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50 & Fabulous! | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

I am so excited to share this photo shoot with you today!

Two amazing daughters purchased this photo shoot as a gift to their Mom for her birthday.

The girls told me when they brainstormed gift ideas, they both knew this would be the perfect one!

Beautiful photographs with her children, with her family.

A beautiful photograph of herself that she loves and is proud to share!

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We began the shoot in this sleek dress with pearls, a classic look.

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Then it was time for some birthday champagne & sparkly dresses!

Here’s Wink stylist Amy in action…

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LOVE this series <3
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Then handsome hubs came stopped by for couples & family portraits

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Quite possibly favorite family portrait ever – even Chippers is smiling!

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One more look for the birthday girl.

50 & completely fabulous!

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It’s hard to leave the studio without playing with a flower crown, especially when you brought a gorgeous floral maxi dress …

so much beauty, so much fun

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xo

~Kathy

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Traci | Raleigh Head Shot Personal Branding Photographer

Traci is not only a mom to two adorable young girls,  but also a fellow photographer!

Traci came to the studio  (with her bestie Nicole, previous post) for a morning of pampering & relaxing.  Having a friend with you on a photo shoot simply doubles the fun & makes the morning out just that much more enjoyable.

Traci wanted new gorgeous portraits for her website & social media.  I love what she said during her image reveal , ” I thought I would only like one or two.  But, I love them all!”

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And one before snap – toasting friendship & a morning out together – love it!

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 xo Kathy

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Nicole | Raleigh Head Shots and Personal Branding Photographer

There’s just something about Nicole!  Very kind and sweet, her personality simply shines.

Nicole came to me for new photos for her website & social media presence.

I had  a great time getting to know her, especially since she is a fellow Raleigh photographer.

Lots to talk about, and love love her style so much!

 

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xo Kathy

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Laurie | Head Shots Personal Branding Raleigh NC

Photographing Laurie is seriously a job perk!

We met two years ago when she contacted me for head shots & personal branding.  Was happy that Laurie contacted me again to update her portraits!  And this time, we added a beautiful black dress to her portrait wardrobe.  Love!

Laurie is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer and entrepreneur.  She is the founder of GlitchPath , an early-stage startup focused on business insights.   AND Laurie is a cat lover like no one I’ve ever met (had a sweatshirt made with her cat on it for the shoot!)

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We had a blast, and thankful to call Laurie friend!

xo Kathy

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Melanie | Raleigh Head Shot and Personal Branding Photographer

Meet Melanie.  Fashion stylist, mother, wife, home schooler, entrepreneur & dear friend of mine!

You may remember Melanie from her personal branding shoot last year HERE ,

or her beautiful holiday outdoor family portraits in 2014 HERE

Melanie is one of the kindest & sweetest people I know.  And of course it fits that her birthday is on Christmas Day 🙂

Melanie came to me to update her portraits for her booming fashion business & social media presence.

We had a blast shooting as many outfits & accessories – meanwhile, keeping it all clean, fresh & bright!

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Then Melanie’s hubby showed up with her boys, and we captured some stunning black & white family portraits for her.

Melanie is incredibly smart about documenting her family –

she has a beautiful collection of prints & canvases over her boys entire childhood 🙂

Classic & classy.

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Love you Mel & your sweet boys!

xo

Kathy

NOW BOOKING:

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CLASS OF 2018 – Now booking SUMMER & FALL sessions!

Email : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com to book today

919-538-8987

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Russell Portraits | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

This beautiful young lady came to my studio on her 14th birthday!

How incredible to celebrate this big day with beautiful portraits.

We began the fun with hair & make up by www.winkhairandmakeup

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Then, it was modeling time.

Can’t get over RK’s stunning natural beauty …

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Mom & brother joined in for a few portraits too

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One of RK’s favorites

Simply captivating

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Celebrating the birthday girl with a beautiful top know & CONFETTI!!

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 Good vibes most definitely – Happy Birthday RK!

xo

Kathy

NOW BOOKING:

Portrait & Head Shot sessions through August 2017

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Email : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com

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Emily | Class of 2016 | Raleigh High School Senior Photographer

Emily has to be one of the sweetest people I have ever met!

Always smiling, lots of laughter – pure joy all the way around 🙂

Emily’s session was supposed to be last September, but we rescheduled two times due to weather-

NC weather was crazy this past year!

We had a gorgeous day for her session … if you don’t mind winds gusting 30-40 mph lol!

If anyone could have fun with it, it sure would be Emily.  So glad it WAS Emily  – she carried on as if it was the perfect day.

And it was 🙂

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I am SO thrilled Emily brought in her prom dress.

Stunning!!!

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Took a few moments for classic graduation portraits.

Oh Emily, I love your laughter!

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We decided to head out and brave the wind.

I mean.  Look at this perfect smile & hair 🙂

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One last touch up & wardrobe change in the studio …

and an amazing Lily dress to die for!

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Thank you for a wonderful day & for choosing me for your senior portraits!

xo

Kathy

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Lindsey | Class of 2016 | Raleigh Senior Portrait Photographer

Meet Lindsey.

A true classic beauty.  I had such a great time with her during her portrait session – so sweet & fun!

Lindsey’s Mom contacted me last summer for her senior portrait session.  We scheduled the session for last September, and after two weather & health delays, we finally had her session a few weeks ago!

I always suggest we start in the studio for hair & make-up, and photograph the senior is her favorite dress.

 

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I have so many awesome locations near my studio …  so perfect with this gorgeous dress!

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Oh, the wind was so good to us !

Raleigh NC High School Senior PhotographerBack to the studio for wardrobe change & off we went to another location

I mean, timeless beauty & sparkle I love this portrait …

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Springtime is amazing in NC.

Look at this gorgeous smile, and another perfect dress for the flowers

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Lindsey is not only going to school to become a vet,

she has been playing softball since 7th grade.  A star outfielder for her team, made the game winning catch last week!

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Congratulations on all of your accomplishments & goals Lindsey!

I am honored to have captured your senior portraits

xo

Kathy

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Cindy | Raleigh NC Head Shot Beauty Photographer

Meet Cindy.

Wife, mother & cancer survivor YEAH!

I met Cindy at a friend’s house about one year ago.  Call if fate, I’m not sure.  I feel so lucky to have met her!

This session was an incredibly special day full of laughter & CELEBRATION!!

Here are some of Cindy’s favorites …

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I received an email yesterday from Cindy with these words that literally brought tears to my eyes …

“After the last year and a half of surgery, chemo (losing my hair) and radiation this photo session meant so much to me.   Working with you helped me get my confidence back and seeing the photos showed that you brought out a part of me that I thought I had lost.”

Heart is happy.  Life is good!

xo

~Kathy

NOW BOOKING:

 Custom Head Shot, Beauty & High School Senior Class of 2017 – Summer & Early Fall sessions

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Christine | Class of 2016

This session was a long time coming!

We rescheduled I think a total of 3 times due to different circumstances.

And would you know, this 4th photo shoot date was one day after an ice/snow/sleet storm.

We decided to go for it & I’m so thankful we did!

 A total trooper braving the cold temps, Christine absolutely blew her session out of the water 🙂

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We began in the studio for hair & make-up + some studio portraits

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The beauty of having a professional hair & makeup artist during the entire session,  hair & outfit changes are easy!

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We then head out to our first location.

Model material, smiling away the freezing temps 🙂

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This girl.  A ray of sunshine.

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Another outfit change and off we went!

This coat wasn’t part of the wardrobe plan, but it sure did work!

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Loved every minute of this session 🙂

And a few fun behind the scenes …

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xo

Kathy

NOW BOOKING:

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