Office Environment Backgrounds

Houston business portrait photographer, Michael Carr, offers a variety of office environment backgrounds for your business portraits here in our studio. You can come to our studio and achieve the look of an office with a view, a light and bright office setting, or even greenery. Our office environment background is the perfect option for the busy professional that works remotely or their office does not have the space for an on location session. Several companies also opt for this background option if executives work all over the US and they want a cohesive look among all the executives on the bio pages.

The office environment backgrounds is a great choice if you want your image to look different and a step above the others. You have the option for a head and shoulder, ¾ length session or a combo of the two. Many C-level executives like to have the option to change clothing or outfits when opting for a multiple look session.

Consult:
Call us to discuss which office environment backgrounds appeals to you: classic, on location or the office environment background. We will discuss the number of looks you are wanting with your session and the background you are wanting as well.
Office Environment Backgrounds

Clothing:
We will consult with you on your attire for your business portrait. A good rule of thumb is to stick to timeless and classic clothing that you feel confident in. We always recommend that clients bring with them several outfits to choose from. We can look at your wardrobe with you and select the best outfit for your portrait. Solid colored clothing is always best for a portrait. For men, you can add a pop of color with a tie or a pocket square. For the ladies a colored shell is an option with jewelry as an accent to the overall portrait. We have clothing tips on our site here.

For 3/4 length portraits we recommend that you try on your clothes and make sure they fit properly before your session. If your clothes do not fit well, or if they are snug, it will show in your portrait. Make sure you are confident in the attire you select and that all clothing is pressed. For ladies, we have a nearby partner salon that can take care of your hair and makeup. Please inquire about this before your session.

After Your Session:
At the conclusion of your business portrait session, we will review all the images captured and help you with final image selections and select your office environment backgrounds. Our studio is centrally located in The Galleria area, 77057, and between three major Houston freeways: I-10, 610, and 59. If you would like to discuss your business portrait or book your session, please call the studio at 713-461-2862 and we can help you.

Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer

Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer

Bridal Portraits in Houston

Michael Carr Photography is the leading Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer. Michael Carr, CPP, specializes in studio as well as on location or outdoor Bridal Portraits. With over 20 years of portrait photography experience and over 400 bridal portraits personally photographed, Michael will combine his style and your grace into a master’s series portrait commemorating your special day. Formally trained in the art of portraiture, his style of posing is described as timeless, elegant and contemporary.

The Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer studio offers both in studio and on location portrait sessions. After your portrait consultation, your special set is designed for your in studio portrait and you will be surrounded by beautiful soft sculpted light while enjoying your favorite music in surround sound here in the studio.

Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer

If a location session is your vision, we recommend scouting the locale prior to your session in order to better prepare for your session. Many of our brides opt for their portraits to be photographed at a private residence for its uniqueness and to help create a one of a kind portrait. During the scouting session, Michael will determine the areas you will be photographed in and discuss your vision for your final portraits. Bridal portraits are typically photographed 4 weeks prior to wedding day, and it is recommended to plan accordingly.

Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer

Houston Bridal Portrait Photographer

Bridal portraits photographed by Michael Carr, CPP, are not wedding day candid style photographs. Extra time, location lighting gear, lighting modifiers and tripods are required to achieve his style of distinction for portraits. Many clients are often surprised by the amount of extra lighting equipment, diffusion and reflective material used to create a portrait. Effective lighting techniques are crucial and proper posing is critical while photographing for a bridal portrait. A photographer can add weight to a person and also the final image by using improper lighting and improper posing techniques.

Professional hair and makeup application is of the utmost importance. Proper application and blending techniques can save you time and money on additional facial retouching expenses. This sessions serve as an excellent trial run for proper dress fitting, veil placement and flower color scheme for your wedding day flower bouquet. To view our portfolio in person or to schedule your session, call the studio at 713-461-2862.

 

 

 

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers, Belly to Baby Studios, recently photographed this newborn’s first portraits here in the studio. In addition to having their newborn photography, we extended the session to include family portraits as well. Your baby will only be this small for a short time. I love looking at portraits of our own daughter when she was this tiny and could curl up and nestle close to us. These portraits tell a story and help us remember moments in time.

For your in studio newborn portrait sessions, we have a prop closet full of wraps, baskets, blankets and backgrounds available for your baby. You do not need to bring a thing; just your baby! For your family portraits, we will have a brief clothing consultation over the phone so we can provide suggestions for your attire so there is harmony in your portrait.

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers

We want you to view your portrait 20 years from now and it look timeless versus dated with trending clothing and fancy photoshop effects. We realize you just had a baby, and probably do not have time to shop. We always will suggest and work with clothing that is already in your closet. We want to keep the portrait session simple and easy on your part.

Houston newborn photographer

Belly to Baby Studios is located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building, 77057. We specialize in Maternity and Newborn portrait photography as well as Family Portraits. We strive to create artwork for your home that can be hung in a nursery or hallway. Newborns stay this small for a short window of time. So many parents come back to us at 3 months and 6 months to document the growth of their baby. It is very important to capture this time in a baby’s life since they grow so fast.

We recommend scheduling your baby’s session actually before your delivery date, if at all possible. In some cases, this is not always possible and we understand that. We do have Moms call us that have already had their baby, and their baby is a few weeks old. That is ok, we do not turn babies away when they are outside of the ideal 12 day old window. The important thing is to get your baby photographed when they are still tiny and a newborn. After all, the newborn phase is a short window of time. You can reach houston newborn and family portrait photographers at 713-461-2862, or visit our site to learn more: www.bellytobabystudios.com

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Contemporary Portrait Photography: An Edge Above the Typical Headshot

In this day and age, your digital identity is your calling card. Whether you are a corporate CEO, attorney or a physician, your personal brand is a way to present your professional reputation to your online audience.

Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography gives you an edge above the typical headshot. Through proper clothing selection, dramatic lighting, and natural posing, Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography personalizes your digital identity by capturing your executive presence and showing your audience the real you.

 

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Why invest in Contemporary Portrait Photography?

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 want to do business with people they trust and connect with.

At Michael Carr Photography located in Houston, Texas, we photograph entrepreneurs, public figures, and business professionals who want magazine-quality portraits for their website, social media platforms, and marketing collateral to promote their business and control their digital narrative.

 

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Michael Carr Photography Contemporary Portrait Photography sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and tailored specifically for you. Each Contemporary Portrait Photography 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.

At the end of your portrait session, you will review your images and make your selection. Contemporary Portrait sessions with multiple clothing changes 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.

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How to Strengthen Your Brand with Contemporary Portraits

Contemporary Portrait Photography sessions by Michael Carr Photography feature editorial and lifestyle portraiture 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 platforms. Here are a few ways to implement your contemporary portraits to target your audience and strengthen your brand:

  • Use your contemporary portraits for LinkedIn, Facebook business pages, and social networks profile images
  • Add your contemporary portrait to your newsletters, email marketing campaigns, and business cards
  • Use your contemporary imagery on your website
  • Submit your contemporary portrait along with your bio when you have a speaking engagement or publish articles in magazines

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If you are looking for an edge above the typical headshot to visually appeal to your target market and capture your personal brand, schedule your Michael Carr Photography Contemporary Portrait Photography 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 or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

Houston Executive Portraits

Houston Executive Portraits

Houston Executive Portraits

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, has over 20 years of experience photographing Houston executive Portraits. When most people call our studio to inquire about our sessions, the conversation typically starts off with: “I don’t like to have my picture taken, but I know I need to” or “I don’t know what to wear.” When you schedule your business portrait session, we will help you with your clothing and attire questions so you are prepared before your session.

When you arrive at our studio, we will talk with you about the session and help put you at ease before we begin. After the session we often hear clients saying “Wow, this was really easy and stress free. What a wonderful experience.” When was your last business portrait taken? If it has been more than 5 years ago, then it is time to update your image.

Executive Portraits in Houston

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 portrait.

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 or visit our site here to learn more about our business portrait services.

Houston Executive Portraits

We are available to schedule your company’s business portraits at your offices or at our studio. Houston Executive Portraits studio is conveniently located near The Galleria, in a professional office building at the intersection of Chimney Rock and Woodway, 77057. Call Michael Carr Photography at 713-461-2862 today to schedule your business portrait.

 

 

Houston Newborn Photographer

Houston newborn photographer, Lisa Carr of Belly to Baby Studios, recently photographed this newborn girl in the studio. We love incorporating siblings and family with our newborn photography.

Before this client arrived with her family, we pre-selected the props and accessories for her newborn’s portraits. We had a phone consultation before the session to discuss the scope the session and the best clothing options for everyone that would be included in the portrait.

Houston Newborn Photographer

We believe in creating timeless artwork for families to enjoy for years to come. In a day and age when digital imagery is all around us, it is nice to have artwork hanging in a home. Printed artwork will last well beyond the limited life of technology. Printed artwork is not dependent upon IOS updates, compatibility issues, and does not need to be backed up in the cloud. You can also find your printed artwork and look at it quicker than the time it takes to unlock your phone.

Houston Newborn Photographer

We have all the backgrounds, baskets, hats and diaper covers so all you need to do is arrive with your baby! You can view our Prop Closet here. Just remember to bring plenty of formula or milk with you, and extra diapers. You can relax in a private room during your newborn’s session and get some much needed rest. You are also welcome to peek into the camera room during the session so you can see your baby’s session in real time.

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston Newborn Photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. We love to create finished artwork for our client’s home. The artwork will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly.

You can view more of our newborn portraits, Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits on our site. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets.

Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

 

 

Social Media Headshots

Social media headshots plays a major role in today’s business world. Breaking news is tweeted or hash tagged in seconds with new information being released instantaneously. Corporation V cards 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. For business professionals, a prime example is LinkedIn. 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.

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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 headshots 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 social media headshots here Michael Carr Photography can capture and provide you with Houston social media headshots.

social media 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 Houston headshots for social media 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.

Houston Senior Portrait Photographer

Houston Senior Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, is a modern, contemporary and classic High School Senior Portrait Photographer.  Michael offers both in studio and location high school senior portrait sessions.

Our High School Senior sessions are created using a blend of commercial photography and fashion techniques.  This type of photography is commonly used in magazines and advertising work. Commercial lighting gives a different lighting effect and is commonly used to create that “WOW” image.

In addition to the flare described above, we also include a variety of classic poses and lighting options throughout our senior portrait sessions. During the session we are typically photographing not only for the high school senior but also the parents and grandparents.

Houston Senior Portrait Photographer

Here are a few tips for our senior portrait sessions:

  1. What? Our portrait process begins with a phone consultation. During this phone consult we will discuss the individual being photographed and the logistics involved behind the session. In addition, we will discuss clothing attire and overall photography goals of the session. What type of images are you looking for: classic, timeless, indoor, outdoor, contemporary, architecture? These are just a few examples of what we would be discussing during the planning phase. From studio to destinations, we have the experience to photographed most of our client’s requests.  We recommend that you review our portfolio or call the studio to discuss your vision and thoughts.
  1. When and Where? Portrait sessions may be scheduled during the week, and we do offer limited Saturday sessions as well. A note about location photography assignments: some locations with Houston do require a photographer’s permit to photograph on their grounds.  If a photographer’s permit is required, please note this fee is an additional charge. Some locations will photograph better in the morning versus the afternoon. Also, if you are wanting to have hair and makeup services added to your session, we need to consider that when scheduling your session time as well.
  1. The Objective. As a Houston Senior Portrait Photographer, 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.

    Houston Senior Portrait Photographer

Our studio is centrally located in the Tanglewood area in a commercial office building. We service the Greater Houston area and it’s surrounding areas, 77401, 77057, 77056, 77005, 77019.  You can view more of our young adult sessions, and family portrait sessions on our site.  Call 713-461-2862 to schedule your session.

 

Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Womens Contemporary Portrait Photography Houston

Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography is designed for career-oriented women who are beyond the status quo and want a magazine style portrait for their personal branding needs.

At Michael Carr Photography, based in Houston, Texas, we photograph many women who are business executives, professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, and public figures. These types of clients want magazine-quality portraits for their website, social media platforms, and marketing collateral to promote their business and communicate their story.

Through proper clothing selection, dramatic lighting and natural posing, Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography personalizes your digital identity by capturing your unique essence with creative lighting techniques.

 

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Women’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection vs Traditional Headshots

What makes our Women’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection different from a traditional headshot?

The Women’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection by Michael Carr Photography features editorial and lifestyle attributes to enhance your visual persona, connect with your audience, and translate your message. Most contemporary sessions include a mixture of dramatically lit images using solid backgrounds which helps to bring focus to the subject. Some sessions include elements of simple furnishings to create a more casual and relaxed portrait image. In contrast a traditional headshot may focus on matching your head and shoulder business portrait to other images on a company website or directory page. A traditional company business portrait may require a generic lighting style that is consistent for most type of subjects versus a personalized lighting style that compliments your own features.

Women’s Contemporary Portrait sessions by Michael Carr Photography are designed to portray an individual’s confidence in front of the camera and are tailored specifically for you. Here are four tips to make your Contemporary Portrait session an incredible experience.

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  1. Start with a Consultation

Each Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography 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.

  1. Plan for Your Professional Hair and Makeup

Female professionals should have their hair and make-up done by a professional hairstylist and makeup artist the day of your session. A professional makeup artist will highlight your best features and choose the right colors to compliment your outfit for your photography session. We are happy to provide recommendations upon request. Also, consider your hands as they may show in your portrait. Some clients opt to get a manicure before their session and select a clear polish or neutral color for their nails.

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  1. Select Attire that Complement Your Best Features

Women’s contemporary portraits have the emphasis on you. Your clothing should reflect your professional style and the business image you want to deliver as part of your personal brand. Blouses, skirts, dresses, and jackets should be in a solid color or have a light pattern. Feel free to bring up to 3-5 clean, well-pressed outfits to your session. If you normally wear glasses, wear them in your portrait. Lastly, when it comes to jewelry, less is best. We recommend wearing pearls or diamonds for a classic and polished look.

  1. Design Your Women’s Contemporary Portrait Collection

At the end of your portrait session, you will review your images and make your selection. Women’s Contemporary Portrait sessions with multiple clothing changes 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.

 

Michael Carr Photography

If you are looking for magazine-quality images to visually appeal to your target market and capture your personal brand, schedule your Michael Carr Photography Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography 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 or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

 

Holiday Gift Ideas

With the Holidays fast approaching, Michael Carr Photography has several gift ideas to help make someone’s 2020 a little brighter. We have three great gift ideas that we are excited to share with you.

1. The Holiday Basket

We have a limited quantity of custom baskets available for purchase. Each basket is $125 + tax and includes the following:

  • Michael Carr Photography Gift Certificate (includes 1- in studio session with 1- custom 5×7 portrait)
  • 1- $50 Pappas gift card
  • Proseco, chocolates, Starbucks coffee are also included

You can purchase these baskets until December 20, 2019 or while quantities last. The items in   the basket are valued at over $950, and it is on sale now for $125. The gift baskets are perfect for Holiday gift giving, housewarming gifts, corporate gifts, and Christmas.

You can purchase the gift baskets here:

Holiday Gift Ideas

 

2. Portrait Gift Certificates

 For a limited time, purchase a $500 gift certificate and receive $100 added to the value of the gift certificate. There is no limit on the quantity of gift certificates you may purchase. You can order here:

Holiday Gift Ideas

Gift Certificates are perfect for family portraits, business portraits and legacy portraits.

 

3. Business Portrait Gift Certificate

 Purchase an executive portrait that includes 2 looks and 2-jpgs for $325 + tax. Start 2020 off on the right foot with updating your business portraits for marketing purposes. These gift certificates may be purchased until December 20, 2019, and used in Q1 of 2020.

You can purchase this gift here: Houston Headshots

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.