Adventurous Minnesota Wedding Photographer

I love weddings where all kinds of wonderful and unexpected things happen. Just like hiking trails, each wedding day takes you on a new journey with its own path and destination.

But no matter what the activities or adventures are that draw us together each day, one thing is for sure: everyone wants to be remembered in spectacular ways and have fun doing it!

I am always thinking of new ways to share these experiences in a way that will help you create enduring memories.

From destination weddings on exotic islands to modern and rustic affairs, I am an adventurous wedding photographer who photographs spectacular weddings in Minnesota for couples just like you.

Some of my most requested wedding locations are on the North Shore (Lake Superior), Not Hawaii North Shore yet, but I wish!

About Andy

I am passionate about all things art and capturing the beauty in every photograph I take. When you hire me you’re hiring a photographer who’s practiced photography since I was a teen. I eventually graduated with a BFA in photo not long before I was hired for my first wedding in 2006. Weddings pair many of my favorite things to photograph; wonderful candid people celebrating, great venues from barns to oceans to backyards to any sort of visual creative space, and ultimately landscapes… I. Love. Landscapes. & you’ll look so good posing in them on your wedding day.

One of my super powers is my quick read of rooms and how events will be unfolding. Like understanding when the crechendos for any Queen, Prince and most Beyonce songs are and capturing photo gold. Not a bad trait to have in the person who’s photographing your wedding. Taking those moments and putting them into photos really makes me excited to see the final outcome. Most of all on your wedding day I’m dreaming up the most dynamic portraits I can to provide my couples with a “WOW” photo or twenty. Magical photos are my unicorns to catch each wedding.

I just such a huge people person, in observation as well as interaction. Taking care of people is really important to me. I want to make sure I tell a story that you will be in awe of for many years to come. Looking at your wedding album will be an exciting opportunity for years to come. I don’t hold anything back–in the best way possible. I help my guide my couples not only through their wedding day but leading up to that day and well after. If you want my style of photography to exhibit your wedding and are feeling adventurous then I want to find a way to work together and make some wedding art.

If any or all of this made your ears perk or imagination flutter then reach out.

“My Why” includes my

beautiful wife and our son

My wife Jennie and I met in high school when I first fell in love with her. We didn’t reconnect until 10 years later when she finally fell in love with me and married me at a perfect autumn wedding on Lake Vermillion. Jennie also is a integral part of this wedding photo business behind the scenes. You may catch her on a Zoom or get an email from her and you’ll see why I’m only better with her around. She is my rock and my everything. She keeps me grounded and we have a awesome son Fletcher together who we absolutely adore.

Music Head

I am obsessed with good music. From mix tapes from years ago to Spotify playlists I’ve always loved collecting and curating music. So happy vinyl came back to life. Let me know if you want to see my wedding playlists.

Education

I’ve been studying photography since I was 14 years old. In getting my BFA I studied in Greece, Japan, San Francisco and New York. I’m plan to continue to add to that list with my love for adventurous wedding photography.

Currently Viewing

Lovecraft Country, Arrested Development, Schitt’s Creek, Insecure, Hannibal, Modern Family, Letterkenny, Night on Earth, Black-ish, Watchmen, Superstore, Music Documentaries, Wipe Out.

Kind Words

“From the beginning, Andy had a vision for our wedding. Our unique wedding location on the North Shore was ripe for an artistic eye.
If you have art and adventure in your heart you will be delighted with his finished product.
Andy’s ability to capture Lake Superior in all its emotions and landscape in all its grandeur is really impressive.
He was so helpful in creating a fun and eased environment that the worries we had with posing really faded away.
We really seem like our authentic selves in the photos, fancy and gorgeous versions of ourselves. 

“We had the honor of having Andy Hardman photograph our Portland, OR wedding. A picture is worth a thousand words but his photographs left us speechless.
Andy’s expertise and creativity enabled him to masterfully adjust whatever scenery, lighting, weather, or angle needed to capture the essence and beauty of that moment.
He engaged and disarmed everyone, resulting in natural and relaxed expressions.
Reviewing the pictures the day after with him reminded us how time flew and that everything felt like a blur! Andy has exceptional skills in perfecting photos.
Lastly, not only were his photos amazing, he had great business acumen as well!
Andy is punctual, reliable, generous, funny, and professional.”

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