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 It’s not your job to be photogenic or good in front of the camera.  

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  • Francine | Author Head Shots and Personal Branding

    I am really excited to share this blog post with you today! Late last year Francine came to me via a search on Google.  She was new to the area, and in immediate need fo...

  • Raleigh Head Shots and Portraits | Laurie

    Meet Laurie. Laurie is an awesome #girlboss – writer, speaker, and entrepreneur known for her commonsense style and straightforward approach to workforce issues.  ...

  • Girls Morning Out Photo Shoot |

    Today I share with you images with you from one of my favorite shoots to date, keep scrolling & you’ll see why. This family won my Mother’s Day Portrait S...

  • Cary Senior Pictures | Kathleen

    Celebrating the return of the sunshine here in Raleigh today with some beautiful senior portraits! Gorgeous Kathleen … oh my goodness, this senior session was over ...

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  • Beyond thrilled to have my image displayed on the coveted @theportraitmasters Instagram feed!
Working towards my masters portrait photographer accreditation this year... stay tuned!
This portrait of Kim is one of my all time favorites, not just for the photo, but for the fond memory of that day.  A nervous woman came to the studio that day, wishing me luck in photographing her, that she doesn’t look good in photographs.  We updated her head shots, and then the shoot blossomed into Kim wearing  a dress from the studio wardrobe... blowing me away with her femininity & inner sparkle.  It’s incredible what happens when you let go, and let yourself truly be in the moment ✨
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  • Just HAVE to share another today from Francine’s ‘light & airy’  personal branding session! (Link to full blog post in profile )
And if you know me, you know I can’t resist a fun skirt toss...✨
Beautiful Francine contacted me for new author headshots , for her soon to be published book, ‘Lightly : How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-free life’.(currently on Amazon for presale – check it out!) Francine needed images that reflect her new book cover & minimalist lifestyle - light, bright & airy. If you’ve ever been to my studio, you know we were a perfect  match! . 
Meeting & photographing Francine was truly like a breath of warm breezy air!  We hit it off immediately, she is so kind & personable.  Neither one of us wanted the photo shoot to end, and we ended up talking & laughing for quite a while afterwards.
Was a delightful shoot with this warm & radiant #author .
And visit Francine’s Instagram @Miss.minimalist to show some love & learn more about the minimalist lifestyle, and her inspiring new book!.
Hair and makeup artistry @winkhairandmakeup
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  • Excited to share a new blog post with you today! Beautiful Francine contacted me in need of updated author photos, for her soon to be published book, ‘Lightly : How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-free life’.(currently on Amazon for presale – check it out!) Francine needed images that reflect her new book cover & minimalist lifestyle - light, bright & airy. If you’ve ever been to my studio, you know we were a perfect  match! . 
Meeting & photographing Francine was truly like a breath of warm breezy air!  We hit it off immediately, she is so kind & personable.  Neither one of us wanted the photo shoot to end, and we ended up talking & laughing for quite a while afterwards.
Was a delightful shoot with this warm & radiant #author .
Link in profile to view more images from this session!
And visit Francine’s Instagram @Miss.minimalist to show some love & learn more about the minimalist lifestyle, and her inspiring new book!.
Hair and makeup artistry @winkhairandmakeup
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#kathyhowardportrait #headshots #ncphotographer #authorsofinstagram #minimalist #livelightly #personalbranding #raleighphotographer #downtownraleigh #headshots
  • Two weeks into 2019!  In what year were your last headshots taken? Perhaps it’s time for an update. 
Did you know all of my head shot sessions include full professional hair & make up, as well as wardrobe styling and fully guided posing.  Your only job is to show up & relax, and be pampered for the morning✨
Message me if you’d like to book your new headshots.
Email : kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com
And this is ever so beautiful @kellyocrisp who graciously drove in from Eastern NC for her new financial advisor head shots!
Hair & Makeup by @winkhairandmakeup .
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  • Personal Branding session today with the sweetest family !
Recent Cary residents, starting their own business and in need of photos for their website & marketing materials.  Not only did we capture action shots for this pediatric eye surgeon, we also photographed warm and friendly headshots , and a gorgeous loving family portrait. (And of course a stunning modern glamour portrait of Mom!!)
Custom Portrait sessions are great because they allow us to capture exactly what you want and need!
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HMUA & #behind the scenes photos by Kristi @winkhairandmakeup 💫
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