The story of a photographer

A storyteller, a creator & a connector serving Minneapolis, Minnesota and beyond

I am so excited you found your way here! My name is Anatoliy or Toly for short. I am a wedding photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with over 10 years of experience. I specialize in fine art wedding photography using an approach that combines both documentary and fine art styles. Everything I do is based out of my faith and love for Jesus. He sent me the most beautiful woman in the world and the world's most handsome boy. He is my motivation behind everything I do.

I found my gift for telling stories back in high school, discovering the beauty of film photography. From that moment the spark ignited and my journey began documenting of the greatest moments in life capturing real, joyful and emotional moments. Photography shapes my thoughts and feelings, it's my means of expression. It ignited my passion to convey that love of photography by documenting over 200 beautiful weddings and so many couples that are in love.


My goal is that you'll never forget the way you felt on your wedding day by creating the most enjoyable photography experience possible. I put my full attention to capture every precious moment of intimacy and joy. I want you to feel glamorous and for my photos to speak capturing your love story in a timeless and elegant way with purpose and soul.

Outside of photography I spend my time outdoors being adventurous, touring and exploring God's creation, cycling, working out, just to name a few oh and having a great cup of coffee is my thing!

Also, together with my family we love volunteering, supporting local communities, to give hope and kindness to others and just simply love people to make this world a better place. For the past 2 years we've been greatly involved in a nonprofit organization Protez Foundation that provides absolute free prosthetics to injured Ukrainian soldiers and civilians who lost limbs at war. Organization covers the whole process from prosthetics and rehab to food, housing and airfare expense, all this at no cost. If your heart is open you can also participate in an effort to make a difference by supporting a nonprofit organization here in Minnesota at

At this time a portion of every wedding booked will be donated to Protez Foundation.

While I am based in Minneapolis, Minnesota I love to travel and available for elopements and destination weddings. 

Minnesota wedding photographer with his wife

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”



Gone are the days of awkward posing and forced smiles. You deserve to be captured in a natural and effortless way, that will result in photographs that will take your breath away and bring warmth to your heart.

The wedding day is such a special day for a bride and groom. This is why my approach of capturing couples is made to be seamless, making you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process & most of all, have a ton of fun together!

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“We loved working with Toly for our engagement pictures and wedding! He went above and beyond and it showed in the pictures we got back! I was speechless as they were simply stunning photographs! He has an eye for lighting and simplicity of things instead of awkward poses and the same picture that you see for every other wedding! Especially since my husband and I had never really been professionally photographed before he made us feel so comfortable, which is the most important thing when you are trying”

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