Recommendations

Our local, independent business relies on referrals, often based on recommendations from civic and arts leaders:

 

AchieveMpls

“Anna Min brings a beautiful balance of artistry, quality, and professionalism to each project. I was deeply satisfied with their services from the initial communications regarding scope and pricing to the fast turn around with final package of products–fulfilling my online and print needs.

I have yet to meet a group with more genuine enthusiasm during a photo shoot than this team. They bring a joyfulness to their work, while also honoring the sacredness of spaces. Whether it be a quiet literary reading, robust social justice gala, busy outdoor sporting event, or in my case, head shots and classroom photos for a nonprofit, Min Enterprises follows direction, brings creativity to the mix, and captures the essence of a person or event.

They are productive and precise, on time, and have state of the art equipment. Anna always tests out the newest gadget or software. The warmth and directness of the team makes them feel like family on any project. I’ve seen them manage an unruly classroom of angsty teenagers with humor, and relieve the anxiety of adults who are camera shy. And they will do anything to get that perfect shot–including an instance in which I witnessed Anna Min standing on the back of Tina Cho to get more height for just the right angle needed.

I highly recommend Min Enterprises to anyone considering needs for an event–whether it be business or personal.”

Mary Delorié, former Director of Development – July 21, 2017

 

Resilient Campus

“Anna Min is truly a delight to work with!

From initial contact to the delivery of edited photos, Anna went above and beyond. She honored the process of input and approached me as a collaborator in my headshot process. She asked thoughtful questions about my needs and goals, then proposed a very intentionally crafted process to meet them. I had so much fun at our photo shoot! Anna created a relaxing environment, going above and beyond to educate me about photography elements in our time together. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Anna Min and highly recommend you consider Min Enterprises for all your photography needs.”

Saby Labor, Founder – July 4, 2017

 

Little Mekong Night Market Festival

“Anna was amazing to work with. Not only did Anna capture wonderful and unique moments that summarized the fun and cultural notes of our event, Anna also took the time to meet with us beforehand to walk through all that would be happening at the night market to ensure we got the photos we wanted. I have seen Anna work tirelessly at other events, and the care and passion that Anna puts into the work is very clear. I will always recommend Anna Min for anyone that is looking for a top professional photographer for their event.”

Audrey Park – June 28, 2017

 

PedalMN

“My organization contracted Min Enterprises Photography for five destination bicycling photo shoots over the course of a year, held in a variety of locations and climates in Minnesota – a challenging task for any team, but Anna and Tina were nothing short of exceptional. Not only were the finished photos outstanding, but their prompt and professional communication throughout the contract duration was similarly a cut above. Not only did I appreciate their enthusiasm to brainstorm and collaborate with our team, but also their capacity to work independently when needed; find you a company that can do both.

For anyone seeking outstanding photography from an organized and collaborative company, look no further than Min Enterprises.”

Brian Fanelli – June 23, 2017

 

Minnesota Humanities Center

“Anna is a true professional. Not only does she produce high-quality photographs well suited to our organization’s needs, she also has a gift for making our participants feel comfortable and respected. She is incredibly conscientious in community spaces and events, building relationships with participants while remaining acutely aware of her presence (and her camera) in the room. Anna’s images have strengthened how we tell our story, and how Minnesotans tell theirs. We are proud to recommend Min Enterprises Photography to anyone looking for thoughtful, rock star photographs.”

Organizational Statement – June 22, 2017

 

Authors & Writers

“I highly recommend Min Enterprises! Anna had access to resources that I’ve never heard of due to her level of experience. A major thing that I liked is that Anna didn’t make me feel like an idiot for not knowing these things and was sure to thoroughly explain her thought process. Anna knew a lot about her craft and made great suggestions. She made the photo shoot a collaboration and often asked for my input, which can be rare from photographers. She also showed me every picture right after she took it them. Overall, 10 out of 10, 5 stars, all of that! Anna is AMAZING”

Chavonn Williams – June 6, 2017

 

Anna Min’s photos are remarkable.  Great composition and framing, intuitive, and capturing such wonderful human moments, I treasure Anna Min’s photos.  And all of this with a considerate, intentional, social justice lens!  Anna Min is not just a great artistic talent, Anna also inspires us to follow their lead in *how* to work in the community.  Anna doesn’t ever seem like a photographer from the outside looking in – Anna feels like one of us, with the added bonus of exceptional photographic skills.

Bao Phi, Spoken Word Artist, Writer, Community Activist – 2014

 

“I’ve been fortunate to know Anna Min for several years and to appreciate her talents as a photographer. As a journalist, I’ve sought out Anna’s photos when covering a variety of social justice, arts and community events because I know that her work is dynamic and powerful. She has given me permission to use her photographs for such publications as City Pages, Twin Cities Daily Planet and MN Artists and every time she helped tell the story in pictures that I was telling with words. As a freelance journalist, there’s often not a budget to hire a photographer to cover an event or action, so to have Anna’s photographs available ensures a visual element to the articles that I write. I have also got to know Anna personally and I appreciate her strong work ethic, her unwavering sense of justice and her limitless energy.”

Sheila Regan, Journalist – December 3, 2014

 

Upstream Arts

“We loved working with Min Enterprises Photography. Anna has such a smooth, stealth approach to documenting large events – fearlessly yet also quietly weaving through the crowd to capture profound moments, big and small. Anna documented Upstream Arts’ annual community celebration/fundraiser, and the resulting images are absolutely stunning. We’re so grateful for Anna’s perspective, intuition, attitude, and professionalism!”

Julie Guidry, Executive Director – May 25, 2017

 

The Loft Literary Center

“Anna Min is awesome. She shoots Loft events (and there are a lot of them!) and is generally on call for all of our photographic needs. In every case she exceeds expectations. Anna is a compassionate and charming photographer and, because of that combination, gets beautiful shots of people at ease in the moment. Both our audiences and artists love working with her. She is also a true professional. She is on time, quick to respond, flexible in dynamic situations, and always delivers gorgeous images. We are lucky to work with her.”

Britt Udesen, Executive Director – January 31, 2017

 

Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellows’ Session +

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Anna and seeing Anna in action in a variety of settings. I love the professional headshots Anna’s taken of me and my team at work- they are creative, eye-catching and bright. I’ve seen Anna work big events and crowded rooms with complicated lighting scenarios with agility and thoughtfulness. Anna is able to capture angles and perspectives that express the spirit and energy of the event. Always prepared, always smiling, Anna is a joyful addition to any event. I highly recommend Min Enterprises for your next gathering or event.”

Allison Johnson Heist, Minnesota Council on Foundations – January 26, 2017

 

COMPAS

“Min Enterprises Photography, LLC was a wonderful addition to COMPAS’ annual Creative Classroom Anthology Reading. As an arts education organization, we are happy to have the opportunity to work with a talented local artist such as Anna. Furthermore, we were THRILLED that Anna engaged our students in her photography process!

Not only did she get great pictures of the student reading, she also provided unexpected small moments of creative education. It was a great touch. I only wish we could have captured those unseen, yet amazing valuable moments that spoke to our mission and Anna’s character. In addition, Anna was very intentional about meeting with us and explaining her process. The pictures were delivered on time and captured the spirit of the event.”

Julie Strand, Creative Classroom Program Director – January 13, 2017

 

4th Annual Activist Conference

“Anna was suggested to me by a mutual friend and community activist.  I can’t thank that friend enough for introducing me to Anna and their work.  I was immediately impressed by the time that Anna took to learn about our conference, the attendees and the photography needs of the organization.  I moved on from being impressed, to being in awe, when I listened to Anna talk about how their work is based in social justice.  What Anna Min is doing with Min Enterprises, is what I’ve come to think as the ultimate career goal. Take your social/reproductive/environmental passion and combine it with your skill to make a living and improve the lives of those around you. It’s the truest expression of meaningful work.

I suggest that all socially minded, progressive folks who want to document their work or event, contact Anna ASAP!”

Erika Staub, NSSRH – November 8, 2016

 

Northwoods Writers’ Conference

“Anna Min brought her tremendous photographic skills and artistic talent to our weeklong conference and produced exceptional results. She distilled the unique aspects of our intimate location by the lake at Bemidji State University with her candid photos and she captured great shots of faculty readings without disrupting the flow or distracting the audience. She also engaged our community of writers with her positive energy and spontaneity to frame some amazing group photos. Anna is a true professional and a delight to work with.”

Mathew Hawthorne, Conference Coordinator – November 29, 2016

 

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
“Headwaters Foundation is proud to partner with Min Enterprises Photography. Anna’s professionalism and connection to community are critical in our partnership. We appreciate working with her not only because of the quality of her work, but also because of our mission alignment. Anna has been able to help us deepen and strengthen our storytelling through images that capture the essence of our community.”

Maria De La Cruz – Associate Executive Director, – November 16, 2016

 

Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

“Anna Min’s photos are a rare gift.  She captures moments of vibrance and vulnerability that reveal our humanity.  Her lens is fierce and tender, careful and loving.  The photos she took of our reading reflect (and respect) all the joy, intensity, and community that we felt that night. We’re so grateful for the images she captures and brings into with the world.”

JBH, Founder, Artistic Director – October 5, 2016

 

Babes in Bikeland X

“Babes in Bikeland is a bike event for women, trans, femme (WTF) folks, and one of the locations on our scavenger-hunt style route was a photo stop with Min Enterprises. Anna helped us choose the location based on her knowledge of the city, and the resulting photos are so special because of the unmistakable Minneapolis skyline in the background. We negotiated an in-kind donation of her services, and received the most professional service and quality.  Anna and Tina pumped up our participants with music and their fun energy, and the smiles reflected in the photos are dazzling partially because of them. Anna was able to be extremely flexible, shooting for many hours in natural light with hundreds of people coming in for individual and group shots.  The delivery of the final photos was fast and seamless, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Laura Kling – September 26, 2016

 

Before 2015

“Anna was my photographer for my wedding and she was amazing. She was very professional and had lots of great ideas that we discussed in our initial meeting for locations and different shots we can do. I loved working with Anna and I felt that I could completely trust her to capture all the moments of my wedding making the big day less stressful. I loved all the shots she got not just of us and the wedding party but of the people who came to our wedding everyone looked great. I would highly recommend her for any event.”
– Emma Valentine

“Anna Min has both the eye and the sense to capture groundbreaking scenes and events through photography. The shots she captured at The Big Gay Race (and throughout the marriage equality movement) reflect the full spectrum of emotions ultimately culminating in full marriage equality in Minnesota. Her attitude reflects and highlights the scene around her, which in turn shapes her art. She is a star, and I welcome any opportunity to work with Min Enterprises Photography.”

–Jacob Frey – Minneapolis City Council Member – Ward 3

“Anna Min took beautiful photographs at Giant Steps! She captured the “in the moment” feel and allowed us to truly see the people on stage and in the room. She also captured the connections and interactions that make this event special. She had a great eye for highlighting the personalities of those she photographed and for transmitting the energy that surrounded our event.”

– Susan Campion – Co-Founder, Giant Steps Conference

 

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