I'm Minna, wife, mom, world traveler. I think your wedding photos deserve to be as epic as your love story.

I was born and raised in Finland and after marrying my husband Donovan, we have lived all around the country and Germany! We love living here in the D.C.metro area and raising our two sons in a multicultural, active environment. I didn't exactly grow up wanting to become a photographer or an entrepreneur. After taking a little detour  and finishing a PhD, I found my passion in life in photography. 

ABOUT

I believe in celebrating the moments you feel the most like yourself.

Our son was born in 2012 and that is when I got my first DSLR camera. I wanted to document every moment with him. While I had always loved photographs, this was the beginning of my photography journey that has led me here. In 2015 we moved to Germany and had a once-in-lifetime opportunity to do a lot of traveling. Desiring to document our travels inspired me to seriously learn photography. Quickly my hobby turned into serious passion and Minna Cirino Photography, LLC (MCP) was officially established in 2017. I believe photography is a journey and monthly education is a central part of my business philosophy as I continuously endeavor to learn something new. Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

I'd rather be

Traveling

ENNEGRAM TYPE

Type 1

favorite ice-cream

Rum Raisin

LIFESTYLE

Minimalist

favorite show

The Crown

number of countries lived in

guilty pleasure

Croissants with Nutella

favorite food

Sushi

FAVORITE City

Paris

listening to

Ed Sheeran

TAKE MY MONEY

Lululemon

WEEKEND PLANS

Brunch

FAVORITE SHOW

The Crown

number of countries lived in

3

GUILTY PLESURE

Croissants with Nutella

listening to

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE CITY

Paris

take my money

Lululemon

FAVORITE FOOD

Sushi

WEEKEND PLANS

Brunch

a few more things you should know: 

I married the love of my life, Donovan, in 2010 and I love nothing more than spending time with these three handsome guys!

This is my sweet little family.

Monthly education is a central part of my business philosophy as I continuously endeavor to learn something new on this photography journey - right now its film!

Always learning about photography.

no 2

The popular quote "I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff" very much summarizes my take on life. Some of my favorite cities include Paris, Budapest and Prague... but there's still so much to see!

Nothing fuels my soul like traveling!

No 1

no 3

Your photos do not belong on your phone.

 we believe

I believe your images should be printed in legacy albums and prints placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for your grandchildren to enjoy one day!

Living in the moments.

Wedding days will go by in a blink of an eye. I believe in careful preparation - from timeline design to knowing what to expect so that you can fully enjoy each moment of the day!

 we believe

Love knows no bounds.

I am committed to the promotion of diversity, inclusivity and celebrating our differences as they are what makes us beautiful. I pledge as a business to accept, respect and include clients, employees and fellow vendors of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, special needs, or disability. I pledge to be an active participant in the collective journey to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion.

 we believe