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All About Personal Brand Photography Sessions

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 Brand 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.⠀

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.

 

 

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer

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.

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. 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.

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.

Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography

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

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.

Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography

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/.

Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography

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.

Contemporary Men’s Portrait Photography

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.

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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, 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 full-time Professional Photographer 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.

New Look For Your Business Portrait

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 look 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 background appeals to you: classicon 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.

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. 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.