The Photographers behind Väter Photo:


Joshua is a very passionate individual when it comes to his work. He has been handling cameras since he was just 7 years old, and has been in love with the medium of photography ever since. Over the years he worked in many different career fields, from healthcare to business management, until finally realizing that photography was his true calling. In 2017 he started a small photography business that has taken him all over the United States as well as Mexico. With ample experience in many different genres of photography, he has taken his talents everywhere he possibly can, to anyone who could possibly need them. From family portraits and weddings, to boudoir and artistic portraiture, to landscape and astrophotography, to infrared and full spectrum photography. He has had photographs accepted for exhibition at eight major galleries in seven different countries, with works published by the City of Cologne, Bending Branches, RE/MAX, Baymont Hotel Group, American Wedding Group, Complete Weddings+Events, and more. When he's not busying himself with his cameras, Joshua spends his time as a dedicated husband and father of six. He also has a love for the outdoors and hiking, as well as video games and a real good book. He prides himself on having a wide skillset, various interests and hobbies, and vast amounts of knowledge across many different career fields and life experiences.

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Hali is an incredibly talented artist whether it be with paint, a pencil, or a camera. A truly gifted and adventurous photographer, unafraid of getting down to the dirt just to get the perfect angle.  She possesses the tact needed to capture the perfect scene at just the right moment, making her the most impressive assistant, secondary shooter, and event planner. Having the background of general artistry at her disposal allows her to identify the perfect composition with ease. Hali has a great understanding as to what is needed and how to handle herself through a multitude of situations. Aside being a loving wife and mother of six, she works at a local hospital system as a clinical services assistant. Her experience from working with the Americorps and Minnesota's Reading Corps programs, as well as being a High School coach has also given her the skills to effectively communicate with children of all ages, making her indispensable when it comes to capturing family events and weddings.


Persephone is a naturally gifted artist along with her five siblings, but has taken a keen interest in her parents' photography company. She is the youngest member of our team, yet she has already had photographs awarded and published in various media forms. From having her picture featured in her town's annual calendar, to winning second place at her school's art expo. She has an infectious energy and is quite capable of generating those genuine smiles upon anyone's face.


Therese has had a love photography ever since her mother introduced it to her in her childhood. She has been a fantastic secondary photographer to have along with at weddings, and excels at studio portraiture. She graduated Minneapolis College for Photography in the Spring of 2022 and is currently working in the field to further her portfolio.

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Ethan holds a bachelor's degree in video productions from University of Wisconsin Stout. He began his journey in video production during high school with the Waconia Wildcat Media Productions team. Ethan has experience filming and editing weddings, events, lifestyle videos, marketing material, product videos, narrative short films, and has experience with managing live broadcasts. In addition to being well versed in videography, Ethan also has experience with many genres of still photography and has studied graphic design. Ethan has a particular interest in studio lighting and lifestyle photography.

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