Minneapolis Photographer Joanna Carina of Carina PhotographicsHello, friends! I’m Joanna Carina, a Minneapolis-St Paul MN fine art photographer who loves capturing weddings, engagements, families, seniors and more. I use my fine art vision to artfully photograph you, your loved ones, and every memorable moment along the way. Witnessing the laughter, joy, and tears of happiness from each remarkable person I photograph is such an honor. Every photograph we capture together will live on as treasured family heirlooms and fill your home with life and love.


~ I’m adventurous and love to travel. You can find me hiking through the outback of Australia, sailing through the karst islands of Thailand, or wandering around the Moai statues of Easter Island.

~ I have 20+ years of photography and art direction experience. Leave the lighting, composition, pose directing, and photography planning to me!

~ I love tent camping under the stars. My ultimate goal is to explore every National Park in the country. I’m well on my way!

~ When I’m not photographing, I love spending time with my husband (my college sweetheart) and our two sweet and ridiculously rambunctious kids.


~ My work and articles have been featured on several blogs and publications including The Knot, Minnesota Bride, The Luxe Pearl, Rustic Wedding Chic, Fab You Bliss, Modern Weddings, Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Midwest Bride, Glamour & Grace, Elegant Wedding Magazine, and many more. Check out my most recent work on my blog.

~ I am honored to have earned awards such as The Knot Best of Weddings, Expertise's Best Wedding Photographers in Minneapolis, Three Best Rated's Best Wedding Photographers in St Paul, Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award, Wedding Rule’s Editor’s Choice Award (Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the Twin Cities), and Gay Weddings & Marriage Magazine Photographer of the Year.

~ I  have earned membership with other world-renowned photographers in the curated organization Fearless Photographers.

~ Check out my online profiles and reviews for personal stories of working together:

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