Raleigh Cary NC Head Shots Photographer Kathy Howard Portrait


Professional, Modern, Eye-catching

Raleigh Head Shots Photographer

Make a Powerful First Impression with Modern Headshots

Your headshot is often your first introduction to potential clients or employers. It’s your chance to make a powerful first impression and show the world your best self. Because of this, it’s essential to have a current headshot that is modern, eye-catching, and accurately represents your brand and personality.

At Kathy Howard Portrait, I specialize in creating stunning modern headshots that will make you stand out from the crowd. My sessions are designed to be empowering, giving you the confidence you need to make the right first impression.

In studio 40OVER40 portrait. Before photo.
In studio 40OVER40 portrait. This is a behind the scenes photo where the hair dresser is adjusting Jenelle's hair.
In studio 40OVER40 portrait. Woman in a silver silk top and white pants is seated on a white table, posed against a white background. She is ruffling her hair and looks jovial.

Client Testimonials

Woman in a red viking outfit confidently posing at Kathy Howard's photography studio in Cary, North Carolina.
"Visiting Kathy will change how you view yourself, any previous negative experiences with photos or societal expectations."

“The process is so warming and supportive from beginning to end.  There is a deep level of comfort with an ability to feel good in your own skin and with who you are.  Photography is not only about the final images, it’s what you sense, feel and interpret during the experience.  It’s how you walk away knowing you want to return and do it all again.”


The Headshot Experience

01. A Personalized Experience

I understand the importance of a unique and personalized headshot. That’s why we start each session with a consultation to discuss your brand, messaging, and overall image. I will work with you to create a customized session that fits your specific needs and ensures that your headshots reflect your confidence and your personal brand.

I will take the time to understand your goals, preferences, and personality, making sure that every image I capture is a true reflection of who you are.

In studio headshot.

02. Professional Hair and Makeup

Our makeup artists are experienced in highlighting your natural beauty and emphasizing your best features. They use professional-grade makeup that will look flawless both in-person and in your photos.

As a team, we believe that professional hair and makeup are essential to creating a polished and confident look that will make you stand out from the crowd. We want you to feel pampered, refreshed, and confident, ready to take on the world!

03. Image Selection and Product Options

After the shoot, I’ll narrow the images down to the best shots and invite you back to our studio to create your personalized package. I offer a wide range of product options suitable for every business need.

My expert retouching services will enhance your best features while maintaining the natural beauty that makes you unique. I want your headshot to be an authentic representation of you and your personality.

Colorful in studio headshot.

The Investment

Sitting Fee: $690

  • In-person pre-session style and wardrobe consultation
  • Professional hair & make up, tailored to your style
  • Full access to beautiful studio wardrobe room 
  • Fully guided posing & direction your entire photo shoot 
  • Multiple looks and wardrobe changes
  • Premier in person Image Reveal & Ordering appointment
  • Signature professional retouching
A-la-Carte Images: $400
Image Folio Collections: starting at $325 per image, the more you buy the more you save per image.

Only purchase what you love and Cannot live Without

Not sure a full photoshoot is right for you?

Introducing: Quarterly Headshot Mini-Sessions

Are you a speaker, coach, attorney, yoga instructor, teacher, realtor, author, doctor, health coach, or entrepreneur, who wants a modern eye-catching headshot, without investing the time or money in a full portrait session?

Or do you just want beautiful & modern photos to freshen up your social media profiles?

You are in the right place!
Let’s take your headshot to the next level!

Frequently Asked Questions

You as the business owner are the face of your business. That’s why having a professional headshot is so essential.  A professional head shot will not only showcase your personality & professionalism, but will develop your brand.

Yes! I work with very talented professional hair and makeup artists who are are highly trained to work with me & will enhance your look for camera.  (Guys included!)

Depending upon your desired look (S) for your head shots,   I will send you more information about what to wear, such as sleeve length, necklines, colors and patterns. We can even meet again once you have chosen your wardrobe, I’m happy to give advice.  I want this to be your best day with zero stress & achieve the look(s) you are going for.

Yes. Please inquire for more information and pricing.

It is my job to guide you and pose you to flatter your person & personality.  I am well studied & practiced with head shot posing, no need to worry!

Give me a call at 919-538-8987 or use the contact form.  I like to talk to all my clients personally and invite you to the studio to talk about the experience, what to wear, products, and pricing.

If you can’t make it to the studio, we can also schedule a coffee date or meet up in your home.

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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.
Let's Work Together

Three Simple Steps to Working Together

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1. Book a Consultation

Ready to refresh your brand? Let's get started with a consultation call to discuss your brand's needs and how Kathy Howard Portrait can help.

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2. A Photoshoot Designed Just For You

Enjoy the photoshoot while feeling confident and empowered. From wardrobe choices to posing, we'll guide you every step of the way.

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3. Image Reveal Session

Choose from prints, digital files, or albums, and let us help you put your best foot forward with your new headshot.

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