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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, January 31, 2011

Mrs. Colorado 2011

This past week I had the opportunity to do the official portraits for Mrs. Cherry Creek, who is running for Mrs. Colorado 2011. Her name is Valentina Anderson, and her story is quite inspiring--from being an orphan in the Ukraine to now living her dream in America. You can go see her and all the other contestants compete for the crown on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Buell Theater. If anyone is interested in tickets, please contact me as soon as possible!

Here are some of my favorites from our shoot. This first picture I love because I caught her off-guard. I think she looks so natural and beautiful. I love the picture of her dancing with her husband, and also the umbrella shot, because it is different and unexpected. This is her main picture that will be published in the pageant magazine. I bet nobody else has one like it!

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