Rich Howe Photography

Naperville, IL

Cell: 630-862-6024

[email protected]


Most of what I do in photography now is for charities.  I make head shots and family portraits to cover some of my expenses. I've been doing this for a while now, but I haven't done it forever. I left a management role at an IT company in 2009. After 30 years of carrying around cameras on business trips, I started working part-time and that freed me up to take photography seriously. Now, I have everything I need to make a head shot or portrait where it is most convenient for you; in your home, an outdoor setting, or a business venue. If it comes down to it, I can move a few things around in our basement bedroom and turn it into a studio.

Do you have an up-to-date head shot to use for a job search, a customer presentation, or your company website?  You may be happy posting a selfie on Instagram, but do you want that selfie to represent you professionally?  You'll be a lot more confident that a photo I make will win you a job or be worthy of hanging on a wall.  

How long has it been since you made a quality family portrait you could hang on a wall? I am a great observer and my photographs show real emotion in actual situations. It's fairly easy to get the exposure and focus right with the technology available in today's cameras and there are a lot of professional photographers around who get the technical part of photography right. How many times did your picture show off the real you? As Edward Steichen said, "A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it."

I describe some of my head shot and portrait services in the menus at the top of this website, but everyone is unique so everything I do is customized to address your circumstances. 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 great work. 

Contact me so we can get to know each other and we can schedule the date for your portrait. Check out some of my work for Special Olympics and Easterseals and judge for yourself whether my style fits your needs. There are portraits as well as action shots in there. 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.