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Personal Branding Photography

What IS a Personal Branding photography session? Personal brand photo sessions start with a consultation to get to know you and your branding goals. Sessions usually include headshots, waist up and or ¾ length standing or seated. Because the session is so customized to suit your brand, the types of images we create will vary from one business to another. We always suggest bringing several change of clothes to offer variety to your session and look.

Who is this session for? Short answer – anyone who is representing their brand. Small business owners, solo and entrepreneurs, creative professionals, public figures, coaches, speakers, real estate agents, C Suite executives, and more!

 

Personal Branding Photography

Who is this session for? Short answer – anyone who is representing their brand. Small business owners, solo and entrepreneurs, creative professionals, public figures, coaches, speakers, real estate agents, C Suite executives, and more!

Why do I need a personal branding session? Strong images give your brand a personality. We live in a visual world, and if people can’t see you they don’t know if they can trust you. With your web presence you have a small window of time to build that key first impression.

What can I expect during the session? You can expect a personalized, customized, and not rushed session experience. You will have time to change wardrobe if you like. Ladies: hair and makeup is always recommended and helps you look and feel your best in front of the camera. We partner with a nearby salon that offers this service in their salon or at our studio. It is our goal to make you feel comfortable throughout the session so we can capture your true personality, and keep it fun too.

What can I do with my images?

  1. Social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In. Social media posts that include an image receive 120-180% more visibility and engagement.
  2. Your website: Blogs, home page, about me, landing pages, contact me, for example.
  3. Marketing collateral: Business cards, brochures, mailers, or other printed marketing materials.⠀
  4. Press releases, speaking engagements, email signatures, and anywhere you have the opportunity to show people what it would be like to work with you.⠀

Personal Branding Photography
Personal Branding Photography

How do I schedule? Call us: 713-461-2862 and we help get you on our schedule.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time portrait studio based in Houston, Texas. The opinions expressed above are tips gathered from over 20 years working as a full time professional photographer. Business Portraiture is a service we offer at our Galleria location.

To view our portfolio click here or to schedule a portrait session to update your business headshot for a website, bio page or for social media profiles such as LinkedIn, call 713-461-2862.

 

 

Professional Social Media Headshots

In today’s market, corporate leaders are looking for ways to brand themselves differently and market their services in a different manner than their competition. Professional social media headshots can help you place a cutting edge on your services vs your competitor and ultimately determine who ends up getting the phone call. Your corporate image speaks volumes about you and your business. In a digital age where searching for services is occurring during all hours of the day, it is key to have your best professional image forward at all times.  This theory applies to not only websites, but also social media portraits for online apps such as LinkedIn, professional trade sites, and your marketing collateral kit. A headshot is not just a headshot. It is 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. Technology is changing daily. When creating or updating your online presence you need to consider how your personal branding image can enhance your website and professional image. People want to connect with people who are industry professionals and viewed as someone they can trust.

 

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Michael Carr Photography is a commercial portrait studio offering professional corporate portraiture for business leaders. Call us today at 713-461-2862  to discuss your business portrait options. Our studio is located near The Galleria area, in Tanglewood, 77057. Business leaders from Houston, TX, downtown Houston, Bellaire, TX, West U, Tanglewood, Memorial, Town & Country business district, Houston Energy Corridor, Katy, TX and other surrounding Houston areas come to our studio for their business portrait.  Michael Carr is one of the few Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) in Houston, TX, that specializes in Business Portraits. Call 713-461-2862 today to discuss your vision for your professional business headshot or to discuss portrait options. We accept appointments M-F and have a weekly afterhours schedule available.

 

social media business headshots

 

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In a world where women are business leaders, executives, and innovators, your business image must display executive presence. You’ve worked hard to break that glass ceiling, now it’s time to own your status with a custom-designed Women Portraits.

By scheduling a portrait session with Michael Carr Photography at 713-461-2862, you’ll ensure your women’s casual Business Portrait captures your best features, polished style, and self-confidence.

To make your Women’s Business Portrait session a positive experience, we’ve provided a few tips to guide you through the process.

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5 Women’s Casual Business Portrait Tips

1. In-Studio Sessions

In-studio Portrait sessions are ideal for busy female professionals. At Michael Carr Photography, a professional photographer in Houston, we offer a professional studio within a commercial office building. Amenities include a controlled environment, a full dressing room, wifi, and on-set viewing of your session images as they are being captured. Each Women’s Casual Business Portrait begins with a consultation to discuss 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 selections. A digital artist will edit your final images in digital enhancement software to soften puffiness under the eyes, minimize smile lines and refine your portrait.

2. Attire & Accessories
For the Women’s Casual Portrait, we want the portrait to emphasize you. 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.

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3. Grooming
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.

4. Background Selection & Image Usage
Depending on your image specs and requirements, we will select a white, graphite or gray background that will compliment your attire. Please know in advance if your business portrait is head and shoulders or ¾ length or full-body length. Also please provide us any specific website or file specs you have for your final digital images.


5. Posing and Expression

To capture your executive presence, we recommend an expression that exudes confidence and leadership traits. Be careful with the excessive head tilting or straight on approach in your casual Business Portrait. For some, a closed mouth expression with a slight expression in the eyes works best. For others, a slight expression in the smile and eyes works better. In either case, approachability is the key. Proper body language and posing are as important as expression and clothing. As in any profession, the quality is in the details.

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Call Michael Carr Photography today at 713-461-2862 and own your status with custom-designed women’s casual Business Portraiture!

 

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael Carr is a Professional photographer in Houston located in a commercial office building within the Memorial area (77057). Mr. Carr holds a B. S. in Photography and is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with Professional Photographers of America (PPA). For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.Michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

Houston Marketing Business Portrait

Houston marketing business portrait photographer, Michael Carr, recently photographed Terry for his new business website and his new national marketing campaign. On the day of his session, our client brought in a concept layout provided by his web designer for Michael to use as inspiration for the client’s business portrait. The graphic design director wanted the photographer to be able to visualize the direction the client’s new website campaign. After a brief portrait consultation before the session, we agreed on casual business attire combined with an interactive welcoming expression for his portrait. The format for the client’s new marketing collateral and website imagery design lead this final image to be a horizontal headshot portrait on a solid white background. After a few quick previews we all knew we had the portrait image Terry and team had envisioned. The art director loved this image. This new headshot image for this client’s website and marketing campaign is helping to propel his business on a national level.

Michael Carr is a full time commercial photographer located in Houston, Texas. His full service studio is centrally located in The Galleria area with quick access to major freeways. Since 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 headshot portrait. We often times 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 portrait today, and visit our site here to learn more about our services.