Minnesota Family & Wedding Photographer

Hey  there! 

Remember that kid in highschool who always had a camera in hand?

That was me!  

Photography has always been a BIG part of my life. As a kid, my mom was always taking pictures, but I never wanted to be the one in front of the camera – I wanted to be the one behind it.

I’ve been behind the lens ever since I could hold a camera of my own, but Markina B. Photography didn't start until 2012. And as many great things do, it started unintentionally! 

I took pictures of the kids and their families at a friend’s barbeque, posted them on Facebook, and, well, here we are! My business snowballed into what it is today – specialized in classic and colorful family moments and beautiful weddings. 

When I am not wearing my photographer's hat I love to hang out my husband and our 9 year old son (see photo!). We enjoy going to Twins, Timberwolves and Loon games or just hanging out at our home in rural southern Minnesota. 

I’m Markina - Minnesota-based wedding & family photographer, capturing moments in and around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

I know how important it is to remember every milestone 

I LOVE love, and I’m a mom and wife myself, so I know first hand how great it feels to freeze time with a photograph. I know how important it is to capture every milestone, big or small, which is why weddings, couples, and family portraits are my thing.

Meeting new people, learning about their lives, and hearing their stories lights me up. I’m passionate about making sure that my clients not only feel at ease in front of the camera, but that they have FUN. 

That moment when a client’s photographs are delivered and they shed a happy tear? It’ll NEVER get old. 

I’m a big believer in living life to the fullest – but still slowing down to enjoy the little moments. Which is why I always say that I was put on this earth to be a photographer! I get to be present for some of your most exciting times, and capture the little moments that make it so magical. 

What matters to me?


I hold myself accountable, and I put in the work to make sure that you get the most out of your session. 


I don’t even need to tell you how passionate I am about what I do; you’ll be able to see it when the camera is in my hand. And when I get *the shot* everyone knows it – think happy dancing, squealing, and lots of jumping! 


You can trust me – not only to deliver, but with all of your pre-session questions or worries. I do my best to make sure that every single person in front of my camera is feeling comfortable, and most importantly, is having a great time. 


I capture moments both big and small, as they are. NO trendy filters here. In 20 years, your pictures won’t feel outdated. You’ll be able to look at them and be transported back in time!

Pick your experience 

"She took beautiful photos that we will cherish forever!"

Markina is absolutely amazing!! She is very organized, social, creative and easy to work with. She did our engagement and wedding photos and it was wonderful knowing she was in charge and we did not have to worry about managing any of the small details because she was always on the ball. All of her photos have turned out amazing, we continue to get compliments on them to this day and they are something we've become very proud of. Can't recommend Markina enough!

Krista & Brad

"Markina is beyond talented! Her photos are perfection"

Markina is beyond talented! Her photos are perfection, absolutely beautiful. She is the sweetest, kindest person ever. She’s very responsive to messages and the investment you pay for photos is extremely affordable. She will always be our family photographer. I would recommend her to anyone!

Bridget  I.

"Markina captured our day beautifully"

She made sure to get photos of the big events as well as small details. I appreciated that she was so organized for the formal family portraits. She even offered to take additional formal photos for our extended family, after the official wedding portraits were done. And, I appreciated Markina’s wisdom in knowing how to schedule our day – she was super-organized and made it easy for us to relax and just enjoy. Markina B Photography just really went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

Angela  B.

Shall we press pause on some of your special memories?