I’ve had a lot of people ask, and I’ve decided to offer some 2016 studio mini sessions!  See below for details.





Date:  Saturday 11/12/2016, and Saturday 11/19/2016.

Time: 15 minute sessions, scheduled from 10am to 3pm.

Cost: $350 includes 50 press-printed double sided holiday cards and envelopes, plus 5 digital files (typically 5-10 photos to choose from).

Bring in a new toy to donate for Toys For Tots and receive a complimentary gift print (8×10 or smaller).



–  Pajama-type outfits provided (size newborn through 5T) if you’d like to use them.

– Photos will be on white couch (similar to photo) or with a white rug/white wall for a backdrop. Very simple, with the focus on your baby/kids/etc.

– There will be at least three different card styles to choose from.

– Holiday cards will be picked up at the studio on a specified weekend date, or you can pay to have your order mailed out. Digital files will be sent electronically.

– Your photos may be posted on this website or social media sites.

– Email me at info@melissakleinphotography.com or click the contact tab above to reserve your spot today!

Meet Kellen.  His mom and dad hired me to photograph his newborn session when they were looking for a Plymouth MN newborn photographer, and I’m so glad they did!  This little guy was a total dream to work with.  He was sleepy and snuggly for his entire session, and pretty much let me pose him however I wanted.  One of my favorite and quickest newborn sessions to date.  And to top it off, they brought their fur babies with, too!  After all, dogs are a big part of the family, and they made for one of my favorite family portraits ever taken.  🙂


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Looking for a Plymouth MN newborn photographer?  Click on the contact tab above and let’s start planning your session today!

  • Awww what a beautiful newborn session! And you even captured him smiling! So adorable!

  • What an adorable newborn session! And such well-behaved doggie subjects! 😉

  • my heart! the smiling one is just perfect.

  • How sweet. The one with the blue swaddle blanket and the little face . These are gorgeous

  • That grin! So cute!and love his name!

  • My brother’s name is Kellan. These are so precious. I love the wrinkled skin and the sweet smiles!

  • Love the picture where he is smiling in his sleep!! Perfection!

It’s embarrassing how far behind I am with my blogging.  I’ve been so busy with sessions and editing that blogging ends up on the back burner, along with a handful of other things that won’t be accomplished until the end of crazy season.  If I’m not out photographing a session this time of year, you’ll find me in my pajamas at my computer with a cup of hot coffee.  Pretty much all day every day.  Better late than never, right?

This session was from one of my favorite locations for fall family photos.  It was a gorgeous November evening,  with a rare temperature in the 60’s.  I decided last minute that it would be a good day to take my kids out to get some photos for our Christmas card after school.  We don’t ever leave school without at least a friend or two, so a couple more decided to join us.  I’m so glad they did!   This is my daughter and two out of three of her best friends, and my son (who didn’t get to bring any friends but wasn’t too disappointed to be hanging out with all the girls).  They are such a fun bunch, and I love how their total goofiness (especially my two) shows in these photos.  The kids had a great time, and I can’t wait to do it again this year!


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  • I totally understand how blogging could get left on the back burner. It’s harder than it looks! But this session is gorgeous! I especially love the light in these. And the silly pictures, those are great!

  • What a beautiful sibling session! Good luck catching up (and enjoy your coffee!)! 🙂

  • Danielle

    What lovely photos. Great light and such sweet kids!

  • Adorable pictures… you captured those kids perfectly!!

Danielle’s family first contacted me when they were looking for an Apple Valley family photographer.  She is part of my Baby’s First Year plan, and it’s been so fun watching her grow!  For her one year session, we decided to do both baby photos and family photos, and decided on Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan as our location.  This place is amazingly beautiful, and I wish it was closer to me so I could shoot there more often.

Danielle was a busy girl, and had a great time running around and chasing after her mom and dad.  Outdoor sessions are definitely the way to go with busy babies and toddlers who are on the move.  They get to run and play, and we don’t have to stay in one place for photos.  For this session (as with all sessions), we were able to photograph both candid and posed images, and hopefully Danielle slept great that night.  🙂


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  • Ah these are lovely family photos. I love how they look so natural, relaxed and happy. Great job.x

  • What a beautiful family! I love the outdoor location – it showcases fall beautifully!

  • Oh my goodness…those eyes! Beautiful session!

  • OH my goodness. SOO cute! That hair! And those adorable big eyes!

  • Danielle

    What a cutie! Great 1 year photos.

  • Amazing family photos… fabulous location!!

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