"Joanna instantly relaxed me and more importantly, my daughter, so we could just go with the flow and enjoy the moments. I will be using Joanna again and again ~ her level of integrity, professionalism, and artistry in second to none."  

-Jen Vertanen


"Thank you Joanna Gail--for making me feel special! I absolutely love modeling and you give me the opportunity to do something that I love. When I'm working with you i forget that my arm is paralyzed, that i have huge scars all over my body from surgeries, and that somebody told me i cant. Thank you, thank you, thank you. For not only helping me feel normal for once in a really long time--but EXTRAORDINARY! I love you & your beautiful family and kitties too! You are amazing at your craft and i feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you twice now!! The pictures look beautiful. So happy with them!!"

-Miss Minnesota International 2014 Gabby Taylor

Jessica Lee Keller "The Seeker"

"Working with Joanna is an experience. She captures the light found within and brings it to life. I would recommend finding her and holding on, you will not be disappointed." 

  -Jessica Lee Keller

Miss Keller is a professional dancer/actress residing in Los Angeles, California.   She has been performing professionally for over ten years.   Some of her credits include:  '‘Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’,  ‘The Adjustment Bureau’,  ‘Glee’,  ‘CSI’,  'The Neighbors',  Disney's ‘Teen Beach Movie’,  ‘The LXD’,  ‘DWTS’,  ‘SYTYCD’, ‘Movement One’,  ‘DS2DIO-S2DIO CITY’,  'Still Motion Dance Co.',  'Raising Hope',  'Dizzy Feet Foundation', ‘Dangerous Beauty the Musical’,  ‘Gallim Dance Company’,  ‘The Master of Disguise’,  ‘Schooled’,  ‘Star Search’,  Microsoft Surface,  Surface Magazine, and BMW.


"We recently had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with Ms. Joanna Gail. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made my daughter feel so beautiful! Our time with you was truly magical and I can't imagine I could could ever find someone with greater talent, commitment, and pure love for there craft. Thank you for inspiring a little girl to dream beyond the tiny walls of the school she goes to and make her feel beautiful and special.   I know this will be a memory we will both cherish forever <3 . There are no words to say how much our time with you meant!!  We hope to work with you again soon !!! God Bless"     

 -Valerie LeVasseur Stickan


"Through the lens of her camera, Joanna Gail has a miraculous gift of seeing past our "photo smiles" in order to capture the beauty of what lies behind them. Rather than simply getting a "great shot", she captures the spirit and soul of her subject. Our family photo shoot with Joanna happened after a long battle with anorexia that nearly claimed my life. These pictures were taken as a celebration of the restoration of my body, life, and family. Thank you so much Joanna, for your beautiful photos. Every time I look at them, I remember the amazing miracle God worked in our lives!" 

-Kristin Weeldreyer



Ms. Joanna ~I want to thank you for everything! Your talent, creative brilliance, hard work, and kind heart really put your work in a class all its own. Thank you for being so patient and accommodating with our fun and crazy family of 9. Your lifestyle session suited us perfectly! I can't tell you how difficult it's become to get any pictures of our family and now we have so many beautiful ones to treasure for years to come. I am so excited and thankful to have found you. You will be an important part of our family from this day forward and we look forward to many more sessions:-) Thank you for being you and for all that you do to go above and beyond!   

-The Giebel Family

View the Gieble Family Lifestyle session here!!!

"Working with Joanna and knowing her go hand in hand she is someone you can be yourself around. She really can capture your spirit in a photo and always captures the inner beauty in people. She has been taking photos of my daughter for years and I am so blessed with all the wonderful prints that hang in my house. She also took pictures for my wedding and I was one happy bride. I get so many compliments on how beautiful my pictures are and how creative the photographer is. It was relaxing to me and my family to have Joanna and her assistant Michelle at our wedding and we never felt rushed or inconvenienced by them, and I think that is a great quality to have in a photographer. Joanna is someone you can trust to get the job done with professionalism and personalization. I simply think she is the best and I would highly recommend her."

-Rachel Forsblom

"Joanna~ Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The future of my business is so bright and I have you to thank personally - your work is amazing! A true and beautiful form of art. Just walking into your studio has inspired me in more ways than you know. Thank you for working so hard and being so dedicated to getting THEE perfect shots for my website. You have truly captured the essence of my vision in your photos! Forever grateful!"

-Tara Gieble

"Joanna and I had two amazing photo shoots. Joanna made me feel so comfortable and relaxed during my shoots and really helped bring me alive in front of the camera. Thank you for the amazing experience! I can't wait to do it again. You are a beautiful person and it shows through your work. :) Love to you! All my best!"

- Stacy Jo Boeddeker

Stacy is a Master Teacher, Choreographer and Dancer from the Twin Cities. She is quickly becoming one of the most sought after teachers in the industry and has wide acclaim throughout Europe, Canada and The States. In 2009 Stacy formed the Dance Company, Poetry In Motion; A Contemporary Dance Movement. She feels a commitment and passion to change the ideals of American Dance Companies herein. Other credits include Master Teaching for the ever most, CanDance Dance Convention in Toronto and Ottawa, Beyond Dance Dance Convention, throughout the US, Jazzowega Dance Intensive in Kielce, Poland and Assistant to Dee Caspary for The Shoot Dance Convention, Media Danza Dance Festival in Bari, Italy and the most popular TV show So You Think You Can Dance. Stacy has been a part of Evolution Dance Company under Mark Meismer in Los Angeles, CA and has trained and performed in Nagsaki, Japan, Kielce Poland, Paris France and many US cities. Stacy has also had the opportunity to perform and collaborate with Amy Grant, Gloria Estefan on The Rosie O’Donnel Show and Paula Abdul, to name a few. Stacy recently performed with Poetry In Motion at The Nvitational in Los Angelese, CA under the direction of Dee Caspary The company also performed in Kielce, Poland for the second year at their Jazzowega workshop. Stacy just finished producing, choreographing and staging “The Transit of Venus” with Ricky Palomino for the dance company KTT in Kielce, Poland. “The Transit of Venus” debuted Dec. 3rd 2011. Poetry In Motion was also one of the first dance companies to perform at the brand new arts theater and dance center in Minneapolis, The Cowles Center. Other credits have included a Microsoft Commercial, an industrial in Las Vegas for Delta Airlines Global Conference and featured performer with LXD at The 2012 Dizzy Feet Gala in Los Angeles. Her early years of dance include Guest Performing with the famous, Joffrey Ballet, Target Christmas commercial with Amy Grant and numerous print ads for Target. Stacy continues to train and master teach at numerous professional intensives and workshops throughout the country. She choreographs pieces across the nation for competitive dance and training schools. She never stops educating herself in the art of movement. "Standing Still Is Not An Option."

"Grace. Light. Love. These are the qualities Trevor and I hoped to find in our engagement and wedding photos, and we were blessed to find them in our photographer as well! Little did we realize when we started planning our ceremony and celebration, we would spend more time on our wedding day with our photographer than any single friend or family member. Who knew!? And in the heat and hustle of the day, Joanna was an oasis! She led us through an intimate and relaxed photo session in a sundrenched grassy field, and she intuitively guided us into poses that were natural for us and captured our affections. She was a joy to work with, and we look forward to working with Joanna in the future, as we celebrate the milestones of our marriage."

-Trevor & Michelle 

sassandmeFALL2009 196resi.jpg

"Mom, you are the best photographer ever!!!"

-Kassi Mae