Mel Schroeder Photography

Denver based wedding & Portrait Photography

Here you'll find my recent work, photography tips and tricks and a little glimpse into my life away from the camera.

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Kinzie | Mount Falcon Senior Portraits

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Seniors

I’m so glad that Kinzie reached out me about capturing her graduate portraits! She decided to have her session at one of my favorite places for mountain views near Denver – Mount Falcon. We had perfect weather and even got a surprise visit from her boyfriend’s parents! The look on her face was just priceless […]

Paige | Cheesman Park Headshots

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Branding

I mean, just look at that awesome red leather jacket! As you can imagine, Paige was such a blast to work with for her headshots and we had so much fun exploring the area around the Pavilion at Cheesman Park on a luckily warm March evening. I met Paige through our mutual friend, Annie, whose […]

Sarah + Drew | Denver Industrial Wedding Inspiration

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Weddings

Oh man, I’m not sure where to start with these two! Sarah and Drew were one of those couples who could read my mind before I even asked them to try a pose or share a kiss which made capturing them through the day at Blanc Denver a dream. Sarah looked stunning in a dress […]

Brooke + Francisco | Denver Princess and the Frog Wedding Inspiration

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Weddings

I have a confession to make…I didn’t actually see the movie that inspired this beautiful Denver wedding inspiration shoot at Blanc until after the fact. And now I’m kicking myself, because Princess and the Frog was a fantastic movie! And real-life couple Brooke and Francisco plus all the talented vendors were even more fantastic to […]

Audrey + Nick | Mount Falcon Park Couple Portraits

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Couples

I think Mount Falcon Park in Morrison maybe be my new favorite outdoor session location. Located only a few minutes away from Denver, you get stunning mountain views combined with wide open spaces as well as beautiful, more tree-filled options. I’m so glad Audrey and Nick agreed that this space would be perfect for their […]

Lindsey + Alika | Colorado Railroad Museum Elopement Inspiration

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Weddings

Having two people in love right in front of my camera is truly an honor. And I don’t think you’d find a couple more in love than Lindsey and Alika! You didn’t even need to look to know where these two were as we wandered around the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, because you could […]

Ramiza + Abdullah | Washington Park Couple Portraits

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Couples

When Ramiza and Abdullah reached out to me about a photo session, they were hoping for some fall color. I thought we were out of luck but I’m so glad we were able to snag just the very last bit of color at Washington Park right in the middle of Denver. It’s such a beautiful […]

Nate | University of Denver Senior Portraits

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Seniors

Nate’s mom Jennifer reached out to me on a Thursday evening I think about a senior session that weekend and I’m so grateful that I had space available! We had a wonderful evening walking around the University of Denver campus trying to stay warm and find a variety of backgrounds for images – which is […]

Samantha + Tim | Oklahoma City Maternity Portraits

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Maternity

I met Samantha our first day of college at the University of Iowa and I am so incredibly excited that I now have the privilege of taking maternity photos for her and her wonderful husband, Tim. Samantha and Tim met at work and actually to this day, still work at the same company together, although […]

Hekhuis Family | Plainfield Fall Family Portraits

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Family

I truly love all my clients, but there is something extra special about capturing one of your best friends that you’ve known since middle school – and now they have a new baby themselves! I was so thrilled when Carol asked me to take some fall portraits for her and her husband Alex’s growing family. […]

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