Minnesota Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Bloomington, Duluth

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Map of WPJA Wedding Photographers Serving Minnesota

14 Documentary Wedding Photographers available for your wedding...

Earl McCoy is a wedding photojournalist based in Minneapolis, MN.

My shooting style, compliments my wife's as I am her second shooter. I will typically focus on alternative views or angles. Initially my interest in wedding photography was more about running a small business, but as time goes on, I find myself enjoying the art more and the feeling I get when people enjoy my work. I go out of my way to make sure that I help create a comfortable environment for our client. We shoot about 25 weddings a year and about 20 engagement sessions. [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3700 (USD)
A traveling wedding photographer from Minnesota -  Penny McCoy

My name is Penny! I am a traveling wedding photographer living in Minnesota. I was born and raised in the south so you will hear me say the word y'all along with other combination made up words. I love to travel all over this world to take photos of amazing people and places. I have one husband, and three of the best dogs ever. I married my high school sweetheart and so I really enjoy this love and marriage stuff! I want to get to know you and the love of your life and tell your story through beautiful photographs if you'll let me. My goal is to capture the real moments of your wedding day and deliver keep-sakes that will allow you to relive those beautiful moments for all years to come. [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3700 (USD)
Minneapolis wedding photographer - Laura Robinson

Laura is a 6th generation Minnesota girl, born and raised. She is happily married to Nathan and the proud mama of to a spunky toddler named Lily and a feisty Pomeranian pup named Riley. As a third-generation small business owner, she enjoys the freedom (and the challenge) of entrepreneurship. She is obsessed with Amazon Prime, grocery shopping, EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!! and waterfalls. Don't be surprised if she cries at your wedding and does a polka with your grandpa on the dance floor. She speaks fluent sarcasm and is known to make friends with pretty much everyone she meets in 5 minutes or less. [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4350 (USD)
Bradley Hanson is a Minnesota wedding photographer from Minneapolis

Since 1999, I have been a professional photographer serving in Minneapolis, MN, Seattle, WA and international destinations. While weddings are my first love, I also apply my style to portraits, promotional images, live music, commercial and editorial work for a number of clients and publications. I regularly travel for weddings, and have been commissioned to photograph weddings all over the world. Over the past 18 years, I have photographed over 600 weddings, from as few as 6 guests in Seattle to 600 in Seoul. My work has been featured in ad campaigns for Amazon.com and Sony Ericsson mobile phones, album cover art for musicians: Pete Droge, Downpilot, Fauna, February, Kim Field and The Mighty Titans of Tone, Rachel Harrington, Sugartown, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Visqueen, Truckstop Souvenir, Declining Winter, Memory Drawings, and Broadcast Oblivion. My images and quotes have been printed in local and national magazines, including Minnesota Monthly, Rolling Stone (Germany), Fuji Love Magazine, Fuji X Passion Magazine, Olympus Passion Magazine, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Seattle Sound, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, Photo District News (PDN), MSNBC.com, ROCKRGRL, The Big Takeover, Three Imaginary Girls, Washington Free Press, Local Planet, Seattle Police Annual Report, Seattle Police Foundation Calendar, Lutheran Brotherhood "Leader" Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Seattle Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom, The Knot, Conde Nast's Brides Magazine, Wedding Pages Magazine, Wedding Expo, Herban Feast's wedding brochure and Banquet & Event's promotional literature and billboards. My images have been used in websites for the Arc School of Ballet in Seattle, Seattle Police Foundation, Daniel Boen Law Office, Bel Canto audiophile stereo equipment and Jai Healing chiropractic office. I have been interviewed in Martha Stewart Weddings, Seattle Bride, Minnesota Bride, Junebug Weddings, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, InMyBag.net, ShutterStock, Photography Live and Uncut with Paul Griffiths, X100C, Photo Business XPosed, Fuji MIrrorlessPro, Fuji X Passion Magazine, Olympus Passion Magazine and MirrorLessons. Every Wednesday I do a podcast called Outerfocus with UK photographer Ian Weldon about the history of photography. Each week we discuss a photographer in history while interviewing a current photographer about his/her work. You can find Outerfocus podcast on iTunes. [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Minnesota wedding photographer Joe Szurszewski, of Minneapolis

Joe is an experienced photojournalist, having covered everything from breaking news to sports and features. His commercial clients range from Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV, and Neiman Marcus, to American Journalism Review, Puma, and Yamaha. Since shooting his first paid wedding while still in high school, Joe strives to cover each wedding as the unique event it is. Joe works hard to capture both the expected and unexpected moments to produce a beautiful and accurate visual story of the wedding day. "My approach to wedding photography is simple - I capture the authentic joy, excitement, and love of your day. Imagine yourself on your 25th anniversary and you and your spouse are looking through your wedding album. When I shoot your wedding, you will remember all of the feelings from the day because you will see those feelings in the photographs. You will see the love and joy in both of your eyes, and you will see the excitement in the faces of your friends and family." [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)

Devyn Elizabeth Drufke got her start in documenting tornadoes and storms in the northern plains. In 2007, while researching wedding photography after being asked to shoot a wedding, she discovered that wedding photography didn't have to be clichéd and boring. Studying the work of documentary photographers in the UK, she fell in love and photographed 23 weddings in her first 12 months of photography. 250 weddings later, she's still in love with being a part of weddings across the US, photographing with her partner Kristen. Devyn and Kristen's style has been described as emotional and natural; capturing beautiful and candid moments as they happen. Devyn photographs sports and news for Zuma Wire Service, and is in the process of photographing in all of the National Parks in the US. [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2095 (USD)
Minneapolis Wedding Photography by Laura Alpizar - Minnesota WPJA.

I have been a wedding photographer for over 9 years, inspired by my father's photography career in photojournalism. I grew up in the tropical lands of Costa Rica, where I met the love of my life, and we... [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3200 (USD)
Minneapolis, MN wedding photographer Nathan Robinson, of Laura Robinson Photography

Nathan is an ex-Canadian who now happily calls Minnesota home. He is happily married to Laura and they have an adorable daughter and a feisty Pomeranian pup. He grew up all over the world (his dad was a diplomat) and has a twin brother who now lives in England (they look nothing alike!). By day, he works as a senior payroll analyst. By weekend, he is a photo ninja extraordinaire. He is well-known for his coffee and hot sauce addictions, being a sci-fi whiz and creating memes for every occasion. If you feed him sushi, you'll instantly be friends. Someday, he'd love to learn to fly (he LOVES his flight simulator game) and, if given the chance, he would totally take a trip to space. Nathan is the calm, more introverted half of the Laura Robinson Photography team. He is the Associate Photographer, Equipment Manager, and certified Snack Guru. He loves to step back on the wedding day and observe what is happening around him, anticipating the moments and seeing an ordinary scene a bit differently, while also working with Laura to capture and light more complex locations and shots. Together, they photograph an average of 20 weddings per year and dozens of surprise proposals, focusing on a high-level of client service and the creation and delivery of museum-quality heirlooms. Becoming parents changed both Nathan and Laura's perception of the world around them, especially wedding days. Once upon a time, you'd never see this guy cry -- and then he became a dad and suddenly every bride is his daughter, all grown up. He does NOT know how to "speak wedding", still barely knows what a chiavari chair is, and couldn't pin a veil in place to save the day -- that's ok, Laura is the ying to this yang and has all that covered. Nathan is "one of the guys" who is equal parts hanging out and shooting the breeze, and also "you never saw me" ninja. Altogether, a pretty swell dude. [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
san antonio tx wedding photographer Shannon Cain

Born in Austin, and raised in Dripping Springs, I learned the small town way-of-life at an early age. Being country at heart, you will often see me dressed in boots. After attending Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, where I met the love of my life, my husband and I decided to plant our roots in New Braunfels, a town full of culture with a strong community. My family grew by one as my daughter joined this world in October of 2013. And just when I thought my heart could not be more full, we added another little girl to our world in November 2015. I am an avid believer in finding that passion, pursuing it, and making your dreams become a reality. Who says you can not make a career doing what you love? That is what photography is to me...my passion, my dream come true. I take pride in being able to connect with my clients and capture their personalities and style. Natural light warms my heart and a gorgeous sunset makes me weak in the knees. I am always creatively challenging myself to take an ordinary moment, an ordinary photo, and make it extraordinary. [San Antonio Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
Madison, WI based wedding photojournalist Steve Daubs

I love stories. They make us, they explain the world to us, and they are the road we travel through in life. I've always loved telling them, whether it was short stories and poems I wrote in high school or photographs of people on the streets of Chicago. I studied journalism at Northwestern University and then told stories for newspapers for a few years, sometimes with words and sometimes with photographs. When I left journalism, I earned an MBA in finance at UW-Madison and spent a decade analyzing investment stories, researching them to see if the story a company was telling is likely to be true. During those years, I began to develop my own photographic documentary stories, roaming across the country with a brick of Tri-X and my trusty Leica at hand. But investment stories are all too similar to keep me occupied for life. So I quit the business, took a scholarship to the University of Arkansas, and earned my MFA in creative writing. I taught English and creative writing while setting up a commercial studio in Milwaukee and spent time in Eastern Europe trying to tell the story of post-Soviet life there. Along the way, I met my future wife, Olga, and my short stay in Ukraine turned into several years of exploration and love. Olga was the one who saw the obvious: Tell love stories, and make your passion your business. I have received numerous awards for my photography and been published in US and international newspapers and magazines. I am available for weddings and events, news, long-form documentary, and commercial work. [Madison Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Washington DC Wedding Photography by Anji Martin

As a kid, I always wanted to preserve forever moments that were special to me, such as birthday parties and family Christmases. When I was eight years old, my father made that possible for me by giving me his old camera. From then on, I became the de facto family photographer and started documenting every get-together. I didn't know it at the time, but all that practice ended up preparing me for my career as an adult. That same passion for capturing moments for people has naturally led me to become a wedding photographer. Together with my husband/business partner, I have now been helping couples document their wedding days for several years. We primarily serve brides and grooms in the Washington, DC, area, but are always available to travel for destination weddings. We have lived on five different continents and speak five languages fluently, so it is easy for us to take our passion for photography to exotic wedding locations. [Washington DC Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4450 (USD)
Madison, Wisconsin photojournalist, turned wedding photographer,  Ruthie Hauge

Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and art. She received a scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she majored in photography and minored in drawing. She interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in Dublin, Ireland. Upon graduation, she launched her photography business and in 2006, was hired as a Staff Photographer by Sun-Times Media. There she worked for almost 7 years covering memorable events such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2008 Olympic Trials for Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field. During her tenure at Sun-Times Media, she earned 18 State and National Photojournalism awards. In the summer of 2012, Ruthie and her husband welcomed their first child, and she made the decision to give up her staff position to focus on her business and her new role as Mom. Ruthie and her husband now have two young sons and a huge cat. They try to live simply and enjoy outdoor recreation, live music, a good glass of wine and travel. In 2017, Ruthie and her family relocated from the Chicago area to Madison, WI. Before a long day of photography Ruthie's pre-game ritual includes 8+ hours of sleep, a burger, a playlist of Hall & Oates, and an iced white chocolate mocha. On assignment, Ruthie is usually doing whatever is necessary to get the best possible photo, whether it be sloshing through a ditch, balancing on the roof of a skyscraper, flying in a blimp or standing in a bathtub. She loves EVERY minute of it. Ruthie's goal is to go above and beyond for her clients while also capturing as much personality, life and storytelling in her images as possible. [Madison Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3250 (USD)
Portland Wedding Photographer Heidi Kramer, of Oregon

Hello! I am a photographer and digital storyteller based near Silverton, Oregon. I travel around the Pacific Northwest to document love and life. I make pictures every day. When I'm not working to document a client's event or family, I document my own. I live with my husband and our three daughters on our small vineyard, where we are learning to appreciate everything Mama Nature has to offer. Prior to our move to the vineyard (we're Wisconsin-ites at heart), I earned a BFA in photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After working as a photojournalist in Kansas, Nebraska, and Washington and as the Manager of Multimedia at Pacific University, I started photographing weddings and families in 2009. I look for the quiet, subtle, funny and chaotic (as well as the beauty of course) with the intention of finding artfully composed, authentic moments. [Portland-OR Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)

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WPJA Communiqué: Features
Show Shutter Wedding Day Photography - Groom dancing at the wedding reception with some blur
Dragging the shutter is a basic photographic technique that is often put to highly creative use by the best wedding photojournalists. Whether depicting the bride mid-whir during a dance, or...Read more
Wedding photograph with layers | Image of the groom coming into the ceremony outdoors
Anyone who’s been to a wedding knows there’s nothing simple about the photographer’s job. This is doubly true for a wedding photojournalist, whose goal is not to just photograph the...Read more

Reviews and Client Letters

Chicago wedding photography city winery Ruthie Hauge Photography

Linda + Brian

Wedding Photographer: Ruthie Hauge

THANK YOU for the most beautiful wedding photos. Brian and I just finished looking at them and they are absolutely stunning! You captured our day perfectly and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We loved working with you...

Megan

Wedding Photographer: Heidi Kramer

This was the first time that Marshal met my Grandpa Bob (and possibly the only time they would meet). Due to medical issues, he almost couldn't make it and had to leave shortly after this picture was taken. This picture captures...