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Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, MN

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Minneapolis Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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550 Vandalia St STE 214, St. Paul, MN 55114

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5.0 (7)

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Carina Photographics is a Saint Paul-based business that serves Minneapolis clients. It is owned by Joanna Carina, a photographer with over two decades of experience in her craft. She shoots weddings and employs wit as well as humor to put her clients at ease. This helps bring out their genuine emotions and natural personalities in photos. She also provides engagement photography services. Joanna's work has been featured in media outlets such as the Minnesota Bride. She is a member of the organization Fearless Photographers.

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  • LGBTQ Friendly

Saint Paul, MN 55112

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5.0 (127)
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5.0 (30)
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5.0 (5)

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Michael Anderson Photography serves the locals of Minneapolis and the surrounding communities. It offers light painting wedding photography where scenes are illuminated with high-powered strobe lights from various angles. Its team utilizes up to five Canon cameras, nine unique lenses, and ChromaLuxe materials to create the painting-like photographs that they are known for. They also provides family, senior, newborn, and pet photography services. Michael and Joannie are a husband-and-wife team with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

1330 Quincy St NE Studio 406, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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5.0 (44)

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J.Olson is a Minneapolis, Minnesota, based wedding photographer who has been in the industry since 2013. Olson serves local clients in the Minneapolis region but also travels worldwide for shoots with adventurous couples. The photographer and his team specialize in documentary, photo journalistic, and film photography. His wedding photography work has been featured on Junebug Weddings and published in the Together Journal magazine, as well as other publications online and in print.

Minneapolis, MN 55426

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5.0 (9)

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Rochelle Louise Photography is based in Minneapolis. The husband and wife team photographs weddings in Minnesota and Wisconsin and are available to travel for far away desination weddings. Tom and Rochelle take a personal approach, preferring to meet (or Skype) with the couple before making any formal arrangements.

Minneapolis, MN 55406

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5.0 (4)

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SisuPhoto is a studio that captures the weddings of Minneapolis couples, focused on providing memories to last a lifetime. Its owner and photographer, Michele Jokinen, has been a professional photographer for over two decades. As a trained photojournalist, she loves to capture emotional interactions at weddings, especially those unexpected, candid moments. When taking photos of wedding ceremonies, Michele incorporates her belief that marriage is a wonderful reflection of the personalities of the couples. She is also available to photograph family photo sessions and special events.

Minneapolis, MN

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5.0 (39)
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5.0 (19)

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Rachel Elle Photography is a wedding photography firm that serves clients in and around the Minneapolis metro area. Studio owner and photographer Rachel Elle focuses on serving couples and families by capturing beautiful images that show their life's simple and most important moments. At Rachel Elle Photography, clients can choose from standard, signature, and premium wedding packages. Aside from wedding photography, Rachel Elle also offers portrait and engagement photography services.

Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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Lake Elmo, Minneapolis is home to Kristen Herber Photography, a studio that specializes in wedding photography, but also takes creative pictures of newborn babies. By posing infants in interesting positions, unique images area captured of the sleeping little ones. Photographer and owner Kristen also specializes in taking still-life photos of nature and the world around us.

Saint Paul, MN 55123

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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (2)

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A Frame Forward Photography serves Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. The company offers wedding photography services to both domestic and foreign clients. Jackson Tyler Eddy, the firm's owner and lead photographer, covers wedding receptions in a variety of settings, including hotel receptions and destination weddings at beaches, farms, art museums, and gardens. He covers the entire reception, from the planning to the after-party. Eddy was inducted into The Knot's Hall of Fame, while the company was named Best Wedding Photographer in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis, MN 55417

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4.9 (7)

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Justina Louise Photography is one of Minneapolis Minnesota's foremost experts in the wedding photography field who also takes senior photos to capture the last years of childhood. He also specializes in maternity and lifestyle pictures taken across the country and is willing to travel for weddings and engagements to encapsulate these special events.

892 Ottawa Ave, St. Paul, MN 55118

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Terra Sura Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, specializes in wedding photos and headshots, as well as senior pictures, newborns, family portraits, and business pictures, including property or branding photos. The business prides itself on achieving a natural, relaxed aesthetic with organic imagery.

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Erica Johanna Photography

Minneapolis, MN

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (14)

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Erica Johanna Photography specializes in wedding photography serving Minnesota and beyond. A husband and wife team, Neil and Erica, specialize in using a unique mixture of candid and styled poses to capture joyful, genuine, and timeless images to create memories for all to cherish for a lifetime. Erica and Neil create bright and vibrant images while capturing the emotional and authentic moments of your special day. They also offer complimentary engagement sessions with each wedding photography package.

Minneapolis, MN 55406

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5.0 (41)
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5.0 (31)
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5.0 (6)

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Minneapolis is home to Becca Dilley Photography. Becca, the lead photographer, has more than eight years of experience and is available for weddings and portraits. Her images are always available for her clients to print as many copies as necessary. She is available to travel and has filmed weddings as far away as New Zealand.

6825 39th Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427

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5.0 (19)

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Images By Nic offers wedding photography services in Minneapolis. The photography business is run by journalist-turned-photographer Nic, who loves storytelling and captures natural-looking wedding photos that blend lifestyle and documentary shots. She photographs both big and small weddings, as well as elopements. Images By Nic's wedding photography packages come with an engagement photo session and a sneak peek of the wedding coverage within 48 hours. Other services include mini, standard, and extended family photography sessions.

Minneapolis, MN 55427

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4.8 (77)
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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (7)

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DnK Photography is owned and managed by a husband and wife team of Minneapolis wedding photographers. Despite being based in the Twin Cities metro area, they will travel virtually anywhere. They've photographed ceremonies in Chicago, Mexico, New York City and Maui. No destination is too far.

Forest Lake, MN 55025

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4.9 (322)
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4.8 (25)
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4.0 (4)

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Located in Forest Lake, Minnesota is Spicy-Meatball Photography, a husband & wife wedding team that specializes in capturing a wedding days using a very personal touch approach. They develop life-long relationships with their clients by getting to know them on an individual level with lots of face to face time and a special cooked Italian dinner date night at Joe & Alison’s house. Whatever customers want, they can have it with Spicy-Meatball Photography.

Minneapolis, MN 55418

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5.0 (29)

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Rachel Lahlum Photography is a Minneapolis-based wedding photographer serving the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Her photography is bright and cheerful, with true-to-life colors and styles. She uses a variety of shooting styles at weddings, including traditional portraits, candid moments and details. When couples partner with Rachel for their wedding photography, she guides them through every step, from pre-wedding planning, to guided posing on the day. What Rachel looks forward to most about each wedding is creating a custom collection of photos that tell the story of your wedding day.

Minneapolis, MN 55376

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Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to Karen Feder Photography. The owner, Karen, is a professionally trained photographer with a Studio Arts Degree from St. Paul College and now has more than a decade of experience. She specializes in shooting weddings but also shoots pictures of children, families, and newborn babies.

Minneapolis, MN 55111

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (1)

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Annie Otzen Photography is an award-winning wedding and lifestyle portrait studio, and the photographer’s work has been featured in publications like National Geographic. The portrait style is clean, dramatic, and editorial and the photographer designs every shoot to fit the unique needs of the customers and venues. One happy bride wrote “We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our very special day! I would recommend her to anyone!” Wedding photography packages begin at $2,500.

6510 Eagle Lake Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369

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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (20)

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Charnell Timms is a Minneapolis-based wedding and portrait photographer serving clients throughout the Twin Cities. Charnell's portfolio includes many LGBTQ+ weddings where she is proud to document and support gender equality through her Nikon lens. Charnell is an international photographer, having shot weddings in South Africa, France, Germany, the USA, Ireland, and England. Charnell's travel experience has contributed to her ability to think outside the box, which is highlighted by her creative "design your own wedding package" offerings.

  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
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Minneapolis, MN 55401

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5.0 (65)
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5.0 (1)

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Laura Alpizar Photography is a wedding photography service based in Minneapolis. Owner Laura, values authenticity in her work, which she achieves by capturing raw emotions and imperfect moments for more than 11 years. She can travel around the world for wedding photo sessions. The Costa Rican-raised photographer is recognized by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and also offers engagement, family, and lifestyle photography services. She is also fluent in speaking English and Spanish.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Carina Photographics
550 Vandalia St STE 214, St. Paul, MN 55114
Michael Anderson Photography
Saint Paul, MN 55112
J.Olson Weddings
1330 Quincy St NE Studio 406, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Rochelle Louise Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55426
SisuPhoto
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Rachel Elle Photography
Minneapolis, MN
Kristen Herber Photography
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
A Frame Forward Photography
Saint Paul, MN 55123
Justina Louise Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Terra Sura Photography
892 Ottawa Ave, St. Paul, MN 55118
Erica Johanna Photography
Minneapolis, MN
Becca Dilley Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Images By Nic
6825 39th Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427
DnK Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55427
Spicy-Meatball Photography
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Rachel Lahlum Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Karen Feder Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55376
Annie Otzen Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55111
Charnell Timms Photography
6510 Eagle Lake Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Laura Alpizar Photography
Minneapolis, MN 55401

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.