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



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DeJong Family Session

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Serenity’s Session

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Studio Open House!

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Minnesota Spring Sale!

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Another Deaton family sneak peek!

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Deaton Family Sneak Peek

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Newborn Photographer MN – Sawyer’s newborn baby photography session I put out a newborn model call aView full post »

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Daxton is THREE!

Child Photographer Minneapolis, Daxton’s 3rd Birthday Photography Session. Do you remember the sneak peek fromView full post »

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First Birthday Photography Products

First Birthday Photography Package Many clients contact me not really knowing what they want to do for theirView full post »

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Prior Lake, MN Photographer – Outdoor sessions It’s March in Prior Lake, MN which means I will beginView full post »

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Reese & Jack

Lakeville, MN Family Photographer – Reese & Jack When Jack & Reese’s momma contacted me afterView full post »

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Daxton’s Sneak Peek

Minneapolis Family Photographer – Daxton’s Sneak Peek! I cannot believe it’s been a whole year sinceView full post »