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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The "All Boy Album" {Denver child photographer}

As a companion to my newly released
All Girl Album,
I've designed an album just for boys! It's a little swirly, but not girly! (No butterflies or flowers!) This would be so great for a newborn, or any little guy up through toddler age. A keepsake box can be designed to match. The perfect duo to preserve all your little boy's treasures and memories!

Blue Prints Photography

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The nicest compliment

A few weeks ago, I got a call from a woman who thought I was somebody else. (Apparently there are several other Melissa Howells in the Denver area :) To make a long story short, she booked a session with me to get a professional portrait done. We met in downtown Denver and she brought her husband along. It was such a fun photoshoot! I just loved both of their personalities and we hit it off right away. After I sent them their portraits, I got a copy of this e-mail which she sent to her friends. I didn't ask her to do it and was taken completely by surprise. She was effusive in her praise, which made me feel really good. I am happy when my clients are happy. And even happier when they become my friends:

Dear Friends,

I found the most amazing photographer. She is an illusionist and a master of reaching into your soul and pulling out everything you think you are: beautiful, intelligent, worldly - whatever! I have never seen anyone so capable of using natural light to make you look gorgeous. If you EVER need an excellent photographer for your new business photo, LinkedIn picture or family portrait, you MUST call Melissa. I found her, completely by accident and I'm glad I made the mistake.

I'm glad you made the mistake, too :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Photography Tip #1

When photographing an 18-month-old child, jelly beans are an absolute must!

This cute little boy's mom brought him in for a session to get a montage to match his older brother and sister's montages. Being 18-months old, he had no interest in getting his picture taken (this is totally natural for this age, and I expect it!) However, he was very interested in the balls we had, and for some reason, he sat relatively still while eating jelly beans. He probably was not so still once all the sugar hit, but we were done by then :)

Blue Prints Photography

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The brand new "All Girl" album!

I am so excited to introduce my newly-created "All Girl" album! It's super-pink and super-cute! Full of swirls, dots, butterflies and flowers, this album is perfect for a girl of any age. Check out some of the sample pages below!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Keepsake boxes

Blue Prints Photography is so excited to offer customized keepsake boxes! These boxes are sized to fit 5x7 prints and can also be used for your child's most important memorabilia. Birth announcements, baby booties and hats, that first lock of hair, and much, much more! How about that special necklace from Grandma, or sweet notes from a mother or father. There are so many ways to fill these beautiful boxes! What's even better is that I can customize them to match your album design (look for new album designs coming soon!) Remember to add one of these gorgeous boxes to your next order!