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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Little cutie

These are the "official" two-year pictures of my daughter. Isn't she a doll? I love the way she crinkles up her nose when she's smiling.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hey good lookin'!

This past weekend I photographed a great family. The mom did a fantastic job picking out clothes that were perfectly complimented by the beautiful fall colors. I just love the warmth in these portraits. And even though she probably will be embarrassed, I had to throw in a gorgeous portrait of the mom all by herself :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

An old red chair

I photographed these beautiful girls last year. When I went to their house, I noticed they had this great old red chair. Ever since I first saw it, I knew I had to do their portraits in it. So for this year's photo shoot, I asked if we could bring the red chair. I felt really bad making their mom lug it out to our location, but after seeing the pictures, I don't feel bad any more! It was totally worth it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall schedule

In order to spend more time with my family this holiday season, I will be doing my last portrait session on November 14th. After that, sessions will resume in January 2010.

Friday, October 16, 2009


I love hats. The fluffy, winter kind that always look so cute on kids. A friend of mine makes the most amazing hats. She grew up as an orphan in the Ukraine and was taught to knit and crochet in the orphanage. I wanted to take some pictures of her and her daughter in their fun winter-wear. (The gray hat with white flowers was actually not made by my friend, but all the rest were). We had so much fun trying on the different hats and scarfs. If it's got to be cold, at least we can be cute, right?