Outstanding experience with passion, honesty and attention to detail. Alex has been photographing weddings since 2008 and his enthusiasm for his craft will help tell your story.
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Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
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Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Emeline G
Alex is truly the kindest, most down-to-earth photographer you'll ever meet! He shot two engagement sessions + our wedding, and every single picture turned out perfect. He knows how to make you laugh so you look natural in your photos, and he p...
ays attention to all the little details that you might not even think of. He helped ease the nerves on our wedding day by helping us laugh and making sure we still had time to just be with each other. Our family + bridal party talked on and on about how efficient and organized he was when it came to big group photos! Our photos are clean, bright, and timeless, and we can't wait to display them for many years to come!
Reviewed On 2/03/2021 by SARAH P
Alex's work took our breath away. One of our absolute favorite vendors to work with all day. We are so incredibly grateful to have been able to work with him on our wedding day. He was so easy and fun to work with - completely putting my now hu...
sband and I at ease! (which was a big deal because we're both a bit camera shy!) He is also very organized - he knew exactly what he wanted to get and kept us on time for all the transitions without being pushy or rushed - in fact it was so nice to feel like I could just relax and enjoy! It was also such a treat to have both film and digital - its hard to find anyone who still shoots film and the results are so wonderful - creamy textures and colors. His style is so natural and timeless, we could not be happier. Don't think twice about booking Alex - you will not regret it!!
Reviewed On 12/02/2020 by Lauren G
Alex was amazing! Growing up with a photographer as a mom I have always had very high standards for who would be my wedding photographer and Alex did so wonderfully! It’s very rare to find a photographer in the digital age that still shoots on ...
film and being someone who has grown up loving the look of film that sold me. Alex is very efficient at getting all the important shots done while still capturing the beautiful moments. His pictures have a softness and naturalness to them that really shows his experience and talent. He was great with communication, always answering my messages promptly. I can’t wait to work with him again! I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/07/2020 by Jordyn M
We have absolutely loved working with Alex for our wedding and engagement photos. He did outdoor engagement photos for us and was willing to travel to our chosen location. Even though he had never been there before, he quickly found beautiful s...
pots. My fiance and I don't love getting our pictures taken, but Alex did a great job of making us feel comfortable and capturing our love for each other.
Alex also did our wedding photos this summer. He was very accommodating when we had to move the date due to Covid, and he captured the intimacy of our small wedding perfectly. We are going to have him shoot our big wedding celebration next year and can't wait to work with him again!
He has also returned our finished photos really quickly, which is an added bonus to working with Alex!
Reviewed On 7/06/2020 by Grace G
Alex did a phenomenal job capturing our wedding. He was punctual, professional, organized, and was easy to work with. More importantly, he captured all the important details. His photos are beyond beautiful; he captured the essence of our weddi...
ng and all the things that made our day special.
His photography style is artful while being true to the original setting. We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos and we 100% recommend Alex Johnson!
Reviewed On 2/19/2020 by McKenna B
Alex was absolutely phenomenal, 5 stars is not enough! He did both our engagement photo shoot and our wedding and we loved both sets of photos. He navigated the complexities of our family and captured amazing candid shots of our friends and fam...
ily enjoying the day. We got married in January but wanted outdoor photos, so he helped convince our large wedding parties that it would be worth it, and it definitely was! My husband and I took so much joy in going back through the day and seeing moments that we were not around for or had forgotten. We loved that he took both digital photos and film photos. Some of his film photos were our absolute favorites! I am so glad that a friend recommended his photography and I will absolutely recommend him to any of my friends as well.
Reviewed On 12/18/2019 by Patrick H
Could not say enough positive things about how great Alex was as our photographer! I always pictured myself (no pun intended) being super awkward while trying to take professional photos but Alex works in a way that makes you feel comfortable a...
nd natural. He went above and beyond in horrible weather to capture our best moments. His photo editing is perfect and makes the day even more beautiful than the goldest of gold-rimmed memories. 10/10 would absolutely recommend!
Reviewed On 12/12/2019 by Maggie J
My hubby and I enjoyed working with Alex so much. He's incredibly professional, talented, and easy-going. We love his timeless and authentic style. He captured so many details and fun moments. I feel like some photographers really over-edit to ...
the point where it doesn't look anything like it did that day. Alex captures the true beauty of the day, and I think his pictures will really stand the test of time. We can't thank him enough!
Reviewed On 11/30/2019 by Hillary M
Book Alex NOW. Having Alex by our sides to capture our wedding day was the best decision we made for our wedding.
Our top 3 favorite things about working with Alex:
1. Most importantly, the photographs are stunning! Alex is able to capture the...
special moments of emotion whether in the warm light of a church or outside while it's overcast and snowing. I am obsessed with our photos and our family and friends are raving about them too.
2. Alex's photographer manner is perfect. He is calm, encouraging, fun, and has the ability to give direction to large groups (family, wedding party of 20+ people) without seeming bossy or asking for too much attention. Our family and friends raved about how wonderful Alex was to be around, but also how he was able to blend into the scene of the wedding and be unseen to capture the most intimate moments.
3. Alex has experience that made me confident in his recommendations and decisions. When the weather turned into sleet on our wedding day and we had to switch our wedding party photo location, I trusted his judgement to allow us to get gorgeous photos and stay on schedule. He captured all of the moments we wanted and so much more, but I never felt rushed by him - he calmly made the whole day work.
All-in-all, we cannot recommend Alex enough. He is a true pleasure and one-of-a-kind talent that captured our wedding day perfectly.
Reviewed On 11/19/2019 by Savonn V
My husband and I both agreed there could not have been a better person to capture our big day. Alex has such a great energy and we really enjoyed working with him. We love how professional, calm , and detail oriented he is and his photos are a...
bsolutely stunning. When I received my wedding photos , all I can say was wow they are mesmerizing!! Alex was such a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 10/30/2019 by Mara M
We really loved working with Alex! It blew my mind how he was able to be such a calm, laid back presence, but still organized and efficient. During the planning process he helped us find the balance between scheduling our wedding day timeline a...
nd being flexible to enjoy the day. Things ran behind the day of, and it helped to know ahead of time that we didn't have to worry, we just had to enjoy and he made it work! Alex is warm, professional, and approachable. He nicely balanced formal posed photos with candid ones. You can tell he is experienced at what he was doing and that showed in the end product. Our photos are gorgeous! They are light, joyful, elegant, timeless. We can't thank you enough, Alex!!!
Reviewed On 10/17/2019 by Kari A
Alex made this process so easy, from start to finish. He explained everything well, made booking a breeze, and was great about keeping us updated every step of the way to make sure our big day went off without a hitch. He did an incredible job ...
of making us feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera, too! We've been getting compliments GALORE on how the pictures turned out, and we're so excited to have such an amazing keepsake from that day! Easily the best decision we made for the wedding - would 100% recommend him to anyone. Thanks Alex!
Reviewed On 9/20/2019 by Ashli T
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Alex. He was so wonderful to work with from our engagement shoot all the way to the wedding! He is professional, hard working and detail oriented. He was easy to get ahold of and he kept us updated...
about our photos throughout the entire process. Alex makes you feel comfortable and confident behind the camera. My husband was nervous about being photographed but Alex gives great direction and has so many beautiful ideas. Most importantly the photos he took are STUNNING! They’re timeless, bright and gorgeous! He is a true artist and amazing at what he does. Alex was overall a really lovely part of our big day – we are so very grateful we met him!
Reviewed On 9/12/2019 by Ashley k
Alex took our engagement pictures and we are BEYOND happy with everything! I found Alex on the knot and knew right away I wanted him to be our photographer. From the consultation, to the night we took our pictures, to receiving our final pictur...
es, we could not be happier. Our photos were stunning and Alex made us feel so comfortable. He is very talented and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! He is so easy to talk to and really took an interest in getting to know my fiancé and I. He also is really open to any of your own ideas but gives direction when needed!
Reviewed On 8/31/2019 by Jaclyn R
Alex was seriously the BEST photographer. I would recommend him to anyone. Alex and his other photographer Aaron were amazing and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures all turned out STUNNING. Everyone I know keeps...
commenting on how beautiful the pictures were and how Alex captured the most precious moments. We could not be happier with our choice in picking Alex Johnson as our wedding photographer.
Reviewed On 8/10/2019 by Brenton R
Alex was extremely kind, easy, and very flexible to work with. We had an idea of what style of pictures we wanted taken for our wedding and he did an amazing job of capturing the exact feel of our wedding day. He's very experienced and knew ex...
actly what needed to be done, coached us on where/how to get amazing pictures, and even surprised us with a lot of shots he took that we had no idea were being taken. He also took a ton of photos with a film camera as well which was another little treasure we weren't expecting as we got to see both digital and film photos. 100% recommend Alex for any couple!
Reviewed On 7/24/2019 by Olivia H
You absolutely can not get better than Alex. He is a delight to work with. Is a complete professional; meaning once you hire him put all your photo woes behind you. Alex will manage everything for you. Best wedding decision I made.
Reviewed On 5/18/2019 by Kristen F
We chose Alex from here on theknot.com & he has blown us away. We were so awkward during our engagement shoot & he made everything so easygoing & low stress. He somehow was able to capture just beautiful pictures! We had a lot compliments.
t week we had our wedding and Alex & his assistant were prompt, professional, funny, laid back, and definitely had a system down to wrangle our giant wedding party/family to get the pictures we needed. I so appreciated their lightheartedness during a stressful time & their joy & organization during happy chaos.
Not only is Alex a wonderful person but his eye is amazing and he takes such beautiful pictures. I highly recommend him & would use his services again
Reviewed On 3/08/2019 by Rebecca C
Alex is absolutely AMAZING! He took both our engagement and wedding photos and we are absolutely in love with all of them.
We are the kind of people who didn’t know exactly what we wanted (except for fantastic photos) or where we wanted to go...
to take them. We asked Alex for recommendations and he was more than happy to help us out.
He is really good at making you feel comfortable if you’re not a person that spends a lot of time in front of the camera.
You’ll get a good idea of his photography style by looking at his portfolio, of course, but if you’re looking for someone to capture truly genuine moments at your big event, Alex is your guy!
Reviewed On 1/08/2019 by Shannon R
We LOVED working with Alex! He was very professional and also easy-going. He definitely knows what he is doing and it shows. On our wedding day it was 15 degrees and we wanted outdoor photos and he was a rockstar! (even offered to let us go war...
m up in the car for 5 minutes - very thoughtful 😊). Contacting him was super easy, he always responded quickly, and making plans was a breeze. I would definitely hire him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him to anyone else looking!
Reviewed On 1/02/2019 by Bailey R
Alex was wonderful to work with! He was so friendly and easy going, making two people that don’t love having pictures taken feel comfortable immediately. Alex also helped us figure out our timeline for our wedding day, which was extremely hel...
pful. He was super efficient in getting our pictures back to us, which really was just a bonus! Plus, he put up with our 4 year old ring bearer following him around and giving “advice” about taking pictures during the toasts!
Reviewed On 1/01/2019 by Marissa M
Alex was wonderful to work with, if I could give him more stars I would! He was able to capture all the shots we requested along with so many others we didn't even think of. Alex was professional and friendly, our guests are still telling us ho...
w great he was and asking how we found him. Now that we have our pictures back, my husband and I are so happy we were able to work with Alex and have him capture such an important day in our lives!
Reviewed On 11/26/2018 by Yuliya K
Having Alex do our photos for our wedding day was the BEST thing we did during out big day (besides get married obviously :)). He captured the it so perfectly and we absolutely loved his style. Very down to earth and made us feel very easy. ...
We highly recommend Alex!!
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Susie B
Alex is absolutely amazing to work with!
His patience and calm, easy going demeanor helped keep me level headed all day!
Alex did such a phenomenal job of capturing all of the emotions of the day and the first time we looked at the amazing...
catalog of photographs he created, we felt like we were re-living our wedding day!
There are honestly too many great pictures to even begin picking favorites, but I especially love all of the candid photos he took of everyone!
Hire him before someone else with your wedding date does!
Reviewed On 10/14/2018 by Cail T
Alex captured every moment of our wedding with grace and skill. He was extremely professional and a fantastic people person. If you're thinking about using him as your wedding photographer, I strongly suggest you do! You own't regret it for a s...
Our photos were edited in a timely manner and were available through a link so that anyone could request prints. By far the best photographer experience I've ever had!
Reviewed On 10/04/2018 by Kate M
Alex is a true artist and a dream to work with, he shot our wedding, rehearsal dinner, and engagement photos. Our wedding day was HOT and Alex didn't stop moving, we got so many compliments from our guests about how hard he worked, and at the s...
ame time made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. He has an amazing eye and shoots some of his work on film, which makes the photos all the more special. Thank you so much Alex for capturing this special time in our lives so perfectly.
Reviewed On 9/24/2018 by Sydney R
I can not say enough good things about Alex. Not only did he take absolutely beautiful pictures of my wedding, but he was patient and obliging when I wanted to take large group pictures with every branch of my family that came to my wedding (th...
ere were six!), he was able to organize my family and speed through the various groups without sacrificing quality. He was very quick to recognize important moments and photograph them. Alex was flexible and adapted well when various wedding guest made their own requests and suggestions. He made such a great impression that I had family members coming up to me all day and even the next day to tell me how much they liked my photographer, he was so well liked that at one point my cousins tried to get him to put down the camera and come dance! And lastly he was amazingly fast to get the wedding pictures to us! He posted some on instagram the week after the wedding and had the complete online album up and accessible in almost exactly a month! I have heard of wedding photographers taking as much as three months to get the photos out, but despite the fact that he was shooting a wedding every week after my wedding he kept me updated on my photos. I highly recommend Alex, he was perfect.
Reviewed On 8/23/2018 by Brianna B
Alex was everything you could want in a wedding photographer! In addition to perfectly capturing our day with beautiful photos, Alex kept things on schedule without creating more stress. He was also SO quick at capturing all of the special mome...
nts so we never felt like we had a fake smile plastered on our faces - all of the moments were genuine, happy and natural. Communication was always easy and he's quick to email or text. I highly recommend Alex to anyone who wants a photographer to take bright, happy photos. Simply the BEST!!!
Reviewed On 7/13/2018 by Melinda K
So good. Just so good. We knew we had to go with Alex to photograph our traditional Laotian wedding after we met with him. We were nervous that the important elements wouldn't get captured since it wasn't your average wedding, but he pulled it ...
off! We got our pictures back and were amazed at the details and COLORS! We received so many compliments on our photos and on his professionalism during the wedding! The people were impressed and so were we :) He was great to work with and was very calm, confident, and reassuring during the whole process. Check out his website and instagram to see his work!
Reviewed On 1/19/2018 by Tom B
Alex shot our engagement photos and we couldn’t be happier. Not only does he have an incredible eye in terms of composition and lightning, he makes the process effortless and fun. Could not recommend him enough.
Reviewed On 1/19/2018 by Allie G
Alex took our engagement photos, and it was such a lovely experience. He put us both at ease and made the shoot really fun. And most importantly, the photos are absolutely gorgeous! I would recommend Alex to anyone!
Reviewed On 12/08/2017 by adam s
We just finished working with Alex for our wedding in Duluth on 9/9/2017 and we can not recommend him enough. Very professional, laid back, not demanding. He conforms to the vision you want. He was able to organize and process family pictures f...
or our large family no problem! 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewed On 12/04/2017 by Karen M
Alex was so wonderful to work with! Very easy-going and kind, so someone who was nice to spend the day with! Plus, his rates are very reasonable and he is extremely professional. Of course, the main reason we loved him, though, is that his w...
ork is outstanding! He captured all the special moments, details, etc. and the photos themselves are beautiful (lighting, composition, etc.). Very happy we chose Alex for our special day!
Reviewed On 12/01/2017 by Matt S
Alex was a blast to work with! He was flexible and easy-going the day of our wedding. We both had fun working with him but also appreciated that we were able to enjoy our day while Alex flawlessly managed capturing it all. We particularly like ...
that he does a great job photographing the location and details of the day. Couldn't be happier with our experience with him and we cherish our photos!
Reviewed On 11/29/2017 by Meg J
We loved every minute of the time we spent with Alex at our wedding. He kept things so professional, yet casual, which is just what we were looking for in a photographer for our big day! Our family and friends all felt completely at ease with A...
lex, which resulted in some STUNNING images. I honestly still pour over our photos almost two years later. They are so genuine, crisp, and tasteful: a perfect mix of candids and posed shots. I felt like a million dollars, and love that he caught so many sweet & tender moments between me and my husband - I didn't even know he was taking the shots, that's how good Alex is! Thanks again for an amazing experience and simply beautiful pictures!
Reviewed On 11/28/2017 by Alex R
Working with Alex was so great! He had the perfect energy for our wedding day, very easygoing and flexible, which is always good on such a hectic day. Our pictures could not have been more amazing! Would definitely recommend him to anyone looki...
ng for someone to capture such a wonderful event!
Reviewed On 11/28/2017 by Beth R
Alex shot our engagement photos and wedding in 2008. He did an incredible job; we love our images and have many of them framed and enjoy them to this day. Alex does a really good job of making photography a comfortable process, and honors any s...
pecial requests you might have. We really wanted photos in a wildlife area, and he was game to get attacked by mosquitoes to get our perfect sunset shot! I also love the vignette shots of details like jewelry, something borrowed/something blue, etc. He captured many special moments during our getting ready time, and even our more staged photos with family look natural. I especially like that we own the rights to our photos and can have them printed however we want--that flexibility is important to me so we could always use the photos how we want to.
Reviewed On 11/28/2017 by Christina F
If I could give him 20 million stars I would! My husband and I sought out Alex to be our photographer for our wedding ceremony and reception after seeing some of his work, and we are THRILLED with the experience and results!! He has a wonderful...
, calm personality that made the entire process very enjoyable and relaxing. He's great at communication and planning ahead, which made our wedding photography easily the least stressful part of our wedding and planning; the entire time we trusted he was very reliable, which is exactly something we wanted in our photographer. Our guests afterwards commented on how they didn't even notice him throughout the ceremony or reception, which is quite the compliment to him on how he was able to observe and capture the day without disrupting or drawing focus. His manner as a wedding photographer is perfect.
Perhaps most importantly, the photos are INCREDIBLE. We are constantly being told that we look like our photos should be in wedding magazines, which I attest to his skill at using lighting beautifully, framing photos well, and capturing those perfect moments. In addition to all the "standard" wedding shots, his portraits and capturing of emotions are incredible. I've marked over 400 of the photos as favorites -- I love love love them! It's clear he loves his art and he puts in the extra effort to do an amazing job.
Finally, photo time with Alex and my hubby was easily one of my favorite parts of the day, no exaggeration. Alex was so easy to be around, and so I felt like got to focus on some quality time with my sweetie, which was hard to get on such a busy day!
Alex could not have been a better choice, and we highly recommend him to any and all!
Reviewed On 7/17/2014 by Jeff S
We loved having Alex as our photographer. He has both a personal touch and a professional demeanor. We'd recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed On 9/25/2013 by Sarah K
Alex is a great wedding photographer with a very artistic eye while still keeping things fairly traditional. Alex was so easy to work with and did a great job of helping us with time management. My husband was very anxious about running out of ...
time for photos and Alex was great about calming him down AND getting all the shots we wanted :). Our reception was running late and Alex as very flexible to take photos and make sure we also got all the shots we wanted at the reception. He did a great job making us feel comfortable. His photos turn out great and he did an amazing job getting pictures of things that we didn't even know we wanted. He seemed genuinely excited to be taking pictures which helped us to feel comfortable and more excited too. I would highly recommend Alex Johnson Photography!
Alex is a Minnesotan by birth, a photographer by trade, and a traveler through and through. He's lived in many parts of the world, but currently calls Minneapolis home.
His style is fine art filled with joy. A wedding day is built around love and happiness and the memories created should reflect it.
His focus is on ensuring you are comfortable and in the moment. The wedding planning process can be chaotic, having photographs taken shouldn't be.