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.

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer
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.

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer

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.

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer
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

Lifestyle Business Portraits
Environmental Business Portraits

Environmental Business portraits, or business location portraits, are back in session after the lull of the pandemic.  Environmental portraits are location business portraits photographed using the facility’s onsite location as the background. Some location areas within an office that work well for the backgrounds are the corporate headquarters office, senior leadership offices or executive boardrooms.

This style of portraiture is unique as it represents you and your workplace environment.  We recommend discussing your vision during a consultation. We offer a pre-scout meeting to discuss areas that would work well for the session(s), outlining a timeline for the sessions, and discussing clothing options and looks for your business portraits.

 

Environmental Business Portraits

On session day, the set or photography area is pre lit with professional grade studio lighting equipment and reflectors. By using this type of lighting for the sessions we can give the individuals a soft, natural look in their images or even a dramatic look. We do not only depend on natural window light for on location portraits. With Michael’s extensive experience he knows how to balance the light to produce natural or dramatic looking results in the final images.

Before the sessions start, test images are presented for review before the subject(s) arrives on set.  The entire session is photographed digitally, transferred and displayed on a tablet or MAC for selection purposes.

At the conclusion of the assignment, there is an opportunity to address any questions regarding retouching of your final images.  Retouching of final images typically includes: stray hair removal, softening of character lines, and overall skin softening are a few examples.

On Site Business Photography

 

Michael Carr Photography is a commercial portrait studio offering professional corporate portraiture for business leaders. 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 portrait. We frequently 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.

If a Michael Carr environmental business portrait session is something you would like to discuss, call the studio at 713-461-2862.  We can assist you with the behind the scenes logistics checklist to help achieve that new corporate look for you and your team. Visit our site here to learn more about our services.

 

 

Professional Houston Headshot Photographers

Regardless of the line of work you are in, if you are promoting yourself or business services, a great headshot is a necessity. A professional portrait is a powerful tool for helping social connecting.  It is very much to your advantage to provide a headshot that people can identify with and remember you by.

A professional business headshot is more than just a great selfie taken by a friend with an I-Phone or a hobbyist type camera. If you are using your headshot in business applications, then hire a professional photographer to capture and create a professional business portrait for you. Quality image characteristics include proper business expression, coordinated business attire and body language.

There are many careers that can benefit from a polished professional headshot. Doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, realtors, oil and gas professionals, financial investors and news anchors almost always require a professional executive portrait. If your clients or customers see you online, then a professional headshot will help establish a polished presence in their mind. Of course, it is important that the headshot is of the highest quality. Anyone can post a picture of themselves on an online bio page, but if it does not convey the proper image, then it will not be beneficial in the long run.  Creating a great headshot may seem simple, but like so many things, the minor details do matter.

Professional photographer in Houston
Here’s the burning question: how do I find a great headshot photographer?

Thanks to the internet, finding a great headshot photographer is much easier than it used to be. You should be able to find a wide assortment of professional photographers just by searching for “headshots” in your favorite search engine. Be aware that due to the recent improvements and availability of inexpensive digital photography equipment, there are a lot more people offering photography services at different skill levels. Take your time and do your research! There are many sites you can find that will list headshot photographers in your area, but the most important thing is to find a quality portfolio that matches your needs.  Look at a variety of portfolios until you’re satisfied. Also, ask other business associates or professionals for a referral and then look at that photographer’s online portfolio. After you have narrowed down to a few photographers to consider, the next step would be to contact the studio either by phone and see who is a good match for you.

Business Headshots in Houston
Michael Carr Photography is a full time commercial studio specializing in portraiture services. We can help you formulate your plan for your headshot images to stand out from the masses. You can view our portfolio here. Our studio is conveniently located near the Galleria area, and close to 610, I-10 and 59, so there is easy access from those freeways.

To discuss your business headshots and options for your business portraits, call the studio at 713-461-2862

 

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.

Houston Business Headshots

Houston business headshots by Michael Carr Photography, can be photographed in studio and on location within the Houston Metro surrounding areas. All professionals today need a professional profile image for their print marketing collateral and web usage. Executives typically use their business headshot portraits for their company website, marketing brochures, business directories, web directories and social media profiles such as LinkedIn, Twitter and business social platforms. People like to be able to see who they will be conducting business with and often times feel like they can connect with that person. A professional business headshot on your website can help build a level of trust and confidence with a potential client.

Your business portrait can be captured in our commercial studio or at a location of your choice. We offer a selection of backgrounds for your business portraits and headshots. The background you select should coordinate with your company theme , logo and company website. We will also work with you to determine the message you want to communicate to your target audience. If you prefer a more casual look to your portrait, this should be reflected in your pose as well as your attire.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service commercial portrait studio equipped to photograph individuals in studio or for large scale assignments on location. To view more of our portfolio, visit www.michaelcarr.photography or call 713.461.2862 to speak with our staff and to schedule your session.