Photographer Profile

My name is Melissa Howell and I specialize in custom portrait design for your home. You can visit my official photography website at to view more of my work and to contact me to set up a consultation.

Friday, May 30, 2008

So excited!

I am so thrilled to announce that Blue Prints Photography is now offering coffee-table albums! There is just one word for these albums: STUNNING! These albums are 10x10 inches and have 20 pages. What a GORGEOUS way to display the portraits from your session. Below are some sample pages. As a special bonus, the first two people to book a session will get $50 off the price of an album!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Little Tommy

I met Little Tommy's mom two-and-a-half years ago just after she'd had Tommy's big sister. She was visiting her mom in Denver and was referred to me by her aunt (a good friend of mine) to take pictures of her baby. Several months later, we moved to Los Angeles. My husband left on a business trip one day after we got there, so I was left in a strange, huge city, all alone with my two girls. Then my oldest got very sick and I didn't know what to do. I called my aforementioned friend back in Denver. She asked me if I had called Tommy's mom. It turned out that she lived only five minutes away from where we were staying. She and her husband came over that night, and she picked my girls and me up from the hospital the next morning. (The paramedics are happy to transport you to the hospital, but they don't provide return service). I consider it Divine Providence that in a city of ten-million people, where it takes literally two hours to drive from end to end, Tommy's mom was there for me. Literally the only person I knew was five minutes away. Thank you, Tommy's mom! Now here are some pictures of your beautiful baby.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Another blue-eyed beauty

I got to take pictures of this five-month-old today. Her mom told me they hadn't had much luck and weren't very happy with pictures they had gotten at a certain photo studio which shall remain nameless :) I think they'll be much happier with these ones! They really show the personality of this baby in her natural setting. The black and whites were gorgeous. Look at those huge eyes! And, I worked up a cute little personal card just for fun. (Names have been changed).

Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Personal cards!

Blue Prints Photography is pleased to offer custom-made personal cards. Have you ever found yourself at a park, scrambling to find a piece of paper and a pen to write down a new friend's name and phone number? Use one of these chic and beautiful cards instead! All the rage, these new "Mommy" cards are a great way to pass along your information while showcasing your adorable children. Ask about them at your next photo session!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

First photoshoot with my new camera

I just took this camera out of the box today, and I think I can say I am officially in love! All of these pictures were taken with this camera, except for two, which were taken with my old camera, which I also love. This gorgeous little girl is one of my daughter's best friends. The last picture is one of my "fine art" pieces. I absolutely adore it, along with all the rest. Enjoy!