About this Vendor

Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers Since 1986!

Michael & Joannie Anderson are Minnesota's Husband and Wife Wedding Photography Team! Their photographic style ranges from contemporary to traditional; candid to grunge. And in 2016, they added "Light Painting Wedding Photography" to their wedding photography resume. They are among the only light painting wedding photographers in country. They'll make your wedding day creative and really fun! It's actually like having your best friends as your photographers!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing


Contact Info

8350 Eastwood Road, Mounds View, MN (763) 785-1177

Reviewed on 7/10/2017 Zlata Z

Michael Anderson Photography was hands down the best choice! After our first meeting I knew that he was the perfect fit. I absolutely love Michael’s photography style. Michael is incredibly talented and such a joy to work with! He is very professional and knows what he is... Read More doing. His attention to detail is incredible and Michael and Joannie truly go above and beyond to get those one-of-a-kind shots for each couple. Pictures show up absolutely gorgeous! On our wedding day Michael and Joannie were very professional, friendly and fun, making everyone around them feel very comfortable. We had a blast taking our pictures with them! Our wedding day flew by so fast, and I am so happy that we now have those beautiful pictures to remember it by. We are so happy with our engagement and wedding pictures Michael did for us and will be definitely using Michael Anderson Photography in the future!

Reviewed on 6/16/2017 Alayna V

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! As the bride, it was... Read More 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!!!

Reviewed on 6/04/2017 Kate d

My husband and I cannot praise Michael & Joannie Anderson enough!! It took me a while to write this review, and I normally do not, but I have to let other brides and grooms know about how amazing, professional, fun and fantastic they are as photographers. They helped to make our... Read More wedding day so unforgettable & with the beautiful photos that they took it truly will be unforgettable ! They were truly professional but they also made you feel so comfortable. Our wedding photos are gorgeous. They take the time and listen to your wants/needs in your big day. We are so blessed that we were able to snag these two for our big fairy tale wedding. Thank you guys so much!!

2017-06-07T08:00:20 Response from the vendor

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We enjoyed being your wedding photographers very much. You two are so thoughtful and caring that it made being your wedding photographers very fun. Joannie & I have really love getting to know... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 2/26/2017 Andrew Z

My wife Kate and I actually found Michael Anderson Photography using this website and thank God every day we did! After meeting with Michael for the first time we were confident we had found a friendly, talented and experienced professional who would provide us with great... Read More pictures of our special day… HOWEVER…Like many of you who have had the wonderful privilege of working with Michael and Joannie already know, our wildest expectations were exceeded ten fold! Michael and Joannie were more like friends than a vendor. They provided a fun and relaxed environment which energized everyone who had the pleasure of working with them. They were eager and willing to help us make any wish for a particular pose, background or subject come true and captured moments naturally as opposed to it feeling staged or rehearsed. We just had to be ourselves and they turned it into works of art, never feeling intrusive but somehow perfectly capturing intimate moments. We would highly recommend Michael Anderson Photography to anyone looking for a friendly, talented and experienced professionals, because they are that and SO much more!

2017-02-27T09:19:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your awesome review! It was so fun to see how much you guys love each other and it made us excited to capture your wedding day with you. Never loose that feeling and you'll still be as in love with each other... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Colleen C

Mike and Joannie captured our wedding in October 2016 at Leopold's Mississippi Gardens. These two were SO great to work with and made both our engagement session and wedding day so much fun! We are so pleased with how both sets of pictures turned out. One of the BEST things... Read More about Mike and Joannie is not only do they take fantastic pictures, but they create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wedding albums. This is something that most photographers do not offer and we felt was a huge asset in choosing a wedding photographer. We were beyond thrilled with their professionalism, creativity, and friendliness during our wedding planning process. Mike was extremely helpful in creating a wedding day timeline and allotting enough time to capture great memories throughout the day. We were so happy to see that every detail was captured, even when we asked Mike to photograph our entire dessert room! We cannot thank them enough for the beautiful memories we will forever cherish!

2016-11-10T23:35:57 Response from the vendor

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was an honor to be your wedding photographers. Joannie & I are so happy with how your whole wedding day unfolded for you. What a great day! We look forward to a... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/09/2016 Crystal S

If you're looking for an amazing photographer or two, look no further Michael and Joannie Anderson are your pair! Michael shot our engagment session last April. After viewing all of our photos I knew we made the right decision with Michael and Joannie! They showed up before... Read More scheduled on our wedding day and began capturing all sorts of moments! They had no problems swatting mosquitos in the tall grass while snapping away! Throughout the whole wedding day Michael only showed me 1 sneak peek picture and I couldn't believe it! We just recieved our photos and they are more then I dreamed! They are stunning. Looking through all 600+ of our photos brings me to tears, how will I ever choose?! They do amazing work and go above and beyond! Thanks for everything!

2016-10-24T23:03:26 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the great review! Joannie & I enjoyed your fantastic wedding day and celebrating with you. I'm looking forward to creating a pretty fun wedding album for you guys! - M&J

Reviewed on 10/04/2016 Katelyn G

We cannot give Michael and Joannie higher praise as they are two truly special people. They are an amazing team and work so well together to capture every small detail from the day. It was such a fun experience looking back at our pictures seeing all of the moments they captured... Read More without us even realizing it! While many people can take “nice” photos, you get something even more with Michael and Joannie. One of the best things about Michael and Joannie is how well they fit into the group to make everyone feel so comfortable! In fact, Michael told us that he always tries to get the ring bearer and flower girl “on his side” so they cooperate with him. He made such a special connection with our ring bearer (1.5 years old) that the ring bearer hugged him while walking down the aisle! We can’t wait to work with Michael and Joannie in the future on other photography projects.

2016-10-04T21:26:09 Response from the vendor

Joannie & I totally enjoyed your wedding day! It was filled with nice surprises, especially getting hugged while working in the aisle! Can't wait to get started on your wedding album once you're ready. Thank you for an awesome day with you guys. -M&J

Reviewed on 9/19/2016 Kaitlin R

Michael and Joannie are professional and very fun! They shot our engagement photos as well as our wedding. We couldn't have asked for better photographers as they were very easy to work with in which there was never a dull moment. You can tell they take what they do seriously... Read More and it was obvious to us they loved and enjoyed what they do as well. During some of the posed photos we took I myself would run out of ideas on how to pose or where to put hands etc. and Michael always had something up his sleeve to make each shot great. Also whatever we were up for to get a great shot they were up for as well. Even well after their duty as photographers was over on our wedding day they pulled their gear out at the end of the night to capture they wedding party and guests jumping in Lake Superior. I would recommend these two too anyone looking for a fun and professional photographer and we will be using them again in the future.

2016-09-20T07:20:15 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your great review! Joannie & I had so much fun at your wedding. Can we do it all over again? It was a blast! I love the fact that we got so many great photos on a day where the weather was... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/17/2016 Sandra R

Michael and Joannie were clearly a great choice to capture our daughters' and now son-in-laws' wedding. The weather on Lake Superior was challenging that day. They worked with the wedding party and captured stunning photographs. Because they are kind and funny, Michael and... Read More Joannie were able to capture peoples' truthful moments during this monumental event. It was particularly fun to see the wedding party and guests big splash into Lake Superior - showing Michaels' creativity to capture something new. In viewing the images and video clips Michael and Joannie captured it brought tears of joyous memories. Great post production work. Amazing colors, angles, and style as noted by our friends who have viewed the pictures. Friends, Family and blessings from above were reflected in your work - Just what we wanted - thank you! We highly recommend your service. Mother of the Bride

2016-09-20T07:15:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's not often that we get parents writing reviews about our services and I thank you for taking the time to share your wedding day experiences so others can see how hard we work at our craft. Best wishes!... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/22/2016 Janna S

When planning our wedding, there was only one photographer I knew I would work with, Michael Anderson Photography. Why? I have had the pleasure of seeing him in action at my brother's and sister-in-law's wedding and worked with him for my high school senior photos. During both... Read More experience, Michael and Joannie made me feel comfortable and at easy. I personally have two types of smiles: nature and "I know you are there taking a photo." Thankfully, Michael and Joannie knew exactly what to say or do to get as many photos with my nature smile. At our wedding, Michael and Joannie arrived early, continuously were checking on us and our needs, and make sure everyone has having a good time. They captured many memories throughout our day that could have easily been forgotten but also special moments that I treasure.

2016-09-02T14:14:03 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your awesome review! Your family is very special to us and we're honored to have captured so many important moments for you over the years. We look forward to what the future holds too! Can't wait to work on your wedding album... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/22/2016

Michael & Joannie shot our wedding three weekends ago and it was incredible! They have done two other weddings that I've been a part of and they were all amazing. The passion that they bring is second to none. They don't settle for anything less than perfect and when they get... Read More that perfect shot they let you know by their excitement. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

2016-08-13T09:46:35 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the great review! Your destination wedding at Grand View Lodge was second to none! I'd like to do it all over again, it was that fun and artistically rewarding for us. Your wedding album should be something else and I can't wait... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/21/2016 Haylee H

Selecting a photographer is a pretty daunting task as there as so many out there, and this is what you'll have to look back on your wedding for the rest of your life. LOOK NO FURTHER! Michael and Joannie Anderson are the best in the biz! Not only is the quality of the work... Read More incredible, their personality served as the zen to our chaotic day. You can tell that Michael is a true professional, and his work is unmatched. You'll not only have amazing pictures to look back upon, but you'll have great memories of working with a wonderful couple of people! Thank you Michael and Joannie for making our day so special! Brett & Haylee

2016-08-13T09:40:22 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the wonderful review! Joannie & I had such a great day with you, your families and friends. It was an honor to be your wedding photographers and now your friends too! Can't wait to get started on your wedding album! -M&J

Reviewed on 7/20/2016

THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT THERE Being the groom, my number one priority was on my bride for our wedding day and making sure everything was perfect. The great part about our photography was I did not have to worry as Michael & Joannie were FANTASTIC! We knew this going into... Read More our wedding as we used them for our engagement photos. In both sessions they went beyond our expectations. Some of our favorite photos are from the magic these two bring to the table. We wanted a sparkler exit photo (of which we got), but they did not just stop there. They had some incredible photos of just the us where Michael would run around us doing heart images and Joannie would take the photo at the right time...the end results are incredible. Highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed!

2016-07-20T21:33:53 Response from the vendor

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review! We had a blast with you guys on your wedding day. We also love so many of your wedding images that we know it's going to be very tough to choose the final album images (that's a good... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/01/2016 Blenda R

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. Thank you for making this day such a special one. Your attention to detail, creative touches,... Read More 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

2016-07-03T22:51:31 Response from the vendor

I totally enjoyed being your wedding photographer. You guys are so nice and so easy going and that made it a really fun wedding for me to photograph. It didn't hurt that the weather was so spectacular for April in MN. It also was so... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/24/2016 Tessa F

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... Read More professionalism that you receive with them. 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.

2016-07-03T22:43:44 Response from the vendor

Joannie & I really enjoyed spending your wedding day with you! Despite the really hot weather on your wedding day, your wedding images are super cool and that's a tribute to you, your families and friends. You guys really are so cute and fun to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/16/2016 Michelle K

Michael and Joannie are phenomenal! They are all-star photographers who worked efficiently and diligently to make sure that we got all of our desired photos, and more! We could see evidence of their years of experience in their creative vision to "see" shots that none of us... Read More could, their time management, their top-notch equipment, and their zest and passion for photography. This duo is the real deal, and I would recommend them to EVERYONE!

2016-06-16T16:43:40 Response from the vendor

What a great wedding day! Despite the goofy weather all day long, we had a blast with you guys, your families and wedding party. Thank you so much for asking us to be there with you! -M&J

Reviewed on 6/05/2016 Anna T

My fiancé and I just had our engagement session with Michael last week in Stillwater, MN. Needless to say we were a bit nervous to be photographed as the center of attention, but Michael made us feel 100% comfortable with everything! We truly enjoyed the day and enjoyed the... Read More company of Michael. Looking through all of our beautiful pictures with our family has been such a joy. Now we are less nervous and even more excited for our big day at the end of the summer :) If our engagement pictures turned out this well, I cannot wait to see what he can do with our wedding photos!

2016-06-16T16:42:03 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your nice review! I really enjoyed getting to know you guys (and creating your portraits) on a beautiful day in Stillwater, MN!

Reviewed on 2/29/2016

Another family member used Michael and Joannie several years back for their wedding. They did such a great job with their wedding that when it was time for our wedding they were our first photographer we looked at. Once we met them ourselves we knew we were done. Choosing... Read More Michael and Joannie was one of the best decisions of our wedding. Their work is impeccable.

2016-03-07T22:01:52 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the great review! Your wedding was really fun for us to photograph and it was also great working with your families once again! -M&J

Reviewed on 2/04/2016

Michael and Joannie Anderson are seriously the best photographers anyone could have a chance to work with. Our wedding photos and engagement photos turned out more beautiful then I could have ever imagined, truly amazing, I get tears in my eyes every time that I look at them.... Read More This husband and wife combo are so personable that by the end of the night I felt like they were part of our family and I hope that I get to work with them again in the future. They worth every penny and more, I recommend them to everyone!

Great service and high quality!

Reviewed on 1/17/2016 Andrew A

We could not have been more impressed with Michael Anderson Photography! We had Michael and Joannie as our photographers for our wedding on October 3rd, 2015. They have so much experience with photography that they were able to keep the schedule on time the whole morning before... Read More the ceremony with getting pictures in with all the correct people and getting it done efficiently. The candid shots that Joannie took while Michael is taking the photo shots adds so much when designing a wedding book. We had no worries throughout the day that everything would be remembered with great photos taken by Michael and Joannie. Besides the high quality photos we were equally impressed with how personable and easy to work with Michael and Joannie are. They truly care that the bride and groom are happy and are getting the pictures taken that they want. We even had our first dance run late because of dinner and they did not rush us at all and put in the extra time to take our first dance photos when we were finally ready. I would highly recommend Michael Anderson photography for anyone wanting photos that they will be proud of and look great in! Great pictures and great service. Laura and Andy Ahrendt

2016-01-20T08:28:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the fantastic review! Joannie & I had a blast with you guys on your wedding day! Your families & friends are just the best and we're glad we got to hang around with all of you on your fantastic wedding day! -M&J


Reviewed on 1/12/2016 Jackie H

Michael Anderson was a delightful person to work with both during our engagement shoot and during our wedding day. He was forthcoming with ideas for pictures and was accommodating to specific requests with out hesitation. Not only did he produce a wonderful photo montage but... Read More he was able to provide our pictures in less than two weeks time. I would recommend Michael Anderson Photography to any bride, not only because of his professionalism but the price point was perfect for our budget.

2016-01-13T13:33:08 Response from the vendor

I totally enjoyed creating your engagement & wedding images for you two. Your easy going and fun attitude made it a pleasure to work with you both!

Reviewed on 1/10/2016 Stacey S

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... Read More over again. 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.

2016-01-12T09:12:27 Response from the vendor

I'm so glad that we made you feel comfortable for your photographs, it's what we strive to do each and very time! Thank you for the great review and for making you wedding day fun for us too! -M&J

Like having family taking photos

Reviewed on 1/10/2016

I 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... Read More keeps the day moving seamlessly. We got through all of our pictures with plenty of time to spare. 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 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 to our special day.

2016-01-12T09:10:48 Response from the vendor

Your wedding was a great experience for Joannie & myself too! I'm sure you could tell that it got our creative juices flowing all day long! Thank you for asking us to capture it for you! -M&J

Simply Amazing!

Reviewed on 12/09/2015 Allison K

Mike and Joannie were amazing to work with! From my first meeting with Mike through the entire process Mike was attentive and detailed. He not only captured every picture I wanted, but also came up with creative additions to the set. His turn around time for proofs was... Read More extremely quick, not even a week!! Highly recommend Michael Anderson Photography!!!

2016-01-12T09:05:23 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your nice review! Joannie & I loved every minute of your wedding and we are so happy to have been there with you both! -M&J

Best Wedding Photographer!!!

Reviewed on 12/06/2015 Brianna E

We could not have asked for better photographers than Michael and Joannie! Their personalities and caring for who we are as people made a huge difference! When we first met with Michael to hash out details he spent a few hours with us, part getting the wedding package set but... Read More the rest of the time he was interested in getting to know us as people. We feel so comfortable around both Michael and Joannie, it feels like we have known them for years. When it came to the wedding day they made it feel like we were their friends rather than just clients; the whole experience was relaxing and everything felt easy and stress free. After the wedding they invited us (and our parents) over for pizza to look through the pictures, again letting us stay for a few hours just getting to know us better. And I can’t forget to mention how absolutely beautiful all the pictures are! It was hard narrowing it down to ones for our album and to print because we were in love with every picture taken. We could not have asked for better photographers and will continue to use them for all our family picture needs!!!

2015-12-08T21:30:18 Response from the vendor

Joannie & I have loved being your wedding photographers! There's lots of reasons why, but the most important is because of the kind of people that you are. Totally sweet and caring individuals that are a joy to be with. Thank you for the wonderful... Read Less Read More


Meet The Owner

Michael & Joannie Anderson

Michael & Joannie Anderson's fun wedding style has been recognized as: “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” by Expertise in 2017 & 2016. They have been inducted into The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame. Recipients of the Knot "Best of Weddings" in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2008. Winners of the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award in both 2017 & 2016. They've been selected as “Elite Members” of “Best of Wedding Photography.” An invitation only group of the world’s finest wedding image makers.