Who am I and why should you trust me to photograph your wedding .

 I have 40 plus years of working in the professional photography industry.  From repairing cameras,to doing art work on prints and negatives for myself and other photographers and labs.

I Photographed products for a national hardware chain, worked with and for photographers in Denver, and Minneapolis before opening my studio in the Duluth area in 2000.

 I use the latest professional cameras and strobes, applying my knowledge of cameras, lenses and lighting to create pictures that are more timeless than just faddish.

Most importantly I understand what a good picture is and how to capture that picture no matter the circumstances.

 I am patient, and have encountered almost any situation that will occur during a wedding.

 I am always looking for something new, something different something special during a photo shoot. 

I have photographed hundreds of weddings and still look forward to each wedding I photograph.

 I like coffee, it doesn't like me,  I like to travel, I like watching Twins baseball (remember,I'm patient) and I am a bit obsessive about my photography.... 

     the  Love's in my life are my wife and family. 

                             Thank you for looking over my photos,

                                                        Alan

Below is a review from one of my brides.  

And a few photos from her wedding.

Tracy OdleJuly 7, 2015 Having a great photographer is something that is a very important part of your wedding day. All the planning and time and hard work that you have put into this day have resulted in the day of your dreams and you want to be able to look back on that day for the rest of your long, happy marriage. Anyone can take a pretty picture, anyone can take generic wedding pictures, and anyone can try to re-create a Pinterest picture. However, not everyone has that creative eye that makes the pictures come alive, not everyone thinks outside of the box for that unique and amazing picture, and not everyone is dedicated to getting that perfect shot. If you want someone that can give you those extraordinary, unforgettable pictures – then you want Alan Johnson. Alan was wonderful to work with from the very beginning and we were able to connect with him and chat like we were old friends. He did our engagement pictures, which we took in the national park by his house. We didn’t take “easy” pictures on the trails or in the fields…no, Alan took us on an actual hike (which we loved) to get amazing pictures all throughout the park – on top of cliffs, across unfinished bridges, even out on jagged rocks near the river. He definitely has a creative eye and sees those unconventional spots to get pictures that are anything but ordinary. Our conversations kept making us laugh and since we felt so comfortable, it made for truly genuine pictures. He was just the type of personality we were looking for to capture our day. When we got those engagement pictures back, we knew we had made the right choice. On our wedding day, he was there bright and early to get pictures from the very beginning. He easily connected with everyone that was part of the day. We had some groomsmen that like to joke around and pick on each other and Alan jumped right in and was giving it right back to them, which made everyone laugh and feel at ease. When taking pictures of just us as a couple, we again were able to see his imagination at work and the pictures we took…simply amazed us that we could look that stunning. He was always talking with us, helping us to make his ideas come to life. Throughout the rest of the night, he was everywhere, getting pictures of everything. He even came with my mom and I when we had to create a make shift garter and got some creative pictures in the process. He didn’t hesitate to jump out on the dance floor and get fun, interactive shots there as well. He really went above and beyond to get us amazing and memorable pictures for our day. We are so happy that we went with Alan Johnson and ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT wait to get our pictures back, which we are sure, will be nothing short of magazine quality!! Thank you so much Alan for everything – you were more than we ever could have hoped for and we know your pictures will bring smiles to our faces for the rest of our new life together!! 

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