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, December 22, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Twins {Centennial baby photographer}

The moment I first laid eyes on these girls, I knew I had to get my camera in their cute little faces. Unfortunately, they were just getting over an illness when they came to the shoot (as well as Mom and Dad, who still had the illness). They were all such good sports, but the poor little girls had such a hard time! I got loads of heartbreaking shots of them crying, but I also got some super adorable shots where they weren't. And I think this family portrait may be the most wonderful I've ever taken!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dancing Divas {Parker Family Photographer}

Look at this family. Aren't they adorable? The youngest daughter goes to the same dance studio as my girls, and I've taken several pictures of her at the dance studio before performances. I was lucky enough to photograph the rest of her family, and they were naturals in front of the camera. At the end, we turned on the fan and the girls hammed it up!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lots of laughter {Denver family photographer}

I had this fun downtown session with a great family on Saturday. We were really wondering if we should reschedule the session for Monday because the weather report was so iffy. (And if you live in Denver, you know you can never trust the weather, because it's schizophrenic). When we left to go downtown, it was snowing in Parker--but bright and sunny at Larimer Square! On the way, the dad said, "People aren't going to stop and stare at us, are they?" I assured him that I had never had that happen on a shoot. Well, wouldn't you know it--people stopped and stared. Mostly to say, "That's a great picture, " or "What a cute family." Or to compliment me on my large camera :) Despite that, we had a fun time, and there was loads of tickling, funny faces, and laughing during the shoot. By the end, we were all freezing (even though it was sunny), but it's a good thing we did it, because now it's Monday and snowing everywhere!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A very blustery day {Parker photographer}

On Saturday, I had a shoot scheduled with one of my favorite families. The weather report said the temperature would be in the 70s. A perfect fall day! However, the weather report did not mention the gale-force winds! Holy cow! I was hoping the wind would die down for the shoot, but no such luck! Thankfully, we found a cute log cabin that blocked most of the wind so we could get some decent shots!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sisters and cousins {Parker child photographer}

Last week I got to photograph three sisters with each of their children. I loved capturing the sweet interaction between the moms and their kids. And the cousins were so cute with each other. I had such a hard time choosing which few to post!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall splendor {Highlands Ranch Photographer}

I love this time of year. The colors of the leaves are so mesmerizing and wonderful. I think how God could have just made the leaves be green all the time, but I like to think that He lets them change colors every year just to delight us.

I went to one of my favorite places with this cute family last Saturday. They all looked so great in the golden light. And the littlest one kept making the cutest scrunched up faces. Enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blue eyes {Aurora child photographer}

I photographed this little girl when she was a baby. She had the most amazing, mesmerizing blue eyes. Nothing has changed, except that she has gotten bigger and even more beautiful.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Like mother, like daughter {Parker photographer}

Another fantastic mini session I had at my studio Grand Opening was with this mother and daughter, who both look like supermodels. Holy cow. Can you say GORGEOUS?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pretty in pink {Centennial child photographer}

For my studio Grand Opening, I had some super fun mini sessions. The first one was with this darling girl who could not have been more sweet and sassy. I LOVED the outfit, especially the hat :) And it looked so great with this damask backdrop. What a little cover girl!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The last dreams of summer {Aurora child photographer}

I did this shoot last week just as summer had officially come to an end. These girls look like they stepped out of a fairy tale! They probably got so sick of me telling them how pretty they were, but I couldn't help myself. They are just stunning, and I couldn't be happier with how the images turned out.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Free Mini-Sessions to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Blue Prints Studio!

I am so excited to announce the opening of my home studio! I have been doing strictly on-location work for several years, and I'm thrilled at the added versatility and availability my home studio will add for my clients. My grand opening will be October 9th and I'll be offering free 15-minute mini-sessions on that day. You can choose from two of my favorite backdrops when you book your session. The first is my black and white damask backdrop that is so fun with solid-colored clothes, or other black and white clothes. Add some fun, funky pillows or a cute red chair and you've got a winning combination!

The next backdrop option is great for both boys and girls. It's kind of abstract, but is made up of gorgeous blues and greens. It's so fun to layer lots of hats, scarves and sweaters with this backdrop. Or a cute tutu or shirt and tie combo would also work great. This backdrop would go great in a winter-themed holiday card.

Call today to schedule your session! Slots will fill up fast!