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Senior Portraits: The Essence of You

Senior portraits capture the essence of you. Your smile that brightens a room, your eyes that see a world of possibility, and your personality that drives your success.

That’s exactly how Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr captures senior portraits. Here are a few portrait images Michael recently photographed of Gabby’s senior portrait while photographing a location session. Michael used a portable Profoto lighting kit and a simple outdoor landscape to highlight Gabby’s natural beauty and light hearted spirit.
The portraits featured from Gabby’s session focus on her. Her captivating eyes, beautiful smile, and trademark dimples. These are the details that bring your senior portrait to life and tell your story.

Let’s celebrate your accomplishments and aspirations together and capture “the essence of you” in your senior portrait.

Now that you’ve achieved this great milestone in your life, we will help you capture that “special look” and create a portrait session that is uniquely you! Don’t settle for selfies or hobbyist to capture this major accomplishment in your life: Graduation! You’ve earned this, call today at 713-461-2862 and experience the newest and most exciting form of senior portraiture at Michael Carr Photography, a commercial studio specializing in fine portraiture for all the milestone’s in your life.

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.

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

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.

Houston Senior Portraits

Houston Senior Portraits

Houston Senior Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, offers sorority rush portraits for Senior girls. We had a great time photographing this Bellaire High School Senior in our studio. She was needing sorority Rush portraits for her packets. We currently have a promo for Sorority photos. Make sure your packet is on the top of the stack with an image that communicates how unique and confident you are! Contact the studio for Houston senior portraits at 713-461-2862 to learn more about our Senior Portraits and our Rush special. You can also check out our site at www.carrseniors.com.