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.

Business Headshots in Bellaire, TX

In today’s market, corporate leaders are looking for ways 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 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.

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 bio. People want to connect with people who are industry professionals and you also need to be viewed as someone they can trust.

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.

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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Professional Business Headshot Tips

Research your portrait photography market for your style of business portraiture. Prices vary from low to high in all markets but compare at least 3 studio’s portfolios before basing a decision on price alone. Reshoots can be a costly mistake.

Professional business attire is a key element in business portraits. Before a session, we recommend trying on 2 suit jackets to ensure a proper fit. For our market, a blue, gray or black suit jacket work well for our local industries. Click here for our clothing tips.

Capturing the right expression for your industry is critical. The incorrect expression can do more harm than good for an online presence. A professional can help create the correct expression for a specific industry.

Professional lighting can add or subtract weight to the subject’s face or overall image. The basic principles of broad lighting and short lighting techniques can help assist with some the lighting challenges.

Professional studio backgrounds can add impact to an overall mood of a portrait. If you are looking for a change or an update to your headshot image, a professional can recommend and create a lighting design that will achieve such results.

Body language is paramount. Seek a professional who’s attention to detail encompasses proper business posture. Improper posing can leave business attire unflattering and ill fitted. Business leaders should look like business leaders.

Finally, hire the best you can afford, its your BRANDING. A portrait professional can perform the above tasks in a timely manner. Creating a great image is 40% photography and 60% connecting with your target client.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time portrait studio based in Houston, Texas. The opinions expressed above are tips gathered from over 20 years working as a full time professional photographer. Business Portraiture is a service we offer at our Galleria location.

To view our portfolio or to schedule a portrait session to update your business headshot for a website, bio page or for social media profiles such as LinkedIn, call 713-461-2862.