Michael and Joannie Anderson Photography!”

Ryan (and Kayla) review on WeddingWire

Once again, we have multiple posts that feature many of the pretty images that we created during the events leading up to, and including, Ryan and Kayla’s wedding day!

Let’s start with their pretty winter engagement portraits at Minnehaha Falls!

Here is the story and images leading up to, and including, their pretty winter wedding ceremony at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Then, we wrote another fun story about their fantastic Rush Creek wedding reception. This post included images of our newlyweds in a sparkler send-off in the frost-covered (and very cold) winter wonderland!

And, last, but not least, we created a stunning light painted wedding photograph that featured the beautiful Grand Staircase at Rush Creek, all beautifully decorated for the holidays!

Lindsey’s mom, Sally, shortly after Wes and Lindsey’s winter engagement portraits in St. Croix Falls, MN.

“As the mother of the bride, I wanted everything to be as close to perfect as possible. I wanted to make sure that we picked the best fit for the bride and groom so that they would be relaxed on their wedding day. After meeting with Michael we were very impressed with his photos and he made us feel very comfortable. He was very personal and professional.

Interstate State Park engagement portraits of a cute couple sitting on a blanket in the snow.

Wes keeping Lindsey all warm and toasty.

Michael and Joannie far exceeded my expectations. They were both so engaging and professional. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking. I have received so many comments – WOW, WOW, AND WOW. Thank you, Michael and Joannie!”

Sally – review on The Knot

Here are the links to the stories that we wrote for Wes and Lindsey that include not one, but two engagement photo sessions! One in the winter, and another in the summertime!

Wes and Lindsey’s pretty Interstate State Park engagement portraits can be enjoyed here.

Here is the link to their beautiful engagement photos that we created together at St. Anthony Main and other areas in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Then, we shared multiple posts about Wes and Lindsey’s fabulous destination wedding at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota!

Our first wedding day post featured stunning fall colors (and snow too!). You’ll never see prettier fall-color wedding photographs!

Post #2 includes family and wedding party photos, their wedding ceremony, more wedding party photographs in the peak fall colors, and their truly stunning wedding reception too!

Joannie and I created several smaller light paintings during Wess and Lindsey’s wedding day, but the “Main Event” was this beauty that we created of our newlyweds just outside the Gull Lake Center!

Chris and Sarah’s pretty wedding at the Como Park Conservatory followed by their wedding reception at The Happy Gnome, both in St. Paul, MN.

“We were in a tight time crunch trying to get our wedding photographer booked. We were lucky to find someone as good and easy to work with as Michael and Joannie. They were even able to fit us in for an engagement session a couple of weeks prior to the wedding a couple of hours north of the Twin Cities and had a ton of great locations. We even lucked out with one of our pics having a bald eagle flying in the background! Our light painting photograph (on Lake Superior) will be cherished forever too.

Lake Superior engagement pictures with a bald eagle that happened to fly into the photo as it was taken.

A bald eagle does a “fly-by” into Chris and Sarah’s engagement portrait!

As for the wedding, Michael and Joannie made our day very stress-free and made sure we got all the pictures we wanted. Fantastic professionals, and better people. Thanks, Michael and Joannie!”

Chris (& Sarah) – review on The Knot

We close out this page of More Wedding Testimonials with more of our blog post links to the images that we created for Chris and Sarah!

Here are their engagement photo highlights from our time with them on Lake Superior during our annual North Shore Weekend.

We concluded their engagement session with a pretty light painting at Iona’s Beach near the Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior. A bazillion black flies spent the evening with us when we were creating this pretty image!

We concluded with a fun story about their wedding day. Highlights included their wedding ceremony at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory followed by their sweet reception at the Happy Gnome, both in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Many of the links above talk about the unique light paintings that Joannie and I created at their weddings and during their engagement sessions. We’ve got a page on our website that talks about Light Painting Wedding Photography in much more detail. Please check out this link to find out more!

And, if you would like to learn even more about our light painting, we now have a dedicated light painting website! It features dozens of fantastic one-of-a-kind light painting projects of cars, trucks, aircraft, buildings, and more! All of our wedding and engagement light paintings are there too! Every light painting project that we’ve ever created can be found on that site (and the full stories about each one are in our blog on this website)! Please check it out at

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