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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.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

O.K., so I don't do weddings, but...

I have done some weddings for family members and desperate friends-of-friends.
("My friend is getting married at noon today and her photographer just cancelled. Can you do it?"
"Um, o.k. Can I bring my kids?")

The following are some of my favorites, which should not just be sitting on my computer, unappreciated.

And, because I can't help myself, I must offer a brief word about wedding photography in general. You should expect to spend at least $750 (that is the MINIMUM) on a wedding photographer. $2000 would be better. Remember in photography that you get what you pay for, and your wedding is not a time to skimp on the pictures. You can skimp on the cake--it will be eaten. You can skimp on the flowers--they will die. But your wedding pictures will last forever (that is, if you hire a great photographer who uses the best printing materials!) Please, please, do not hire your brother Joe's friend who "really likes to take pictures" and will give you the cd. It's the difference between art and snapshots. The pictures from your wedding should look like they could be hung in a gallery, not stuffed in a sight-seeing album.

As a final note, since I don't do weddings, I am looking for some good photographers I can refer people to when they ask me about doing their wedding. If you live in the Denver area and would like to be considered, please e-mail me at melissabhowell at gmail dot com and direct me to samples of your work.

1 comment:

Angel said...

For not "doing weddings" you did a fantastic job!