Hello! I'm Joanna Carina, a wedding photographer based in the Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota. My passion is to capture the essence of your special day and tell your love story through beautiful, timeless images.

As a wedding photographer, I understand the importance of capturing the beauty, joy, and emotion of your wedding day. That's why I approach each wedding with a focus on creating an unforgettable experience that will showcase the love and connection you share with your partner.

With my expert use of lighting, composition, and creative direction, I will capture the essence of your wedding day in a way that is truly breathtaking. Each photograph is a work of art, meticulously crafted to showcase your unique personalities, style, and love for one another.

From the initial consultation to the final product, I will guide you through the entire process, ensuring that you feel comfortable, confident, and absolutely stunning in front of the camera. My goal is to create a personalized, luxury photography experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Join me for a wedding photography experience that is designed to showcase your unique love story in a way that is truly extraordinary. Let's create memories that will last a lifetime and capture the beauty of your special day in a way that will take your breath away. I can't wait to capture your unique love story through my lens!


Working with a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task. I want to make the process easy for you and will help you every step of the way. Following is a brief "what to expect" to working with Carina Photographics:

STEP 1: First we connect over a phone call. Afterward, we can also schedule to meet at my St. Paul studio. We’ll talk about your wedding vision and ideas for your big day. Once you decide to book, I’ll send a contract and deposit invoice that will lock your wedding date into my calendar.

STEP 2:Now that you are officially a Carina Photographics client, we’ll begin planning your wedding day timeline with photography in mind. I’ll send you an in-depth questionnaire and additional resources to help you finalize all the details of your wedding day.

STEP 3 (Optional): Now comes some fun: planning your engagement session! We will decide together on locations, timing, wardrobe selections, and any other elements. This will give us a chance to get to know each other better and give you practice in front of the camera.

STEP 4:Prior to your wedding day, we’ll have a final walk-through meeting at your wedding or reception venue to review the location and wedding day timeline. I’ll make a note of every event, activity, and formal portrait needed on your big day so you can relax and enjoy the festivities.

STEP 5:The big day has finally arrived, and I’ll be there early to prepare my gear and review our photo locations to make sure everything is ready. As we move through the day, I’ll help us stick to the timeline and keep you updated on how things progress while capturing the spontaneous moments in between.

STEP 6: After your wedding, I’ll professionally edit your photographs before presenting them to you at my St. Paul studio as we relive your wedding day. Your photos will also be presented to you on a flash drive with print rights. We can also discuss heirloom album and artwork options at this time, giving you a wide variety of options so you can remember your wedding day forever.

I can’t wait to document the personal story of your big day — from the intricate details to the most ecstatic moments; from the biggest laughs to the tears of joy. The day you’ve been dreaming of will live on through artistic, dramatic, storytelling photography.



Also make sure to visit our blog to see the wide variety of photographs each couple receives when they work with us for their wedding photography. You will see gorgeous photographs from a wide variety of venues such Day Block Event Center, Minnesota History Center, Paikka, Van Dusen Mansion, Minneapolis Depot, Saint Paul Hotel, Trellis Weddings & Events, Rum River Barn & Vineyard, Cedarhurst Mansion, Kellerman's Event Center, Cottage Winery & Vineyard, Olympic Hills Golf Club, and Mendakota Country Club. We are extremely versatile and can work in a wide variety of venues. We love working in exciting new venues as well as old favorites.


Our wedding photography has been published in numerous publications, both online and in magazines. A few examples include Minnesota Bride, The Knot, Rustic Wedding Chic, Glamour and Grace, Gay Weddings & Marriage Magazine, and Modern Weddings.



Contact me soon to discuss working together on your big day!