The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis


For the 7th year in a row, Michael Anderson Photography has been selected as one of “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” by Expertise.

“Joannie & I are very excited to announce yet another wedding photography honor bestowed on us for 2022! For the 7th year in a row, Expertise has selected us as one of “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Minnesota!”

Michael Anderson Photography has been selected by Expertise as one of the best wedding photographers in Minneapolis for the 7th year in a row.

The 7th straight year Expertise has selected us as one of the “Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis!”

The goal at Expertise is to connect people with the best local experts. They scored dozens of Minneapolis wedding photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories. Then they analyzed the results to give engaged couples a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in Minneapolis, MN.

The bride and groom having fun out in the vineyard during their 7 Vines Vineyard wedding reception.

Dan and Jenny having a little fun out in the vineyard just after sunset.

The top five categories that Expertise used to make their selections were:

  • Reputation
    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.
  • Credibility
    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
  • Experience
    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
  • Availability
    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
  • Professionalism
    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.
  • Photograph of the whole wedding party at Harriet Island in St. Paul, MN.

    Jake, Johnna, and their “tiny” wedding party!

What Expertise Had To Say

“Michael Anderson Photography is a highly acclaimed Minneapolis photography studio. The husband-and-wife team of Michael & Joannie Anderson are members of Professional Photographers of America, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, Kelby One, and the Best of Wedding Photography. These prestigious associations recognize Michael Anderson Photography, because of the team’s strict professionalism and high-quality work.”

Bride and groom enjoy their room reveal at their JX Event Venue reception.

The room couldn’t have been prettier!

“We are so excited that our passion for creating an amazing wedding day experience, while creating beautiful wedding photography has been recognized, not only by brides & grooms and other wedding professionals but from outside the wedding industry as well!” – M&J

Michael Anderson Photography’s list of wedding photography awards now include:

Light painted wedding photograph of the bride and groom with a 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria in Stillwater, MN.

Ryan and Tina’s beautiful light painting with the 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria.

Reviews And Testimonials From Brides and Grooms

Here’s a few of the growing list of reviews that our brides and grooms have given us on WeddingWire, The Knot, Google, and more. There are a lot more reviews sprinkled throughout many other pages of our website.

“Michael and Joannie went so above and beyond for our wedding photography. We had them running around to 3 different locations throughout the day, and they were always waiting for us when we arrived and were so flexible and creative with our unique ideas about pictures at a brewery and the science museum. We could not be happier with how the pictures turned out – we want all of them.

Ultra-wide angle Urban Growler Brewing Company wedding photo of a wedding party just outside the building.

A fun, ultra-wide-angle photo of John and Jennie’s wedding party at the Urban Growler.

The light painting photo they do at each wedding is unique to them and creates such a cool image. Also, you spend so much time with your photographers on the wedding day, and Michael and Joannie were experts at staying upbeat while keeping us on our time schedule. They are truly the reason our day went as smoothly as it did, and they stayed past when we had paid them for without complaint to make sure we got all the images we wanted of our reception.”

Jennie and John – Urban Growler Brewing Company Wedding & Science Museum of Minnesota Wedding Reception

“We absolutely loved working with Mike and Joannie! They were so much fun and do wonderful work! We will be lifers with them…We can’t wait to work with them again!”

Full length Leopold's Mississippi Gardens wedding photos of the bride and groom in the fall colors.

The Newlyweds.

Ashley and CoreyLeopold’s Mississippi Gardens Wedding and Reception in Minneapolis, MN.

“My wife and I had the honor of working with Michael and Joannie for both our engagement and wedding and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for amazing photographers! The incredible quality and body of their work is what drew us to Michael Anderson Photography in the first place, but our incredible experience with this couple will make us clients and friends for life!

The groom and & his groomsmen smoking cigars in the light rain outside his Profile Event Center wedding reception in Minneapolis, MN.

Da Boys!

Michael and Joannie are fun and innovative professionals who really do a fantastic job of making you feel relaxed even in the most stressful of moments. They go well beyond the customary role of a photographer to ensure your event is memorable and hassle-free. They’re always open to any requests, no matter how crazy or impossible they may seem, and did an amazing job bringing our vision to life and giving us beautiful pieces of art we will cherish for the rest of our lives!

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael and Joannie Anderson and would strongly encourage anyone looking for a photographer of any kind, to visit their website or meet with them in person, you will soon see and appreciate how special they are and how special they will make you feel!”

Andrew & Kate Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Wedding and Profile Event Center Wedding Reception in Minneapolis, MN

“Words can not describe how HAPPY I am with the AMAZING Michael Anderson Photography! For all of the brides out there I will try… because he is 100% who you want!!! Just look at his STUNNING portfolio! The attention to detail is beyond INCREDIBLE!

Alayna's intricate Mehndi on her hands. Her wedding was held at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota.

Alayna’s beautiful Mehndi on her hands.

As the bride, it was such a relief not to stress over any of it. Mike knows what he’s doing and the pictures show it! My husband looks phenomenal (as usual) and these are the first photos that I actually like of myself.

We will be using Mike again for sure. Apparently, he does it all, but I can confirm that wedding photos with Mike will be the best decision anyone can make. This is your day! Make the memories GORGEOUS!!!”

Alayna & Rajendra Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Osseo, Minnesota – On The Knot

“Michael and Joannie Anderson were the best choice we made for our wedding!

They are very easy to get along with and went out of their way to get to know us beforehand. They got to know what our personalities were like and how we took pictures together so they could then capture the special moments that fit our personalities. Michael and Joannie were casual and fun but also very organized and kept everything on schedule so we could get all the pictures that we wanted without holding up the next part of the day.

The wedding party showing a little "attitude" at Kordiak Park in Columbia Heights, MN.

The wedding party showing a little “attitude!”

Along with capturing the big moments, they were also capturing many of small moments like people’s faces while interacting with each other to the random moments when someone would do something goofy. Even when there was downtime between the organized pictures, Michael and Joannie never took downtime as they continued capturing as many memories as possible.

They took so many good pictures that we had a very difficult time when it came to narrowing down the pictures for our photo album. There was not a bad picture taken, the options were good, better, and best. We have no regrets going with Michael and Joannie and will recommend them to anyone and we will also continue using them in the future for things like family pictures.”

Peter & Brianna – Wedding at Faith Christian Reform Church in New Brighton, MN and their Wedding Reception held at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

“I was extremely nervous about having my picture taken because I hate having my picture taken. Starting with our engagement session Michael made everything very easy. It was like wandering around in the snow with an old friend who happened to be taking our picture over and over again.

A fun wedding photo showing the back of the dresses and the pretty bouquets of the bride & her bridesmaids taken at Lake Ann Park in Chanhassen, MN.

Stacey & the girls.

The team of Michael and Joannie made our wedding day run very smoothly. This team is very easy to work with and my wife and I are very pleased with the pictures. They kept my groomsmen on task and engaged in the photo process and got great shots to document the day.

I would recommend them to anyone looking for great pictures to document their wedding day and if you don’t want to worry about anything – they make sure everything is done on time and fun.”

Nick & Stacey – Chanhassen Dinner Theater Wedding and Reception – Chanhassen, MN.

“Wow is all I have to say! We used Mike and Joannie for our wedding and engagement pictures and they were absolutely amazing to work with. They helped make our wedding day be everything that we could have dreamed off. Michael and Joannie were so easy to work with and flexible to things that we wanted to do.

They were both taking pictures the day of the wedding which allowed them to get both formal and candid shots. After the wedding, they were very fast in getting our proofs back to us. And once we saw them we LOVED them!

Pretty wedding photo of a bride & groom on a bridge at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, MN.

Buddy & Diana at Southview Country Club.

Both my husband and I could not have been more impressed with the service they proved to us. They made us feel at ease and everything went exactly how we had hoped. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing photographer and we are looking forward to using them again in the future!”

Diana & Buddy – Crown of Life Lutheran Church wedding, and their Southview Country Club Wedding Reception, both located in West St. Paul, MN.

“One of the best things about working with Mike was that he not only did a phenomenal job with our photos; his experience with so many weddings helped us move everything along much more smoothly.”

Beautiful nighttime wedding photo of a bride & groom kissing under the pretty holiday lights at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, MN.

Under the holiday lights.

Carlos & Jackie – Wedding and Reception at the Historic Concord Exchange in South St. Paul, MN.

“The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Minnesota” – © 2022 Michael Anderson Photography.