Minneapolis and St. Paul, also known as the Twin Cities, are beloved for many reasons, including being home to tasty Swedish meatballs, as well as most of the high rises in Minnesota. Together, they form the most populous metro region in the state and are the obvious place to host any large event. Whether you’re putting on an industry-wide conference, concert, or fashion show, if you need a talented photographer, look to the Twin Cities for dozens of talented creatives ready to answer your call. That said, check out the top Minneapolis event photographers to consider working with on your next project.
Minneapolis event photographer Lauren Falk covers all the bases, from shooting parties and fashion shoots to corporate meetings and weddings. Her documentary coverage is top-notch, and she also seeks to find artistic angles and candid moments that tell emotional stories, with expressions of surprise, delight, and passion from those in front of her lens. Her venue coverage is especially impressive; before the guests arrive, she treats us to views of delicious spreads, tidy banquet halls, and spacious meeting areas. When not shooting events, Lauren produces portraits, boudoir photography, and newborn images for clients across Minneapolis.
2. Max Haynes
A talented Minneapolis event photographer, Max Haynes identifies most with the documentary elements behind every moment he’s capturing. In his own words, “I think the best part about being a photographer is the opportunity to experience people’s struggles to make this life count — to witness the hero’s adventure.” Taking advantage of natural light where possible, Max prefers to avoid using flash to unobtrusively work the scene and find photojournalistic angles on people who forget he’s even there. His event coverage is extremely diverse, running the gamut from martial arts and other sports to dance, protests, and everything in between! Max’s photography takes him around the world, with Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong just a few of the places documented in his portfolio.
3. Dan Norman
As a theatre photographer, Dan Norman specializes in events that are particularly challenging to cover. Theatre photography often involves having to master low-light photography. Not to mention the difficulty in finding diverse angles of coverage without distracting viewers and performers alike. His expertise covers all elements from production to performance, reflecting his love for the art itself. Depending on client needs, Dan provides both color and monochrome images in a high-contrast style that enhances vivid costumes, detailed backgrounds, and the dramatic lighting environment of the stage.
4. Dan of Anthologie Photo
Ever-versatile shutterbug Dan of Anthologie Photo creates compelling event photography and portraiture for Minneapolis residents. We love the candid coverage he deftly shows us in his portfolio; emotions like laughter, surprise, and joy are always on display. Dan doesn’t neglect the artistic angle, either, looking for reflections, views through crowds, and other ways of adding a playful element to his documentary style of event coverage. His color palette is natural without feeling overly edited in any way.
Joe Szurszewski is a Minneapolis event photographer and photojournalist. Having worked as a professional shooter since age 16, he found his footing in event coverage after documenting a teachers’ strike in his hometown. The storytelling shot of the handshake that sealed the new deal made it out onto the Associated Press wire. And, at that instant, Joe realized he was made for this. Live music, sports, corporate events, and conventions are just a few places his portfolio takes viewers. Despite the differences involved in each subgenre, Joe’s images are intimate, vibrant, and tell the full story of the day’s events. His images rarely feel out of place or distant; rather, Joe is within the crowd in front of the stage or right next to the demonstration table. He’s the real deal.
Amy Coppersmith is the lead corporate event and branding photographer behind Coppersmith Photography. She partners with her husband, Matt Coppersmith, and videographer Katie Falco of Falco Media to provide total event coverage for Minneapolis-based businesses. Local projects include fashion runway shows, fundraisers, team buildings, and more, all covered in a color profile that’s natural and without excessive editing. Blending into the background to find candid moments of expression, she’s constantly on her A-game as she documents authentic, emotional moments. Coppersmith Photography also provides drone, editorial, and marketing services for clients.
7. Rick and Jenny of Flow Event Group
Rick and Jenny are the photography/videography couple behind Flow Event Group. Flow is a perfectly chosen name for their business — they want nothing more than to take the hassle of coverage off your mind so your events can flow peacefully and stress-free! Together with several associate photographers, event DJs, and other supporting staff, Flow Event Group creates punchy, intimate images that cover a variety of angles for weddings, concerts, and an array of other dynamic Minneapolis events. Of all their photography, Flow’s monochrome style is especially elegant, fusing dramatic lighting, timing, and great moments into timeless professional images.