Some Little Tidbits About Michael & Joannie
Joannie and I have owned and operated Michael Anderson Photography in Mounds View, Minnesota since 1986. We specialize in wedding photography, but also in high quality family, kids, pets and high school senior portraits, both on location and at our home based studio.
Anderson's Portrait Park is our very own outdoor location at our home studio for on location portrait creation 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.
Now, in addition to our wedding and portrait work, we’ve added light painting photography to our creative arsenal.
We are the world's only light painting wedding photographers that light paint entire scenes at our weddings. These are truly stunning, one-of-a-kind wedding photographs.
Light painting has brought out a new creative edge in our work and we're also looking for ways to incorporate light painting into as many of our other portrait product lines as possible. It’s that cool and our clients are really loving it!