Rich Howe Photography

Naperville, IL

Cell: 630-862-6024


I am a photojournalist and editorial photographer.  I try to tell a story in pictures by showing real emotions in actual situations. I provide event, portrait and head shot photography services and I try to do a lot for charities like Special Olympics and Easter Seals. Most of what I do for charities is paid in smiles and my portrait and event work covers my operating expenses. If we have some profits at the end of the year, Sue and I give a percentage to our charities.

How long has it been since you had a photograph of your family that you wanted to hang on a wall? Do you have an up-to-date portrait to use for a job search, a customer presentation, or your company website? If you are thinking of depicting yourself with photographs, think twice about using a selfie.  I understand what you need.   

  • I have made photographs at business and family events that have been published in brochures, newspapers and magazines, and printed for “wall-hanger” purposes.
  • I have worked with people at all levels in just about any kind of role and can make a portrait that shows who you are.
  • I recognize the difference between a business portrait for a customer presentation or hiring manager and a head shot for a casting director or modeling agency.
  • I can create digital files to meet the image sizing and format requirements of head shots on Linked-in, Facebook, Twitter,, and website banner pages.

PI left a management role at an IT company in 2009 but worked part-time on some projects for a while. After 30 years of carrying around cameras, working part-time freed me up to take photography seriously in 2010. I have built up my skills over the last few years and I have everything we need to make your photographs where it is most convenient for you; in your home or office, an outdoor setting, a business venue, or my home-based studio.

I make portraits while we are having a conversation so I can record your reactions and emotions.  I have a couple of portrait and event service packages for families and professionals that are described under the menu on my website so you can get an idea of what I offer. Everyone is unique and I often work up a quote for situations like portraits for several people in a single office or agency, shots of a performance or conference to use for advertising, etc. I just need to know what your circumstances are and we will set it up.

I will make your photos available on my website or we can use old-fashioned mail to get them to you. I have outsourced my photo printing to one of the national professional labs and they do very high quality work. 

Contact me so we can get to know each other and I will help arrange a comfortable setting for us to make your photographs. Check out some of my work for Special Olympics and Easter Seals in the "Events" section.  Take a look at some of my galleries and judge for yourself whether my style fits your needs.  I am looking forward to talking with you.

One last thing.  My wife, Sue, and I have been lucky to be able to travel to all seven continents now and we have a small collection of "wall hangers" available here.