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Kelli & Jeff’s Wedding: St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio TX

Houston wedding and portrait photographers, Michael and Lisa Carr, CPP, recently traveled to photograph Kelli & Jeff’s wedding photography in San Antonio, TX. The fun wedding weekend started on Friday, when we photographed their Rehearsal Dinner at Hotel Emma. You can read more about Kelli & Jeff’s Rehearsal Dinner here.

On the day of her wedding, Kelli and her bridesmaids spent their morning having their makeup and hair done at the hotel. We documented Kelli getting ready as well as Jeff getting ready at The St. Anthony Hotel. Their wedding ceremony was across the street at Travis Park United Methodist Church. After the ceremony, guests walked over to The St. Anthony Hotel to enjoy the reception. Kelli & Jeff’s reception was held on the first floor of the St. Anthony. Guests were able to go ballroom to ballroom and enjoy the band, décor, and even a lounge area. The lounge area décor complimented the hotel and the entire wedding décor. Florals for the wedding were by DeVinnie’s Paradise. The band was Blind Date Austin. They did a wonderful job with entertainment and the guests danced non-stop throughout the reception. Lisa and her team with Haute Weddings, San Antonio did a wonderful job coordinating the wedding.

Michael Carr Photography is a Houston based portrait photography studio that has specialized in weddings and portrait photography for the past 20 years. Since the beginning, the studio has been owned and operated by Michael and his wife Lisa. The studio is available for destination weddings both domestically and internationally. To learn more about our Bridal and Family Portraits, you can view our portfolio here. To learn more about our weddings, please visit our wedding photography site. We can be reached at 713-461-2862.

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Rehearsal Dinner at Hotel Emma: San Antonio, TX

Houston wedding and portrait photographers, Michael & Lisa Carr, CPP, recently photographed Kelli & Jeff’s rehearsal dinner at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas. Hotel Emma is a historical and fun hotel that used to be Pearl’s brewhouse and is a San Antonio landmark.

Kelli and Jeff enjoyed mingling with their guests during the cocktail hour, and then everyone was seated for a family style dinner. This was a wonderful party to set off a fun wedding weekend for the couple and their friends and families.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time commercial portrait studio specializing in creative and timeless heirloom portraits and wedding photography. We offer environmental bridal and family portraits in Houston, and are available for domestic and international portrait commissions. Michael Carr Photography is a full service portrait studio. What this means to you is that we complete your portrait from the beginning to the finish phases: conception, capture to completion and hanging in your home. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here. To learn more about our wedding photography, visit our site here or call 713-461-2862.

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Bridal Portraits at The St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, recently captured Kelli’s San Antonio Bridal Portraits at The St. Anthony Hotel. Our team enjoyed working at the St. Anthony Hotel because there were several beautiful vignettes, both inside and outside, for us to capture classic portraits as well as contemporary portraits of the bride.

Michael incorporated a mixture of natural light and on location lighting equipment to create her Bridal Portraits at The St. Anthony Hotel and also across the street at Travis Park Methodist Church. He captured a collection of full length, three quarter and seated poses of the bride so she and her family would have a variety of options for their portraits. A week after the bridal portrait session, we met with Kelli and her mom here in the studio for their viewing and ordering appointment. We reviewed all the images with them and helped them select their favorite images for the press release, wall portraits, gift portraits as well as their Bridal Portrait albums. We also helped Kelli & her mom select custom framing for their Bridal Portraits. We were very excited this past weekend because we hand delivered Kelli’s stunning, framed portraits to her family and also photographed her wedding in San Antonio.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time commercial portrait studio specializing in creative and timeless heirloom portraits both in black and white and color mediums. We offer environmental bridal and family portraits in Houston, and are available for domestic and international portrait commissions. Michael Carr Photography is a full service portrait studio. What this means to you is that we complete your portrait from the beginning to the finish phases: conception, capture to completion and hanging in your home. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

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Black and White Portrait Photographer Houston

Houston family portrait photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, is a black and white portrait photographer. These portraits, titled “The Black & White Collection” place a strong emphasis on the personality and character traits of an individual. Speaking from experience, these portraits are captivating. For the past four years, we have photographed our daughter in this manner. These images aim to capture the personality of a person during that particular moment in time, and in the end are timeless individual portraits.

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t know who said it, but I have to agree with this quote. The Black and White Collection will stand the test of time, and the portraits have a timeless longevity. Since the portraits are captured in black and white, you focus on the individual versus their clothing or the background. It’s an almost timeless, classic style and is more a work of art than a simple photograph. Whenever I take an image and perform a side by side comparison of the image in color next to the same image in black and white, I often times choose the black and white version. When showing our clients images from their black and white session, I know when I have captured the spirit and emotion of their loved one. I often even hear it in my client’s voice and observe it in their body language when they are viewing images of their child in black and white: the deep breath they take when in awe, or the affirmation as they say “That’s it…Wow! That’s MY child.”

It is never too late to capture the spirit and beauty of someone you love. It’s only late if you never do it and wish you had.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time photographic portrait studio specializing in creative and timeless portraits both in black and white and color mediums. We offer environmental family portraits, at home portrait sessions in the Houston area, as well as in studio portraits. Michael Carr Photography is a full service portrait studio. What this means to you is that we complete your portrait from the beginning to the finished phases: conception, capture to completion and hanging in your home. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

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Business Portraits in Houston

Business trends are constantly evolving. Technology has impacted the way we do business at so many marketing levels. Today’s business market is virtually online 24/7, virtually explaining their product line and services.

Upon completion of your new website, fresh marketing collateral and updates to your business profile images are necessary. Take a moment and review your biography page or Board of Directors page on your company’s site. Review the business portrait and or portraits you have chosen to represent your leadership, and your “high end” products or services. Often times in a large corporate setting personnel changes have occurred. Over time there are so many variations in portrait backgrounds that the “About Us” page becomes disorganized and can begin to lose the cohesive look it once had. Ask yourself this question: Does my biography profile portrait look current and appear to be of a professional quality?

Business professionals will do business with like-minded business professionals. Your web presence needs to be strong, effective and polished. In today’s market time is limited and web marketing is a key component for success.

Michael Carr Photography is a commercial portrait studio specializing in brand portraiture. We offer basic and advance sessions depending on your marketing requirements. You can view our business portrait galleries here. The studio is located in a commercial office building, minutes off 610/Memorial Dr. The studio is outfitted with professional lighting equipment, digital workstations for viewing and editing and includes a large fully equipped dressing area. If you are in need of professional portrait photography, call the studio @ 713-461-2862 to schedule your session and experience what we offer to help elevate your brand to a new level.

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Clothing Tips for Your Senior Portraits

Houston senior portrait photographers, Michael Carr Photography, recently photographed Kate’s senior portraits here in the studio. An in studio session was a perfect option for Kate, since it has been so hot and the weather is always unpredictable. Before her session, Kate went to Façade and had her make up done there at their salon. She brought several different outfits so she would have a variety of looks and options for her portraits. Michael was able to get to know Kate during her session, and learned that she enjoys film and wants to pursue a career in this field. We were able to have fun during her session and change up her sets and backgrounds to compliment her clothing looks. She did a great job selecting her outfits and looks and this helped make her session go smoothly.

When selecting clothing options for your senior portrait session, below are 5 tips:

1) Select solid colored clothing. A black long sleeved top is always a classic, timeless look.

2) Select simple accessories to compliment your outfits. Keep earrings simple and small. You should be the center of attention in your portraits, not your accessories.

3) Select and wear proper undergarments. For example, if you plan on wearing white pants, make sure you wear nude undergarments versus black undergarments. Or if you plan on wearing a strapless dress or top, bring a strapless bra.

4) Select a variety of outfits. Bring at least 6 outfits, and we can review before your session and usually photograph you in 3-4 outfits. Casual, dressy, and fun outfits are all great options.

5) Select clothes you love and feel confident it. Yes it is fun to shop and buy new outfits, especially for your portrait session. If you are unsure of an outfit, or a look, it’s best to reconsider and select outfits you love!

Michael Carr Photography is a portrait studio located near The Galleria, 77057. The studio is located inside a professional office building, and offers many amenities for your session. We have a separate, private lounge and changing area for you to use during your senior portrait session. To learn more about our senior sessions, visit our Senior Portrait Photography site here: www.carrseniors.com. To discuss and book your portrait session, call us at 713-461-2862 or send an email to: info@carrseniors.com

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Senior Photographer in the Houston Area

Houston senior portrait photographer, Michael Carr, recently photographed Eryn’s senior portraits outdoors. Eryn will be attending LSU next month and we are thrilled for her. She was fun to photograph and we both enjoyed her senior portrait session. We talked with Eryn before her session and helped her select and plan out which outfits would look best for her portraits. She did have a session earlier in the year, in studio, and wanted an outdoor session so she would have a variety of options for her senior portraits.

Michael Carr Photography is available for in studio sessions as well as outdoor and at home sessions. With our senior sessions, you can change outfits as many times as you like. Most clients opt for about 4 different looks with their sessions. Before your session we can help you decide what to wear and what to bring for your portrait session. Our studio has partnered with a nearby salon that is available for hair and makeup so you will look fresh and ready for your senior portrait session.

To help prepare for your session, please visit our site here for session tips. Michael Carr, CPP, with Michael Carr Photography, is a full time portrait photographer. The studio is centrally located in a professional office building minutes from The Galleria. To view more of our high school senior portrait photography, please visit our site here . We would love to chat with you over the phone about your portrait session, and help make your senior portrait session as unique as you are. We can be reached via email: info@carrseniors.com or call us at the studio 713-461-2862.

Senior Photographer in the Houston Area

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Senior Portrait Photographers in Houston

Houston senior portrait photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, recently photographed Claire’s senior portraits. The portrait session was on location at her parent’s home. When planning a senior portrait session, we love to chat with our clients over the phone or via email so we can collaborate on clothing and the overall look for the portrait session. By Claire having her senior portrait session at her parent’s home she was able to change into several outfits and cool off between the photography sets. We photographed in various areas outside around her home so she had a variety of options for her printed portraits from the session, with a variety of backgrounds. To prepare for your session, please visit our site: Session Tips. Michael Carr, CPP, with Michael Carr Photography, is a full time portrait photographer. The studio is centrally located in a professional office building minutes from The Galleria. We have teamed up with two nearby salons which take care of our client’s hair and makeup. To view more of our high school senior portrait photography, please visit our site here. We would love to chat with you over the phone about your portrait session, and help make the session as unique as you are. We can be reached via email: info@carrseniors.com or call us at the studio 713-461-2862.

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Engagement Portraits in Houston

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, recently photographed Courtney & Brian’s Engagement Portraits. Since their wedding was coming up and going to be outdoors, the couple selected an outdoor location for their engagement portraits. We were able to photograph a few classic outdoor portraits as well as a few casual, fun, relaxed portraits. We spoke with Courtney over the phone prior to the session, and discussed the clothing they wanted to wear for their portraits. Courtney also had Corinne with Façade apply her makeup for this session. With the variety of images captured during their session, the couple was able to select a wall portrait and a portrait album to display their favorite images.

To view more of our portrait portfolio and portrait services, visit www.michaelcarrphotography.com or call 713.461.2862 to schedule your session.

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