Gentlemen, it’s time to elevate your image to match your vision with Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography. Houston Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, knows when it comes to a man’s professional image, a man wants to be perceived as strong, confident, and trustworthy.
At Michael Carr Photography in Houston, Texas, our Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography sessions feature magazine-style portraits that empower your vision, your professional image, and your brand. Through proper clothing selection, dramatic lighting, and natural posing, Contemporary Men’s Portraits by Michael Carr Photography sharpen your masculine identity by capturing the tone of your executive presence, confidence, and authenticity.
Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography:
Feel Empowered By Your Own Image
In today’s digital world, we rely less on face to face introductions and focus more on LinkedIn profiles and website business headshots. People want to do business with people they trust and connect with.
Michael Carr, a Contemporary Portrait Photographer in Houston, photographs business professionals, entrepreneurs, physicians, and public figures who want magazine-quality portraits for their website, social media platforms, and marketing collateral to promote their business and control their digital narrative.
Most men are uncomfortable in front of the camera or dislike photographs of themselves. Imagine, a portrait session where you feel empowered by your own image.
Our Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography sessions are designed to make you look natural, masculine, and confident in front of the camera. Here are a few ways we guide you through the photography session to make you look your best.
1. Start with a Consultation
Each Men’s Contemporary Portrait session begins with a consultation to review your session goals, where the images will be used for marketing collateral, and what format and sizes are required for final images.
2. Decide What to Wear to Your Men’s Contemporary Photography Session
Men’s Contemporary Photography sessions focus on you. Your clothing should reflect your professional style and the business image you want to deliver as part of your personal brand. For men, we suggest the following attire:
- The corporate look is a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie.
- A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, or dress shirt on its own.
- For a no-jacket casual look, bring several colored shirts – ideally darker than your skin tone.
- For photography purposes, a white dress shirt by itself is not recommended for everyone. However, a white dress shirt underneath a sports coat photographs well on most men.
- If you are not sure, feel free to bring a few different jackets, shirt colors and ties so we can assist you with selections.
- If you tend to have a 5 o’clock shadow in the afternoon, either schedule your session for a morning time slot or plan on shaving before your session if it is in the afternoon.
For more clothing tips on what to wear on your men’s contemporary photography session, visit www.michaelcarr.photography/clothing-tips/.
3. Feel at Ease During Your Men’s Contemporary Portrait Session
A traditional headshot may focus on matching a corporate intent or require a generic lighting style that is consistent for most type of subjects. For Men’s Contemporary Portrait sessions, Houston photographer, Michael Carr uses a mixture of dramatically lit photographs using solid backgrounds to bring focus to the subject. Some sessions include elements of simple furnishings to create a more casual portrait image.
To make clients feel at ease during the portrait session, Michael Carr directs each client on body language and posing techniques. In addition, our Houston-based photography studio offers on-set viewing of your session images as they are being captured. This will enhance your portrait session by viewing captured images in real time while on set. When a client sees a preview of their contemporary images, it makes them feel confident in front of the camera.
4. Design Your Men’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection
At the end of your portrait session, you will review your images and make your selection for your Men’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection. Our men’s portrait sessions are time efficient and typically completed within 45 minutes. A digital artist will edit your final images in digital enhancement software to soften puffiness under the eyes, minimize smile lines and refine the portrait.
From the final images, clients select a collection of custom framed prints to display in their office, home, and to give as gifts to loved ones.
5. Strengthen Your Brand with Your Men’s Contemporary Portraits
Michael Carr Photography Men’s Contemporary Portraits feature editorial and lifestyle portraits to enhance your visual persona, connect with your audience, and communicate your story. By using your men’s portrait across all your social platforms and marketing collateral, you will elevate your personal branding to match your vision. To strengthen your brand with your contemporary portraits, simply add your contemporary business portraits in your printed marketing collateral, on your website, and display framed portraits in your office.
If you are looking for magazine-quality images to visually appeal to your target market and capture your personal brand, schedule your Corporate Men’s Portrait Photography session today at 713-461-2862.
About Michael Carr Photography
Mr. Carr is a professional photographer with over 25 years of field and studio experience. His work has been published locally and nationally within various industries common to the Houston market. The studio is located in a commercial office building at the corner of Woodway & Chimney Rock. (77057). The studio staff is prepared to assist you with your marketing vision. For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.