Saint Paul & Minneapolis Family Photographer

As a family photographer, my goal is to always capture your family in a way that evokes connection and love.  My dream is that your heart is flooding with memories when you look back at your family portraits 50 years from now.   Memories of how your child’s hand fit so perfectly in yours & how much those sweet little giggles filled your soul.

Each session is as unique as the family it showcases.

Melanie Painter is a family, newborn & children’s photographer located in Burnsville, MN.
Proudly serving newborn baby, family and children photography clients
in Lakeville, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Savage, Apple Valley, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis and Saint Paul



Studio Minis - Spring 2017

Studio Mini Sessions

Spring time studio mini sessions are here! Each session will be 30 minutes and include 5 fully edited photographs ofView full post »

Clara’s Sitting Milestone Session

Lakeville baby photographer Oh my goodness… Can you believe how big little miss Clara has gotten? These are aView full post »

Fall Mini Sessions

It’s the time of year again! Last year’s fall mini sessions at the Applewood Orchard in Lakeville, MN wereView full post »

Schraufnagel - Lakeville MN Family Photographer

Schraufnagel Family

Lakeville MN Photographer As a Lakeville MN photographer I am always looking for fun places to photograph my clients.View full post »

Family Session Giveaway!

Earlier last week I announced that I would be giving away my last mini session slot to a deserving family.  I haveView full post »

Summer Mini Sessions - MN Photographer

Mini Session Giveaway!

July 16th Mini Session Giveaway! You know, a lot has been going on in the media lately and it’s really had meView full post »

Family Photographers near St Paul - Standridge Session

Standridge Family

Family Photographer near St. Paul – Standridge Family Can I just start off by saying that I am in love with thisView full post »

Newborn Photos - Jackson

Jackson’s Newborn Session

Jackson’s Newborn Photos I am so excited to share this little man’s newborn photos with you all.  I haveView full post »

Newborn Baby - Clara

Clara’s Newborn Session

Newborn Baby – Clara’s Session Welcome to the world sweet newborn baby girl! Clara’s momma contactedView full post »

Family Photographer Minneapolis - Resop Girls


Family Photographer Minneapolis – Resop Girls As a family photographer in Minneapolis I want to capture eachView full post »

Summer Mini Sessions - MN Photographer

Summer Time Mini Sessions

Summer mini sessions are finally here! Though we can’t really complain about winter this year, it sure was aView full post »

St Paul Family Photographer - McMillan Family

McMillan – At Home Family Session

Lifestyle Family Photography – McMillan’s at home family session   MN Lifestyle Family PhotographyView full post »