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. They'll make your wedding day creative and really fun! It's actually like having your best friends as your photographers!
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
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 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!
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 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!
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 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!
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 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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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 that perfect shot they let you know by their excitement. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
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 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
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 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!
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, 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
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. 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.
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 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!
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 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!
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 Michael and Joannie was one of the best decisions of our wedding. Their work is impeccable.
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. 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 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
Phenomenal!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 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.
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. 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.
Like having family taking photosReviewed 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 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.
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 extremely quick, not even a week!! Highly recommend Michael Anderson Photography!!!
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 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!!!
Awesome photographers!Reviewed on 11/04/2015 Lindsay H
We love our engagement pictures and can't wait for our big day! If you haven't found a Photographer yet- look no further! Michael and Jonnie are great- they are super friendly and professional- you will not be disappointed!
AMAZING, THE BEST, YOU WON'T FIND ANYONE BETTER!Reviewed on 10/23/2015 Vanessa C
Michael Anderson Photography is in one word - amazing! We had our engagement shoot October 8th as we wanted to have fall colors in our pictures. Weather would have it and it was very cloudy, dark, and started to rain a little. This didn't stop Michael! He created the best lighting for our photos, and actually created a fake sunset by a colorful tree, where my friends don't believe me when I say it was cold and rainy that day. He takes his pictures to the next level, ensures you get the pictures you want, and goes above and beyond in everything he does. Seriously, check out his website, you won't find anyone better! Highly recommend!
Amazing Engagement PhotosReviewed on 10/02/2015
Michael did an amazing job with our engagement photos, I went to him with a vision of having them taken at the Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard while the trees were in full bloom and he totally captured what I wanted. He was very flexible with when we would take the photos sense we were basically waiting on nature to take it course. He made us both feel very comfortable and did a great job directing us. I would recommend him to everyone! I can't wait to see our wedding photos from him!
Meet The Owner
Michael & Joannie Anderson
Michael & Joannie Anderson have been Minnesota's husband & wife wedding photography team since 1986. They’re fun wedding style has been recognized as: “The Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis” by Expertise in 2016. Inducted into The Knot “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame. The Knot "Best of Weddings" in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2008. Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award 2016. Inducted as “Elite Members” of “Best of Wedding Photography.” An invitation only group of the world’s finest wedding image makers. Receive a free gift upon booking when mentioning this bio.