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Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography is designed for career-oriented women who are beyond the status quo and want a magazine style portrait for their personal branding needs.

At Michael Carr Photography, based in Houston, Texas, we photograph many women who are business executives, professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, and public figures. These types of clients want magazine-quality portraits for their website, social media platforms, and marketing collateral to promote their business and communicate their story.

Through proper clothing selection, dramatic lighting and natural posing, Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography personalizes your digital identity by capturing your unique essence with creative lighting techniques.

 

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Women’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection vs Traditional Headshots

What makes our Women’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection different from a traditional headshot?

The Women’s Contemporary Portraiture Collection by Michael Carr Photography features editorial and lifestyle attributes to enhance your visual persona, connect with your audience, and translate your message. Most contemporary sessions include a mixture of dramatically lit images using solid backgrounds which helps to bring focus to the subject.  Some sessions include elements of simple furnishings to create a more casual and relaxed portrait image.  In contrast a traditional headshot may focus on matching your head and shoulder business portrait to other images on a company website or directory page. A traditional company business portrait may require a generic lighting style that is consistent for most type of subjects versus a personalized lighting style that compliments your own features.

Women’s Contemporary Portrait sessions by Michael Carr Photography are designed to portray an individual’s confidence in front of the camera and are tailored specifically for you.  Here are four tips to make your Contemporary Portrait session an incredible experience.

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  1. Start with a Consultation

Each Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography session begins with a consultation to review your session goals, where the images will be used for marketing collateral, and what format and sizes are required for final images.

  1. Plan for Your Professional Hair and Makeup

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.

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  1. Select Attire that Complement Your Best Features

Women’s contemporary portraits have the emphasis on you. Your clothing should reflect your professional style and the business image you want to deliver as part of your personal brand.  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.

  1. Design Your Women’s Contemporary Portrait Collection

At the end of your portrait session, you will review your images and make your selection. Women’s Contemporary Portrait sessions with multiple clothing changes are time efficient and typically completed within 45 minutes.  A digital artist will edit your final images in digital enhancement software to soften puffiness under the eyes, minimize smile lines and refine the portrait.

From the final images, clients select a collection of custom framed prints to display in their office, home, and to give as gifts to loved ones.

 

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If you are looking for magazine-quality images to visually appeal to your target market and capture your personal brand, schedule your Michael Carr Photography Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography session today at 713-461-2862.

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael Carr is a professional full-time Portrait Photographer located in the Memorial area (77057).  The studio is located in a commercial office building at the corner of Woodway & Chimney Rock.  For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

 

Contemporary Portrait Photography: An Edge Above the Typical Headshot

In this day and age, your digital identity is your calling card. Whether you are a corporate CEO, attorney or a physician, your personal brand is a way to present your professional reputation to your online audience.

Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography gives you an edge above the typical headshot. Through proper clothing selection, dramatic lighting, and natural posing, Contemporary Portrait Photography by Michael Carr Photography personalizes your digital identity by capturing your executive presence and showing your audience the real you.

 

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Why invest in Contemporary Portrait Photography?

In today’s digital world, we rely less on face to face introductions and focus more on LinkedIn profiles and website business headshots. People want want to do business with people they trust and connect with.

At Michael Carr Photography located in Houston, Texas, we photograph entrepreneurs, public figures, and business professionals who want magazine-quality portraits for their website, social media platforms, and marketing collateral to promote their business and control their digital narrative.

 

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Michael Carr Photography Contemporary Portrait Photography sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and tailored specifically for you.  Each Contemporary Portrait Photography session begins with a consultation to review 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 selection. Contemporary Portrait sessions with multiple clothing changes are time efficient and typically completed within 45 minutes.  A  digital artist will edit your final images in digital enhancement software to soften puffiness under the eyes, minimize smile lines and refine the portrait.

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How to Strengthen Your Brand with Contemporary Portraits

Contemporary Portrait Photography sessions by Michael Carr Photography feature editorial and lifestyle portraiture to enhance your visual persona, connect with your audience, and communicate your story.  To strengthen your personal branding efforts, it’s important to establish brand consistency across all your media and platforms. Here are a few ways to implement your contemporary portraits to target your audience and strengthen your brand:

  • Use your contemporary portraits for LinkedIn, Facebook business pages, and social networks profile images
  • Add your contemporary portrait to your newsletters, email marketing campaigns, and business cards
  • Use your contemporary imagery on your website
  • Submit your contemporary portrait along with your bio when you have a speaking engagement or publish articles in magazines

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If you are looking for an edge above the typical headshot to visually appeal to your target market and capture your personal brand, schedule your Michael Carr Photography Contemporary Portrait Photography session today at 713-461-2862 .

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael Carr is a professional full-time Portrait Photographer located in the Memorial area (77057).  The studio is located in a commercial office building at the corner of Woodway & Chimney Rock.  For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

 

Corporate Portraits in Houston

It’s 2019 and time to revisit your business leadership page for opportunities to gain and maintain a competitive edge with your online business presence.

Whether you are a marketing director or creative director, your mission is to make sure your company’s imagery matches your brand. Your company’s website and quality of your business images communicate to potential clients how you conduct business. Make it a point today and review your business leadership page.  What statement does this page and the images convey?

If you’re tasked to update your company’s website, here are four tips to make sure your business portraits match your brand.

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  1. Hire a Professional Photographer

Hiring a Professional Photographer can help you rebrand your company’s website in a positive way.

At Michael Carr Photography, we begin our commercial projects with a consultation meeting with the creative stakeholders to discuss the overall vision of your company’s imagery. We recommend that you have a detailed goal in mind and have a clear objective:

– what is the corporate image you want to portray?

– where will the  images be used within the marketing collateral (web, print, both)?

– what format and sizes are required for final images?

– where will the photo sessions take place: corporate headquarters, on-location, in-studio, off-site?

– what type of background is required: basic white, graphite, gray or environmental?

Plan ahead to provide the business requirements and file specifications for the project during the consultation meeting.

  1. Know Your Options

Your company’s imagery should match your brand. That’s why you need to know your portrait options to conform to your corporate branding. At Michael Carr Photography, we offer a wide range of portrait options including:

– location editorial portraits

– traditional corporate portraits in our studio or on location

– location environmental portraits

– color or black and white portraits in our studio or on location

– head and shoulder, ¾ length portraits, or full-length portraits.

We recommend clients invest in business portraits for the whole team to ensure company branding is consistent from executive leadership to board members, and across all marketing collateral and website imagery. View our corporate portrait portfolio online at MichaelCarr.photography.com or call 713-461-2862 to schedule your business portrait session today.

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  1. Stay Consistent

To provide a positive experience for your audience, it is essential to stay consistent with your website images. Consistency and approachability are the biggest factors that create a competitive edge in business.

As you review your website images, consider the following:

– Does your leadership page have corporate consistency regarding background, and branding?

– Are the backgrounds the same, are the images the same size, is the portrait lighting consistent?

– Is the attire consistent: open collar versus coat and tie?

– Are some images taken in-studio and some outdoors?

– Is the posing style consistent: head tilt versus straight on?

– Are the body crops consistent throughout the page ?

– How dated are the corporate images on your website?

Set a standard for your corporate imagery to match your brand. This way, your image updates for new hires or staff changes in the future will remain consistent.

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  1. Understand the Value of Your Image

While it might be tempting to select a photographer based on price to save a few dollars, it’s best not to damage your business image with amateur photography. Your first impression should connect with your audience and communicate your corporate brand.  Michael Carr Photography will guide your posing, head position, clothing selection and expressions to capture your best look. When you understand the value of your professional image, you’ll understand why it’s not about price but the desired results.

Call Michael Carr Photography today at 713-461-2862 and experience the difference of a brand-focused commercial session.

 

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael Carr is a full-time Professional Photographer located in a commercial office building within the Memorial area (77057) .  For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.Michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.