TWIN CITIES, MN MATERNITY, BABY & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

FINE ART PRINTS + PRODUCTS


Every family has different needs, and I would love to work with you to figure out the best way for you to enjoy your photos.  I have curated an amazing lineup of professional vendors that match the quality and timeless style of your portraits.  All artwork is made with the highest quality products available to the photographic industry, and all come with a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship.  Scroll down to see some of the most popular ways our clients enjoy their images.


 

WALL COLLECTIONS

Heirloom Framed Prints: a true piece of art, meant to be handed down for generations. The prints are on eco-friendly natural cotton paper, which has a much longer lifespan than traditional prints. The matting prevents the print from touching the glass, and it's archival - it will not deteriorate or turn yellow over time. The frames are made from real wood. The acrylic that is used blocks 99% of UV rays from reaching your print, and the optional museum acrylic allows you to enjoy your framed print without glare or reflections. The framed print is finished with a fully enclosed back and hanging wire.

 

 

Gallery Wraped Canvases: a modern piece of wall art. Archival, acid-free and gaurenteed not to fade or turn yellow over time. These 100% natural cotton Hahnemuhle canvases contain no optical brightners and feature a finely woven, elegant surface. The canvas is coated with a Hahnemuhle matte varnish, resulting in a non-glare surface that retains a wide color gamut and deep blacks. They are stretched on a 1.5" deep wood stretcher bar, and each corner is custom cut to reduce bulk. The back is finished with an archival, acid-free, moisture and puncture resistant backing, beehive hangers and wall bumpers.

ALBUMS

Albums aren't necessarily purchased to enjoy on a daily basis as you would with wall art. They are meant to be enjoyed as a priceless piece of nostalgia that can be looked back at 10, 20 or 50+ years from now. Looking back at your child's tiny toes, or the way they fit in your arms can instantly bring you back to that place in time. Albums are also a great way to enjoy your images when wall space is limited.

 

Heirloom albums are hand-made, lay-flat albums with thick pages and archival photographic paper. They are custom designed, and start at 20 images. Cover options include luxe European linen, Japanese silk and luxe leather, and suede. Complimentary engraving/debossing on the front cover. Heirloom albums can also include things such as a copy of your baby's birth announcement, or hand-written notes.

 

 

THE UNBOUND ALBUM

The Unbound album is quickly becoming a client favorite. It includes ten prints (7x10 matted to 11x14) in a beautiful linen keepsake box.

 

Clients love the unbound album for its versitility. Prints can be displayed on a large desktop easel, framed at different locations around the home, framed together for a large wall display or kept in the box to look through from time to time as you would with a regular album.

 

 

PRINTS

Heirloom Prints: printed on eco-friendly natural cotton papers, presented in a beautiful custom cut white mat. These are museum quality archival prints that are meant to last for 100 years or more. These are not mass produced by a machine. They are individually printed, allowed to dry, and hand inspected for accuracy. They are then sprayed for protection against UV rays, dust, fingerprints, and moisture. The archival white mat helps protect the print from oils on your fingers, and also prevents the print from touching and potentially sticking to the glass when framed. These prints are only available with heirloom framing.

 

 

Standard Prints: beautifully matted lustre prints are one of the simplest and easiest products the studio offers. Desk prints are available in two standard sizes: 5x7 (matted to 8x10) and 7x10 (matted to 11x14). These are photographic prints, matted and backed with museum grade RagMat 4ply matboard, which protects the print from fingerprints and from touching the glass when framed. These are standard print sizes, and will fit in any store-bought frame so it's very easy to bring your prints home and pop them into your current favorite frame. Wall size prints (11x14 and larger) are printed on lustre paper and have a 2mm styrene backing.

 

 

DIGITAL FILES

Digital files for personal printing and archiving are available for purchase. Images from these files can then be printed at your convience, in any size you want, as many times as you want. They can be shared with friends and family around the world.

 

Purchased digital files are delivered via an electronic download as well as on a wooden USB for safekeeping. The full digital gallery includes a 4x6 proof set in a glass keepsake box.

GLASS KEEPSAKE BOX

The Glass Keepsake Box is a client favorite. It holds a 4x6 white-bordered print of each image from your session.

 

Besides holding your prints, these are also great for keeping other important mementos, such as baby's first lock of hair, hospital bracelets, etc. The 4x6 prints can also be slipped into an album.

PRESS-PRINTED CARDS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cards and announcements are custom designed, and are printed on heavy-weight card stock or linen paper. They are 5x7", double sided and include envelopes.

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Melissa Klein is a custom portrait photographer in Lino Lakes, Minnesota specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography. Serving the general Twin Cities area, including (but not limited to) Minneapolis, St. Paul, Anoka, Andover, Apple Valley, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Edina, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, New Brighton, North Oaks, Richfield, Roseville, Shoreview, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, and more.

 

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