Hello, friends! My name is Joanna Carina and I am a Minneapolis wedding and portrait photographer, as well as a designer, yoga dabbler, book lover and world traveler. I am a Minneapolis photographer whose 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.

Some fun-facts about me:
~ I am a Scorpio
~ I have over twenty years of photography, art direction and design experience, which is evidenced in everything from my photographic compositions, posing, locations and lighting, to the design and production of my artisan heirlooms
~ I love to travel the world – in my free time, you might find me hiking through the rocky outback of Australia, sailing through the karst islands of Thailand, or wandering around the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island
~ I love tent camping under the stars and have a goal of exploring every National Park in the country
~ I love books, reading, and learning new things
~ I am honored to have my work and articles featured on several blogs and publications including The Knot, Minnesota Bride, The Luxe Pearl, Rustic Wedding Chic, Fab You Bliss, Artfully Wed, Borrowed & Blue, Midwest Bride, Reverie Gallery, Glamour & Grace, and Elegant Wedding Magazine
~ I treasure my together-time with my husband and two sweet (and ridiculously rambunctious) kids

I’d love to learn more about how I can help you, so please contact me soon! I look forward to partnering with you to illuminate your spirit.

Minneapolis Photographer Testimonials

“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

“[Our] pictures were all just stunning and over the top, the kind of pictures you see in high end magazines. Anybody can take pictures, but Joanna has a way of capturing the moment perfectly as every picture was simply breathtaking. We couldn’t be happier with our choice In Carina Photographics and I highly recommend her. Thanks so much Joanna, we will have a lifetime of memories to always look back on.”
~ Chris, August 2016 Groom

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

“We had an amazing experience with Joanna from the first time we contacted her until we got our final pictures…I would highly recommend Joanna to anyone and everyone!”
~ Kristen, May 2015 Bride

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

Feel free to check out more reviews on Google and The Knot.