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Mini Session Guide

Headshot Mini Sessions

Get ready for a fun & empowering experience!

Looking forward to creating fresh & modern headshots and portraits with you.

Kindly review the information below, and let me know if you have any questions. I want your experience to be as stress free as possible.

Headshot of a woman posing at Kathy Howard's photography studio in Cary, North Carolina.

What to Wear

I recommend bringing 3 complete outfits.  We will definitely photograph 2 outfits, and if you’re a quick change, all 3.  Be sure to have coordinating accessories planned as well.

For variety, Think about wearing something light, something dark, and something colorful.

Fitted clothing photographs best.  90% of the time I do not photograph feet, but if you have a rockin’ pair of shoes, we can!

Professional, casual, glamorous … all are possibilities!

A quick change can be wearing a blazer, and then taking it off and photographing the blouse.

View my Portfolio, Instagram or Facebook for visual inspiration.

Review the Portrait Style Guide below

Raleigh Cary NC Durham Portrait Photography Kathy Howard Portrait

What to Expect

You will be greeted by my assistant.  She will assist you with carrying your things, guide you through the studio to the hair & makeup room.

45-minute in Hair & Makeup
If you have inspiration images, please feel free to bring them and share them with my team.

30-minute Photoshoot 
We will move quickly, but not rushed.  I will guide you and pose you every moment.

The faster you change, the more outfits we can photograph!

30-minute Image Selection 
I will share your unedited images with you.  Anything selected will be retouched.

All images must be selected at this time, NO exceptions.

Two images are included with your session.

Additional images are $290 + tax each.

Buy 2, get one free!

Images will be retouched & delivered electronically approximately 2 weeks after your session.

In studio colorful headshot.

Day Of

Arrive to the studio with clean, moisturized skin, no make up.

Your hair should be clean and dry, lightly styled is fine.


Recommend a fresh mani/pedi before your session.

Neutral nail color ideal, but also stay true to your personality and style.

Spray Tans

Please no spray tans! 99% of the time they look orange on camera.

In studio 40OVER40 portrait. Woman in an elegant black dress posed with her arms crossed, leaning against a white wall.

The Studio

598 E Chatham Street, Cary NC 27511

Easy to find, I will email you a direct Maps link the day before.  Look for my sign on my front glass door.

ARRIVE EARLY! Suggest arriving at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time, so that you have plenty of time to park and get settled. Sessions can not be extended if you are late.

Contact Kathy for support: 919-538-8987

In studio headshot.

Posing: What to Expect

Some of the poses will feel weird or awkward. That means you are following my lead correctly.  I promise it looks fabulous on camera! 

I will guide you and direct you every moment.  No stress, all fun!


I built my business on referrals, and would greatly appreciate yours.

For every referral you send that books a session with me, you will receive a $100 studio credit!

There is no maximum amount of credits you can earn, and no expiration date.

In studio headshot.

Kathy Howard Portrait Style Guide Magazine

Raleigh Cary NC Photographer Kathy Howard Portrait 40 Over 40 Project
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