Mandi Carroll Photography | Minot, ND bio picture
  • The most important thing for you to know about me is that I love my work. I love meeting new people and I love getting to know them and continuing to know them over the years through major & minor life events. I feel privileged to be included in some of your biggest milestones. I don't just want to photograph you or your family; I want to be a part of your lives. I want to laugh and cry with you. I want to snuggle your baby. I want to play with your kiddos. I want to admire the miracle of life growing inside you. I want to celebrate your love. I want to capture your connection. I want to freeze moments in time because these are important moments.

Amanda+Steven [Minot Engagement Photographer]

Amanda and Steven seem to have a great ability to adapt and overcome. They had some minor bumps in the road before coming to see me, but they rolled with it and were totally fun to hang out with. Steven even found a good luck leaf at the end of the session, which either means they are going to have a great life together or it means…well, nothing. I’m not a superstitious person – at all – but we’ll go with the great life together theory.  I’m jealous that they get to go to the Dominican Republic for their wedding in the early spring. Actually, I’m just really happy for them – I’m also really happy for Amanda that she looks so amazing in this dress. Actually, I’m just jealous.

The Ritteman Wedding // absolutebooth!

We are excited to announce the absolutebooth! This was our trial run with our very own photo booth and it was such a blast. You can add this on to any wedding package, even an existing wedding package. The guests had lots of awesome ideas and had tons of fun. Last shot of the evening (and last shot of this post) has to be my favorite.

May 31, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Shelly - Love these!! How do we see the rest of them?

May 31, 2012 - 6:46 pm

mandi - Thanks, Shelly! The gallery is uploading now and will be completely ready sometime tonight. Check later tonight to view and download the photos!

Ally+James [Minot/Grand Forks Engagement Photographer]

Ally and James were special to me from the get-go. Ally’s sister is one of my all-time-favorite clients…she’s literally one of the sweetest people ever. Every time I do a session for her sweet family and/or adorable son, she sends me a handwritten thank you note. I’ve kept them all. So, I was super excited to meet Ally and James and they exceeded my expectations. Exceeded x a billion. James is hilarious and likes to be the center of attention (his words), which really just means that we got to make fun of him for the whole session. I have several outtakes included in his gallery that may or may not make the reception slideshow. Ally is gorgeous beyond gorgeousness and her legs literally reach to the stars. I almost wanted to go on a diet after seeing her legs. Almost. I really am SO excited for their wedding. SO excited.

May 30, 2012 - 3:20 pm


May 30, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Melody Idol - new blog is awesome and so is this session!

May 30, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Juliana Hawley - I agree with Melody, it looks great!

May 30, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Jerene Bender - Oh Mandi! Your work is spectacular! I absolutely love your work (especially with my children)! These are gorgeous – you have captured emotion in every one of them! LOVE THEM! See you in October!

May 30, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Mandi Carroll - Thank you so much, Jerene! You have such a beautiful family and have done an amazing job with your daughters. I'm so excited to be a part of this major life event for the Benders!

May 30, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Mandi Carroll - thank you, Megan!

May 30, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Mandi Carroll - Thank you, Juliana!

May 30, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Mandi Carroll - Thanks, Mel!

May 30, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Patti 'Brekken' Thompson - The photos of Ally & James are AWESOME!!

May 30, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Mandi Carroll - Thank you, Patti!