This is photography for the adventurous. The dreamers. The hopeless romantics. The soulful travelers and wandering artists. For those who believe that every spontaneous moment of joy creates memories that will be passed down for generations.


I’m Joanna Carina, a MN wedding, engagement, and portrait 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.



How often do you get to hold treasured memories in your hands, to capture a fleeting moment before it disappears so you can cherish it forever? Your portraits are a time capsule, helping you relive the wonder and splendor of your day. 

Of your many wedding expenses, your photography is the one thing that increases in value over time. But too often, images are left to languish on a disc or computer when they deserve to be artfully displayed in your home.

Carina Photographics makes displaying your artwork easy for you. After capturing every detail of your day, we use our two decades of design expertise to create artisan heirloom artwork from your imagery. From gorgeous, custom-designed albums to fine art wall portrait prints, to delicate handmade image boxes and more, our heirloom artwork items are made to last so they can be treasured for generations. Take a look at our amazing options and contact us soon!

"From the moment we booked her to the final pictures, she has been so easy and professional to work with. [Our] pictures were all just stunning and over the top, the kind of pictures you see in high end magazines. Every picture was simply breathtaking. We couldn't be happier with our choice in Carina Photographics, and I highly recommend her."     ~Chris, August 2016 Groom

"I can't say enough about how talented, professional and accommodating Joanna is. Highly Recommended!"     ~Shane, August 2014 Groom

"Joanna is the best wedding photographer out there. She captured our wedding with such an artistic flare and intimate feeling. 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!!"     ~Safiyyah, April 2015 Bride

"Joanna 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!"     ~Katie, January 2013 Bride

"We had such a fantastic experience with Joanna. We knew from our first meeting that she was our photographer. Thanks again for everything, you are awesome!!"     ~Alice, October 2014 Bride

"Awesome experience from start to finish!!!"     ~Katie, September 2014 Bride

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I would love to discuss your wedding, engagement or portrait photography needs. Please give me a call at 612 220 8227, or send me a note:

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