Best Wedding
Photographers in
Apple Valley

Why These Wedding Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in Apple Valley, MN.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Captured Moments By Duke

Captured Moments By Duke is a husband and wife team of photographers that is based in Eagan, MN. The couple offers over a decade of experience capturing weddings and special events for clients throughout the Minneapolis metro area. Duke’s passion for photography began while working in nature and with wildlife, and it has since evolved into a focus on weddings and important occasions. His wife Jera has an extensive background in fine art and provides support as a second photographer. The couple can also provide engagement, family and senior portraiture services. All of their affordable wedding packages include mini-engagement sessions, a USB drive of images, copyright releases and final wedding albums.

Eagan, MN(651) 295-5413


Elijah Parker Photography

Elijah Parker Photography is a husband and wife team of talented photographers who love to help people celebrate life’s special moments. From weddings and engagement announcements to seniors and family portraits, the studio provides superior service to customers who want to preserve those special moments with loved ones and friends. Using brilliant colors, creative angles, and dramatic black and white, the photographers highlight each moment of a wedding day so that customers can laugh and relive the memories again and again for years to come. Customers can find galleries of past work on the studio’s website and enjoy exploring the colorful selection of fun and engaging shots. The website also has a contact page where customers can inquire about prices, details, and availability.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 492-1010


Fotofilm Studios LLC

Foto Film Studios is a husband and wife team of photographers who get excited at the opportunity to capture its clients' love stories. The couple merges a documentary style with journalistic elegance to draw out emotion and help clients recall their special memories every time they view Foto Film Studios' finished work. The company treats every session and photograph as a work of art. Foto Film Studios offers comprehensive and customized wedding day photography coverage. The company limits its wedding services to 10 couples per year to ensure each client gets the level of service they deserve. This full-service studio offers local and destination clients custom-designed fine art albums, professional photographic prints, and other specialty items.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 584-0622


Iris Studios Photography

Iris Studios Photography is based in Apple Valley, MN, and the company provides fine art portrait photography to the Twin Cities as well as the surrounding communities. Iris Studios Photography offers a variety of session types, including wedding photography, high school senior photos, birth photography, newborn photography, boudoir photography, children's photography, and family portraits. Packages may include edited digital downloads, custom USB drives with matching custom keepsake boxes, and custom signature albums. A second photographer is available to clients upon request. Iris Studios Photography has had work featured in Forever Bride, and the company was a 2016 member of

Apple Valley, MN(651) 343-4030


James-Paul Photography

James-Paul Photography makes the portrait experience simple. First, clients select a portrait session. Second, they schedule their portrait session. Next, they preview their images. Finally, they shop in the company's product store for reprints and frames. The company works closely with clients to develop packages for portraits at different price points that fit each individual's budget. James-Paul also offers promotions for even greater savings. The company is located in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, but James-Paul Photography is willing to travel for sessions. Portrait session types include portraits of high school seniors, families, and business executives.

Prior Lake, MN(952) 426-5806


Justina Louise Photography

Specializing in weddings, engagements and senior photos, Justina Louise Photography is based in Minneapolis, MN but available for travel worldwide. Justina works to capture the events, details, and moments that clients will be able to look back upon and remember the day for decades to come. Wedding collections include an engagement session for couples, while senior photo sessions include a pre-shoot meeting, unlimited clothing changes, and a viewing meeting. Her work has been featured in Minnesota Bride, Wisconsin Bride, Ruffled, Carats and Cake, and Dainty Obsessions. Clients say Justina is easy to work with, professional and fun to be around.

Minneapolis, MN(651) 308-7727



R.J. Kern is a wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. R.J. is the mastermind behind Kern-Photo, which began in 2011. R.J. is a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Best of Wedding Photography, the Professional Photographers of America, and Fearless Photographers. Wedding packages include eight hours of continuous coverage, high-resolution digital files on disc with copyright release, and online proofing. Active-duty military receive a 10% discount off any wedding day package. Kern-Photo strives to maintain excellent customer service, and the company prides itself on returning all inquiries within 24 hours.

Minneapolis, MN(303) 474-0983


Poppy Seed Photography

Poppy Seed Photography is wedding and engagement photography studio that is based out of Lakeville. In addition to wedding and engagement photos, they also offer headshots, senior portraits, and fine art portraits. Poppy Seed Photography may be able to travel for destination weddings and requests that clients contact them well in advance of the scheduled date. They are committed to providing high-quality customer service and can work with clients to create affordable wedding packages. Poppy Seed Photography offers online galleries, gift certificates, and online proofing for all digital prints. They have received positive local feedback for their professionalism and friendliness and encourage clients to contact them for an initial consultation.

Lakeville, MN(952) 484-6583


Sue Lund Photography

Since 1993, Sue Lund Photography has operated in the Lakeville, Minnesota area, offering event, wedding, and portrait photography. Lund has practiced photography for over 20 years and draws on her expertise and her clients' vision to create memorable images. She offers a free consultation for wedding photography and provides a list of recommended vendors including banquet facilities, florists, caterers, and event coordinators. Packages include edited photos clients can view online, in print, or via a DVD or flash drive. She also offers complimentary juggling lessons as part of portrait packages. Lund was selected as the #1 photographer in the Sun Current Newspapers' Readers' Choice Awards for 2016 and 2017.

Lakeville, MN(952) 217-0594


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