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



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 »

St Paul Family Photographer - Standridge Family

Standridge Family Session Sneak Peek!

Standridge Family Sneak Peek!   St Paul Family Photographer – Standridge Family Sneak Peek St Paul FamilyView full post »

Sweet Clara’s Sneak Peek

Welcome to the world Clara! Minneapolis Newborn Photographer – Clara’s Sneak Peek Oh my goodness…View full post »

Lakeville Maternity Photographer

Drew & Aliina’s Maternity Session

Lakeville Maternity Photographer – Aliina & Drew When Aliina asked me to capture some maternity photos forView full post »

St Paul Newborn Photographer - Camden

Welcome Camden!

St. Paul Newborn Photographer – Welcome Camden St. Paul Newborn Photographer –  Do you remember theView full post »

MN Newborn Photographer - Jackson

Jackson’s Sneak Peek

MN Newborn Photographer – Jackson’s Sneak Peek What is better than newborn baby smiles? AbsolutelyView full post »

When you find a duck…

Sheesh! What a crazy day it has been for us! Crazy week more like it… We are a household that thrives on routineView full post »

family photography mn - DeJong Family and Child Photography

DeJong Family Session

Family Photography MN – DeJong Family I am just head over heals for this lifestyle family session with the DeJongView full post »