A Girl & Her Horse | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

My fabulous friend & MUA Elaine Harrison & her sweet big boy Tank.

First time photographing a horse, and yes we put her in a tulle skirt on him bareback – images coming soon!

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~Kathy

Now booking FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions & Class of 2015 SENIORS

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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Photography Workshop Charlotte | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

 

Hey there!  Sorry so long since I’ve been here.  I’m calling May the new December!

However, all good and exciting stuff.

A few weekends ago I attended a photography workshop in Charlotte taught by a true master of light, Craig Lamere.  If you haven’t seen his work you should really take a moment & check him out!

 I am a 90% natural light photographer, I decided to attend this class to learn & improve my lighting skills.  I learned SO much more than that – posing, editing, and a good dose of motivation 🙂

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The workshop was hosted by the fabulous Dez Ebanks.  Awesome studio G, set up with THREE shooting bays with three different models & light patterns.

DISNEYLAND for photographers!

We photographed all day and literally almost all night.  Awesomeness.

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Here are a few images that I shot & edited.

So much fun to have a styling team on board, lovin’ the fashion aspect, something I plan to add to my business SOON!

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This particular model is a past high school senior client of mine, and a pretty special friend.

She IS “The Leap” photo that you see when you first land on my web page.

One of my very first photo shoots four years ago.

So thankful!

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Keep your eyes open for a Summer newsletter to come out next month.

I will be announcing FAll Mini Session dates and a few other fun things to come!!

If you are not part of my mailing list and would like to sign up, send me an email via contact form above or visit my facebook page HERE and click the NEWSLETTER link.

(I’ll figure it out how to link here soon!)

Happy Summer~

Kathy

Now booking FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions & Class of 2015 SENIORS

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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{Maddie} Class of 2014 |Chapel Hill High School Senior Photographer

Meet Maddie,  true beauty with a sparkle in her eyes that never stops!

Mom contacted me this Spring to see if we could squeeze in a senior session before graduation.

Luckily we found a date that fit all of our schedules.

We met at their  home for hair & make-up with my favorite Elaine of www.elaineharrisonmakeupartistry.com.  (She’s the BOMB!)

We began photographing around Maddie’s home,  jumped in their SUV & ventured out to downtown Chapel Hill after that.

This session was a total BLAST!

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See what I mean about sparkle?!

 

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Next stop, the Arboretum.

Oooohhhh I LOVE this series of images…

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Maddie is the goalie for her school team.   Of course we had to shoot a few soccer pics!

AND exciting news – The Chapel Hill High School girls’ soccer team appears in its FIRST state title game in program history Saturday!

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Enough sports, back to glamour 🙂

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Chapel Hill has a large collection of painted murals, most within walking distance.

 Lots of great urban backdrops – could have photographed Maddie there ALL day!

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Maddie will be attending veterinary school this fall, so when I found this mural online I KNEW this was a must!

This mural is East facing and was a little worried about the direct sun.  However, this session was SO perfect that it clouded up for us AND I could capture those sparkling baby blues for our last locale!

(Virtual high five!)

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~Kathy

Now booking Class of 2015 high school SENIORS,

FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions!

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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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

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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Jacob & Charley | Raleigh Family Photography

 

Was SO happy when the stars aligned and we were able to have this session!

Due to many different reasons including weather, we rescheduled this session a handful of times.

The weather was P E R F E C T as were these SWEET kiddos!

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Began the session at home, Mom wanted to capture them as they are today.  Pogo sticks & cell phones 🙂

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We WERE going to travel to a local park to find a colorful back drop, but a few days before the session she texted me a photo of their azaleas – WOW! and YES!

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Found a field about 1/2 mile from home.

We caught the light of the ‘golden hour’.  LOVE.

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Found this amazing locale on the way home, and wrapped up the session here.

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~Kathy

Now booking FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions & Class of 2015 SENIORS

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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Love is in the Air | Session Preview | Raleigh Portrait Photography

Spring is here, and love IS in the air!

An enchanting photo session yesterday, celebrating 10 wonderful years together.

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~Kathy

NOW BOOKING! through the end of 2014 including fall & holiday portrait sessions, and Class of 2015 senior portrait sessions!

kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com | 919-538-8987

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Inglis Family | Spring Mini Sessions | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

Last November I was lucky enough to meet & photograph one of these four gorgeous women, a high school senior class of 2014.

(You may remember her awesome downtown session HERE.)

After falling in love with the images, Mom decided she really wanted a portrait with all of her girls.

She booked a Spring mini session, and is keeping it a surprise for her husband for father’s day!

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I think Dad is going to shed a few tears 🙂

I just can’t believe how much heart & beautiful soul these women gave to me in 15 minutes, oh my goodness!

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And my personal favorite, you know I love a close up … and eyes that shine, me oh my.

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~Kathy

Now booking through the end of 2014 including fall & holiday portrait sessions, and Class of 2015 senior portrait sessions!

kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com | 919-538-8987

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A Bit of Fashion | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

Good Monday to you!

You may remember my previous post (HERE)  of the gorgeous staff of Bloom Skin Spa.

Since we had my wonderful hair & make-up artist Elaine on set that day, the spa owner decided have some fun and add fashion flair to her portraits.

(Mom of three under 8 and a business owner- seriously!)

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Such a beautiful couple, love them both.

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~Kathy

Contact me today to schedule YOUR dream fashion photo shoot!

NOW BOOKING High school class of 2015 & fall family portraits!

919-538-8987 | kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com

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