Stunning Photos

that fill your walls and remind you of life’s sweetest seasons? That’s my specialty. 

Close those twenty-six open browser tabs, you've found your photographer. 


Minna is hands down the best photographer around! Not only are her photos incredible, she is extremely professional and one of the nicest people I know.

I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images in 2012 when I received my first DSLR camera as a Christmas gift. We had a newborn and I wanted to document every moment with him. 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. 

Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!


I'm Minna

{Pronounces name "Min-nuh"}

I was born and raised in Finland, but have been living in the U.S. for the past 20+ years. While I have always loved photographs, I didn't exactly grow up wanting to become a photographer or an entrepreneur. In fact, I have a PhD in Criminology and still teach part-time. I say that I'm a criminologist by profession, photographer by passion! 

My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the castles of Germany to the National Mall of our nation's capital. But regardless of where I travel, the thousands of lakes and forests full of birch trees of Finland will always be my home. 

I was born and raised in Finland and after marrying my husband Donovan, we have lived all around the country and Germany!

are you ready to capture your story?

For as long as I can remember, I have filled albums with photos. Looking at black and white photos of my grandparents and mom's childhood remind me of the generations before. Photos of  friendships that have spanned decades bring a smile on my face, and photos of our boys make me wish they would stay little just a bit longer. Photos are a remainder of the legacy of love and memories that Donovan and I will be leaving for our boys. 
Photos remind us of the people no longer with us, strength, courage, adventures, sun-filled summer days at the beach and love that reside in all of us the way few other things can.

it started with a story. 

the heart

behind the photos

If you're looking for images that are beautiful and emotive and a photo experience that is as easy as checking into a five star hotel, you're in the right place.

I value taking the time to get to know each couple and family that I work with so that I can best tell the story of their lives. Get ready to fill your walls with images that make you smile for years to come.


becky +kevin

washington d.c.

Beyond her obvious talent as a photographer, what sets Minna apart is how easy it is to feel comfortable with her behind the camera. It's as if an old friend is taking photos of you, and just as excited as you are that you've found the love of your life.


warner robins, georgia

If you are looking for a photography professional who can beautifully capture the spirit of your loved ones, is a pleasure to work with, and turns around a well-composed gallery of family treasures... Minna Cirino Photography is for you!

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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!



I believe that life's biggest and smallest moments are worth celebrating. You'll always find a bottle of champagne in our fridge in the event that the night deserves a bit of celebrating!

pop the bubbly


I love nothing more than spending time with these three handsome guys!

my favorite humans


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