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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.

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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

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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.

Portrait Photographer Raleigh NC

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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

FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions

 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

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Amy + Brad | Raleigh Engagement Photographer

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We met on a Sunday afternoon, early in the afternoon.  Although these two met in Raleigh, they do reside here and they needed to hit the road later that afternoon to head back home.

We met at a very popular brew pub, to meet and greet and get to know each other a bit before I started shooting.  I could tell immediately that these two were made for each other.  So comfortable & confident, and absolutely radiant with love! I felt at ease immediately, and as if I had known them for a while already.

We began our photo shoot at this brew pub, as it has a fabulous backdrop view of downtown Raleigh.  The light was a little brighter than I would have liked, but they were real troopers and managed not to squint too much!  We then all jumped in my car and proceeded on our adventure, finding some new spots that I will definitely use in future photos!

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Amy, your are positively sparkling, sweet & glowing!

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Oh, to be so young and so in love!

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RAWR!

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Brad, you’re a true gentleman.

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We wrapped up our shoot in this beautiful field.  It was even more in bloom than the week before, and I think they were as excited as I was when we drove up.

I just love these images!

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REAL men wear fresh wild flowers in their pocket, when their lady requests!

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I am honored and so very excited to be photographing your wedding this fall!

~Kathy

 

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Amy + Brad | Engaged Preview | Raleigh Cary Photographer

Sunday I met Amy & Brad for what I  dubbed a ‘sunny’ engagement session in downtown Raleigh! I normally start my sessions around the time we ended this one, simply because the sun is not as bright & the light is softer.  They were on a time constraint so we just went with it, and I’m glad we did!

I love the way the images are brilliant and full of their love for each other.

Enjoy your preview you two !

~Kathy

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2011: A (Spectacular!) Year in Review | Raleigh Cary Apex Photographer

Wow.  I am somewhat speechless at this moment.  I just spent the last few hours viewing my image galleries from 2011, and reflecting upon every session that I was lucky enough to be a part of.  My heart is so full of thankfulness, and my eyes are full of disbelief that I met and photographed so many fun & fabulous people!  Seriously, someone pinch me already!

These images are only a very small representation of what I adore & what I am proud of this year.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to capture your precious smiles & memories.

Looking forward to seeing many of you again in 2012!

~Kathy

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Product Share : Wedding Reception Book

 

 

Sleek and classy book designed for guests to sign at the reception.  Filled with images from your engagement session, as well as fun prompts for your wedding guests!

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This custom designed chic reception book is included with most  wedding packages.  Makes a memorable keepsake for years to come.

 

~Kathy

 

 

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