Some Little Tidbits About Michael & Joannie
Joannie and I have owned and operated Michael Anderson Photography in Mounds View, Minnesota since 1986. In addition to our light painting speciality, we're wedding photographers as well. In fact, we're the only wedding photographers to create light paintings of whole scenes at weddings.
But that's not all. We also create high quality family, kids, pets and high school senior portraits, both on location and at our home based studio. Recently, we've even started to incorporate light painting into our high school senior and kids portrait sessions too!
Anderson's Portrait Park is our very own outdoor location at our home studio for on location portrait creation as well. Yes, we've light painted vehicles in our Portrait Park as well.
For over 30 years, we have studied photography with some of the who’s who of photography, including John Hartman, Ben Shirk, Bruce Hudson, Hanson Fong, Don Blair, Mike Colón, Denis Craft, Clay Blackmore, Denis Reggie, Angela Carson, Monte Zucker, Bambi Cantrell, Ed Pierce, Gary Fong, Eddie Tapp, Scott Kelby and many, many others.
We’ve been selected for numerous awards for our wedding photography, including: The Knot "Best of Weddings” for 11 of the past 13 years.
We've also received the Wedding Wire "Couples' Choice" Award in both 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016.
Expertise has selected us as one of the "The 21 Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis" in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Light painting has brought out a new creative edge in our work. It’s that cool and our clients are really loving it!