Bridal Portraits Houston


Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer

Michael Carr Photography
5701 Woodway Dr.
Ste 108,
Houston, TX 77057


Elevate Your Elegance with a
Professional Bridal Portrait Photographer

Welcome to Michael Carr Photography, where timeless elegance meets contemporary grace in every frame. As the premier Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, brings over 30 years of refined expertise to the art of capturing bridal portraits. With a dedication to excellence and a portfolio featuring over 400 personally photographed bridal portraits, Michael seamlessly blends his artistic style with the unique grace of each bride, creating a master’s series portrait that commemorates the essence of your special day.

Bridal Portrait Photographer

Versatility in Portraiture: Studio, Location, and Beyond

At Michael Carr Photography, we understand that every bride envisions her bridal portrait in a distinct setting. Our studio specializes in offering both in-studio and on-location portrait sessions to cater to your individual preferences. Michael’s formal training in the art of portraiture ensures that his posing style is described as timeless, elegant, and contemporary – a perfect reflection of the high-end bride and her unique vision.

Houston Bridal Photographer

Bridal Portrait Photographer

In-Studio Elegance

For in-studio portrait sessions, our studio is transformed into a haven of soft sculpted light, creating an ambiance of sophistication and grace. Your personalized set is designed to complement your style, and you’ll be enveloped in beautiful light while enjoying your favorite music in surround sound. The in-studio experience is a celebration of elegance, offering an intimate space for you to showcase your bridal beauty.

Scenic Locations: A Vision of Uniqueness

If your vision leans towards an outdoor or on-location portrait, Michael Carr Photography recommends scouting the locale beforehand to better prepare for your session. Many brides choose to have their portraits photographed at private residences for their uniqueness, creating one-of-a-kind portraits that reflect the individuality of the bride. During the scouting session, Michael collaborates with you to determine the areas for photography and discusses your vision for the final portraits.

Bridal Portrait Photographer

Timing is Everything: Plan Your Bridal Portraits with Care

Bridal portraits are typically photographed around 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding day, ensuring a perfect timeline for planning and execution. This strategic timing allows for a stress-free experience, capturing your bridal radiance while providing ample time for any necessary adjustments before the big day.

The Art of Distinction: Michael Carr’s Bridal Portrait Style

Bridal Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, go beyond candid wedding day snapshots. Achieving his distinctive style requires extra time, specialized location lighting gear, and expert use of lighting modifiers and tripods. Clients are often surprised by the meticulous attention to detail, including the deployment of additional lighting equipment, diffusion, and reflective materials – all essential components in creating a portrait that exudes distinction and sophistication.

Crafting the Perfect Portrait: Lighting and Posing Expertise

Effective lighting techniques and proper posing are paramount in capturing the essence of a bridal portrait. Michael Carr understands the nuances of how lighting and posing can impact the final image, avoiding common pitfalls that could add unnecessary weight to the subject or the overall photograph. The result is a portrait that is not just visually stunning but also a true reflection of the bride’s natural beauty.

Bridal Portrait Photographer

Bridal Portrait Photographer

The Importance of Professional Hair and Makeup

In the pursuit of perfection, professional hair and makeup application take center stage. Michael Carr Photography emphasizes the importance of expert application and blending techniques, ensuring that your bridal portrait is a flawless representation of your beauty. This session serves as an invaluable trial run, allowing you to perfect dress fitting, veil placement, and flower color schemes for your wedding day bouquet. We have several professional makeup artists that we work with often for our portrait clients. You can view links to their sites here.

Visit Our Studio or Schedule Your Session

To view our portfolio in person or to schedule your bridal portrait session, contact our studio at 713-461-2862. Michael Carr Photography is committed to turning your bridal vision into a captivating reality, where each portrait is a testament to the artistry, skill, and elegance that defines your unique journey to the altar.

Our studio is conveniently located in a professional office building at the corner of Woodway Drive and Chimney Rock Road, Houston, TX 77057; minutes from the Galleria and 610 and I-10 freeways.

We are also available to travel to your home or favorite location for your bridal and engagement portraits.