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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why be traditional?

On my website, I have samples of magazine-style birth announcements that are so fun and original. After I did the photo shoot of Josh and Jen, I thought, "Why not do a magazine-style wedding announcement?" So I did, and I think it's awesome, if I do say so myself. They love it, too, which is the best compliment of all.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blue Prints Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Jenni C. and Michelle who referred her! You have both won a free photo session along with a free 11x14 print! I'll be in touch to set up your sessions!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Josh and Jenn

One of these people was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch. Can you tell which one? I didn't think so. This couple is GORGEOUS and they were so fun to work with! Josh was totally laid-back and joking around the whole time. He reminded me of my little brother. Jenn was the more serious of the two, but she was totally game for anything I suggested. After our two hours were up, we all wanted to do more! It was so fun! But Josh was starving, so they had to go look for "cheese on a stick." (Jenn's cute friend and assitant/camera guard extraordinaire was responsible for the "cheese on a stick" comment. Totally cracked me up).

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pink album

As promised, here are some page samples from my new pink album that I am offering. I could stare at them all day. And if these pages were filled with pictures of your little girl, you could stare at them for a lifetime. Click on the image to view the pages in greater detail.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Warm and fuzzy feelings from photography

The following pictures are of the sweetest little family with the sweetest little mom who happens to be one of my good friends. When she and her husband got married, it was on a beautiful fall day. The trees were full of resplendent color, and their wedding portraits promised to be phenomenal. Until their photographer's equipment was stolen out of his car, along with all their pictures, save one roll of film that had managed to roll under the seat. But there was only one picture of them on it. Since that time, they had only had the occasional Christmas portrait taken, and no professional pictures of their youngest daughter. This situation was entirely unacceptable! So I remedied it. And the pictures are gorgeous. And there was much rejoicing in the land. (Please forgive my silliness, but I am just giddy over these pictures, and I know my friend will be, too).

Monday, August 4, 2008

Oh my goodness, I love what I do!

If it seems like I'm always fawning over children on this blog, it's because I am! I think they are God's most beautiful creation. Take this 9-month-old, for example. The eyes, the hair, the smile! It just doesn't get any better than this!

I can't decide which of these I like best. Which do you vote for? Color, or black and white?