Photography by Joelson | About

Who is Photography by Joelson?
We are husband and wife, Mike and Sue Joelson, and associate, Paul Christianson. We are Fargo-Moorhead natives with more than 60 years combined photographic experience. From our comfortable studio in Fargo to locations around the globe, we photograph weddings, portraits, families, children, babies, high school seniors, as well as fine art landscape, wildlife, and nature.

Why three photographers?
Three photographers, working as a team provides efficiency, organization, and diversity. Each team member’s passion for photography and people brings creativity and a unique perspective to a wedding or portrait session.
Mike’s background includes rodeo photography and National Geographic style nature and travel photography. He is particularly motivated by real moments, real human emotion.
Sue didn’t choose photography. It chose her. Exploring various media, she discovered quite by accident that a camera was a means to express her creativity. She views it as a way to stop time and preserve memories. As a daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend, she ‘feels’ pictures from her heart. She especially enjoys photographing new beginnings - weddings and babies.
Paul loves the feel of a camera in his hands. His background includes nature, wildlife, wedding photography and historically photographing changing times in the world around him. Paul was honored to have one of his wildlife images displayed in the oval office of the White House. He is our technical and lighting encyclopedia.

Why a team approach?
Three talented artists, working as a team, blend traditional and storytelling photography. Traditional formal wedding photography records family, friends, and the venue. Storytelling captures the emotional moments of your big day, from the most intimate moment between Bride and Groom to the unexpected ‘I-can’t-believe-I-just-saw-that’ moment at the wedding reception. Photography by Joelson respects the tremendous amount of time and effort that goes into planning a wedding, and we understand what a great honor and awesome responsibility it is to photograph your special day. Taking the time to get to know you is our mission so that we are able to act as your eyes and ears to document every moment from every possible angle creating images that will stand the test of time. You won’t miss a moment because we do not work by the hour. Even though we have photographed more than 100 weddings, it never gets old to us.

Come in, browse our galleries. If our work speaks to you, we would be honored to be your photographers.

3133 – 9 ½ Street North
Fargo, ND 58102