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Mayu | Raleigh Portrait Photography

Beautiful Mayu reached out to me because she wanted professional portrait studio portraits in her wedding dress, before she traveled to Japan for her wedding.

Of course was excited, I adore photographing women in beautiful gowns, especially a celebration photo shoot like this one!

We met in the studio to plan the session, and Mayu decided since her hair & make up would be on point, to wear two of my studio gowns for more portraits … it was such a fun day of dress up & beauty.  Her husband joined us later in the session for stunning couples portraits.

And you know what’s so fun?  After their session, they went out to lunch on Glenwood, Mayu in a cute white dress  – so many people honking and congratulating them on getting married!  Just love it.

 

 

xo Kathy

Now BOOKING Portrait Sessions through November 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louise | Class of 2020 | Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer

I first met and photographed Louise 2 years ago, when she came to the studio for the Project Beauty campaign.  Just one of the nicest, kindest people I’ve ever met!

Louise was back in the studio with her family (pre-pandemic) for updated family portraits celebration to include parent’s anniversary and graduations of Louise and her sister.  It was such a fun morning, adore this family that I’ve known for over 10 years.

We began with professional hair & make up for all the ladies, lots of laughter & girl talk!  We then photographed studio portraits of Louise and the family.  The first image here actually won me Bronze award with the Portrait Masters – I love it so much, and how Louise completely opened up to me & the camera.

We stepped out front of the studio for some urban setting portraits for Louise,  thankful to have so many great locations to photograph my seniors so close to the studio!

One more outfit change, and we headed back outside to finish up the session.

Congratulations on graduation Louise, I know this season of pandemic hasn’t been the easiest.  Class of 2020 will shine extra brightly!

 

 

xo

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Volpe Family Portraits Photographer | Girls Morning Out Photo Shoot

It’s so nice to have time to blog these days, so fun to look back on these sessions that make my heart s0 happy 🙂

Lori’s awesome husband surprised her for Mother’s Day with a gift voucher for a girls morning out photo shoot!  The girls came to the studio for a morning of pampering with hair & make up, and lots of hugs and laughter.  Not only did we photograph beautiful legacy portraits of the girls, but then Dad joined in at the end for a family portrait for their holiday card.

Oh, and both of Lori’s sweet girls are ballerinas … we even managed to capture a few stunning dance portraits before ending the day.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to view the images, soooo pretty!!!

This family unit was one of the most caring, loving and sweetest group of women I have had the pleasure of photographing.

 

 

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Thank you Volpe family for an amazing day.

xo Kathy

 

 

 

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Amaya | Raleigh Senior Portraits

Sharing sunshine with you today this Tuesday, I think we all could use a little these days 🙂

Beautiful Amaya & her senior portraits.

This young artist has so much style, and the kindest personality – her photo shoot was one for the books!

We began in the studio with her fabulous 60’s look (LOVE) , she is stunning in this yellow dress.  We photographed two gorgeous outfits in the studio,

and then head out on location downtown Raleigh for ‘city’ vibe portraits.

OF course we had to end the day with the glowing golden hour, truly perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to this beautiful family for spending the afternoon with me.

xo

Kathy

 

Despite the pandemic, am staying optimistic and booking CLASS of 2021 Fall portrait sessions!  Fall calendar is over half booked as of today.

Message me to book – click CONTACT above, or email : kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Olivia | Raleigh NC Portrait Photography

Last photo shoot of 2019, what a way to end the year!  Olivia is not only beautiful, but incredibly kind and so fun to work with.

Olivia came to the studio to update her head shots, she is soon to be a realtor, and wanted professional yet fun photos.

Olivia also decided to celebrate herself and her birthday with fitness portraits, as she is also a cross fit instructor … keep scrolling, you don’t want to miss these portraits!

Thank you Olivia for being so great to work with 🙂

xo

Kathy

 

 

 

 

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Natalie Class of 2020 | Raleigh Senior Portraits

First of all, let me start by saying HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY Natalie!  Hope it’s a fantastic day 🙂

Natalie’s senior portrait session was one for the books for sure!  We began in the studio with professional hair & make up (included in ALL sessions!), and then with portraits in the MOST beautiful prom dress I’ve ever seen, the floral detail was stunning!  I love when my seniors bring their prom dresses, and we create stunning legacy portraits <3

Next we headed downtown, a short drive from the studio, cruised around on a perfectly HOT fall afternoon that didn’t phase Natalie at all.  (We also had our hair & makeup artist with us for any needed touch ups)

So much fun, and such a natural beauty.  We ended the day in THE most gorgeous golden hour I’ve seen in a while, truly was the perfect session for the sweetest girl!

 

Thank you Natalie & Kelly for choosing me to be your photographer!  Loved every minute!

xo

Kathy

 

 

 

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Taylor Class of 2020 | Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer

Amazing Taylor!  As bright as the sun shines in the summertime, so much fun to be with and photograph!

Fun fact – have known this beautiful girl since preschool days, and she may or may not given my daughter a hack-haircut while playing barber shop at age 3 haha!

I was thrilled when her Mom reached out for senior pics, I adore this sweet girl so much.  We began in the studio with hair & make up, and then captured some magazine style portraits in her stunning prom dress.  An 18×24 framed print hangs in their foyer!

Next we head out on location downtown Raleigh.  Taylor is so vibrant and fun, we truly had the best time laughing all around downtown.  Such a joy to photograph!

We ended Taylor’s shoot in the most perfect field during the last light of day, the golden hour.  Taylor blew me away, just wait until you scroll down to see the pics.

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Thank you Taylor & Missy for the BEST day!

xo  Kathy

SENIOR Class of 2020  NOW Booking November AND Spring photo sessions through April!!

Email me or hit the contact link above for more info and to book!

Email : kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com

 

 

 

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Jamie | Raleigh NC Personal Branding Photography

Meet beautiful Jamie!

Jamie contacted me because she needed new head shots for her new venture, a blog and business about helping people with their personal wealth finance and being debt free, which she proudly is!

Her son off to college, Jamie wanted a way to give back that is authentic and meaningful.  And her personality can be described just as that, authentic, meaningful, and let’s go ahead and add in a ton of fun!  Adored photographing her caring smile & colorful wardrobe!  We photographed five beautiful looks, and spiced it up a bit at the end of her shoot with an amazing hair style and fabulous red dress…

 

iPhone snap of Jamie’s image reveal wall, isn’t it stunning.

Jamie’s same day transformation, before & after styling …

You can find Jamie’s site here : www.debtfreeisthenewcool.com  !!

Only FOUR session dates left available in 2019, message me and let’s talk about how you want to be photographed!

Kathy

 

 

 

 

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George Family Portraits | Raleigh Portrait Photography

As the saying goes, time flies!  I first photographed these beauties Spring of 2013, pre-studio days.  Jenn and I connected again, as she needed an updated head shot AND family portraits!  She decided this would also be the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of her daughter’s senior year of high school, with a love & laughter filled girls morning out 🙂

Simply adore this family, kind and true, through and through.

We began in the studio with hair & make up for all three.  We captured some fresh & beautiful head shots for Mom, and individual portraits for everyone.  Have the three of the girls together for portraits was absolutely stunning, and their beautiful souls shined right through to my lens.

Enjoy the portraits, and be sure to scroll to the end to see some fun behind the scenes.

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A few fun behind the scenes pics …

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Only a handful of session dates left available for 2019!  Click the Contact tab above if you’d like to talk about a session, consultations are always complimentary!

xo

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

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Stroud Portraits | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

How fortunate am I to have such beautiful and kind clients!  These gorgeous ladies came to the studio for new head shots and family portraits together.  There was no shortage of fun during this girls morning out!

We photographed individual portraits as well as beautiful legacy portraits together.  It was the best celebration!

Sweet Miss Jane.  Jaw dropping southern beauty.  So witty & clever, now I know why her daughters are so spectacular.

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xo Kathy

 

 

 

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