50 & Fabulous! | Raleigh Glamour Photography

My dear friend Cathy.

We’ve been friends for a loooong time.  She has seen me through some real life moments with open heart & open arms.

A remarkable friend & woman.

I am SO honored to have captured her 50th birthday portraits.

(YES, you read that number correctly!  Isn’t she stunning!)








And here’s a short video highlighting her shoot in my studio … my FIRST shoot in the new studio!

A true birthday celebration!


50 & Fabulous! from Kathy Howard Photography on Vimeo.



Now booking : Studio BOUDOIR Mini-Sessions November 8th & 9th (in time for holiday gifts – wink)

Gather your girlfriends .. PORTRAIT PARTIES including hair, make-up & bubbly!

Head shot Mini sessions FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month

CLASS of 2105 High School Seniors

Session inquiries please contact Kathy

 kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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Portrait Photographer Raleigh NC


{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!


See what I mean about sparkle?!








Next stop, the Arboretum.

Oooohhhh I LOVE this series of images…



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!



Enough sports, back to glamour 🙂



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!





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!)



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!


10 devoted years.







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 🙂





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 🙂


And went for a walk in the perfectly soft end of day light…




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

Contact Kathy : kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com  919.538.8987

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Beauty at Bloom Spa | Raleigh Head Shot Commercial Photography

I am lucky to say this was my third year photographing the staff at Bloom Skin Spa in Cary!

(Click to see images from FIRST year and SECOND year)

Every year we ‘step it up’ a notch, this year we brought in my favorite Elaine with Elaine Harrison Makeup Artistry for some glam-ing up!

It’s just a great day for everyone, me included 🙂

The staff is always kind, it is evident in their smiles.





My friend & salon owner Amber.  We met during my first ever facial.

(Gives the most amazing facial you’ll EVER receive!)

High fashion. all the way.


More shares from her fashion mini-shoot coming to the blog soon.


Commercial Head Shot Photographer, Raleigh NC


{Bailey} Class of 2014 | Raleigh Cary High School Senior Photographer

Excited to be posting more from Bailey’s awesome senior session today!

I can’t begin to tell you how sweet & kind this gorgeous girl is…  you can tell in each and every one of her images.

We had a blast walking around downtown Raleigh, shooting where the wind took us!


Thank you Bailey & Missy for a truly enjoyable afternoon 🙂  It’s been a pleasure getting to know you!


Raleigh Cary High School Senior Photographer

Now booking January 2014 through June 2014.

It’s not too late to book your senior session!

CONTACT ME!  kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com 919-538-8987


{ Beautiful Briana } | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

Meet Briana.  Aspiring model.

Youthful & sweet, an absolute jewel.



Briana, you knocked my socks off!

Enjoy your preview, truly can’t wait to share the rest with you.


Teen Photographer Raleigh NC

Now booking January through May 2014

Contact me kathy@kathyhowardphotography.com | 919-538-8987


Mr. C | Mini-Session Preview | Raleigh NC Family Photographer

This weekend kicked off the first day of my holiday mini-sessions!

It has been cloudy and drizzly for a solid week here in Raleigh, however the weekend looked promising for some sunshine.  Sadly the sun did not appear, but my families were all troopers and came out to the park for their sessions, despite the drizzle & crummy weather!

While I cannot post many ( since we do not want to ruin holiday card surprises), here is one of a super cutie who has the sweetest little spirit !


You may remember him and his twin brother from last year’s mini sessions (click here), one of my favorite out takes of all time!

His brother wasn’t feeling too well, however I managed to get a few happy shots if him that I will share at a later date.

I am so lucky to watch these boys grow, year after year.  Makes my heart so happy!


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Portrait Photographer Raleigh NC