My wife, Sue, and I are Rich Howe Photography. I am the photographer. Sue is the people watcher and editor. She has helped me spend my time on shots that are "wall-hangers" - the ones that evoke your imagination rather than requiring some context from the time or place to be interesting.
We offer event photography services for just about any type of event, from corporate celebrations to sports to family milestones like weddings and coming out parties. We are working on a collection of landscape and architecture photographs from around the world and you can find a few of our current favorites under the "Places" menu. We like to help a few select charities that we think do important work and a lot of the example photos on our site are for charity groups. We do their events and provide landscape and architectural photographs for fund raisers and auctions. We have a short list of photographers who will assist if we need some help for an event.
I started in the 1970s with Polaroid SX-70 and Canon 35mm film cameras and always intended to do something “memorable” with photography. My first 20 years or so were spent being a serious hobbyist, hauling around a camera and a couple of lenses. The best part about those years was that I learned about the technical aspects of apertures and shutter speeds and lens focal lengths. Not even a relative would hang one of those shots in their house, though.
I got serious when I realized that none of those thousands of photographs I had taken were going to make it up on anyone's wall. I took some college classes, studied several art and photography books, and did some workshops with professional photographers. I was privileged to participate in a workshop with Nels Akerlund, a freelance photographer for magazines such as the National Geographic Society, The New York Times, and Architectural Record. I continually try different techniques and carry my camera everywhere so I practice and ingrain the technical aspects of photography as “muscle memory”.
Our services leave you free to make history while we record it for you. I work in the background to capture the emotion and action without interfering while you, your co-workers, friends, and guests enjoy the event. We will capture hundreds of photos of your fundraiser, corporate celebration, sports event, family reunion, birthday, quinceañera, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, engagement party, or wedding.
Take a look at some of my photos and judge for yourself whether my style fits your photographic needs. I prefer capturing real life action and emotion, so you will probably see more of those than posed shots. I will make your photos available on this website or we can use old-fashioned mail to get them to you. Depending on our arrangement for the services, you can download your photos or order them from our photo printing service. If you want help laying out a book, I can provide that service too.
My high resolution images can be printed in a portfolio, published in magazines or a website, displayed on the walls of your home or office, or given as a gift. I will adjust exposure, remove distracting items, and crop all the photos I give you. I try to work to your needs - if you want special retoucing work, I will handle it. Just let me know what you need. I will quickly create high quality photos that you will be proud to hang on your walls. For your convenience, I use high quality photo printing services that are among the best available, with perfect color balance, stunning paper surfaces, and several specialty items like canvas wraps, standout display photos, and memorabilia.
I generally quote every job individually because your situation is unique and the value I can bring you is probably not a function of my time or the number of photographs you decide to use. In general I charge a site fee to capture images of the place or event and a printing or usage fee for the photographs. The site fee covers basic editing to enhance exposure and composition in the photographs I select from the event or site. The usage fee is a royalty for use of the digital photo. I will also perform detailed editing and design/layout work on a time and materials basis. I retain the copyright in all cases and will give you a license to use the photos according to your needs and provide you with the digital image files of your event to print your own copies or use in media with a credit to our studio. Please contact us for a specific quote for your particular needs.