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Women’s Casual Business Portraits

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.

 

Contemporary Portrait Photographer in Houston

Contemporary Portrait Photographer in Houston

Contemporary portrait photographer, Michael Carr, creates modern and timeless individual portraits. Are you celebrating a milestone or an achievement in your career? Our newest Collection: The Contemporary Collection is a wonderful way to celebrate and capture this moment. This type of contemporary portrait is created with a specific lighting and a specific background; and is perfectly tailored to each individual. These images aim to capture the personality of a person, and in the end are timeless individual portraits.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time professional portrait studio specializing in creative and timeless portraits both in black and white and color mediums. We offer environmental family portraits, at home portrait sessions in the Houston area, as well as in studio portraits. Michael Carr Photography is a full service portrait studio. What this means to you is that we complete your portrait from the beginning to the finished phases: conception, capture to completion and hanging in your home. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

 

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Women Portraits in Houston

Houston area professionals are broadening their corporate image from traditional business headshots to casual headshots. Today’s corporate session typically consists of a traditional headshot, a casual headshot and ¾ standing portrait, with a variety of outfits pre-selected. Business leaders are requesting both portrait styles in order to connect with a larger audience. A professional business image for digital marketing is a key element when clients are searching for business services.

People conveying approachable personalities in their profile images are more likely to gain new business. The days of “selfies” and “cut outs” from family photos are a recipe for failure. If your desired audience has put forth the effort of professional portraits, your image should also reflect the same level of polished professionalism. Many executives update their executive portraits regularly and continue to come to us repeatedly for their photography needs.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service studio specializing in traditional business portraits and causal headshots. We understand the ingredients required to successfully produce a polished image. Our studio offers clothing consultations before your session in order to help you properly prepare for your session. You can read more about our clothing tips here. We also have partnered with a few nearby salons for clients to have their hair and makeup professionally applied before the session. You are welcome to come dressed and ready for your portrait session, or you are welcome to use our changing area. Our studio offers many amenities for our clients such as WIFI, phone and Ipad charging areas, and private changing rooms. Our commercial studio is located at Woodway and Chimney Rock, near the Galleria/Tanglewood. View our map here. Call us to discuss your portrait session or to book your session, 713-461-2862.

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.