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Minneapolis wedding photographer Joanna Carina of Carina Photographics artfully photographs your story. Joanna believes that capturing your timeless love requires more than just perfectly posed portraits - it includes the adventurous, joyful, passionate and silly moments in between.

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LaShay Sparks

15 August 2019

Joanna is absolutely amazing! Her work is unmatched! For our wedding we were not making any of the time slots set aside for our pictures because weddings are hectic and weather is crazy unpredictable but Joanna kept us on time as best as she could and stayed very professional! Her albums.... Stunning! She delivered in every aspect and I know years down the line through these pictures we will be able to relive every moment over and over again! More...

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Jaime Engebretson

24 February 2019

I should have written this review while ago but it just goes to show that the photos and working with Joanna is not easily forgotten. I worked with Carina Photographics a couple of years ago on a wedding and the photos from that wedding are still commented about to this date from couples looking for a wedding photographer. I definitely hope we get the chance to work together again because Joanna is great! More...

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Anna Christenson

10 February 2019

Joanna was amazing! If you are looking for someone who communicates clearly, works efficiently, and gets gorgeous shots, she's a great choice.

From our very first interactions with Joanna, we were very impressed with her. When we began contacting photographers, Joanna was the only one who requested a phone call with us in the very first stages of communication, which was incredibly helpful in getting a feel for who she was and if she would be a good fit for us. When we scheduled our engagement pictures, we really wanted to take photos in Stillwater. Even though she had never shot there, Joanna did a ton of research to find incredible places that we would never have known about. She even ran with us through the streets of Stillwater as we attempted to make it into a bookstore before it closed! We were coming in from out of town, and she was able to have shots for us to view before we left the Cities, which was so considerate and helpful.

As we continued wedding planning, Joanna was very organized and had great systems to help us communicate what we wanted from our wedding photos. On our wedding day, she knew exactly what we wanted and kept us *ahead* of schedule before the ceremony. After she took a photo of my gigantic extended family, one of my cousins remarked "Those were the least painful family photos ever." She was also pleasant and gracious - she ran to get me tissues when I started crying even before our first look, she convinced our venue coordinator that our send-off streamers were actually within venue regulations (and we didn't find out about the near-crisis until months after), and she was incredibly generous with her time.

When we got the final photos back, we were so, so pleased. Joanna captured the most important parts of our day and nailed the feeling that we wanted from our photos. We will treasure these images! Overall, we can recommend Joanna with no reservations.
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Audrey Segovia

26 November 2018

Working with Joanna was a breeze! As two somewhat unorganized customers, she was so patient and helpful. Discussions with her helped us figure out details of our wedding the had gone by unnoticed. During the ceremony and reception Joanna was like a photographer-ninja! She was so subtle and captured beautiful candid photos of our guests, which we love! I highly recommend her as she works with you seamlessly before, during, and after your wedding. Excellent customer service! More...

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26 November 2018

Of all the different vendors and individuals we had to work with throughout our wedding process Joanna was by far my favorite. She made everything easy, communication was perfect and most importantly she took amazing pictures. I let the future wife take care of most details but when we were done and married I told her that my favorite part was our time with Joanna taking pictures before the wedding. It was a perfect private moment for us prior to the pending non-stop socializing that was to follow. When we got our pictures back there were so many that we didn't realize Joanna had caught. We had several guests comment that they didn't even notice she was there, a true photography ninja! Thank you Joanna you did such an amazing job for us we will always have such great memories of this day thanks to you!-Andy More...

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Molly Dahlen

5 November 2018

Joanna from Carina Photographics was great! My fiance (now husband) and I really enjoyed working with Joanna and her assistant. We felt comfortable around them which was important for me. She was very creative and got some beautiful shots. Thank you so much Joanna! More...

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Shane Huston

3 November 2018

We used Carina Photographics to shoot our wedding. Planning for the day was easy with Joanna. It actually made the rest of our wedding planning easier! We used her checklist to make sure we had everything in order, and when we got together to plan the shots for the day, she had lots of helpful advice about when to do what and when to shoot what. It helped us make a few decisions we were on the fence about. It was nice to use the photo shoot schedule as a framework for planning the rest of the day. Piece of cake. The big day finally came and Joanna and her assistant were on top of everything. It's clear they've done this many times before because they didn't miss a beat and they certainly didn't miss any photo opportunities. Even the big family group photos went quickly and easily. After that, we just enjoyed ourselves at the ceremony and they just blended in and captured the rest of the evening. Everything went really well. We didn't have to wait very long at all before we could start looking at our photos online. We were blown away at how stunning the photos were. She is a rare talent and if you can get her for your wedding, you should! We visited her studio and picked out some materials for our photo album. She has tons of examples to look at and a great lounge area in her studio. She offered us refreshments (again, lots to choose from!) so I drank a craft beer and my wife had a glass of wine. That was a nice touch. :) Our album looked even better than we had expected and the canvas looks great hanging in our living room. We will use Carina Photographics for all of our photography needs. I don't write many reviews, but Carina is worth it. Everyone should know how great they are! More...

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Victoria Shuba

2 November 2018

We chose Joanna not only because we loved the look of her photos, but because she also was helping us plan out the day. Working with her really took a lot of the stress away from me. During our wedding day things went very smoothly and I truly believe it was because of the schedule she helped us set. She listened to what we liked and didn’t like. You could tell both her and her assistant actually cared about how the wedding turned out and were not just there to take the pictures. And when we got our pictures, we could not have been more happy with them! More...

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Chantel Abraham

30 October 2018

Joanna was incredible! She photographed our engagement photos and wedding day. We loved working with her and met with her numerous times before the big day which helped us ensure we had everything mapped out. Her photo planning sheet helped us think about the photos we wouldn’t want to miss! Our photos turned out amazing and Joanna captured everything we were looking for! She was very professional and easy to work with. Not to mention, Joanna has many unique photo printing options like wedding albums and wall art. I’d highly recommend working with a Joanna for your wedding day! More...

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Toni Abts

29 October 2018

Joanna was absolutely amazing through our whole wedding process. Our wedding albums are a work of art that we will treasure forever. I would encourage anyone and everyone to consider booking with her for special occasions. More...

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Chris Ekdahl

27 October 2018

We used Carina Photographics for our engagement and wedding photos and I wish I could give her more stars as she was just fantastic to work with and her work is simply the best I have seen. From the moment we booked her to the final pictures she has been so easy and professional to work with. But what really sold us on her was her abilities to capture the moments on camera, as these pictures were all just stunning and over the top, the kind of pictures you see in high end magazines. Anybody can take pictures, but Joanna has a way of capturing the moment perfectly as every picture was simply breathtaking. We couldn't be happier with our choice In Carina Photographics and I highly recommend her. Thanks so much Joanna, we will have a lifetime of memories to always look back on. More...

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27 October 2018

We had an amazing experience working with Joanna! Her communication was great; she was always responsive and happy to answer our questions during the months leading up to the wedding. She helped us put together the timeline for our wedding, and on the day of she made sure everything ran on schedule without anything ever feeling rushed. Our wedding was at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo and she was very familiar with the location. She planned a short loop for us to walk through the outdoor gardens, and would pop behind bushes and trees for just the right shot. Joanna is truly dedicated to capturing beautiful and authentic photos. She is professional, talented, and friendly - we couldn't have asked for a nicer person to work with. We would highly recommend Joanna; she was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't be happier with our pictures. More...

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Ben Haselman

27 October 2018

My wife and I had such a fantastic experience with Joanna! We hired her as our wedding photographer after visiting with several local photographers. Joanna was very professional and made the process so easy for us. We had several meetings and communications leading up to our wedding which helped prepare us for the big day, ensuring everything went smoothly. The pictures turned out so amazing!!! We couldn't have been happier - we would highly recommend Joanna to anyone looking for an amazing photography experience! More...

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Kristen Tongen

25 October 2018

We had an amazing experience with Joanna from the first time we contacted her until we got our final pictures.

Joanna was extremely knowledgeable and helped us line up our timeline for our wedding day which was great...because I did not know where to start.

Joanna made us feel comfortable while we were taking our pictures, she took charge of our group and really directed everyone, which was great.

We did not have to wait long for our pictures and are so very pleased with the way they turned out.

I would highly recommend Joanna to anyone and everyone!
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Kelly

23 October 2018

We had an amazing experience working with Joanna! Her communication was great; she was always responsive and happy to answer our questions during the months leading up to the wedding. She helped us put together the timeline for our wedding, and on the day of she made sure everything ran on schedule without anything ever feeling rushed. Our wedding was at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo and she was very familiar with the location. She planned a short loop for us to walk through the outdoor gardens, and would pop behind bushes and trees for just the right shot. Joanna is truly dedicated to capturing beautiful and authentic photos. She is professional, talented, and friendly - we couldn't have asked for a nicer person to work with. We would highly recommend Joanna; she was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't be happier with our pictures. More...

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Katie Troldahl

22 October 2018

We hired Joanna for our wedding, and could not have been more happy with her and the amazing pictures. Not only were the pictures stunning (thanks to Joanna -- I can't believe how great she made us look!), but the portraits we ordered on wrapped canvas are stunning and the layout she put together for our album is perfect. Joanna caught every key moment of our wedding and reception beautifully -- we love flipping through the album and remembering the most wonderful day! She went above and beyond our expectations and we cannot thank her enough for her artistry and hard work. She made us feel very comfortable, she was always smiling and made us laugh throughout the process. She is the best and we cannot recommend her more! More...

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Alice Francis

21 October 2018

Joanna was so great to work with! She did both our engagement and wedding photos and did a fantastic job! She had great ideas and really has an knack for capturing lighting and details. She was always quick to respond when I had any questions and it is obvious that she really loves what she does. We ordered an heirloom album, parent albums, and 3 wall canvases and the quality is fantastic! Joanna did such a great job working with us on the album layout and she made sure we got our order in time for Christmas so that we could give our parents their albums as gifts. I can't say enough about how great our experience was with Joanna. Photography was one of the most important things to me for our wedding and she truly put my mind at ease and delivered beautiful results! Thanks again! More...

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Katie Kurz

20 October 2018

Such a wonderful experience! Joanna is great and so kind. She made both of us feel comfortable in front of the camera for our engagement and wedding photos. We have so many wonderful memories captured in our photos. She creates a great relationship by meeting with you several times before the big day. Awesome experience from start to finish!!! The wall canvas and Heirloom albums are beautiful! More...

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Daniel Zarama

6 September 2018

Great photography, pictures were turned out excellent. She was very organized and prompt with everything. Very easy to work with.

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victoria schuba

29 June 2018

We chose Joanna not only because we loved the look of her photos, but because she also was helping us plan out the day. Working with her really took a lot of the stress away from me. During our wedding day things went very smoothly and I truly believe it was because of the schedule she helped us set. She listened to what we liked and didn’t like. You could tell both her and her assistant actually cared about how the wedding turned out and were not just there to take the pictures. And when we got our pictures, we could not have been more happy with them! More...

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Paul Lorsung

6 June 2018

Did the photography for our wedding. Fantastic results, my wife and I couldn't have been happier.

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Safiyyah Hack

25 May 2018

Joanna is the best wedding photographer out there. She captured our wedding with such an artistic flare and intimate feeling. I still stare at all our pictures and find a new favorite every week. We loved working with Joanna so much that we had her take our maternity photos as well as our baby’s newborn photos. Again, she captured the moments beautifully and we will continue to use her as our family photographer to capture all our life moments. THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME!! More...

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Chantel Abraham

25 May 2018

Joanna was incredible! She photographed our engagement photos and wedding day. We loved working with her and met with her numerous times before the big day which helped us ensure we had everything mapped out. Her photo planning sheet helped us think about the photos we wouldn’t want to miss! Our photos turned out amazing and Joanna captured everything we were looking for! She was very professional and easy to work with. Not to mention, Joanna has many unique photo printing options like wedding books or wall art. I’d highly recommend working with a Joanna for your wedding day! More...

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john brewer

25 May 2018

We had so much fun working with Joanna. The whole experience was easy, allowing my wife and I to have a really fun and special time to ourselves. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Joanna does such great work beginning to end. More...

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Travis Bezella

29 April 2018

Joanna was a joy to work with from engagement photos through our special wedding day. She even helped us get our wall art installed and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great experience and beautiful photos!

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Annie Brewer

18 April 2018

My husband and I chose Carina Photographics for our wedding photographers and we could not be happier with not only our wedding photos but with whole experience. Joanna is an amazing photographer and was great with navigating us through the whole process, not only during the wedding but pre and post wedding as well. She was professional, well prepared and really took the time to get to know us and get the specific photographs that we wanted. She had great suggestions about locations and backdrops that I never would have thought of that made our photos unique and outstanding. I really feel like I have a beautiful wedding album that I will treasure forever. More...

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Toni Abts

10 April 2018

Joanna was absolutely amazing through our whole wedding process. Our wedding albums are a work of art that we can treasure forever. I would encourage anyone and everyone to consider booking with her for special occasions. More...

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Ken Friberg

3 November 2017

Joanna is an amazingly talented photographer who is always placing in the top photographers. It takes incredible focus and drive to have such an accomplished career yet she has sweet and laid back personality which puts people at ease in front of the camera. Joanna stands out amongst her peers, delivering stunning and emotional portraits. More...

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Leslie Johnson

11 October 2017

Joanna is an amazing photographer! I have worked with her as a fellow vendor on a few weddings and absolutely love her work. Her images are so beautiful that I have shared many to represent breathtaking moments on a wedding day. I know from having conversations with couples I know, and also by seeing her in action, that she is a joy to have photographing your wedding day...so important when a photographer is one of the closest people to you for most of the day! More...

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Mary Carlson

7 September 2017

I had the opportunity to work with Joanna on a wedding in July 2017. She made the day fun and stress free. The photographs turned out amazing!!

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Madeline Hughes

24 July 2017

Joanna is an AMAZING photographer! Her work is fabulous and she makes you feel so comfortable. Highly recommended!

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Marta N.

14 June 2017

Joanna is a true professional and artist!  I couldn't recommend her work more highly.  I love the pictures from our wedding shoot as well as our family photos.  These are some of my favorite photos ever taken. More...

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Erin Olsen

6 June 2017

As a wedding industry vendor I have had the pleasure of working with Joanna on several creative projects. Joanna is incredible at catching each and every detail and coming up with great dramatic shots! Highly recommend!!

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taylor

2 March 2017

Joanna is so professional and amazing at what she does. Super responsive and professional. Highly recommend!

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Taylor S.

28 February 2017

Joanna is legitimately a Saint!!!! She's our wedding photographer and has dealt with me for the last 18 months non stop lol #bridezilla. Cannot speak highly enough of her and her work!!!! We got so many compliments on our engagement photos I can only imagine what the wedding photos will look like!! A+++++*********** More...

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Kristen Wenisch

6 June 2016

We had an amazing experience with Joanna from the first time we contacted her until we got our final pictures. Joanna was extremely knowledgeable and helped us line up our timeline for our wedding day which was great...because I did not know where to start. Joanna made us feel comfortable while we were taking our pictures, she took charge of our group and really directed everyone, which was great. We did not have to wait long for our pictures and are so very please with the way they turned out. I would highly recommend Joanna to anyone and everyone! More...

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Molly Anne

6 June 2016

Joanna from Carina Photographics was great! My fiance (now husband) and I really enjoyed working with Joanna and her assistant. We felt comfortable around them which was important for me. I wasn't completely sure what I wanted but she was very creative and got some beautiful shots. A few weeks after our wedding we went to her studio which is really nice! We got to view all of our pictures from our special day on a projector. Thank you so much Joanna! More...

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Jordon Meyer

6 June 2015

Great to work with and even better outcomes. We love the photos and highly recommend her to friends!

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Alice Francis

6 June 2015

We had such a fantastic experience with Joanna. She did our engagement and wedding photos and we can't even begin to describe how happy we are with the way they turned out! She was so fun and easy going and she was totally game for anything, even when we told her we wanted to do our engagement photos in a brewery! We knew from our first meeting with her that she was our photographer. She has a great eye and a knack for capturing beautiful lighting. We were also very happy with how quickly she responded to emails and how often she stayed in touch throughout the process. We absolutely love our wedding album and the wall art that we ordered and our parents really love their albums as well. The quality is fantastic and she worked hard to make sure we got our order in time for Christmas, which was much appreciated. We can't wait to work with Joanna again in the future, taking advantage of the Client for Life program that she offers! Thanks again for everything, you are awesome!! More...

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Shane Huston

6 June 2015

UPDATE:Since we had worked with Joanna before and were so happy with her photos, we used her to shoot our wedding too. Planning for the day was easy with her. It actually made the rest of our wedding planning easier! We used her checklist to make sure we had everything in order, and when we got together to plan the shots for the day, she had lots of helpful advice about when to do what and when to shoot what. It helped us make a few decisions we were on the fence about. It was nice to use the photo shoot schedule as a framework for planning the rest of the day. Piece of cake.The big day finally came and Joanna and her assistant were on top of everything. It's clear they've done this many times before because they didn't miss a beat and they certainly didn't miss any photo opportunities. Even the big family group photos went quickly and easily. After that, we just enjoyed ourselves at the ceremony and they just blended in and captured the rest of the evening. Everything went really well.We didn't have to wait very long at all before we could start looking at our photos online. We were blown away at how stunning the photos were. She is a rare talent and if you can get her for your wedding, you should!We visited her studio and picked out some materials for our photo album. She has tons of examples to look at and a great lounge area in her studio. She offered us refreshments (again, lots to choose from!) so I drank a craft beer and my wife had a glass of wine. That was a nice touch. :) Anyway, after deciding on an album and a canvas print, we only had to wait maybe two weeks before receiving them. The album looked even better than we had expected and the canvas looks great hanging in our living room.We will use Carina Photographics for all of our photography needs. I don't write many reviews, but Carina is worth it. Everyone should know how great they are!---- Original Review ----We are thrilled with our photos from Carina Photographics! My girlfriend was so happy, she cried when she opened them for Christmas! More on that later...The main reason I chose Carina was because of her impressive portfolio. I wanted some photos of me and my girlfriend but I didn't want the standard "prom pose" photos. One look at her portfolio, and I felt confident... her portfolio shows how talented and unique her approach is. Joanna was very accommodating when it came to finding a location and time. We opted for a shoot in the gardens near Minnehaha Falls. Joanna made the whole process really comfortable and easy. It was easy to set up wardrobes due to the helpful information on her Website. She was right on time for the shoot (probably a bit early!) and we got right to shooting. Joanna is really professional. She knows what she's doing and how to get the best photos out of a session. Before we knew it, we had shot at 4-5 locations and done several at each one. Somehow I'd expected the session to drag on for hours, but like I said, Joanna knows how to get the best out of each situation.Like I said, I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with prints from this session for Christmas, so I asked Joanna to message me privately when the prints were finished. I had also ordered some really nice frames with matting, and I managed to keep it a secret until Christmas. When she opened her gifts and saw the photos, she started crying and said it was the best gift she'd ever received.I can't say enough about how talented, professional and accommodating Joanna is. Highly Recommended! More...

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User4884843

17 March 2015

I'm a wedding planner and I worked with Carina Photographics at a wedding in September of 2014. I've worked with MANY photographers in the past, but Carina Photographics is easily one of the best. Joanna and her team were extremely attentive to the couple and caught those little details and moments on film that would have otherwise been missed and forgotten. Mixing professionalism with humor & fun, Carina Photographics made it so the bride & groom can relive their amazing wedding day whenever they glance at their beautiful photos. Thank you Carina Photographics for making the day great! More...

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Aaron Brossoit

6 June 2014

My wife and I recently had our photos taken with Carina Photographics. Neither of us are all that comfortable in front of a camera, but we really wanted to do something special that we could share with our family and friends. Joanna listened to what we were looking for and had some great suggestions about possible locations and shots that would work. On the day of the photo shoot, Joanna had already arrived before us and was ready to go. For the record, we had a great time. Joanna has a witty sense of humor that had us laughing and relaxed, and I was pleased that we never felt rushed (except when the sun was going down and Joanna wanted to take advantage of the natural lighting.) We got the photos a few days later and our jaws hit the floor. We looked great! On one photo, my Mother said she could tell we were in love.Mission accomplished!I highly recommend Joanna at Carina Photographics to anyone looking to capture their relationship in a fresh and creative way. More...

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Kathryn Kohn Troldahl

6 June 2014

We hired Joanna for our January 2013 wedding, and could not have been more happy with her and the amazing pictures. Not only were the pictures stunning (thanks to Joanna-- I can't believe how great she made us look!), but the portraits we ordered on wrapped canvas are stunning and the layout she put together for our album is perfect. Joanna caught every key moment of our wedding and reception beautifully-- we love flipping through the album and remembering the most wonderful day! She went above and beyond our expectations and we cannot thank her enough for her artistry and hard work. She made us feel very comfortable, she was always smiling and made us laugh throughout the process. She is the best and we cannot recommend her more! More...

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Jason Dugan

6 June 2013

We love the creativity and skill of Carina Photographics! We were initially concerned that we wouldn't get any usable photos from our session because our two-year-old son was a bit overly-energetic that day. However, Joanna still captured so many wonderful photos; we will cherish them for a lifetime! She knew exactly how to keep our little boy's attention and keep him interested in what was going on. She kept everything (and everyone) cheerful and adjusted the pace as needed.We used some of our photos on our Christmas Cards, which made them our most beautiful cards to date! Friends and family have told us how much they love all the photos from that day, too! More...

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Shane H.

27 December 2012

UPDATE:Since we had worked with Joanna before and were so happy with her photos, we used her to shoot our wedding too. Planning for the day was easy with her. It actually made the rest of our wedding planning easier! We used her checklist to make sure we had everything in order, and when we got together to plan the shots for the day, she had lots of helpful advice about when to do what and when to shoot what. It helped us make a few decisions we were on the fence about. It was nice to use the photo shoot schedule as a framework for planning the rest of the day. Piece of cake.The big day finally came and Joanna and her assistant were on top of everything. It's clear they've done this many times before because they didn't miss a beat and they certainly didn't miss any photo opportunities. Even the big family group photos went quickly and easily. After that, we just enjoyed ourselves at the ceremony and they just blended in and captured the rest of the evening. Everything went really well.We didn't have to wait very long at all before we could start looking at our photos online. We were blown away at how stunning the photos were. She is a rare talent and if you can get her for your wedding, you should!We visited her studio and picked out some materials for our photo album. She has tons of examples to look at and a great lounge area in her studio. She offered us refreshments (again, lots to choose from!) so I drank a craft beer and my wife had a glass of wine. That was a nice touch. :) Anyway, after deciding on an album and a canvas print, we only had to wait maybe two weeks before receiving them. The album looked even better than we had expected and the canvas looks great hanging in our living room.We will use Carina Photographics for all of our photography needs. I don't write many reviews, but Carina is worth it. Everyone should know how great they are!---- Original Review ----We are thrilled with our photos from Carina Photographics! My girlfriend was so happy, she cried when she opened them for Christmas! More on that later...The main reason I chose Carina was because of her impressive portfolio. I wanted some photos of me and my girlfriend but I didn't want the standard "prom pose" photos. One look at her portfolio, and I felt confident... her portfolio shows how talented and unique her approach is. Joanna was very accommodating when it came to finding a location and time. We opted for a shoot in the gardens near Minnehaha Falls. Joanna made the whole process really comfortable and easy. It was easy to set up wardrobes due to the helpful information on her Website. She was right on time for the shoot (probably a bit early!) and we got right to shooting. Joanna is really professional. She knows what she's doing and how to get the best photos out of a session. Before we knew it, we had shot at 4-5 locations and done several at each one. Somehow I'd expected the session to drag on for hours, but like I said, Joanna knows how to get the best out of each situation.Like I said, I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with prints from this session for Christmas, so I asked Joanna to message me privately when the prints were finished. I had also ordered some really nice frames with matting, and I managed to keep it a secret until Christmas. When she opened her gifts and saw the photos, she started crying and said it was the best gift she'd ever received.I can't say enough about how talented, professional and accommodating Joanna is. Highly Recommended! More...

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Zoe S.

28 September 2012

Joanna is an amazing photographer! From start  to finish, she has thought of every detail to make sure you enjoy the experience and get great pictures. I love that her website has visual suggestions for coordinating but not overly matching. She had several locations and photo compositions in mind for the shoot which helped me and my family relax and go with the flow. While shooting, she gave clear directions for how to position the four of us for the most flattering shots. She also seemed to know when to hang back and let an adorable kid moment happen and was able to get some shots of our boys just being brothers. Her calm and friendly demeanor made it a fun family event versus a chore. Seeing the final images, I was shocked with how great we all looked! She was able to bring out each of our personalities, and our best smiles all in one shot, multiple times! The only difficult thing was picking which ones to get printed. The finished product was packaged beautifully and very high quality.  If you're thinking about having Joanna do your pictures, go for it! It is absolutely worth the investment. More...

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Aaron B.

23 September 2012

My wife and I recently had our photos taken with Carina Photographics. Neither of us are all that comfortable in front of a camera, but we really wanted to do something special that we could share with our family and friends. Joanna listened to what we were looking for and had some great suggestions about possible locations and shots that would work.  On the day of the photo shoot, Joanna had already arrived before us and was ready to go. For the record, we had a great time. Joanna has a witty sense of humor that had us laughing and relaxed, and I was pleased that we never felt rushed (except when the sun was going down and Joanna wanted to take advantage of the natural lighting.)  We got the photos a few days later and our jaws hit the floor. We looked great! On one photo, my Mother said she could tell we were in love. Mission accomplished! I highly recommend Joanna at Carina Photographics to anyone looking to capture their relationship in a fresh and creative way. More...

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I love working closely with couples, being involved in one of the biggest days in their lives. To be able to witness the love, happiness and tears of joy is so thrilling! Helping to document their beautiful day is such an honor and I love capturing the memories that they will treasure forever.

I have always loved photography, even at an early age. I wanted to work with people closely as their wedding photographer, getting to know them and work with them on one of the biggest days of their lives.

I’m Joanna Carina, a MN wedding photographer. I blend my fine art vision with design sensibility to artfully photograph your wedding day and every memorable moment along the way.

We’ll ditch the stiff poses and make room for the spontaneous, passionate, and playful moments instead. You'll rediscover yourselves as your natural personalities are revealed. We'll highlight the authentic you, your individuality, your unique story. Then you'll fall in love again each time you see your photographs, and you'll be proud to pass them down from generation to generation.

I can’t wait to document your personal story through spectacular wedding photography or beautiful engagement or portrait photography — from the intricate details to the most ecstatic moments; from the biggest laughs to the joyful tears. The day you’ve been dreaming of will live on through artistic, dramatic, storytelling imagery.

Contact me soon! I’d love to help celebrate your timeless love.

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Services

With our fine art style of photography, Carina Photographics heirloom photography can be cherished forever, helping you relive your wedding day for years to come. We capture the smallest details to the grandest moments for a comprehensive, authentic view of your wedding day. We’ll check awkward posing and weird facial expressions at the door so to make space for your true spirit to shine through each intentionally crafted image. We are Minneapolis wedding photographers who offer a full-service, customized photography experience for each of our clients. We’ll guide you from the initial consultation, through timeline and image planning, to the ceremony and reception, and beyond. We’ve been through this before — many times! We’ll organize your timeline, streamline the process, and keep your day running smoothly so you can get back to enjoying and soaking in every moment of your long-awaited wedding day. That also includes sneaking away at sunset for glowing portraits before you get back on the dance floor. Let us lend our expertise so you aren’t bogged down planning for your big day.

There’s nothing quite like falling head over heels in love! Minneapolis engagement photographer Carina Photographics aims to capture the many incredible emotions involved in the beginning of your journey together, from the butterflies to the bliss. We work together to craft an engagement session that perfectly reflects the two of you — your life, your dreams, and your love.

Though we specialize in wedding photography, we are also modern and creative Minneapolis family photographers. From maternity and newborn photographs to child and family photographs, we love to work with our clients to capture the photos of their dreams. Whether taken in the studio, your home or a natural setting, our family photography aims to capture your personality and preserve your precious moments. We are full-service, customized family photographers. We’ll guide you every step of the way, from the initial consultation, through location and wardrobe planning, and through your photoshoot. We don't stop there! We continue our portrait service through final photo selection, custom heirloom design, and beyond.