Tips for Your Business Portrait

Below are a few helpful tips to prepare for your business portrait session and executive business headshot:
1) Clothing tips for your business portrait:
What to wear? Does your clothing fit properly and do feel confident? Try on your outfit or suit at home first. We always recommend solid colors and neutral tones and classic clothing lines. You do not want someone to look at your portrait, and be able to date it based on your clothing and clothing style (shoulder pads and big hair screams 80’s fashion). You want your viewers to notice your face and expression first, then clothing. Do not let your clothing overpower your business portrait. Men should select a tie that is classic and not too busy of a pattern or color. Your tie and suit choice should be a recent suit and properly fitted. If you do not wear a suit often, then it would be a good idea to try it on well before your session to make sure it fits correctly. Men- if your suit is a bit snug, or you cannot button your jacket or collar of your shirt then it is time to invest in new clothing. Clothes that are too tight or that do not fit you properly will photograph poorly and you will not be comfortable during your session. You can view more clothing tips here.
2) Make up and Hair:
We recommend you either contacting our partner salon for make up and hair, or going to a salon you have used in the past and feel comfortable with. Makeup should be the correct tone, shade and intensity: not too dark and not too light. A fresh blow out will do wonders, and you will be ready for a fun night out after your session.
3) It’s Session Day:
First, relax and breathe. We will help you feel relaxed and comfortable for your headshot session. We will walk you through and talk with you to help provoke the expression you are wanting for your portrait. When your session is over, we will also help you select your final images.
Michael Carr Photography specializes in Portrait Photography for executives and business professionals. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your professional business portraits and family portraits, visit or call 713-461-2862.

Corporate Headshots in Houston

Houston corporate headshots photographer, Michael Carr, provides professional headshot portraits to business leadership affluent in the energy, oil & gas and commercial real estate markets. If you are searching for a high quality business portrait session with personalized service, then you’ve come to the right place. Our commercial studio is conveniently located off 610 and Woodway, in a professional office building. Our sessions are photographed using studio lighting and images are tethered to a 22″ monitor for quick previews during a session. On set adjustments to expressions, hair or jewelry is quickly addressed allowing sessions to be efficiently completed within 15 minutes.

Image previews are ready for presentation within minutes after the sessions are completed. Business professionals can relax or continue to conduct business since the studio is equipped with a full internet lounge and conference area for today’s professional.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service studio specializing in portraiture and event photography. To view more of our portfolio samples, visit our site here or to schedule your session call the studio at 713.461.2862.

Houston Business Portraits

Houston business portrait photographer, Michael Carr, offers a variety of business portrait sessions for today’s marketing requirements. Shown above is an image from a local firm’s Business Portrait session where a solid white background with a quick turnaround was the goal. A set was created and lit to achieve a seamless white background which made the digital file preparation a smooth process. This lighting effect is a common corporate request for marketing purposes such as company brochures, web sites, corporate web catalogs and annual reports.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service studio providing professional business headshots for corporate executives in the oil and gas and energy industry. To schedule your business session, call the studio for an appointment today, 713-461-2862.

You may also view samples of our Houston business portraits in our Executive Gallery.