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Professional Business Portraits

Professional business portraits are a necessity in today’s business world. Especially when you hold a key position in your company, people associate your face with your business. Business Portraits represent leadership on corporate websites and establish a strong presence on business social websites like LinkedIn. Having a polished web image for digital marketing is crucial for your company and personal brand. Presenting a non-professional headshot could do more harm than good.

Here are a few tips to consider when considering a professional business portrait.

Women Business Portraits in Houston

 Attire
Professional business attire not properly adjusted can easily present a non tailored look. Issues like gapping in men’s shirt collars and tie to collar separation are commonly seen in non-professional headshots, but can be easily corrected in our studio. We recommend men’s ties are tied as a full Windsor knot and photographed centered on the dress shirts. For female professionals, we always recommend getting your hair and make-up done the day of your session. Keep your jewelry simple. Pearls are a classic. Blouses or dress shirts should be solid or have a light pattern.

 

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Background Selection
Depending on your application, select a background that will compliment your attire. Know in advance if your business portrait is head and shoulders or ¾ length.

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Posing and expression

For the business market, we recommend an expression that exudes confidence and leadership traits. Be careful with the excessive head tilting in your 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.

A key to a successful session, keep in mind this is a Business Portrait. First impressions need to be trustworthy expressions. Proper body language and posing are as important as expression and clothing. As in any profession, the quality is in the details.

Michael Carr is a full-time Portrait Photographer located in the Memorial area. For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at MichaelCarr.Photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

Women Business Portraits in Houston

Houston Photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, is recognized as one of Houston’s leading professional portrait photographers. The images we create make statements about the individual being photographed. A focus on clothing, expression, body posture all play a key role into the creation of the final corporate portrait image. An image with the incorrect expression can often do more harm than good. When seeking business corporate portrait services, carefully review websites for clothing harmony, body language, confidence and an overall sense of approachability.

Michael Carr is a full time portrait artist located in a commercial building within the Galleria area. Visit MichaelCarr.Photography to preview our business portfolio and background gallery. Call 713-461-2862 to schedule your session today.

Leadership Portraits on Location

Houston business portrait photographer, Michael Carr, recently went to a company’s offices to photograph their key executive’s leadership portraits on location. Michael photographed the executive portraits using the office environment as the background as well as bringing a studio background for the portraits. The images were to be used in the company’s new branding initiative for marketing collateral and online image branding.

Before arriving for the sessions Michael consulted with the marketing manager to brainstorm ideas and concepts for the sessions; plenty of pre-planning in advance of the actual photography date. On the day of the session, they met face to face and Michael showed her the areas and office backgrounds for the sessions. During the individual business portrait sessions the clients were able to view their images real time and select their favorites. This is our process which we have found to be streamlined and efficient for the business and key executives. The leadership team is only needed for a short time window during the sessions so they can get back to their business quickly.

In today’s market, corporate leaders and business professionals are looking for ways to brand themselves and market their services in a different manner than their competition. Executive portraits 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 image forward at all times. This theory applies to not only websites, but also social media apps such as LinkedIn, professional trade sites, and your marketing kit collateral.

A headshot is not just a headshot. It is your personal branding.

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 Bellaire, Tx, West U, River Oaks, Tanglewood, Memorial, Katy and 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 as well.

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.

Environmental Business Portraits in Houston

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, provides professional location business portraits to business leaders affluent in the energy, oil & gas and commercial real estate markets. Editorial portraits offer a unique look which compliments corporate executive press packets and marketing collateral. Portrait location settings can range from your corporate headquarters, company boardroom or at a location of your choice.

The images presented above were photographed on location within a corporate environment.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service commercial studio specializing in portraiture. To view more of our portfolio samples, visit www.MichaelCarrPhotography.com or to schedule your session call the studio at 713-461-2862.