Carina Photographics

550 Vandalia Street #214, Saint Paul, MN

About Carina Photographics

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. Contact me soon - I would love to learn more about how I can help you make images to celebrate your timeless love.


The best!!! - An Eventective User from Eden Prairie, MN

Joanna is the best wedding photographer out there. She captured our wedding with such an artistic flare and intimate feeling. I still stare at all our pictures and find a new favorite every week. We loved working with Joanna so much that we had her take our maternity photos as well as our baby’s newborn photos. Again, she captured the moments beautifully and we will continue to use her as our family photographer to capture all our life moments. THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME!!

Recommended to everyone - An Eventective User from Minnetonka, MN

We had an amazing experience with Joanna from the first time we contacted her until we got our final pictures. Joanna was extremely knowledgeable and helped us line up our timeline for our wedding day which was great...because I did not know where to start. Joanna made us feel comfortable while we were taking our pictures, she took charge of our group and really directed everyone, which was great. We did not have to wait long for our pictures and are so very pleased with the way they turned out. I would highly recommend Joanna to anyone and everyone!?

Such a fantastic experience! - An Eventective User from St Paul, MN

We had such a fantastic experience with Joanna. She did our engagement and wedding photos and we can't even begin to describe how happy we are with the way they turned out! She was so fun and easy going and she was totally game for anything, even when we told her we wanted to do our engagement photos in a brewery! We knew from our first meeting with her that she was our photographer. She has a great eye and a knack for capturing beautiful lighting. We were also very happy with how quickly she responded to emails and how often she stayed in touch throughout the process. We absolutely love our wedding album and the wall art that we ordered and our parents really love their albums as well. The quality is fantastic and she worked hard to make sure we got our order in time for Christmas, which was much appreciated. We can't wait to work with Joanna again in the future! Thanks again for everything, you are awesome!!

Great - An Eventective User from Minneapolis, MN

Joanna was absolutely amazing through our whole wedding process. Our wedding albums are a work of art that we will treasure forever. I would encourage anyone and everyone to consider booking with her for special occasions.

Great Experience - An Eventective User from Saint Paul, MN

My husband and I chose Carina Photographics for our wedding photographers and we could not be happier with not only our wedding photos but with whole experience. Joanna is an amazing photographer and was great with navigating us through the whole process, not only during the wedding but pre and post wedding as well. She was professional, well prepared and really took the time to get to know us and get the specific photographs that we wanted. She had great suggestions about locations and backdrops that I never would have thought of that made our photos unique and outstanding. I really feel like I have a beautiful wedding album that I will treasure forever.

Best in the Biz! - An Eventective User from Saint Paul, MN

I hardly ever write reviews but Joanna deserves it. Carina Photographics is truly the best in the business. When I booked her I was still 18 months out from our wedding but she was nothing but responsive, flexible, and honestly just amazing. If you need a photographer, look no further. She will go above and beyond. I'm so pleased. We will absolutely be using her again when my sister gets married next year. I cannot speak highly enough about her!!

Worth every penny! - An Eventective User from Stillwater, MN

We used Carina Photographics to shoot our wedding. Planning for the day was easy with Joanna. It actually made the rest of our wedding planning easier! We used her checklist to make sure we had everything in order, and when we got together to plan the shots for the day, she had lots of helpful advice about when to do what and when to shoot what. It helped us make a few decisions we were on the fence about. It was nice to use the photo shoot schedule as a framework for planning the rest of the day. Piece of cake. The big day finally came and Joanna and her assistant were on top of everything. It's clear they've done this many times before because they didn't miss a beat and they certainly didn't miss any photo opportunities. Even the big family group photos went quickly and easily. After that, we just enjoyed ourselves at the ceremony and they just blended in and captured the rest of the evening. Everything went really well. We didn't have to wait very long at all before we could start looking at our photos online. We were blown away at how stunning the photos were. She is a rare talent and if you can get her for your wedding, you should! We visited her studio and picked out some materials for our photo album. She has tons of examples to look at and a great lounge area in her studio. She offered us refreshments (again, lots to choose from!) so I drank a craft beer and my wife had a glass of wine. That was a nice touch. :) Our album looked even better than we had expected and the canvas looks great hanging in our living room. We will use Carina Photographics for all of our photography needs. I don't write many reviews, but Carina is worth it. Everyone should know how great they are!

Highly Recommended - An Eventective User from Saint Paul, MN

We used Carina Photographics for our engagement and wedding photos and I wish I could give her more stars as she was just fantastic to work with and her work is simply the best I have seen. From the moment we booked her to the final pictures she has been so easy and professional to work with. But what really sold us on her was her abilities to capture the moments on camera, as these 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.

Wonderful Experience - An Eventective User from Saint Paul, MN

Such a wonderful experience! Joanna is great and so kind. She made both of us feel comfortable in front of the camera for our engagement and wedding photos. We have so many wonderful memories captured in our photos. She creates a great relationship by meeting with you several times before the big day. Awesome experience from start to finish!!! The wall canvas and Heirloom albums are beautiful!

Amazing! - An Eventective User from Minneapolis, MN

We could not have been more happy with Joanna and her amazing pictures. Not only were our wedding pictures stunning (thanks to Joanna -- I can't believe how great she made us look!), but the portraits we ordered on wrapped canvas are stunning and the layout she put together for our album is perfect. Joanna caught every key moment of our wedding and reception beautifully -- we love flipping through the album and remembering the most wonderful day! She 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!

Incredible! - An Eventective User from Minneapolis, MN

Joanna was incredible! She photographed our engagement photos and wedding day. We loved working with her and met with her numerous times before the big day which helped us ensure we had everything mapped out. Her photo planning sheet helped us think about the photos we wouldn’t want to miss! Our photos turned out amazing and Joanna captured everything we were looking for! She was very professional and easy to work with. Not to mention, Joanna has many unique photo printing options like wedding books and wall art. I’d highly recommend working with a Joanna for your wedding day!

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