Zenfolio | MJCollins Photography | About

Hi! I'm Melissa. It's nice to meet you. I call North Branch, MN home and am a mother of 3 with a wonderful and amazing, supportive husband.

I discovered pictures by spending hours upon hours pouring through my Mom's photo albums in the living room as a little girl. I was completely captivated by seeing my grandparents so young, my parents as children and myself as a little girl. To this day, sometimes you will find me still getting lost in the memories of those pages. Next to spending actual time with my loved ones, photographs makes every cell in my body alive and happy. 


There are literally no words to describe the joy photographs bring me and how much I cherish them, even long after the person in them has gone. I cannot seem to take enough pictures because people grow and change so quickly and the pictures themselves spark so many memories that might otherwise be tucked far away into your brain.


In the beginning as my love for pictures was developing, I never thought of being a career photographer, but here I am with a heart full of gratitude and images yet to be created.


My goal is to provide you with a lasting legacy that will become more and more valuable as time marches on and you see your portraits of you or your loved ones on the wall every day or when you take out the album to share with people important to you.


My experience in working with children and families for over 20 years in child care will not only provide you with an enjoyable session, but help you create a memory and offer you a moment in time that you and your children will hold dear in the years to come. I firmly believe archival photographs will outlast any material thing you will own.

Let's get together soon! 


You can also browse my Etsy shop ♥