About R.J. Kern


Kern-Photo is run by R.J. Kern (that’s me!), an award-winning Minneapolis Wedding Photographer who takes a fresh approach to wedding photography.

I use a blend of candid photojournalism, modern portraiture, and fun, real-moment photography to completely capture moments on my clients’ wedding days. Hopefully, your wedding day, too!

The couples I’ve worked with have given me great feedback over the years. Many say they love both the quality of my work, customer service, and my contagious enthusiasm.

My Professional Background

I majored in Art & Art History and Environmental Geography from Colgate University and hold a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. My career began at the National Geographic Society. I spent five years there and became inspired by some of the world’s finest photographers. For the last 10 years I’ve built my wedding photography business in both Denver and Minneapolis, but I shoot weddings all over the world. I enjoy shooting destination weddings no different than a backyard wedding done up right.


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