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Contemporary Portrait Photography

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.

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.

 

Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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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.

 

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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.

 

Business Portraits in Houston

Michael Carr Photography offers corporate portraits and business portraits in Houston for today’s executives and business leaders. As a professional photographer in the Houston Metropolitan area for over 20 years, his work is widely used in oil and gas industry, financial annual reports and commercial real estate marketing press packets. All corporate executives and business leaders should have a strong headshot or business portrait in their marketing collateral. Your business headshot and corporate portrait should be recent and reflect your personality. Houston corporate portraits can be used for online profiles, company websites and marketing materials as well as LinkedIn profiles.

Our studio is located in a commercial office building off 610/Woodway. The studio is equipped with commercial grade camera and lighting equipment; a variety of professional photography backgrounds, dressing rooms and digital workstations customized for most digital pre-press requirements. Clothing consultations are complimentary and hair and makeup salon services are available upon request.

Experience the difference for yourself, we offer a unique product where image is everything.

Michael Carr is a portrait artist who specializes in business portraits. To view more of our portfolio gallery, visit our site here  or call now to schedule your professional business portrait session appointment at 713-461-2862. You can follow us on facebook @michaelcarrphotographyhouston to view recent work and look for upcoming promos.

 

 

Professional Medical Headshot

Medical portraits photographer, Michael Carr, offers portraits for doctors in the metropolitan areas. Medical professionals include dentists, doctors, physician assistants, plastic surgeons, physician assistants and veterinary surgeons. Business portraits can be captured with and without lab coats as well as with business attire. Doctors are often required to submit a business headshot image to accompany an article they have written that is being published in a medical journal submission. Some of our clients that are doctors have used their business headshot portrait as their bio image for their speaking engagements.

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

Professional Medical Headshots

The business headshots could be used for medical residency applications. Every industry and corporate position has a unique look and persona for their business portrait. You need to be intentional about your brand image and the way you present yourself.

Should you need 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 professional medical headshots today, and visit or site here to learn more about our services. 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 Headshots Portrait.

We accept appointments M-F and have a weekly after hours schedule available.

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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.
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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.