Meet Joel - Joel Carlson

Street Portrait of Andrew

A favorite quote of mine: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967


Let me work with you to take the photographs of your life journey. I love working with clients to come up with an image that is uniquely you. We'll chat over coffee, talk about who you are and what your vision is for the photo.  I'll make some suggestions and together we'll have a great time creating the photos. I want you to look back on the photographs and have a rush of great memories.  I look forward to working with you.


I work primarily in the Twin Cities focusing on Oakdale, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Woodbury, White Bear Lake, Stillwater and surrounding areas. If you have a special request let's talk.


Joel Carlson Photographer

612 327-5635