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Together, Dan and Karin Berdal are the owners and lead photographers of DnK Photography. As one of the best reviewed Minneapolis wedding photographers we specialize in creative, artistic, personal approach to photographing weddings. From the time we began shooting weddings in the Minneapolis area 12 years ago we’ve focused on delivering our couples a consistently fun and rewarding experience. Nobody on their wedding day wants to be worried about whether their photographer is getting the right shots. We’re there to help make sure you day runs smoothly. From getting ready in the morning through the dances we’re keeping an eye out for capturing fun moments and helping, when possible, to help make that happen. Let’s be honest, not everyone feels comfortable getting their photos taken. We love to get to know our couples through engagement sessions and meetings. By the time we arrive at the wedding we know the type of photos that are important to you, and you’ll feel more comfortable with us. The more comfortable you are with your photographer, the more fun you’ll have on your wedding day.
Our clients and friends often ask us what our favorite part is about wedding photography. Dan loves the opportunity to be creative and capture unique photos that couples will love to hang on their walls and show off to their friends and family. He loves watching for that perfect opportunity to capture big laughs, tears or your friends doing something funny. One of the best parts of providing wedding photography in MN is the variety of seasons and venues. Dan loves capturing the big picture of a couple outdoors or enjoying their venue. For him there is something really special about getting all those elements to come together for that perfect photograph. Capturing two people in love combined with an awesome backdrop and lighting is as good as it gets.
From the first time you meet her, you’ll know that Karin loves people. When it comes to Minnesota wedding photography she loves the ability to help make peoples wedding day’s be fun and relaxed. She understands that you can’t get those perfect photos when people are stressed out or worried about what else needs to be done. She goes out of her way to lend a hand and make sure that your big day is running smoothly. Karin loves capturing beautiful, intimate moments like a sweet kiss or a little smile. She loves to get in close to capture those expressions and details that help make your wedding day special.
If you’re curious about our photography style, check out our wedding photography gallery, and you’ll see dozens of couples living in the moment and enjoying their big day! With Dan and Karin you get a great blend of photos and attention to detail. We combine a blend of details, photojournalism, and modern photography so that you can look back and enjoy every aspect of your wedding day. We take special pride in capturing photos of couples that look fun and natural. No-one wants to look board or awkward on their wedding day, so we do our best to help people get relaxed and then pose them in natural ways. We also take great care to light our photos in a way that enhances the space without being distracting. Yes there are times when really dramatic lighting makes for awesome photos, but when we’re taking photos of you getting ready or during the reception we want the photos to be about the people and the space not about bad or distracting flashes.
We would love to tell you more about our photography style and personal approach. We primarily serve Minneapolis, St Paul, the surrounding Twin City metro area, but are available for travel world wide. We’re glad you stopped by, and we’d love to hear more about your wedding day. Send us a note and we’d love to chat about pricing and let you know our availability.
Almost everyone getting married has a wedding photographer. Why should you care about getting engagement photos taken? The obvious reasons are to have nice photos for invitations, save the dates or decorations. However, just as important a reason is to help prepare yourself for the wedding day. Our couples typically spend more than $4500 on their wedding packages, and want awesome photos of themselves during the wedding day. If you’re investing that much money you want to make sure that you get the best possible photos you can. Engagement sessions are a great opportunity to get rid of your nervousness around the camera, and for us as photographers to get to know you a bit better. We include engagement sessions in almost all our wedding packages for that very reason. We do also offer stand alone engagement sessions, and we always give couples the option of putting any payments made for an engagement session towards a wedding package.
Click here to view our wedding packages and pricing. Here are a few weddings we’ve had the honor of photographing in and around Minneapolis:
- Amy and Taylor’s Minneapolis Wedding
- Allison and Kevin’s Wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis, MN
- Megan and Andrew’s McNamara Alumni Center Wedding
There are a number of great questions to ask a potential Minneapolis wedding photographer, and one of the big ones is, “what’s your wedding pricing”. On our pricing page you can find a starting range and a bit more about what’s included in our packages. Our philosophy has always been to be up front and open about what we include and what costs extra. Nobody likes surprises when you think like you’re paying for one thing and get another. Although the dollar amount is a very important thing to consider it’s also important to ask about what is actually included in your package.
The most common things to consider in your wedding photography pricing are:
- Who is shooting ( Two leads, a lead and an assistant) and can you meet them/ see their portfolio?
- How many hours of wedding day coverage?
- Is an engagement session included?
- Can you have reprint rights to everything?
- Do you have to do anything to unlock re-print rights?
- Is an album or print credit included?
- What’s the guaranteed delivery time for your photos?
Minneapolis Portrait Photographer
Families, Newborns, Seniors, Maternity and Professional head-shots.
We have fun during our family photography sessions. Whether in the studio or romping around Minneapolis, we make sure the whole family has a ball, and we get the photographs to prove it! We also love photographing babies and expecting mothers. Our maternity and baby photography captures the sweetness of new life. These are beautiful memories, and we’ll help you capture them so you can treasure them forever.
Senior Pictures In and Around Minneapolis
For original, unique senior portraits, come to us! We love helping you express yourself and showing off your signature style. Bring along your guitar, your basketball, your dog, or your favorite dress. Shooting in unique locations and in the studio, you’ll always be able to remember just how awesome you are now.
Like what you see? Give us a shout!
If the photos you see on the site appeal to you, we’d love to hear from you and talk about capturing your memories through the photography that we love. Call or simply click “Contact Us” for phone and email.
Here are just a few samples of portraits we’ve loved doing: