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, 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!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Artistic treatments {Parker child photographer}

I had so much fun doing these treatments on some of my favorite portraits from my last session. Each one is completely customized and unique. This is one of the best parts (for me) of being a photographer--taking a beautiful portrait and turning it into something more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

School pictures

One of my clients called a few weeks ago wanting me to do portraits of her kids. She is among the many who are dissatisfied with traditional school pictures and wants something better. I am so glad, because these portraits will not just sit in a drawer or get thrown in the trash. These are going on the wall! (And there were so darn many cute ones, but I can't post them all here!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Best friends forever {Denver family photographer}

When I went to Utah, I got to hang out (for way too short a time) with my best friend. We did a photoshoot with her family and the two boys they are fostering (and hoping to adopt).  Below are pictures of her two girls--one they had naturally and one they adopted. The two-year-old wanted NOTHING to do with pictures, but she wanted everything to do with the playground at the park. So we went there and I got some super cute shots of her playing.

Here's her older sister. On the second shot, I did a more artistic black and white treatment. Gorgeous!

Here are the boys. They totally look like they belong, don't you think?

And here's my friend and her hubby. Don't they look so cute? I think so :)