Wedding Photography Prices

Anderson’s Wedding Photography Prices

The following are included in each of our Wedding Collections:

  1. Careful editing, exposure adjustment, and color balancing of all digital files.
  2. Copyright printing release for all digital files that you receive as part of your Wedding Collection.
  3. Michael will personally enhance each & every printed photo that we produce for you, all of your family and friends, and all of your wedding album images too!
  4. We employ up to 4 Canon® cameras, as many as 9 unique lenses, and flattering lighting at all of our weddings. See our very extensive wedding photography equipment list here.
  5. Tons of fun, and hundreds of great images to remember it by!
  6. A one-of-a-kind light painted wedding photograph if the conditions are right (see below).

The World’s Only Full-Scene Light Painting Wedding Photographers

Joannie and Michael are the only wedding photographers in the world that create one-of-a-kind full-scene light paintings at weddings.


A starry night light painting wedding photograph created at The Pavilion at Lake Elmo.

A pretty light painting of Bryan & Emily at The Pavilion at Lake Elmo.

Trust us, we want to create one of these for you at your wedding and maybe during your engagement session too. We will make every attempt to create a light painting at your wedding. If we cannot create a light painting for you at your wedding, you may choose any of your wedding images for your metal print.

A stunning engagement portrait light painting of Ben and Emilee with Ladder 757 at the Falcon Heights Fire Station.

Light painted engagement portrait of Ben and Emilee with Ladder 757.

Because of the unique, custom nature of our light painted wedding photographs, we must retain the copyright and all digital files. These are very difficult images to print properly. The best looking prints are printed on metal and our professionals-only lab rocks at that.

The Van Dusen Mansion light painted wedding photograph.

Linh and Dang’s finished light painting at The Van Dusen Mansion is amazing!

Technically, they are aluminum prints, and they create vibrantly eye-catching colors. With metal prints, your light painting will come to life. Our pro-lab uses the highest quality ChromaLuxe materials, for smooth finishes, image clarity, and durable, long-lasting images.

Little Log House Pioneer Village light painted wedding photograph created at the vintage gas station.

April and Darrick’s amazing light painting!

A 12×8″ metal print (or larger) is included in each of our Wedding Collections. If you wish, you may upgrade to a larger size once you see your finished light painting. We will certainly incorporate the image into your wedding album design too.

Anderson’s Wedding Photography Collections

Light Painting Only $2800

  • Michael & Joannie will create a one-of-a-kind light painting on your wedding day
  • Indoors or outdoors (weather permitting)
  • Includes a stunning 24×16” Light Painting printed on aluminum

The Gold Collection – $4200

  • Michael & Joannie as your exclusive wedding day photographers
  • 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage
  • 12×8” Light Painting on aluminum
  • Wedding digital files on your private Web Gallery
    • Download your images right from the Web Gallery

The Platinum Collection$6200

  • Michael and Joannie as your exclusive wedding day photographers
  • Free one-hour engagement portrait session on location in the Twin Cities area
  • 10 hours of continuous wedding day coverage
  • 20 page custom-designed 12×12 wedding album
  • 12×8” Light Painting on aluminum
  • Engagement and Wedding Digital Negatives on a Private Web Gallery
    • Download your images directly from the Web Gallery
    • Online Engagement & Wedding Web Galleries for 90 days
  • Membership in Anderson’s exclusive “Client For Life” Program
    • All future studio and Portrait Park portrait sessions at no charge

The Ulitmate Collection – $8200

  • Michael and Joannie as your exclusive wedding day photographers
  • Free two-hour engagement portrait session on location in the Twin Cities area
  • 12 hours of continuous wedding day coverage
  • 20 page 24×12 one-of-a-kind “Flip Book” wedding album
  • A 24×16” Light Painting on aluminum
  • Engagement & Wedding Digital Negatives on a Private Web Gallery
    • Download your images directly from the Web Gallery
    • Online Engagement & Wedding Web Galleries for 180 days
  • Membership in Anderson’s exclusive “Client For Life” Program
    • All future studio and Portrait Park portrait sessions at no charge
  • Engagement & Wedding day highlight iTunes® Music Videos (MP4) or DVD
  • Exclusive membership in our private “M&J Brides” Facebook Community
    • Our brides’ very own private social connection for getting first “dibs” on special studio events, special discounts, and much more!

Reflections” Multi-Media Presentation – $1500

(can be added to any Wedding Collection or Event coverage)

  • Our incredible “Reflections” AV Presentation is shown as a surprise at your reception! We also create these for retirements, birthdays, and anniversaries too!
    • Includes a custom music soundtrack using licensed music with your voices added
    • 150 to 175 “growing up” pictures (can include video clips too)
    • Usually from 13 to 17 minutes in duration (estimated)
    • All A/V equipment for the presentation, set up at your reception
    • Includes 3 – DVD’s of the final presentation (Additional DVD’s $50 each)

The Small Print

We offer special discounts for children of our past brides & grooms, off-peak wedding dates, members of past wedding parties, and any bride or groom who has served or is currently serving in the military, police, or as a firefighter.

Terms: VERY IMPORTANT! A wedding date is not considered reserved until the following criteria are met: 1/3 of the Wedding Collection is paid as the Reservation Fee and a signed wedding agreement on file.

Your Wedding Collection balance (plus Minnesota Sales Tax) is due one month before your wedding day.

These Wedding Collection prices are valid for weddings reserved (in writing) before October 1, 2024.

We reserve the right to change or alter these Wedding Collections at any time (for non-contracted weddings only).

Reserve Your Date Early!

We have a very limited wedding calendar and we do book up quickly. Please inquire as soon as possible to lock in your dates and rate!

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    The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame


    The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, MN

    Expertise has selected Michael Anderson Photography as one of the "Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis" for 2021.

    “Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” for 2021. It’s the 6th year in a row for us!

    Twelve-Time The Knot Best of Weddings Award Winners

    The Knot Best of Weddings 2021 award for Michael Anderson Photography in Mounds View, MN.

    9 years in a row and 12 out of the last 14 years!

    Five-Time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award Winners

    WeddingWire Couples Choice Award 2021 for Michael Anderson Photography in Mounds View, MN.

    For the 6th straight year, we’ve been honored with the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for 2021!

    Selected in 2020, as one of the 10 Best Wedding Photographers in St. Paul, Minnesota by WeddingRule.

    Michael Anderson Photography has been selected as one of "The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in St. Paul, Minnesota" by WeddingRule.

    Joannie & I have been selected as one of “The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in St. Paul, Minnesota” in 2020 by WeddingRule!

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    Actual Testimonials From Real Brides and Grooms

    Here’s what just a few of our couples had to say about their wedding day experience working with Michael & Joannie Anderson.

    Many more bride’s reviews can be found here and even more from our wedding couples comments here:

    “Our wedding photographers, Michael and Joannie were amazing. They are really great to work with as they helped to make us all feel comfortable and were flexible with our stress and changing plans! On top of all of that, the photos are fantastic! You can really tell that they know what they are doing, as they bring all of the lights needed to make sure you are captured in the best light, and they work with their surroundings to get a great picture every time.

    A stunning Minnesota Zoo light painting photograph created at the zoo's Central Plaza.

    Steve and Sarah’s completed light painted wedding photograph.

    Michael is also clearly always pushing his talents, as he takes the time to learn and master new techniques. We were able to be part of a ‘light painting’, where he takes a series of a dozen or so shots at night, using his lights to capture exactly the background he wants to focus on, one with us, and then puts them all together to make a beautiful night picture. The outcome is beyond beautiful, and I love that were able to get such a unique picture!”

    Sarah & SteveMinnesota Zoo Wedding in Apple Valley, MN – review on WeddingWire

    “Michael and Joannie took amazing photographs – we loved the way they positioned us and our families in the photographs. We love the artistry of the stylized photos they made for us! Every aspect of working with them was fantastic – they are very prompt, flexible, and responsive. They helped us figure out everything we needed during the wedding planning process and are clearly very experienced in where people may have issues in the wedding planning. They gave us good recommendations for timing of photographs in relation to wedding & reception times.

    A stunning light painting with a full moon created at Clint & Gretchen's Saint Paul College Club wedding. Light paining wedding photography done by Michael & Joannie Anderson, owners of Michael Anderson Photography in Mounds View, MN.

    Wow! It turned out even better than we imagined!

    The photographs were completed and sent to us very promptly – about a week after the wedding. It was so wonderful to get the shots so quickly. We will definitely recommend them to anyone and plan to continue using their services for other photography needs we may have.”

    Gretchen & ClintSaint Paul College Club Wedding in St. Paul, MN – review on WeddingWire

    “Michael and Joannie were simply amazing! They photographed our 9/30/17 wedding and I cannot express how fun and personable they were to work with. They made sure that I was getting all of the photos that I wanted and even checked back in a few times to make sure I was good with what was taken.

    Hilton Light Painting Wedding Photograph. The finished light painting of the bride and groom on the pretty staircase in the hotel lobby. Image was created during their wedding dance held at the Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington.

    Kevin and Stephanie’s completed light painting.

    They were a huge hit at our wedding and my friends and family really enjoyed their presence. I highly recommend them to anyone looking. My engagement photos were perfect and I cannot wait to see my wedding photos as I know I will love them equally as much!”

    Stephanie & KevinHilton Minneapolis/Bloomington wedding in Bloomington, MN – review on The Knot

    “Michael and Joannie were the best photographers to help us celebrate our special day. I was impressed with how professional and charismatic the two of them were when working with our group. I have a few shy friends that were in our wedding party and both Michael and Joannie personally connected with every person to make them feel comfortable. With that, they were able to get the best photos!!

    Orchestra Hall wedding photo of the two grooms and their wedding party just outside the front doors of the beautiful building in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

    A pretty good looking wedding party!

    Joannie has a keen eye for capturing candid moments, while Michael is a visionary and able to see a beautiful staged shot. I am in love with our photos and so proud that we chose them. I would recommend them to anyone looking for excellent photos to capture these important moments.”

    Chris & ChrisOrchestra Hall Wedding in downtown Minneapolis, MN – review on The Knot

    “I don’t honestly know where to begin with Michael Anderson Photography, it was hands down one of the easiest and best decisions my husband and I could have made when it came to finding the perfect photographer.

    The bride & groom share a nighttime kiss on the historic Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

    A kiss on The Stone Arch Bridge.

    Michael and his wife, Joannie, were able to capture the most heartfelt, amazing, relive the moment again and again parts of our wedding day. I sing their praises and want all brides and grooms to be able to experience the same magic that they were able to provide for us. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND.”

    Kate & AndrewMount Olivet Lutheran Church Wedding & Profile Event Center Reception both located in Minneapolis, MN – review on Google

    “I would highly recommend Michael Anderson Photography. Michael was great to work with during our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. Our family and wedding guests still comment on how great Michael was and how fabulous our pictures turned out.”

    Beautiful Fall color reflection in a lake from Pete and Lauren's King of Kings Lutheran Church and Prestwick Golf Club Wedding Reception.

    Pete and Lauren in the Fall colors.

    Pete & Lauren – King of Kings Lutheran Wedding & Prestwick Golf Club Reception, both located in Woodbury, MN – review on The Knot

    “Michael and Joannie did our engagement photos and shot our wedding day. The experience we had with these two was amazing. The pictures turned out fantastic.

    Our (north shore) wedding day didn’t exactly have the nicest weather throughout the day but any break in the rain Michael made sure we were headed out the door to get some shots while we had the chance. We could tell these two really had a passion for photography and they truly cared about making sure our pictures turned out perfect.

    They exceeded our expectations greatly and aren’t just two people walking around your wedding day with a camera. Michael has a belt with holsters for multiple cameras and is constantly changing his lighting and switching out lenses etc. They know what they are doing and it shows when you see the final product.

    A classic full length bridal portrait of Steve & Kaitlin taken on the north shore of Lake Superior before their Superior Shores wedding.

    Steve & Kaitlin on Lake Superior.

    On top of the professionalism, they were a blast to work with! Keeping spirits positive throughout our day and going out of their way to make sure they got the shot. I would recommend them to anyone looking for professional photography. You won’t be disappointed.”

    Steve & Kaitlin – Destination Wedding at Superior Shores Resort and Conference Center in Two Harbors, MN – review on Google

    “Look no further than Michael Anderson Photography! Michael and Joannie are a phenomenal team who are able to capture every moment of your day.

    What puts Michael and Joannie above the rest is the extra things that they do. One of our favorite photos of the day is a big group photo on the steps of the church with everyone who attended the wedding. This photo was suggested to us before the wedding when Michael was researching the church where we were to be married.

    A very pretty, scenic wedding party photo taken at Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard in Jordan, MN

    The wedding party at Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard.

    The experience Michael has photographing weddings helps create special photographs that other less experienced photographers would miss. One of the best things about Michael and Joannie is how comfortable they make everyone feel which is paramount since they spend the entire day with you. They have earned lifelong customers from us!”

    Katelyn & ChrisSaint John’s Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, MN & Holiday Inn & Suites Reception in Lakeville, MN – on Google

    “Michael & Joannie Anderson are honestly the BEST part of our wedding. Jay and I cannot say enough about the two of them. Our wedding was absolutely perfect!

    We gave them a challenge with hardly any clouds, outside and hot, and had some pretty large family photos to do. Everything was done with perfection. Jay’s side of the family had about 70 people and they took enough time to ensure everyone was seen, eyes open, and smiling. I cannot tell you how many people came up to us and told us how much they appreciated the time they spent on them.

    My favorite part was the sparkler photos. I told them we wanted a “sparkler exit” of which they took amazing photos. But they did not just stop there, they ended up trying some other cool things out with just Jay and I. It was magical.

    Night wedding photo of a bride & groom kissing in a heart made from sparklers. Image taken at The Hitchin' Post wedding of Jay & Vanessa in New Richmond, WI.

    Fun with sparklers!

    Everyone who asks me, I say go with Michael & Joannie Anderson. They are 100% worth every penny if not more! Jay and I will be back for our future family photos! There aren’t enough characters left to express our gratitude and appreciation. They take the time to get what you want, and have fun doing it! THANKS, A BILLION!!!!!”

    Vanessa & Jay -The very first wedding at Rusty’s Hitchin’ Post Event Center in New Richmond, WI – review on WeddingWire

    “If I could rate Michael Anderson Photography any higher, I most certainly would. Michael and Joannie were wonderful to work with and helped make our June 2016 wedding very special. Our experience with them was wonderful. The prices are beyond fair for the level of service and professionalism that you receive with them.

    Colorized black & white wedding photo of a wedding party having some fun together. Wedding image taken in the parking ramp at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN.

    The wedding party.

    They were able to spend the entire day photographing us, from getting ready photos to the first dances.

    Overall, we had a great experience with Michael and Joannie. We would definitely recommend them to our friends, and plan on using them as our professional photographers for events in the future.”

    Tessa & TonyHilton Minneapolis/Bloomington wedding in Bloomington, MN – review on The Knot

    “Our family has used Michael and Joannie for three weddings now and they have captured each event perfectly. They photographed my wedding two weeks ago and I could not be more impressed with this team and the work they do to make sure they get the perfect images.

    A very pretty wedding photograph of the bride and groom with her veil flowing in the wind; Image taken by a pretty pond before their Grand View Lodge destination wedding.

    Luke & Ashley looking pretty awesome!

    Michael and Joannie were very attentive to the needs of my husband and me to make sure we were comfortable and they were getting all of the pictures we wanted. We were elated when we saw all of the pictures from that day! I highly recommend Michael and Joannie!!”

    Ashley & LukeDestination Wedding Photography at the Historic Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, MN -review on Google

    “Well Michael, we are on the beautiful island of Kauai looking at the photos and video you put together for the first time and are in awe once again of the wonderful work you do.

    Wide angle image of a bride & groom on the porch at The New Victorian Mansion B&B in Saint Paul, MN.

    Jon & Blenda on the porch at The New Victorian Mansion B&B.

    Thank you for making this day such a special one. Your attention to detail, creative touches, humor, and just capturing every moment make you and what you do a special talent. Thank you for who you are and what you do and sharing in our day.”

    Jon & Blenda – Wedding and Reception at The Happy Gnome, St. Paul, MN – review on The Knot

    “Michael and Joannie were a great choice to have as our photographers. After we had chosen them and before we did anything else they wanted to get to know us a couple and see how we take pictures together.

    They captured the moments that fit our style and character and made taking pictures casual and fun. One big thing that really impressed me was how, during the ceremony, they were not one of those photographers you see running around back and forth across the aisles and the front of the church. They remained in the background and were still able to capture the important moments.

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

    The wedding party showing a little “attitude!”

    The pictures they took all looked wonderful which made it a difficult task for us to pick the ones we wanted for the photo album. I would highly recommend going with Michael and Joannie because not only are they very good at what they do, but also have wonderful personalities and are very easy to get along with. They surpassed all expectations and we know we will continue using them in the future for family pictures.”

    Peter & BriannaFaith Christian Reform Church in New Brighton, MN & Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Reception in Brooklyn Park, MN – review on The Knot

    “We had Michael Anderson and his wife Joannie photograph our wedding. Not only were the pictures amazing, but they made the day flow so smoothly. Michael has an eye to find the perfect place to take pictures. With his years of experience, he knows how long everything takes and keeps the day moving seamlessly. We got through all of our pictures with plenty of time to spare.

    Chanhassen Dinner Theater wedding photograph of a bride & groom in the cave under the theater.

    The cave.

    Having Joannie around all day was great. It was like having an aunt who was only thinking of my well-being. Your wedding day can be very stressful, but with her there, it made everything very easy and stress-free.

    These two are incredible wedding photographers who got many incredible shots to document our special day. I am so glad I chose them to take our pictures and be a special part of our special day.”

    Stacey & NickChanhassen Dinner Theater Wedding and Reception in Chanhassen, MN – review on The Knot

    “We had Michael and Joannie Anderson as our photographers at our wedding and we could not have been more impressed! It all started with our complimentary engagement photo session where we were both nervous to pose for pictures. Michael put us both at ease right away and gave us the necessary directions to find poses that looked natural for us. We were so worried that we wouldn’t look good in the photos but they turned out amazing! It was hard to choose which photos to use for our save the dates because we liked so many.

    Then at the wedding (October 3rd, 2015), we had no worries at all that our photos would turn out just as amazing as before. Joannie joined Michael and they took photos from the time we started getting ready to the dances at our reception (which ran really late!)

    Bride & groom in the pretty fall colors at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

    Fall colors!

    I could not have asked for a better team to take pictures of our special day. They were extremely kind and friendly to all of our friends and family and also acted as time management staff for our wedding schedule. They came up with so many creative ideas for pictures such as our wedding rings on a moose mug (one of our favorite photos!) The pictures turned out better than ever and we are having so much difficulty choosing which ones not to print because we love them all.

    Michael Anderson Photography is worth every penny you spend! I would recommend him to anyone searching for a reliable and superb photographer!”

    Laura & AndySt. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove, MN & Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Reception in Brooklyn Park, MN – review on The Knot

    “Our wedding was perfectly depicted in the amazing photos that Michael Anderson Photography was able to capture. He was very thorough in capturing all aspects of the wedding which included dress photos, accessories, bridal party, groomsmen, dessert table and the reception to name a few.

    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.

    We couldn’t be more pleased with our wedding photos which we will adore for a lifetime.”

    Jackie & CarlosWedding & Reception at the Historic Concord Exchange in South St. Paul, MN – review on The Knot

    “I found the Michael Anderson Photography booth at the wedding fair and instantly fell in love with them, along with my sister and mom who were with us. They offered original, fun, unique wedding photos and that was exactly what I was looking for.

    We didn’t do engagement pictures, but I wished we would have for the fact that I think it’s a great opportunity to get to know the photographers on a better level but that was our mistake.

    Though, my husband and I are so happy with the results of our wedding photos. Because our wedding day was so sunny, we didn’t have much opportunity at my venue for shade so I was a little worried about pictures but again, I am overly impressed with all the photos and how they turned out.

    Michael and Joannie are easy to work with, very friendly, and offer great packages for everyone to chose from. Would definitely recommend them to any bride and look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

    T.J. & KatieWedding & Reception at The Wilds in Prior Lake, MN – review on The Knot

    “I would highly recommend Michael Anderson Photography. Michael was great to work with during our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. Our family and wedding guests still comment on how great Michael was and how fabulous our pictures turned out.

    Destination wedding party photograph at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN.

    Wedding party image with the kids “doing attitude!”

    My husband and I had 5 flower girls and 2 ring bearers in our wedding. Michael did a great job with the kids and we had several photo choices to pick from with all the kids.

    Michael’s talent and portfolio speak for itself, but it was fun to have him part of our wedding day.”

    Carrie and BenDestination Wedding Photography at the Historic Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, MN – review on The Knot

    “Michael and Joannie captured the happiness and excitement of our wedding day. My husband and I are very happy we chose them to be our photographers. We wanted a wedding photographer who has proven talent, is experienced, creative and professional; all for a competitive price.

    Engagement portrait with a chocolate lab. Image created in brilliant Fall colors in downtown Minneapolis, MN near the Guthrie Theater.

    Joe, Danielle & Major.

    Michael was also very flexible, which my husband and I really appreciated. Michael Anderson Photography exceeded our expectations in every way!”

    Joe and DanielleSt. Victoria Catholic Church Wedding in Victoria, MN & Hazeltine National Golf Club Reception in Chaska, MN – review on The Knot

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