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Professional Social Media Headshots

In today’s market, corporate leaders are looking for ways to brand themselves differently and market their services in a different manner than their competition. Professional social media headshots 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 professional image forward at all times.  This theory applies to not only websites, but also social media portraits for online apps such as LinkedIn, professional trade sites, and your marketing collateral kit. A headshot is not just a headshot. It is personal branding. Every industry and corporate position has a unique look and persona for their business portrait. A prime example of this is that a trial attorney would not be photographed in the same manner as a marketing representative. Technology is changing daily. When creating or updating your online presence you need to consider how your personal branding image can enhance your website and professional image. People want to connect with people who are industry professionals and viewed as someone they can trust.

 

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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 Houston, TX, downtown Houston, Bellaire, TX, West U, Tanglewood, Memorial, Town & Country business district, Houston Energy Corridor, Katy, TX and other 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.

 

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Houston Real Estate Headshots

Upon completion of your real estate course and certification, the task of creating your marketing plan is on the horizon. A professional business portrait of yourself should be a key element of your marketing plan. This is called “Self Branding.” You are now marketing yourself and services to your current and your desired audience. Why not seek a professional photographer to help create a portrait that depicts why people should trust you over someone else in a competitive market?

A professional business portrait can separate you from the masses. During your business portrait session as well as during image selection phase, careful attention is needed to analyze what this image ultimately conveys about you.

Unfortunately not all business portraits and business headshots are created equally.
Onsite “Cattle call sessions” are hit and miss and often times result in a negative experience. We have heard from our clients that have been through an experience of an onsite “cattle call” or the company just going with the cheapest person for the photography job, and the results of either is often times less than desirable. Save yourself time and patience and hire a professional photographer who specializes in portraiture. You have earned your credentials and now is the time to invest in yourself by demanding quality professional photography that speaks volumes about you.

Here are a few common amateur business pictures shortcomings, and what to look for:

• Harsh or flat lighting
• Improper posing, which can add weight to the person in the image
• Busy backgrounds that distract from the subject
• Clothing not adjusted
• Digital retouching is non-existent or overpowering

Michael Carr Photography is a commercial portrait photography studio in the Galleria /Tanglewood area that has served the greater Houston business community for 21 years. We are Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) with Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a national organization. We have a relationship with a nearby hair and makeup studio: Sensia Studio, which makes coordinating these services with your business portrait session a streamlined process. To view our business portrait gallery, visit www.michaelcarr.photography. To schedule your business session call the studio at 713-461-2862.

Houston Real Estate Headshots

With a competitive real estate market and an abundance of realtors on the playing field, individual realtors need to separate themselves from the masses. Digital image and brand marketing both play a major role in today’s online presentation. From visual design and imagery to website content and visual communication, all of these topics are critical factors to consider when evaluating your online presence.

The bar has been raised from “self taken or selfie” pictures to the expectation of having a polished professional business portrait for your profile picture. The real estate market is saturated with agents so you need to ask yourself: What makes you different when there are only a few seconds of a first impression encounter?

Visual communication is critical. Marketing yourself effectively and separating yourself from others can be a quick fix. If you seek and cater to high-end clients then you must present yourself in such a manner that reflects your target market. You must evaluate your online presence and your website and insure you have a polished professional business headshot. Some higher end real estate agents not only have an in studio business portrait, but also have us go on location to one of their higher end listings and have us photograph an environmental business portrait as well. By doing this, realtors have a portfolio of options of business portraits for their marketing campaigns. The real estate market has its own unique style of branding. Create a business image or a brand that reflects your personality.

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