meet heather


Heather (Graves) Rader has owned and operated How Charming Photography since 2004. Prior to starting her own business, she worked in the public sector in marketing and public relations capacities. Heather captures portraits ranging from newborns and family portraits to school and corporate photography. Website and Graphic Design are two of Heather's other specialties.

She developed a model ambassador program to allow portraiture discounts to participants, but also a valuable opportunity for community involvement. Capture Your Fitness 5K Run and Walk brought together a number of these representatives, leaders, organizations, and more to give back to a number of organizations. Over $11,000 was awarded in scholarships and donations to various community organizations during the three year run.


She holds a bachelors of arts degree in Communications from University of Southern Indiana with an emphasis in public relations and marketing. She also holds minors in human resources and advertising.

Community outreach initiatives have already been developed by determining a single cause and a beneficiary. A marketing plan was complete with social media integration for project completion. These initiatives have included:

  • Sharing Safe Smiles to benefit Local Law Enforcement Agencies
  • History Slides Home
    (personalized bricks for the Linton Youth Sports Complex)
  • Caps 4 Benches
    (Honoring Madi Moore)
  • Strike Up your Memory
    (benefited a number of local nursing home Memory Gardens)
  • Propeller Pals (assisted a number of local school nurses)
  • Pull Together for a Community Smile (benefiting the Ronald McDonald House)

    One ongoing outreach initiative is that of a Golf Ball Drive to support the Military. You may view additional information here AND join the Facebook page for new additions.

    She has been married to Kevin Rader since May 2019.

meet kevin

Kevin has covered politics and originated a project entitled 'Only in Indiana' where he highlighted Hoosiers at their best.


As a Former WTHR Reporter Rader came to Indiana in July of 1990. Since then he has distinguished himself by receiving:

  • Two National Edward R Murrow Awards
  • Seven Regional Murrows
  • National Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists at the National Press Club in Washington DC
  • 32 Regional Emmy's
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana highest honor, presented by Governor Eric Holcomb on July 1, 2020

    Rader has covered some of the biggest stories of our time including the Oklahoma City Bombing and 911 Terror Attack in New York City.

    He has also covered all but one National Political Convention since 1988. He has interviewed Presidents Trump, Obama, Clinton, Ford and Carter. He has covered six Indiana administrations at the Indiana Statehouse including Governors Bayh, O'Bannon, Kernan, Daniels, Pence, and Holcomb.

    A native of Lexington, Nebraska, he received his B.S. in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with minors in Social Science and Broadcasting. receiving a distinguished Alumni award in 2007.

    He has four adult children and married Heather Graves in May 2019.


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