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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 date and location. This family wanted to have their senior and family 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.

  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 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 business portrait sessions 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 business portraits, please visit this link. To view more of our on location environmental portraits visit here.

Women’s 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.

Professional LinkedIn Headshots

Social media technology plays a major role in today’s business world. Breaking news is tweeted or hash tagged in seconds with new information being released instantaneously. LinkedIn profiles are used daily in the business world around the globe as a daily form of business introductions.

Corporate directories and annual reports are filled with business portraits showcasing corporate leadership. A polished professional portrait adds value to your presentations, proposals, and online business biographies. Let’s face it, digital media is here to stay and has proven to be effective amongst business leaders.

According to LinkedIn data, a social media bio is 11x’s more likely to be clicked on and viewed when there is an image included on an individual’s profile page. There are two important factors to keep in mind for your LinkedIn social media headshot profile image.

Professional Linkedin Headshots

1) Visual communication in business is powerful and makes a positive impact when dealing with potential clients or professional counterparts. If you do not have a photo for your professional profile page, this can have a big impact on the overall appearance of your profile giving the impression your profile is incomplete.

2) Your social media headshot needs to be polished and professional. Casual photos that some may use on Facebook are not a good choice on LinkedIn. Keep your headshot professional. Remember, first impressions count, and people do business with people they trust so be sure that your picture conveys the impression of the warm, professional, friendly person that you really are.

You can view more helpful tips for your LinkedIn Headshots in Houston here Michael Carr Photography can capture and provide you with Houston social media headshots.

LinkedIn Headshots

We are a full service commercial portrait studio specializing in executive portraits and business headshots.

Our session services include a complementary clothing consultation to help you select clothing for your headshot session. Before and during your business portrait session, Michael Carr performs a visual facial analysis to determine your most flattering side and adjusts the lighting equipment placement to help shape your face to best compliment your facial bone structure. We all want to be photographed on our best side and look slim!

Michael Carr has over 20 years of photographic experience and knowledge. Rest assured, you are coming to a professional that delivers consistent results time and time again. The LinkedIn Headshots in Houston studio is located in a professional office building in the Galleria area, 77057, with convenient access to major freeways: I-10, 610, and 59.

Visit our site to view our portfolio, clothing tips and contact us. We can be reached via phone at 713-461-2862.

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 care 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 seniors 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 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.

That’s exactly how Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr captures senior portraits. Here are a few portrait images Michael photographed of Elena’s senior portrait while photographing a in studio session. The portrait session focus on her. Her captivating eyes and beautiful smile. 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.

Senior Portrait Photographer

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.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.

 

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.

 

 

Couples Portrait Photographers

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.

Family portraiture is a great way to capture the story of your family’s life. From newly engaged couples in love to parents holding their newborns with pride and every milestone in between, family portraiture is the art that tells your story.

Couples Photography Houston

Over the years, Lisa and I have photographed couples from their engagement sessions and weddings, to their first borns to their children’s senior portraits, and to their 25th wedding anniversaries. Imagine being able to share those precious milestones with your children and grandchildren for years to come through family portraiture.

That’s why Lisa and I connect with our clients to understand the essence of their family. We guide families through the family portraiture process every step of the way, beginning with what to wear.

Couples Photography Houston

The Benefits of Studio Portraiture

Attire plays a key role in creating the perfect formal portrait as does the environment where the session is taken. At Michael Carr Photography, we are seasoned professional portrait artists to address special requests. But, there are benefits to studio portraiture verse outdoor portraiture.

As we know, Houston weather is highly unpredictable and humid. Studio portraiture eliminates the concerns for weather conditions. Rain or shine, cold or heat, you will always look great in a climate controlled environment with calculated lighting and custom backgrounds. Plus, our commercial studio has a dressing room and access to restrooms.

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About Michael Carr Photography

Michael and Lisa Carr are full time portrait artist 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 Family Portraits

Houston Family Portraits

Family Portraits in Houston

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.

Houston Family Portraits

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 family portraits for many years to come.

Houston Family Portraits
Houston Family Portraits

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.

How To Stand Out From the Crowd: Your Business Headshot

Houston Headshot Photography
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.

Houston Headshot Photographer 77057

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.

Houston Headshot Photographer

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.