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McKayla| Senior Portrait Raleigh

Get ready for a whole lot of pretty!

Mckayla has the prettiest and warmest smile, so fun to photograph and be around.

Her session began in the studio with black drape classic senior portraits.  Mom had taken her to a local company, but was unhappy with the results.  First time I’ve photographed this style, am pleased that Mom and Mckayla love her senior drape portrait!

Then things got more fun and we played some volleyball in my studio with low ceilings – lol!  Mckayla has been playing volleyball for many years, and I’m so glad that we captured this for her senior portraits.

Then we head out on location, just a breeze to photograph her.  Mckayla & Mom, thank you for a fantastic day!

 

 

xo

Kathy

NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2021 *SPRING* SESSIONS!!!  Use the contact button at top to inquire about session details & availability.

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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Frances Class of 2019 | Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer

Meet Frances!  Class of 2019 Cardinal Gibbons graduate.  Lucky me, have known Frances since elementary days, and have enjoyed her and her parents company for many years now.

Frances’s senior portrait session was one for the books!  We had to change dates a few times due to the crazy wet spring weather we had, but this day was perfection.  We had so much fun cruising around downtown Raleigh and capturing these beautiful portraits of her.  Her family joined us, and if you scroll to the bottom, you will see one of the family photos I captured of them!  (Separate post coming for the family photos)

And the golden hour sunset was perfection!  We ended her session in a field that I found by accident (behind a car parts store lol) and she danced and laughed, and shared all of her joy with me.   Frances is one incredible young lady, and one of the kindest people that I have the pleasure of knowing 🙂

A huge congrats to Frances, who will be heading to NC State this Fall!!  GO PACK!

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One family photo for now… so much love in this photo!

xo

Kathy

 

 

 

 

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Raleigh NC Senior Portraits | Abby

Sometimes you get to photograph a person that is so extraordinary, so kind & absolutely so beautiful inside AND out.  That is THIS girl!  Gorgeous Abby is not only super smart, but she is hilariously funny, an amazing musician/singer AND a fantastic dancer.  An all around natural beauty!

We began her session in the studio with hair & make up by Kristi with Wink Hair & Make Up.  Abby and her Mom wanted some studio portraits, so we went for old Hollywood Glam (love loove)  We also captured some stunning dancer style portraits, so incredible to shoot!

Then we headed downtown and to the art museum, guitar in hand, and literally laughed and enjoyed the afternoon as if the world was shining just for us.  SO much fun.  I adore this girl so much, and so happy to have had the honor to photograph her radiance!

Seniors!  I still have two spring spots open and am now booking summer AND Fall 2020!  The best way to contact me is through the contact page here on my website.  I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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xo Kathy

 

 

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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 the top with beauty & fashion! Kathleen is not only smart and funny, but incredibly sweet and kind, and as you can tell a ton of fun to photograph!

We began her session in the studio with professional hair & make up, and then headed downtown for an incredible afternoon!  And of course, she blew me away during the golden hour, in a field, laughing all the while 🙂

TWO SPOTS left for Fall senior portraits – email me for more info & to book!  kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com

 

xo Kathy

 

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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 talented with photography as well.  She wanted a little more ‘art’ to her photos, and it was so much fun to shoot.

We began in the studio with prom dress portraits, and progressed to many different locations – had the BEST weather, was worth rescheduling & waiting, vs. the cold dreary day that was the first date.

So much beauty & brains, watch out UNC Chapel Hill!

 

And a few fun behind the scenes… model for a day 🙂  All senior sessions include professional hair & make up styling for the entire photo shoot!

xo Kathy

NOW BOOKING CLASS of 2019 SUMMER & FALL!

Contact : kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com or 919-538-8987

 

 

 

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Ashlee | Raleigh Senior Portrait Photographer

Smart, sweet, beautiful, kind and just plain amazing … Ashlee!

Class of 2018 superstar & all around great person.

You may remember Ashlee from her stunning prom dress & portraits we captured in the studio last May. (Click here to view) 

The weather forced us to postpone her original session date, and on this reschedule the wind tried to control us.

But let me tell you, we turned that around and oh my goodness the wind gave us everything, and more!!  Ashlee was such a trooper because it was not only crazy windy, but chilly too.  Model material, I think you’ll agree especially after viewing her portraits :

 

 

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And a little behind the scenes fun … Ashlee in the make up chair, having some fun with the fabulous Kristi with Wink Hair & Make Up!

Thank you Ashlee & Mom for a fantastic photo shoot!

xo

Kathy

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