Street Portrait of Andrew

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"“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

- A client added this quote to a photo of mine. It struck me deeply.  I try very hard to put the beauty of light and shadow into my photos


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