Welcome, Friends!

My name is Joanna Carina, and I’m a Minneapolis wedding, engagement and portrait photographer. With my artistic vision, design sensibility, eye for lighting, and attention to detail, I strive to artfully capture your story.

Each couple and wedding is unique. I love to document the personal story of your big day — 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 in artistic, dramatic, etheric storytelling imagery.

Take a look around and contact me soon. I would love to learn more about how I can help you make images to celebrate your timeless love.


Of your many wedding expenses, photography is the one thing that increases in value over time. But too often, images are left to languish on a disc or computer. Even printed photos end up stored in cardboard boxes. That’s no way to treat your cherished memories.

Once your big day is over, we offer much more than just a jumble of digital files on a disc. You paid for a professional to photograph your big day, why not enlist these same experts to ensure your images are gorgeously displayed?

Carina Photographics makes it easy for you. After capturing every detail of your wedding 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!

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

"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 an amazing experience with Joanna from the first time we contacted her until we got our final pictures."
~ Kristen, May 2015 Bride

"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 and professional and accomodating Joanna is. Highly Recommended!"
~ Shane, August 2014 Groom


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