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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Professional Business Portraits

Professional business portraits are a necessity in today’s business world. Especially when you hold a key position in your company, people associate your face with your business. Business Portraits represent leadership on corporate websites and establish a strong presence on business social websites like LinkedIn. Having a polished web image for digital marketing is crucial for your company and personal brand. Presenting a non-professional headshot could do more harm than good.

Here are a few tips to consider when considering a professional business portrait.

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 Attire
Professional business attire not properly adjusted can easily present a non tailored look. Issues like gapping in men’s shirt collars and tie to collar separation are commonly seen in non-professional headshots, but can be easily corrected in our studio. We recommend men’s ties are tied as a full Windsor knot and photographed centered on the dress shirts. For female professionals, we always recommend getting your hair and make-up done the day of your session. Keep your jewelry simple. Pearls are a classic. Blouses or dress shirts should be solid or have a light pattern.

 

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Background Selection
Depending on your application, select a background that will compliment your attire. Know in advance if your business portrait is head and shoulders or ¾ length.

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Posing and expression

For the business market, we recommend an expression that exudes confidence and leadership traits. Be careful with the excessive head tilting in your 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.

A key to a successful session, keep in mind this is a Business Portrait. First impressions need to be trustworthy expressions. Proper body language and posing are as important as expression and clothing. As in any profession, the quality is in the details.

Michael Carr is a full-time Portrait Photographer located in the Memorial area. For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at MichaelCarr.Photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

Is it Time to Refresh Your Corporate Image

To get ahead in business, you need to be intentional about your brand image and the way you present your products and services.

Remember, the goal is to stand out in business. Especially, when it comes to online marketing. Business professionals need to brand themselves and market their services in a different manner than their competition. Executive portraiture can help you place a cutting edge on your services vs your competitors. Ultimately, determining who ends up getting the phone call.

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A Business Portrait is not Just a Picture.

It is your Personal Branding.

Customers want to connect with people who are industry professionals who they feel they can trust. This is why a business portrait is not just a picture. It is your 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 or physician.

So when creating or updating your online presence, you need to consider how your personal brand and corporate image can enhance your website and professional bio.

Corporate Image

Is it Time to Refresh Your Corporate Image?

Ready to stand out and get ahead of your competition? Call Michael Carr Photography at 713-461-2862 today to schedule your business portrait.

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. Call 713-461-2862 to contact us and schedule your business portrait today, and visit our site here to learn more about our services.

Need a great gift idea? We have it!

Are you trying to think of a great gift for your loved one? Michael Carr Photography offers Gift Certificates for portraits. We offer gift certificates in any amount, and they can be used for portrait sessions and portrait orders. The New Year is just around the corner, and a perfect gift is a Gift Certificate for a new or updated business headshot portrait or profile image for a website or LinkedIn.

Here are a few ideas for the other types of portrait sessions we offer that are perfect for Gift Certificates: Legacy Portraits, Family Portraits, Executive Portraits, Children’s Portraits Printed Portraits will stand the test of time, and are archival. What this means to you is that you are investing in a piece of artwork that will hang in your home that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. If you have not had the experience of a professional portrait photography session, we invite you to learn more about our services and what makes us different. We offer professionally printed and archival portraits from a professional photo lab. Our lab has been in business for over 50 years, and is only available to the trade. Your portraits will look stunning whether they are hanging on your wall, or printed in a bound high quality album. We help you choose which portraits will look best in your home as well as the proper size and scale for the wall. You can virtually see your portraits hung on your walls in your home during the personalized in studio portrait ordering appointment. It is never too late to capture the spirit and beauty of someone you love. It’s only late if you never do it and wish you had. Michael Carr Photography is a full time photographic 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.

Houston Recruiting Business Headshots

What is your headshot saying about you?

Creating a personal marketing toolkit can be essential when seeking a career change. A professional business headshot can give you a competitive edge up on the competition. Hiring professionals and company recruiters are seeking like-minded polished professionals. Is your headshot current and up to date? If it is more than 2 years old, it is time to refresh and update your business headshot. Times have changed and so have industry markets; be prepared and proactive. Self image is self -branding, so put you best face forward online and in face to face meetings.

Here are some helpful tips for your headshot:

1. Hire a professional photographer who specializes in photographing business professionals. Different lighting techniques can add or subtract weight to a subject. Proper posing is also key.

2. Business portrait highlights: Proper attire, proper posing, proper expression for your industry are also paramount for your business headshot.

3. Retouching is available in today’s digital age. Common retouching typically includes removal of facial shine, minor stray hair removal, soften facial lines and blemish imperfections.

4. Know your digital file requirements. Saving your files in the correct file format and size can save you time and frustration while uploading files online.

5. Research and identify your individual photography style as not all headshots are created the same.

Michael Carr Photography is a Houston based commercial portrait studio specializing in professional business portraits. If you are serious about your Branding, we welcome you to visit our portfolio gallery at www.MichaelCarr.photography. Call 713-461-2862 to schedule your corporate headshot session today.

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