42 Verified Reviews
Carina Photographics
550 Vandalia Street #214
Saint Paul, MN 55114 US

About Carina Photographics

Minneapolis wedding photographer Joanna Carina of Carina Photographics artfully photographs your story. Joanna believes that capturing your timeless love requires more than just perfectly posed portraits - it includes the adventurous, joyful, passionate and silly moments in between. Joanna's wit and humor puts everyone at ease, bringing out natural personalities and genuine emotions. From the intricate details to the ecstatic moments, from the biggest laughs to the joyful tears, let Carina Photographics capture your timeless love.

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Services We Offer

Wedding Photography
Engagement Photography
Portrait Photography
Heirloom Artwork Design

Business Details

No. of Employees No. of Locations Year Founded
1 1 2011


  • English

Hours of Operation

Day Opens Closes
Sunday Open 24 hours!
Monday Open 24 hours!
Tuesday Open 24 hours!
Wednesday Open 24 hours!
Thursday Open 24 hours!
Friday Open 24 hours!
Saturday Open 24 hours!

Detailed Business Description

Carina Photographics creates a personalized photography experience that captures the genuine personalities and special moments of you and your loved ones. We focus on natural and candid poses to highlight your individuality and unique story. Our goal is to create heirloom-quality photographic artwork that you can treasure for years to come.

Carina Photographics Reviews
  • Abe Eyman
    Abe Eyman

    Joanna was the perfect wedding photographer! Her attention to detail and preparedness helped us have a completely stress-free wedding day. Joanna made the whole picture-taking process extremely easy and fun. She had us fill out a complete questionnaire to make sure we got every possible picture that we would've wanted and so she knew what pictures were most important to us. After the wedding, we were shocked at how quickly she was able to get our pictures back to us. Joanna was even able to send us a specific picture just a few days after our wedding to accommodate the funeral of a loved one who attended our wedding. Carina Photographics is very professional and yet perfectly personal. I would highly recommend Joanna for any occasion, especially weddings!

    Re: Joanna was the perfect we ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Friday, December 9th 2022

    Thank you so much Abe + Libby! You and your families were such a delight. I had so much fun on your big day, and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

    Review source: Google
  • Jordan Polzin
    Jordan Polzin

    We are beyond pleased with our engagement and wedding photos! Joanna was always professional and good with communicating. She captured wonderful pictures that we will cherish forever! The final wedding album is absolutely gorgeous. We can't wait for Joanna to capture more of our life events :)

    Re: We are beyond pleased wit ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Saturday, July 30th 2022

    Thank you so much Jordan! You and Elliot (and your families) were so fun, and I absolutely loved working with you. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

    Review source: Google
  • Dedekat

    Joanna was so wonderful to work with! She got so many amazing shots of our big day! She was great to comunicate with, local, and right on time with when she said the photos would be ready. We couldn't recommend her enough.

    After having Glasser Images legitimately scam us out of hundreds of dollars along with thousands of other cupples durring the pandemic, working with her was a breath of fresh air!!

    Re: Joanna was so wonderful t ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Saturday, July 30th 2022

    Thank you so much Deanna! I adored working with you and Daniel on your beautiful day. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

    Review source: Google
  • Jayne Sykora
    Jayne Sykora

    Joanna is wonderful! She photographed my professional headshot, as well as my wedding. Joanna makes you feel very comfortable and she is very easy to work with.

    Re: Joanna is wonderful! She ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Monday, October 18th 2021

    Thank you Jayne! Best wishes to you and Jason!

    Review source: Google
  • Angel Samolytz
    Angel Samolytz

    My family and I recently had our family portrait taken with Joanna at her studio and had a wonderful experience and beautiful photos we’ll cherish forever. Joanna’s a fantastic photographer! She’s professional, has an eye for detail, listens to you, easy going, and fun to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful photos and a great photoshoot experience and here’s why.

    Prior to the day of our photoshoot, Joanna walked us through details to help us understand what to expect, while listening to our ideas of what we were hoping to capture from the photoshoot as well. She helped us design our coordinating outfits, (as I didn’t realize so much goes into that!), and we discussed the “day of” expectations. It was helpful for me, as I am a detail person, and wanted to be absolutely prepared for my husband, young son, and I.

    On the day of our photoshoot, we were excited, and I have to admit I was a bit nervous, but the moment we stepped foot in Joanna’s studio we really felt like stars. Joanna put lovely details into her studio and it makes you feel comfortable and glamorous at the same time. I honestly believe that speaks to Joanna as a photographer as well. She helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera so we could have real smiles and just be ourselves. I feel she actually captured us being us in that moment, but in a studio with lights and a camera. We had so much fun! When the shoot was over, we actually wished we could do more, but will have to save those ideas for a future family photo with Joanna.

    Re: My family and I recently ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Friday, March 13th 2020

    Thank you so much Angel! I had so much fun photographing you guys - I hope we can work together again soon too!

    Review source: Google
  • Diana Grasselli
    Diana Grasselli

    Joanna created the most gorgeous, archival quality portraits for/of me that I will enjoy for the rest of my life! Working with her is a dream as she is sensitive, skilled, light-hearted and collaborative and has a wonderful sense of humor. Her design sense and her ability to capture the essence of a subject are both wonderful and obvious in the result. If you want portraits of and for your life, this is the artist!

    Re: Joanna created the most g ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Monday, March 2nd 2020

    Thank you so much Diana! I had so much fun working with you and I am so happy that you love your portraits!

    Review source: Google
  • Jules Schaefer
    Jules Schaefer

    Joanna took her time to get to know me and my husband. She personalized the shoot around this, and was able to capture our personalities through her photography. Top notch service, highly recommend Joanna for any photography needs you may have.

    Re: Joanna took her time to g ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Wednesday, January 22nd 2020

    Thank you so much Jules! I had so much fun with you and Troy. Best wishes to you both for a lifetime of happiness!

    Review source: Google
  • Dana Cherie
    Dana Cherie

    We had an amazing experience working with Carina Photographics for my daughter's senior pictures! Joanna took time to learn who my daughter is, her unique skills and interests, and what makes her shine. She helped us choose the perfect venue.

    The session was a breeze and she helped quickly transform my daughter's photo shoot jitters. The photo reveal session was enjoyable and we LOVE the final images. We'd choose Joanna again in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

    Re: We had an amazing experie ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Monday, January 20th 2020

    Thank you so much Dana! It was so much fun working with you and your sweet family. Best of luck with Amari's final year of high school and her next steps!

    Review source: Google
  • Alison Sosienski
    Alison Sosienski

    Joanna was the perfect photographer for our wedding day. She captured so many wonderful moments. We met with Joanna prior to our wedding so she knew what pictures we wanted to make sure to have. It was so much fun to go to her studio after the wedding to see and relive those great moments. So many great pictures! Thank You Joanna for helping us keep these memories.

    Re: Joanna was the perfect ph ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Sunday, January 12th 2020

    Thank you so much Alison + Steve! You had such an amazing and beautiful day. It was so awesome working with you, and I wish you every happiness in life!

    Review source: Google
  • Troy S
    Troy S

    I went into this photo shoot thinking we would get our engagement pics as something we "had to do". I think kinda your typical guy kinda thought. Wow was I wrong! I now suggest getting couples pics to everyone I know for any reason. If you're thinking about doing something special in your relationship... get a couples photo shoot. I'm talking to the guys here... make this happen, make this an event, plan a nice dinner after you won't regret it.

    What a great date! My -now- wife and I had such a good time together doing this photo shoot! Joannas studio is comfortable and Joanna is so personal, professional, fun and the pictures are amazing!

    5 star reviews, her portfolio and the awards says it all.

    Re: I went into this photo sh ...
    Carina Photographics replied on Thursday, January 9th 2020

    Thank you so much Troy! I had such an awesome time with you and Jules - so happy you loved it!

    Review source: Google
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