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

  • Fifth Year | Raleigh Family Photography

    Yes, this is the fifth year I have had the privilege to capture these beautiful smiles! You  may remember their fun portrait session from last year. I love this family s...

  • Raleigh Senior Portraits | Linnea Class of 2018

    This girl!  This photo shoot! One of my favorites to date 🙂  I knew this was going to be a fantastic photo shoot right away.  Linnea is so brilliant, and so talente...

  • Raleigh Head Shot Photographer | PrimeMD

    I asked frequently ‘do you photograph men’.  And the answer is yes! Dr. Joe Hummel came to the studio, with two of his staff, to update head shots for their ...

  • Raleigh RTP Head Shot Photographer | GSK

    Last month this group of incredible women came to my studio for what we’re calling ‘Portrait Palooza’! The initial contact was for a group photo –...

what clients are saying

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  • A beautiful woman.  A beautiful soul.  Capturing the light that shines from your eyes, creating portraits to last a lifetime, and longer✨
I looooved photographing the amazing & inspiring Jennifer Martin, #girlboss extraordinary, Executive Director at #shoplocalraleigh and #greaterraleighmerchantsassociation , she does it all!⠀
Hair & make up artistry by Kristi @winkhairandmakeup .⠀
I would love to talk about how you want to be photographed.  Message me for a complimentary chat!⠀
#kathyhowardportrait #raleighphotographer #personalbranding  #raleighnc #ncheadshots #glamourportrait #modernglamour #portraitoftheday #existinphotos
  • Shelly wanted me to capture branding photos for her marketing materials & website. 
She’s an amazing couples therapist & speaker, and wanted professional portraits to reflect her personality - we had a so much fun during her session✨
When was the last time you had photos taken of yourself & absolutely loved them, and the whole experience?
Contact me for complimentary consultation and availability 
HMUA @winkhairandmakeup .
#kathyhowardportrait #raleighportraitphotographer #raleighnc #raleighheadshots #raleighphotographer #ncheadshots #personalbranding #raleighpersonalbranding #contemporaryportrait
  • One of my favs from a fabulous senior shoot with lovely Linnea✨
Photographing seniors is so much fun, always full of energy & excitement!⠀
CLASS OF 2019......⠀
NOW is the time to book your Summer & Fall portrait sessions, space is already limited!  Contact me to talk more :⠀
Every session includes professional hair & make up for the duration of your shoot, multiple outfits & locations!  You will be a model for the day✨⠀
HMUA Kristi @winkhairandmakeup .⠀
#kathyhowardseniors #kathyhowardportrait #raleighphotographer #raleighseniorphotographer #seniorstyleguide #seniorlovin #ncphotographer #kathyhowardportrait #seniorportraits #caryhigh ⠀
  • Image reveal day✨
Beautiful #girlboss Jen came to the studio today to see her images for the first time. 
It’s definitely a powerful ‘wow’ moment, and also completely empowering to view photographs of yourself that you love. 
AND you get to take your favorite gorgeous portraits home with you!
Stay tuned for more to come.
HMUA Kristi @winkhairandmakeup .
Kathy Howard Portrait
#kathyhowardportrait #imagereveal #printyourphotos #raleighphotographer #raleighheadshots #glamourportrait #modernglamour #ncheadshots #girlboss #shoplocalraleigh
  • Mother’s Day after glow ✨
As they get older and busier with their own lives, it’s truly a treat to have everyone in the same place, at the same time.  And an iPhone snap... icing on the cake.  Love these people, life is good😊
#kathyhowardportrait #raleighphotographer #mothersday2018 #beachlife #topsailisland