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Professional Studio Portrait Photographer

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Professional portrait photographer, Michael Carr, created this studio image as part of a subject’s personal portrait portfolio. The goal was to create an image with some fashion flare. She knew she wanted to wear all white for this portrait. To compliment her attire, we choose a pure white background for a high key effect. During her portrait consultation, we finalized her clothing selections and decided she would have her makeup and hair professionally taken care of.

Posing and expression were kept simple and helped create the overall mood for the image. This wall portrait is a statement piece that captures her beautifully at this stage in her life.

In today’s digital age, and with technology constantly changing, a printed portrait is archival and will stand the test of time. Our clients love looking at their framed and finished pieces of artwork hanging in their homes. If you have not had the experience of a professional portrait photography session, we invite you to learn more about our services and what makes us different.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time photographic portrait studio specializing in creative and timeless portraits. Individual portrait sessions and family portraits can be commissioned for your home or in our studio. 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.

Contemporary Portrait Photographer in Houston

Contemporary Portrait Photographer in Houston

Contemporary portrait photographer, Michael Carr, creates modern and timeless individual portraits. Are you celebrating a milestone or an achievement in your career? Our newest Collection: The Contemporary Collection is a wonderful way to celebrate and capture this moment. This type of contemporary portrait is created with a specific lighting and a specific background; and is perfectly tailored to each individual. These images aim to capture the personality of a person, and in the end are timeless individual portraits.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time professional 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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Certified Professional Photographers

If you visit our websites often, you may have seen a new logo or professional designation by our names: CPP. What is a CPP? What does that really mean? CPP stands for Certified Professional Photographer. Certification is only granted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest non-profit association organized for professional photographers. Michael Carr, CPP, recently earned this professional designation. I had to pass a written question test, as well as submit a portfolio or body of work for review. My portfolio had to demonstrate specific lighting, posing, color balance, and harmony in our photographs. In February 2016, over 80 photographers submitted their portfolios, and only 50% passed and earned the CPP designation. To maintain this credential, I have to recertify every 3 years. This process insures photographers remain current in our photographic field and current in our craft.
PPA includes additional info on the CPP standard and you can read about that below:

“These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer that is.

There’s no greater proof than when the letters “CPP” follow a photographer’s name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer’s professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

See the Difference Certified Professional Photographers Make

Consistency. CPPs know how to achieve great results—every time. You get a strong collection of images that tell your story, not a few lucky snapshots, and you will work with someone who knows how to produce a quality image under any circumstances.

Technical Skills. CPPs are more than picture takers. They are students of art, lighting, posing, fashion and even interior design. They combine these elements to create images that fit your unique style and become works of art you will treasure for generations.

Unique Artistry. CPPs have the skills to create unique, customized works of art—not cookie-cutter pictures. They follow an artistic vision. It’s your story captured as a collection of art.

Professionalism. When you hire a CPP, you know you’re getting someone who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best possible images. They are business owners who thrive on customer service and satisfaction, and they continuously aim to produce products that exceed your—and their—best expectations. These images are keepsakes whose stories you’ll tell time and time again and treasure forever.

Just about anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But when life’s biggest moments are unfolding and there’s just one chance to capture that perfect memory, don’t risk it. Entrust your photography needs to a Certified Professional Photographer and see the difference for yourself.”

To view more of our work and learn more about our Family Portraits, Business Headshots, and Editorial Portraits, visit our site: www.michaelcarrphotography.com or call us at 713-461-2862.

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.