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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Catie | Cheesman Park Senior Portraits

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Seniors

Cheesman Park in the heart of Denver is an ideal place for all sorts of sessions, and it served us well during Catie’s senior session. I love that Catie came to her session with a few ideas in mind, but also let me be creative with her portraits as well! As Denverites know, for most […]

Taylor + David | Denver New Home Couple Portraits

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Couples

You know how people have bucket lists? Us photographers do too! I’m so grateful that Taylor and David reached out about taking some photos to celebrate purchasing their first home together – a “new home” session had been on my photography bucket list for a while! Taylor and David are the absolute sweetest couple. You […]

Danielle | Realm Denver Branding Session

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Branding

Photographer, success and mindset coach, wife, dog and turtle mom, horse rider, podcaster, talented singer, artist, world traveler, graduate school alumnus – I don’t think there’s anything Danielle doesn’t or couldn’t do! Capturing updated branding photos for both her photography and coaching business was a true pleasure. It’s always special getting to work with another […]

Diana | Carpenter Park Senior & Family Portraits

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Seniors

Carpenter Park was the perfect backdrop for Diana’s senior portraits. We also used this opportunity to take some family and couple portraits, which made for a very fun hour and a half together! Diana’s family was fantastic to work with and she has the cutest nephews who loved their time in front of the camera. […]

Esli | Golden History Museum & Park Senior Portraits

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Seniors

The seniors I have had the privilege of photographing this year continue to impress me with their academic, athletic and extracurricular achievements and Esli was no exception. I think she had more honor cords than anyone I’ve ever met, is a part of the National Honor Society, known three languages and told me her future […]

Cara + Mark | Roxborough State Park Couple Portraits

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Couples

As a photographer, especially a photographer in Colorado, sometimes I wish could control every aspect of the weather to make everything just perfect for my clients. On the day of Cara, Mark and their dog Gemma’s shoot, the weather at Roxborough State Park in Morrison, Colorado was cloudy and very windy and I almost suggested […]

Stephany | University of Denver Senior Portraits

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Seniors

Before every photo session, I ask my clients to fill out a questionnaire so I can get to know them a little better and understand their goals for our time together. As soon as I saw that Stephany was also an Office and Schitt’s Creek fan, I knew we’d have fun together! Her session started […]

Annie | River North Neighborhood Portraits

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Branding

So fun little backstory here…back in the third grade, my family moved in next to Annie’s in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago. From that point until sixth grade, we were inseparable. Unforuatntely, my family had to move again before I started seventh grade. Social media, texting, FaceTime, etc. wasn’t nearly as popular as it is […]

Welcome Caleb | Denver Home Newborn Family Session

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Family

I was so excited when I received a message from Allison saying that she had a new beautiful baby boy who was ready for his photo debut! I loved getting to know this family during their at-home backyard maternity session and it was a joy to document them as a new family of four at […]

Alyssa + Matt | Denver Home Couple Portraits

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Couples

Alyssa and Matt moved into the townhome three doors down from us a year after we moved in, and we’re so lucky to call them our neighbors. I had so much fun taking “front porch portraits” for this adorable couple and their pup. They’ve been married about two and a half years now but you’d […]

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