Empowering every day women & men to look and feel their very best.

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

I will guide you and direct you every step of the way.


recent sessions

  • 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 ...

what clients are saying

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LET’S BE SOCIAL!  @kathyhoward

  • I often get asked “do you photograph men?” The answer is yes! 
Some guys come to the studio on their own, to update their headshot or personal branding, sometimes even a modern magazine style portrait for themselves. 
Other times the guys join near the end of their wife’s session, bringing the family to capture portraits that celebrate their relationships, this moment in time. 
Custom portrait sessions allow us to design a photo shoot to capture all of the portraits you desire, and it’s a lot of fun too ✨
How would you like to be photographed ?  I’d love to hear about it!  Message me and let’s chat.
Email : kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com
HMUA @winkhairandmakeup .
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  • Two beautiful sisters, spent a morning in the studio, laughing & celebrating their love for each other ✨
Ladies, it’s time to celebrate your beauty, your confidence & your strengths!  It’s time to love yourself. 
Exist in photographs for yourself, and for your family legacy✨
Do you own photographs of yourself that you love? It’s time you do!
Message me, let’s chat about it.
EMAIL : kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com
HMUA @kmichelleclark .
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  • So excited to announce a raffle giveaway today to benefit Angelman Syndrome Research! 
A girls morning out like no other ... a makeover and a photoshoot for two with me & the fabulous Kristi with @winkhairandmakeup !! You will also receive a print credit to use towards your portrait purchase. 
How to enter:
▪️In order to be entered at all we ask that you FIRST make a DONATION minimum of $5+ to the Go Fund Me (located in @winkhairandmakeup bio) Your donation gets you 3 entries into our raffle! All proceeds raised go towards Angelman Syndrome Research and medical care for our real live angel, Zac Caldwell, son of @_karaa_beth
▪️Want additional entries?! Of course you do! Here’s how you get them: -like this photo gets you 1 entry.
-tag a friend in the comments gets you 1 entry per tag.
-share this photo to your Instagram feed and tag @winkhairandmakeup and @kathyhoward gets you 1 entry.
-share this photo to your stories and tag @winkhairandmakeup and @kathyhoward gets you 1 entry.
We are so excited! Thank you to everyone that helps us raise awareness and funds for this research and family. We can’t express our gratitude enough. .
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  • ... as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same ✨ - Unknown 
Hope your Valentine’s day is filled with all things love, and lovely ❤️
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  • #behindthescenes from today’s portrait session... Sarah booked this session just for her.  To celebrate who she is, and to finally be in FRONT of the camera!  Sarah has three kids, a husband and a full time job , and most of her time is focused there. Today was all about her.  A girls morning out being pampered & adored.  And I tell you what, this girl was on 🔥 !  Will be exciting to share her gorgeous portraits with you soon.
Check out my stories for more behind the scenes action!
HMUA & photo by Kristi @winkhairandmakeup .
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