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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Exotic beauty, part 3

I told Kelly I knew the perfect place for her shoot in Downtown Denver. I had done an engagement shoot there the year before and knew it would be fantastic for her shoot as well. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it! I made poor Kelly hike all over the 16th Street Mall looking for it. (She didn't complain a bit, I might add, and didn't even look like she was sweating!) In the end, we found a street that was very similar, and we ducked into this cute vintage dress shop for her to change. While she was changing, her mom noticed this darling area in the front of the store that would be perfect for pictures. The shop also had these fantastic hats that matched perfectly what Kelly was wearing. It was fate! The first two pictures are in the dress shop, and the last one is outside in a brick archway. Kelly, you were so fun to photograph, and probably my easiest subject ever!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Exotic beauty, part 2

My senior shoot with Kelly was in two locations. The first was a gorgeous backyard of a personal friend, and the second was in downtown Denver. Here are three of my favorites from the first part of the shoot. Stay tuned for the downtown favorites!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Exotic beauty, part 1

Last night I did senior portraits for an absolutely gorgeous girl. She had long, dark hair, and big, blue eyes. I don't normally get to do a lot of fun effects on portraits, but I really went to town on hers! Here is one of my absolute favorites from the shoot, done six different ways. Which one is your favorite?