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, August 30, 2010

Twenty-five years and counting {Aurora family photographer}

Last week I went to Utah to attend Education Week, a program put on every year at BYU featuring classes on marriage, parenting, the scriptures, and other topics. While I was there, I stayed with my good friends (who are more like family than friends) who had their 25th wedding anniversary on the day I arrived. They wanted to do a photo shoot to commemorate the event, and I happily obliged. But I'm wondering how a person can be married before they're born, because she looks about 23 to me :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Family fun {Denver family photographer}

This family was on their way from Washington state to Ohio and stopped here in Denver so I could do their family portraits. (O.K. They also had family here. But doing a photoshoot with me was super high on their priority list. Really, it was :)

The kids didn't have any interest in having their pictures taken, but they warmed up eventually :) And they were so photogenic. I'm really happy with how this shoot turned out.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The cutest little boys you've ever seen! {Denver baby photographer}

In my baby plan, I do sessions at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. It was time for this little guy's 6 month shots, and his mom wanted to include his big brother. I cannot believe how cute these two are! Try to look away if you can (I can't do it!)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sisters {Denver child photographer}

A few weeks ago, I got to photograph a sweet family who had received a session as part of a gift basket they purchased at an elementary school. The session was supposed to be with my friend, but she had moved to Utah and was unable to do the session, so she asked me to fill in. Just my luck! The girls were so cute and had a great time laughing at their daddy, who was apparently being very funny behind my back :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm so excited! {Denver child photographer}

Yesterday I got to attend a wonderful workshop by one of my photographic idols, Mary Lynne Ashley of Ashley Photography. She was kind enough to meet with me four years ago right before we moved to California to show me how her studio worked. Unfortunately, I had no room for a studio in California, so I've been doing natural light photography ever since. But now I'm ready to start up my studio again, and just needed some additional information to get it going. The workshop yesterday fit the bill perfectly! I'm ordering all new top-of-the-line equipment and working to get my studio up and running! The picture below demonstrates how I'm feeling. Yay!