Our photography preserves the essence of lives, souls and love. 

Long after the music has died down, the dress has been stored, the flowers have wilted, or the kids have grown, your images live on. Think of your Minneapolis-St Paul wedding, engagement or portrait photography as an investment in your family’s legacy.

We approach photography as a blend of fine art and storytelling. Photography should illuminate your story. The real story behind your love isn’t fully illustrated by perfectly posed portraits. It includes the many spontaneous, joyful, passionate and silly moments in between.

We work intuitively. Inspired by the intimate connections between you and your loved ones, we illustrate the spirit of your relationships.

We use insight, artistic vision and technical skill to direct our image creation. Plus, we mix in a bit of fun and laughter to put you at ease.

Our goal is to craft authentic images that ultimately transport you back to your day each time you view them.

Contact me soon to find out more! I look forward to partnering with you to illuminate your spirit.



I am Joanna Carina, a Minneapolis wedding, engagement and portrait photographer. I am also the owner and lead photographer of Carina Photographics. My focus is you – your life, your story, your day. It’s about your love – not only the posed, perfected moments, but also the spontaneous moments in-between. I live to create artful images that capture your heart.

I would love to meet you and learn more about what you envision for your wedding or portrait photography. If you enjoy the images you see here, contact me soon for a free, no-obligation consultation! I look forward to partnering with you to illuminate your spirit.