Modern Business Portraits

Modern Business Portraits

Business Portraits That Are Modern

Modern Business Portraits by Michael Carr Photography give you an edge above the typical head and shoulder portrait. Through proper clothing selection, dramatic lighting, and natural posing, Contemporary Business Portraits by Michael Carr Photography personalizes your digital identity by capturing your executive presence and showing your audience the real you.


Your digital identity is your calling card. Whether you are a President, corporate CEO or COO, attorney or a doctor, your personal brand is a way to present your professional presence to your online audience. Consider a modern business portrait to leverage your brand and convey a strong message.

Modern Business Portraits



Michael Carr Photography’s Contemporary Business Portrait sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. These sessions are customized and tailored specifically for you. Each modern business portrait session begins with a phone consultation to discuss your session goals, how the images will be used for marketing collateral, and identify the specs that are required for final images.

At the conclusion of your portrait session, you will review your image previews and make your final selections. Contemporary Portrait sessions with multiple clothing changes are time efficient and are usually completed within 45 minutes. A digital artist will hand retouch your final images to soften puffiness under the eyes, minimize smile lines, remove stray hairs and make sure you look your best.



How to Leverage Your Brand with Fresh Contemporary Portraits

Contemporary Business Portrait Photography sessions by Michael Carr feature editorial and lifestyle genres to enhance your visual persona, connect with your audience, and communicate your story. To strengthen your personal branding efforts, it’s important to establish brand consistency across all your media and social platforms.

Modern Business Portraits


Here are a few ways to utilize your updated contemporary portraits and target your audience:

• Use your modern business portraits for LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook business pages, and other social media channel profile images

• Add your contemporary portrait to your newsletters, email marketing campaigns, printed and digital business cards

• Use your contemporary portraits on your website

• Submit your modern business portrait with your bio when you have a speaking engagement or publish articles in magazines

Contemporary Business Portrait

If you are looking for an edge above the typical headshot and want to update your bio photos to a more contemporary look, schedule your Michael Carr Photography Modern Business Portrait session today at 713-461-2862

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael Carr is a professional full-time Portrait Photographer located in the Memorial area (77057). The studio is located in a commercial office building at the corner of Woodway & Chimney Rock. For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.michaelcarr.photography. Online booking and scheduling is available; see below, We would love to hear from you! You can also call  us at 713-461-2862 to book your session.

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5 Tips for Families Before Their Portrait Session

5 Tips for Families Before Their Portrait Session

5 Tips for Families Before Their Portrait Session

Spring is approaching and this is the perfect time to photograph your outdoor family portraits in Houston! We have compiled a list of our 5 helpful tips for families before their portrait session. Michael Carr, one of Houston’s top family photographers, has over 20 years of photographic experience and will make sure your Family Portrait is beautifully crafted. We will help you with coordinating and planning clothing for your family portrait to make sure everyone looks their best. Here are the 5 tips for families before their portrait session:

  1. Scheduling
    The timing of your family portrait session is very important. We recommend early morning, around 9am, or late afternoon, around 4pm. As summer approaches, 6:30pm may become an option. We use a balance mixture of natural light along with location lighting equipment and specialized light modifiers to insure everyone is lit properly. The portable location lighting is equivalent to studio lighting but in an outdoor setting resulting in crisp well exposed portraits, eliminating dark eyes or non- directional lighting in the final portrait. We will work with you to determine the best time of day for your portrait based on the location as well everyone’s schedules. If young children are to be included in your portrait, you should pick the time that is not right during their nap time but when they are at their best. For outdoor portraits we always recommend scheduling two dates in the event of rain or bad weather. We do have a studio available which can also serve as an option for your family portrait should weather become an issue.
  1. Clothing Selection
    Everyone’s clothing does not need to match in colors, but there should be harmony with everyone’s attire in the portrait. For example, if you want a casual spring or summer portrait then the children could wear shorts with light colored tops or dresses, and the adults could wear casual pants and khakis with light colored shirts and blouses.

    Colors should be complimentary and in the same tonal range. It is always recommended to stick to solid colors or a very small pattern. Long sleeve shirts work best as well.

    We will discuss your portrait vision and clothing options during your pre-portrait consultation.
Family Portrait in Houston
  1. Hair and Makeup
    For men and children in the portrait, we recommend a hair trim about 2 weeks before your portrait. For ladies, a trim or haircut and color if needed 2 weeks before your portrait is recommended. This is not the time to try a new hair color or a new haircut or hair style! We partner with a nearby salon that takes care of our client’s hair and makeup for their portrait. The salon will help you look your best and make sure you are picture perfect. Remember to have a manicure and pedicure the day before your portrait too! On the day of your portrait bring a hair brush and comb, powder, lipstick or gloss and makeup for touchups during your session.
Outdoor family portrait
  1. Get Plenty of Rest
    Rest is so important before your portrait. If you are tired it will show in your images. Go to bed early and stay well hydrated before your portrait.
  1. Portrait Location and Scale
    During your consultation, we will discuss where you plan on hanging your selected portrait in your home. This is important for us photography wise so we capture your images with the end in mind. For example, if the space warrants a vertical portrait, we want to make sure we have plenty of vertical images for you to select from.

    During your portrait order appointment, we will project your images in our studio and can also show you the proper size portrait based on the space in your home where the portrait will reside.

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael and Lisa Carr are full time portrait photographers specializing in creative and timeless outdoor family portraits. We offer outdoor 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 phase: conception, capture and full artist embellishments to your final wall portraits. We also offer custom framing for your wall portraits.

We hope you have found the 5 tips for families before their portrait session a helpful article. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

 Family Portrait in Houston

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How To Stand Out From the Crowd: Your Business Headshot

 How To Stand Out From the Crowd: Your Business Headshot

How To Stand Out From the Crowd:
Your Business Headshot

To get ahead in business, you need to be intentional about your brand image and the way you present your products and services.

Remember, the goal is to stand out in business. Especially, when it comes to online marketing. Business professionals need to brand themselves and market their services in a different manner than their competition. Executive portraiture can help you place a cutting edge on your services vs your competitors. Ultimately, determining who ends up getting the phone call.

 How To Stand Out From the Crowd: Your Business Headshot

 

A Business Portrait is not Just a Picture.

It is your Personal Branding.

Customers want to connect with people who are industry professionals who they feel they can trust. This is why a business portrait is not just a picture. It is your personal branding.

Every industry and corporate position has a unique look and persona for their business portrait. A prime example of this is that a trial attorney would not be photographed in the same manner as a marketing representative or physician.

So when creating or updating your online presence, you need to consider how your personal brand and corporate image can enhance your website and professional bio.

 How To Stand Out From the Crowd: Your Business Headshot

Is it Time to Refresh Your Corporate Image?
Ready to stand out and get ahead of your competition? Call Michael Carr Photography at 713-461-2862 today to schedule your business headshot.

Michael Carr Photography is a commercial portrait studio offering professional corporate portraiture for business leaders. We are a full-service studio, we can handle all phases of your portrait session from the capture phase, retouching and image enhancement phase, and final delivery of your digital business portrait. We frequently work with marketing directors and marketing departments to help them create a cohesive image campaign for their offices.

Should your company or art director have specific image requests or guidelines, please let us know. We listen and can meet company expectations and guidelines. Call 713-461-2862 to contact us and schedule your business headshot today, and visit our site here to learn more about our services.

Family Portraits at Home

Houston Family Photographer

Houston Family Photographer

Family portraits are important now more than ever. In our world of fast-paced busy lives, filled with camera phones and selfies, we often fall short of documenting our precious milestones for future generations to treasure.

Michael recently photographed this family portrait in the Tanglewood area. We had a portrait consultation over the phone to discuss date and location. They wanted to have their portrait session at their home to keep it simple and relaxed.

We scheduled a time to visit their home before the session so we could see areas of their home that would work nicely for their portrait session. During this site visit we were also able to review their clothing selections for their portrait.

We loved capturing a variety of indoor and outdoor portraits for this family. We know they will treasure these portraits for many years to come.

Houston Family Photographer

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael and Lisa Carr are full time portrait artist specializing in creative and timeless family portraits in Houston, 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 and full artist embellishments to your final wall portraits. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

What to Expect During a Family Photography Session

Family Photography

What to Expect During a Family Photography Session

Michael recently photographed this senior and family portrait in the Tanglewood area at their home. When we are commissioned for a portrait, clients often ask us what to expect during a family photography session. Below are a few highlights of what to expect during your portrait session:

  1. Consultation

We had a portrait consultation over the phone to discuss the date and location. This family wanted to have their senior and family photography session at their home to keep it simple and relaxed. We scheduled a time to visit their home before the session so we could see areas of their home that would work nicely for their portrait session. During this site visit we were also able to review their clothing selections for their portrait.

  1. Communication

During the session we keep the conversation light and love to learn more about you and your family. This helps us to bring out great expressions and a relaxed feel to your portrait. We strive to not pose you in uncomfortable poses and instead keep everyone comfortable and at ease.

  1. Completion

After we complete your session, we schedule a time for you to come into the studio and view the artist proofs and suggestions. We project your images and size them to the correct size and scale for your walls in your home. We want you to see your finished portrait in actual size and love it!

We loved capturing a variety of indoor and outdoor portraits for this family. We know they will treasure these family portraits for many years to come.

Family Photography

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael and Lisa Carr are full time portrait artist specializing in creative and timeless family portraits in Houston, 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 family photography. 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 and full artist embellishments to your final wall portraits. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

Women’s Casual Editorial Portraits

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer

Women’s Casual Editorial Portraits

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, offers business lifestyle Portraits for Houston area professionals. Featured here is a recent session with Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries. Beth is a well-known religious speaker and the founder of Living Proof Ministries; which is a Bible-based organization for women based in Houston, Texas.

Women’s Casual Editorial Portraits
For her PR portraits, we felt a women’s casual editorial Portrait in Houston would work well with her marketing campaigns. Lifestyle or causal editorial portraits are commonly used in periodicals, magazines and marketing campaigns where a more casual image is required.

Environmental portrait sessions can be tailored to your profession and can communicate your personality in a different method than a traditional business portrait would.

Scouting, planning, storyboarding and pre-lighting the session made for a smooth and successful assignment. We also consulted with her before the session so proper clothing was pre-selected and prepared before her session. Casual editorial portraits are available on location or in our studio.

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer

We have a relationship with a nearby salon that provides makeup and hair, should you also need those services. To view more of our women’s casual editorial portraits, please visit this link. To view more of our on location environmental portraits visit here.

Casual Editorial Portraits
Michael Carr Photography is a full service portrait studio conveniently located off 610/Woodway. Michael is one of the few Houston photographers that is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CCP). To view more of our portfolio, visit www.michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to schedule your session.

Senior photographers in Houston

Senior photographers in Houston, Michael Carr, recently photographed Carter’s graduation portraits. We photographed his senior portrait session at one of our favorite locations here in Houston, TX. He wanted his portraits to reflect his personality and maturity. We were able to capture classic styled senior portraits as well as a few contemporary portraits as well.

Our style is commonly defined as unique, clean and refreshing. Our senior sessions are not your traditional senior cap and gown photography sessions. For in studio senior portrait sessions, each high school senior’s session is created using custom studio sets and the theme is based on the senior’s personality and the artist’s creative vision. Our studio sets are constantly changing. The goal is to capture something different and special for every graduating high school senior. Many of our high school senior pictures are shared as formal senior portraits in the home, college applications, sorority portraits and web sized images for Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.

High school senior photographers in Houston

When scheduling your senior portraits with us, we will discuss your clothing as well. We have a few helpful tips that will keep you as the forefront of your images, and help you look your best. For ladies we also partner with a nearby salon that will take care of your hair and makeup. Play a musical instrument or have a fun car you want to include in your portraits? No problem. This session is all about you and your achievements.

High school senior photographers in Houston
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!

The best way to determine if Michael Carr Photography is the High school senior photographers in Houston for you is to schedule a consultation with the studio. We will discuss the products that are available as well as the prices. We look forward to meeting you! You can view more of our senior photographers in Houston images and young adults here.

About Michael Carr Photography

Senior Photographers in Houston

Michael and Lisa Carr are full time Houston family photographer specializing in creative and timeless family 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 and full artist embellishments to your final wall portraits. To learn more about our studio and view more of our seniors and young adults visit here or call 713-461-2862.

Houston Family Photographer

Houston Family Photographer

Let’s Create Your Own Timeless Portrait

Family portraiture is a great way to capture the story of your family’s life. It is never too late to capture the spirit and beauty of your family with a family portrait. It’s only late if you never do it and wish you had. Let’s create your own timeless at home family portrait and capture your family’s life story.

Houston Family Photographer

Michael Carr, one of Houston’s top family photographers, has over 20 years of photographic experience and will ensure your Family Portrait is beautifully crafted. We will help you with coordinating and planning clothing selections for your family portrait to make sure everyone looks their best. By selecting classic clothing this will help maintain a timeless look to your portrait versus dating your portrait with trendy clothing. We will help you with coordinating and planning for your family portrait to make sure everyone looks their best.

Houston family photographer, Michael Carr strives to maintain a classic look to his portraits and not keep up with the latest photographic trends in his finished portraits as this too will date a portrait. Your portrait should stand the test of time, and be timeless.

Houston Family Photographer

 

We love to capture your family together and also capture individual portraits of the kids. It is so important to capture the milestones and the growth of a child to an adult. Photographs are the only way to preserve this memory for generations to come.

About Michael Carr Photography

Houston Family Photographer

Michael and Lisa Carr are full time Houston family photographer specializing in creative and timeless family 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 and full artist embellishments to your final wall portraits. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

Houston Senior Photographer

Senior Portrait Photographer

Houston Senior Photographer

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

That’s exactly how Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr captures graduation portraits. Here are a few portrait images Michael photographed of Elena’s senior portrait while photographing her in studio session. The portrait session focused on her. Her captivating eyes and beautiful smile. These are the details that bring your portrait to life and tell your story.

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

Senior Portrait Photographer

On Location Business Portraits

Lifestyle Business Portraits
Environmental Business Portraits

Environmental Business portraits, or business location portraits, are back in session after the lull of the pandemic. Environmental portraits are location business portraits photographed using the facility’s onsite location as the background. Some location areas within an office that work well for the backgrounds are the corporate headquarters office, senior leadership offices or executive boardrooms.

This style of portraiture is unique as it represents you and your workplace environment. We recommend discussing your vision during a consultation. We offer a pre-scout meeting to discuss areas that would work well for the session(s), outlining a timeline for the sessions, and discussing clothing options and looks for your business portraits.

 

Environmental Business Portraits

On session day, the set or photography area is pre lit with professional grade studio lighting equipment and reflectors. By using this type of lighting for the sessions we can give the individuals a soft, natural look in their images or even a dramatic look. We do not only depend on natural window light for on location portraits. With Michael’s extensive experience he knows how to balance the light to produce natural or dramatic looking results in the final images.

Before the sessions start, test images are presented for review before the subject(s) arrives on set. The entire session is photographed digitally, transferred and displayed on a tablet or MAC for selection purposes.

At the conclusion of the assignment, there is an opportunity to address any questions regarding retouching of your final images. Retouching of final images typically includes: stray hair removal, softening of character lines, and overall skin softening are a few examples.

On Site Business Photography

 

Michael Carr Photography is a commercial portrait studio offering professional corporate portraiture for business leaders. We are a full-service studio, we can handle all phases of your portrait session from the capture phase, retouching and image enhancement phase, and final delivery of your digital business portrait. We frequently work with marketing directors and marketing departments to help them create a cohesive image campaign for their offices.

Should your company or art director have specific image requests or guidelines, please let us know. We listen and can meet company expectations and guidelines.

If a Michael Carr environmental business portraits session is something you would like to discuss, call the studio at 713-461-2862. We can assist you with the behind the scenes logistics checklist to help achieve that new corporate look for you and your team. Visit our site here to learn more about our services.