A Transformational Portrait Experience for Unstoppable Women

Empowering Portrait Photography
in Raleigh, North Carolina

Hi! I'm Kathy!

Accredited Master Portrait Photographer in Raleigh, NC

Through my lens, I aim to help you rediscover yourself and create powerful visual reminders of the incredible woman you have always been.

I take pride in providing an unforgettable portrait session experience that goes beyond just photos.

When you join me for your photo shoot, you’ll receive a morning of pampering and celebration as you embrace your role as a model for the day.

I am personally committed to helping women see themselves in a new light, reconnect with their beauty, strength, and worth, and celebrate who they are today.

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I don't just capture moments, I create memories—just ask my clients.

Professional woman posing at Kathy Howard's photography studio in Cary, North Carolina.
"Working with Kathy Howard is always an exceptional experience."

“She has photographed me now several times and each time I realize what a gift she has for putting you at ease. Being a model is hard work. Kathy makes every moment super fun and enjoyable. I am so pleased with my new photos. As a Brand Stylist and Web Designer I understand the importance of regularly updating my online image and keeping true to the me I am today. I would highly recommend choosing Kathy when you next need business or personal photographs. Kathy is lovely, talented, professional and super fun to spend time with!”

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"Kathy is not just extremely talented, she also makes you feel at home from the very beginning."

“She did an outstanding job of capturing my professional and fun side, which resulted in one empowering portrait experience. Finding a photographer who will guide you through the entire process is rare, and I’m so grateful I ran into Kathy. I will definitely be back for more!”

Older woman in a blue denim jacket and wearing blue glasses poses at Kathy Howard's photography studio in Cary, North Carolina.
"Having a photo session with Kathy Howard was a dream!"

“She helped me decide on wardrobe beforehand, her makeup artist was excellent and easy to work with, and Kathy made the session fun. I felt comfortable and confident in front of her camera and am thrilled with the results of the session!”

Photography Services

What Kind of Photography Will Empower You?

Family Photography




The Senior Experience

Let's Work Together

Three Simple Steps to Working Together

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1. Connect with Me

Schedule a consultation so we can explore your portrait needs, and together we can plan your perfect photo shoot

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2. Experience the Magic

Enjoy a morning out of pampering and fun, and be treated like a model for the day! We will guide you every step of the way.

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3. Revel in Your Radiance

Select your stunning images and showcase your story with a variety of print and digital options. Only purchase what you love!

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Experience Award-Winning Photography

With a unique eye for detail and a knack for capturing the perfect moment, my images are more than just photographs – they are stunning works of art.

Whether you’re looking for a family portrait, an engagement session, or a professional headshot, I will work with you to create images that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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My ultimate posing guide is tailored for females like you who want to feel more confident in their skin and own their powerful, beautiful selves.

No more hiding, it’s time to shine!
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Frequently Asked Questions

To contact me simply follow this link and fill out the inquiry form.

Prefer to reach out directly? Email us at kathy@kathyhowardportrait.com

I am excited to connect with you about your portrait photography experience!

Once we’ve had a chance to meet and discuss your portrait needs, you’ll be able to reserve your date with a deposit.

The photography session fee is $690 and includes professional hair & makeup, session planning & your photoshoot.   What you spend after that is up to you!

A la Carte images are $400.  Folio Portrait Collections start at $325 per image.  What you buy is totally up to you. Only purchase what you love and can’t live without! You don’t have to choose until your Reveal session.

We understand this investment can be significant, which is why we offer same as cash financing and pre-payment options.

Want to learn more? Contact me to schedule your very own free consultation, where we’ll go over all the details of your shoot and the investment for owning empowering portrait art.

YES! Your empowering portrait experience includes full professional hairstyling & make-up. Clean effortless beauty, or full glam, or a bit of both! We cater to YOUR style so that you look and feel like the very best version of yourself.

We’ll work together to create a tailored wardrobe that not only makes you feel confident and beautiful but also matches your personal style.

We will meet at least once in person before your photo shoot to discuss ideas.

I will provide you with ideas & links to purchase clothing should you choose, and advise you on what I think would look best for you. You also have the option to borrow items from the beautiful studio wardrobe.

Absolutely yes! We love to celebrate special relationships, whether it be your partner, your mom, sister, children or best friend. I will also help you plan a coordinating wardrobe for your together portraits!

Don’t see the answer you need? I’m happy to answer all of your questions — whether you’re ready to hop on a consultation or discuss your needs via email.

  • In-person session planning & wardrobe consultation
  • Professional hair and make up
  • Fully guided posing and direction for your entire photoshoot
  • Professional signature image retouching
  • In-person Image Reveal appointment to see your beautiful portraits for the first time

Most clients book 2-6 months in advance, and as much as one year in advance!

Due to the custom nature and planning of every session, we only book a limited number of sessions per month.

Weekend dates are premium bookings, and require a $3000 deposit which will go towards your purchase.

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answer you need?

I'm happy to answer all of your questions -- whether you're ready to hop on a complimentary consultation call or discuss your needs via email.

Celebrate who you are today, in this moment.

Unveil your inner unstoppable woman: contact us today to book your unforgettable portrait experience.
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Give Yourself the Gift of Being Seen

Unveil your inner unstoppable woman: contact us today to book your unforgettable portrait experience.

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