I am in the business of celebrating women, inspiring confidence and providing imagery to represent your legacy beautifully for the rest of time. ~ Melissa J. Collins

The exceptional women you see in my portfolio are every day women, those who you might bump into at the grocery store, on their way to pick up the kids at school or taking grandchildren to the park. 

♥ Self love and indulgence isn't selfish 

It is embracing who you are at this time in your life and documenting it with a photograph - experiencing it for yourself or sharing it with someone you love. 

3 generation of women photo

On Sale! A Portrait Experience for the woman or mom in your life!


What is in it for you?



This is where we discuss all the details, like wardrobe, hair and make-up and how to prepare for your special day!


On the morning of your session, you are treated to a professional hair and make-up transformation! You have the ability to be as natural as you wish or go completely out of your comfort zone! Not only will you be camera ready, but you will look and feel confident from the inside out - and like a celebrity about to walk the red carpet. 


You have the opportunity to wear your favorite item (s) from home that makes you feel fabulous and confident, select something from the growing closet or mix and match. One of the ways we create beautiful images is how comfortable and confident you are, so wardrobe choice is pretty important! We talk it through so you have a stress-free session day and feel prepared.


 You are in good hands. My team and I help you every step of the way. Our job is to make sure you are loving the experience. When it comes time to be in front of the camera, I expertly guide you so you will always know what to do and never guess. Your job is not to be photogenic, MY job is to take a beautiful and flattering photograph of you - I do this as a profession - my full time gig, ladies. I got you! 

** NOTE: you may want to book a night out afterwards, it is entirely possible you will feel like a cover model

 You will come back for an in-person slideshow and highlight reel of your session day where we get to see your beautiful, retouched photos. You will get to choose your favorite photo to be printed and framed + the matching digital file for your archives. Additional images can be purchased during consultation or at the reveal



                                                   Why should you do this?

Mother daughter session
• It is an amazing time to have for yourself or with your mom, girlfriends, daughter or family

• Honor the people that mean the most to you

• Create a memory that will last forever and have photos that will last longer

• Change the way you see yourself in photos

• You are someone who is always behind the camera, let's capture YOU

• You haven't had your photo taken in years - photos aren't just for children, seniors or weddings!







Mother's Day Sale at MJCollins Photography




Mature and wise woman portraits

Before and after transformation  

"I don't normally enjoy having my photo taken, but Melissa made us feel beautiful and comfortable right from the start. It was a really fun event that I will remember forever! Thank you!
~ Breinn, 3 generation portraits

MJCollins Photography review and testimony


Buy it for you because you deserve it. Buy if for you and your mom. Buy it for your wife, friend, sister, mother, or any other amazing Mom in your life. 

Who couldn't use a day of looking and feeling absolutely fabulous?!


* Limited number will be sold
** Additional Images can be purchased during consultation or at the reveal
*** Additional people can be added to the portrait session

Sale is for in-studio sessions can be purchased until May 31, 2021  Must be shot before December 31, 2021.






Melissa J Collins, MJCollins Photography

Hi! I am Melissa J. Collins,

Family, business and boudoir portrait photographer, creator, and educator with a deep desire to make the most beautiful images and products to last forever.

I help people accept and love themselves in photographs while having a phenomenal, professional experience.

As someone who battles low-confidence levels daily, I know what an AMAZING photograph of yourself  can do. I also know how damaging a terrible photo of yourself is. So I spend every day learning, practicing and growing my skills and fine tuning my craft so I can provide you with photographs that will up-lift you, fill you with joy and show you how others see you. 
I also want you to have a legacy to keep for the rest of your years and share with your children and your children's children one day. 
I can honest-to-goodness tell you hand on heart that I 100% love my job and this business. I adore it and I cannot wait to meet you and plan your day!




Melissa's work

has been featured in national and international publications. She is an educator and has written articles in industry magazines serving as an expert to other photographers.


Currently she is working towards her photography accreditation and has been recognized with bronze merit points - indicating her work is of high professional standard by leading and world-renowned professionals in the industry. 







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Sessions will be done in the studio at:

6448 Main Street

North Branch, MN 55056


Contact Melissa with questions:


[email protected]