About Andrea Rugg

Andrea Rugg is an architectural photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with over 30 years of experience in the photo industry, over 20 of those years specializing as an architectural photographer and a background including a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art with photography emphasis. She photographs architecture – interiors, exteriors, landscapes, gardens, product and oftentimes people and animals in these locales.

“I love what I do, which is photography of places and spaces; architectural photography both commercial and residential, interiors and exteriors. Making a beautiful photo is a process that is all about planning, lighting, composition, being both patient and in a hurry, getting inspired, collaborating with clients and designers and finally, comprehensive post production. This all culminates into beautiful photos and happy clients.”

Andrea’s photography has achieved numerous design awards for her clients and has been published both nationally and internationally in books, magazines, and advertising.

A brief listing of design awards won by clients using Andrea’s photography:  International Interior Design Association FAB Awards (Northland Chapter), Coty Awards, Chrysalis Awards, Minnesota AIA/Minneapolis Star Tribune Home of the Month Awards, Roma Awards, Rave Awards, Preservation Alliance Awards, etc.

Andrea is a member of both the APA – American Photographic Artists and the ASMP – American Society of Media Photographers and she is a certified woman owned business, WBE and DBE through the Minnesota Unified Certification Program – MNUCP.

Contact information

4638 Garfield Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone numbers:
612.827.1004 main
612.245.6863 cell

Represented By

Andrea’s stock imagery is represented by


Over the twelve year history of U+B Architects, Andrea Rugg has been our photographer of choice for all of our work from residential to commercial to institutional projects. Andrea is responsible, extremely easy to work with, and exceptionally talented. I recommend Andrea wholeheartedly and without reservation.

Mark A Burgess & Paul Udris
U+B Architects

I have had the pleasure of working with Andrea Rugg Photography for the photography for several of my design projects through Casa Verde Design and it has always been a great experience.

Andrea and I share a wonderful collaboration and she is always willing to go the extra mile to make certain we get the right shots. I believe her beautiful photography has assisted me in winning many design awards!

I hold Andrea’s talent, abilities and the quality of her work with the highest regard. I appreciate her professionalism but also enjoy her always calm and easy demeanor. I consider her work to be a great value and an asset to my design business.

I would highly recommend Andrea and I look forward to continuing my relationship with her!

Rosemary Merrill
Kitchen & Bath Designer

Andrea, our team just reviewed the photos you sent from this last shoot. Seriously – sometimes I wish you were closer so I could high five you and squeeze you at the same time. You are so.damn.talented!

Jenna Studt
Director of Marketing
TMI Hospitality

So we measured up the work of all the variety of photographers we have worked with over the years, and we like your work WAAAAAAYYYYY more then all the rest… You rock and you reach. Thanks, Again!

Cheryl Fosdick
CF Design
Duluth, Minnesota