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, March 28, 2011

My First Beach Shoot! {Denver, Colorado photographer}

A month ago, I went to Oregon for my dad's 80th birthday party. All his kids were able to come (except for one daughter) and that meant that I got to hang out with my sister-in-law (among other people). Melain and I love getting together because she loves being in front of a camera and I love being behind one. The combination is always incredible! This shoot was no exception. We headed down to the beach (remember, this is February in Oregon). We were a bit worried because usually you get sandblasted at this beach. I'm not exaggerating. It is typically unbearably windy and cold. But this day, it was only slightly unbearably windy and cold! Melain was a true artist (in that she suffered for her art). It was totally worth it, though, as the following images will attest!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brother and Sister in Easter Blue and Pink {Denver, Colorado child photographer}

I got to photograph this adorable duo on Saturday. Their dad sure earned his keep with all the dancing and singing he did to get his kids to smile. It was sure worth it, though! Get a load of these cuties!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The 2011 Mrs. Colorado Pageant

On March 5th, I got to attend this year's Mrs. Colorado Pageant. I was a sponsor for one of the contestants, Valentina Anderson. She did not win (BOO!) but she had a wonderful time participating. Here are some pictures I got from my seat in the audience. Unfortunately, I couldn't do anything about the head in front of me.
Shalon Polson, 2010 Mrs. Colorado introducing this year's contestants.

Valentina Anderson introducing herself.

Valentina getting to show off her evening gown and regal walk.

The top 5 finalists.

The top two waiting to hear the verdict.

And the winner is, Janell Ames!

Here's Valentina with her family.

Valentina and her husband.

What a cute couple!

These last ones are artsy interpretations I did. Valentina is SO beautiful!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Born Lucky {Centennial Colorado Baby Photographer}

On Saturday, I got to photograph the sweetest 7-week-old baby boy. He was the most well-behaved baby. Well, except for the time he peed on his dad. And the time he did it again :) His dad is a big motorcyle aficionado, and they bought him the cutest little black shirt with a motorcycle on the front. (They bought the shirt for the baby--not the dad. Although the dad really wanted one in his size). On the back of the shirt, it said "Born Lucky." And this baby sure was. His parents adore him, and rightfully so!