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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beautiful baby girl

This sweetheart just turned one. She has the most beautiful coloring. Porcelain skin, dark hair, and blue eyes. She was such a doll. The cuteness almost overwhelmed me at times :) And even though the smiles were few and far between, her sweet spirit shines through.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Speed demon in diapers part two

I came back today to photograph this little cutie in some new outfits that were just adorable. I was loving the hats, but he wasn't so much.... Still, is he not just to die for?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Speed demon in diapers

Last week I photographed an eight-month old baby boy. I asked his mom if he could crawl. Boy, could he ever! He was so fast! I really had to use all my skills to catch him! Here are a few of my favorites from the session.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Snow shoot

When this family contacted me to do their Christmas pictures, little did I know how well the weather would cooperate! It snowed for two days straight, and then the sun came out and melted just enough for me to be able to get out of my driveway! And it was warm enough that my hands weren't shaking as I tried to take pictures. (I did a wedding in a snowstorm two years ago and just in case you were wondering, it's really hard to take pictures while you're shivering!) The two adorable little boys were so good during the shoot and I am so happy with how the portraits turned out!

I love this picture of the little boy holding his dad's hands.

Here's the same picture, but turned black and white and cropped. I ADORE this picture!

Here's another one I could stare at all day.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The cutest Christmas cards ever!

This year I have a really fantastic collection of Christmas card designs. There are samples of most of them below. I am also happy to custom-design anything for you so you can pick your own colors, layout, and text. The last day to order Christmas cards is November 30th. The hard part is deciding which design to choose! Enjoy!