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*BEST of 2015* Image Contest | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

Welcome 2016 & Happy New Year to you!

Time flies & here we go … my FIFTH annual best of the year image contest!

You can’t even begin to imagine my emotions & gratitude while sorting through the 2015 session images.

I am incredibly grateful for clients & friends (YOU!)  that support me and my dream job.  A charmed life for sure!

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5th Annual *BEST OF* Image Contest starts today!

This contest is being held on Facebook.  CLICK HERE to head over and vote on your favorite(s).

Contest begins today, January 6th and ends Monday January 11th at 9pm. Winner will be announced Tuesday morning.
The image with the most comments will receive a beautiful **16×20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas Print** of their favorite session image!

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CONTEST RULES:
1. Be a FAN! ‘LIKE’ Kathy Howard Photography.
2. COMMENT with ‘VOTE’ under your favorite images.

ONE comment per photo please.

You may ‘like’ the picture, but ‘likes’ do not count as votes.

Head over to Facebook now and vote – click HERE!

Good luck!

~Kathy

 

*Disclaimer* This contest is no way affiliated with Facebook.  Kathy Howard Photography reserves the right to adjust contest as necessary at any time

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Cory + Tracie | Umstead Hotel Garden Wedding

You may know that I typically don’t photograph weddings.

However, when Tracie asked I just had to say yes.

(Plus they wanted studio engagement pics you know I love to do – I blogged them HERE)

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Who doesn’t love an intimate outdoor garden wedding?

A true celebration of love, surrounded by those that love you most.

Simply beautiful xo

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Everyone was given a glass of champagne to enjoy during the ceremony & to join in the toast immediately following.

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A relaxed gathering of friends & cocktail party post-ceremony.

Perfect!

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Congratulations you two!

Thank you so much for sharing your day with me xo

~Kathy

Now booking sessions through DECEMBER 2015

Please inquire:919-538-8987  or  kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com

Head Shot Mini-Sessions FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month, in the studio.  14 Glenwood Avenue.

Custom head shots, glamour, family, high school seniors

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Tracie + Cory | Raleigh Studio Engagement Session

You may have seen a few wedding pictures of these two here on my blog & on my facebook page.

About a month before their wedding we met in my downtown Raleigh Glenwood Avenue studio for an engagement portrait session.

We sipped champagne, danced to music & toasted their beautiful relationship <3

(and I quote – “that was a lot more fun than we thought it would be!”)

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We photographed a casual look & their wedding attire.

I’ve had to wait to share these and I’m thrilled to blog them today!

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Be back soon with images from their gorgeous garden wedding at Umstead Hotel.

~Kathy

Interested in a custom portrait session?  Now booking through September 2015.

Please inquire:919-538-8987  or  kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com

~Kathy

Head Shot Mini-Sessions FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month, in the studio.  14 Glenwood Avenue.

Custom head shots, glamour, family, high school seniors

Click to FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK

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Umstead Wedding Preview| Raleigh Portrait Photographer

I don’t normally shoot weddings.

But when this previous client & friend asked me to photograph their small, intimate wedding at the Umstead, I just had to say yes 🙂

It was the perfect day.

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More to come soon.

xo

Kathy

NOW BOOKING : 2015 SESSIONS through August 2015

Custom head shots, glamour, family, high school seniors

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The Glenwood Avenue studio is OPEN!

Contemporary portraiture including head shots, glamour, boudoir & magazine style imagery.

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Tracie & Cory | Preview | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

Well hello!

It’s been a while – Raleigh has been the brunt of a lot of crazy winter weather, and I’ve been enjoying some time off with the kids.

 (lazy blogging – will share snow pics soon)

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Tracie & Cory.

A studio portrait engagement session.

Love, defined.

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The rest I will be able to share in April!

~Kathy

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NOW BOOKING : 2015 SESSIONS through MAY!

Call or email : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com   919-538-8987

Family, Child, Model Portfolio, Beauty, Glamour & Boudoir,

 CLASS OF 2015 & 2016 High School Seniors

The Glenwood Avenue studio is OPEN!

Contemporary portraiture including head shots, glamour, boudoir & magazine style imagery.

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Love in the Air | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

I’ve been waiting patiently to blog these images!

Meet my awesome neighbors.

 We snuck in an engagement session before they eloped to be married amongst the redwoods of CA 🙂

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SO HAPPY for you two! xo

~Kathy

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Closed for VACATION Dec.20th – Jan.5th.

Now accepting session  inquiries for 2015 – Calendar opens January 15th.

 Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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The Glenwood Avenue studio is OPEN!

Contemporary portraiture including head shots, glamour, boudoir & magazine style imagery.

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Bryan & Julia | 9-5-14 | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

A year or so ago I removed weddings from my list of photography offerings.  I do enjoy photographing weddings, but have decided to narrow down & focus on portraiture.  (Including bridal portraits!)

Of course there are always exceptions, and this wedding is was of them.

I have been friends with the bride for 8+ years, and have watched her evolve with this true love.

It has been a beautiful journey, one just beginning for the two of them.

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A quiet moment, waiting their turn with the Justice of the Peace.

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Sweet moments after the ceremony …

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Family gathered outside of the courthouse for their grand bubble exit!

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Family portraits in the park across the street.

Perfectly colorful & beautiful!

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Can you spy the little photo-bomber?!!!

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A few moments with the newlyweds.

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A quick stop by the studio.

A bubbly toast & first portrait in my new studio.

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Thank you for sharing your most amazing day with me!  Love you guys xoxo

~Kathy

Now booking : Studio GLAMOUR, BRIDAL & BOUDOIR PORTRAIT sessions

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 Class of 2015 SENIORS

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A Relationship to Celebrate | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

I was contacted to capture beautiful portraits to celebrate this lovely couple’s upcoming ten year anniversary.

Initial thoughts were to dress in the original wedding attire, shoot portraits & capture a few fun moments.

During our pre-session consult, we talked about what they like to do together & developed this session to tell a story.

This is a beautifully romantic story.

We should all be so lucky to experience this much love!

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10 devoted years.

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Swing dancing classes is something that both of them enjoy, and I was excited for the opportunity to capture this for them.

Come to find out even though new frocks were purchased, the choice was to wear dress she wore to her rehearsal dinner – perfect for this fun dancing series!

OH I can’t forget to mention that they were so prepared for this session, we even had music playing 🙂

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Biking is another activity they enjoy together.

Initially we were going to have two bikes & capture some action, but the second bike wasn’t readily available, so we opted for this 🙂

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And went for a walk in the perfectly soft end of day light…

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~Kathy

Now booking FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions & Class of 2015 SENIORS

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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Love is in the Air | Session Preview | Raleigh Portrait Photography

Spring is here, and love IS in the air!

An enchanting photo session yesterday, celebrating 10 wonderful years together.

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~Kathy

NOW BOOKING! through the end of 2014 including fall & holiday portrait sessions, and Class of 2015 senior portrait sessions!

kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com | 919-538-8987

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is day three of no school due to snow-pocolypse 2014!

Been playing instead of working & blogging, but that’s okay.  Always time for work later 🙂

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Hope your day is filled with sweet treats & lots of love and kisses!

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Stay tuned – I will be announcing Spring mini-session dates next week!

Reply to this email if you want to be on ‘the list’.

~Kathy

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Now booking through August 2014!  kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com | 919.538.8987

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