Female Business Headshot

In a world where women are business leaders, executives, and innovators, your business image must display executive presence. You’ve worked hard to break that glass ceiling, now it’s time to own your status with a custom-designed Women Portraits.

By scheduling a portrait session with Michael Carr Photography at 713-461-2862, you’ll ensure your women’s casual Business Portrait captures your best features, polished style, and self-confidence.

To make your Business Portrait session a positive experience, we’ve provided a few tips to guide you through the process.

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5 Portrait Tips for Women’s Casual Business

1. In-Studio Sessions

In-studio Portrait sessions are ideal for busy female professionals. At Michael Carr Photography, we offer a professional studio within a commercial office building. Amenities include a controlled environment, a full dressing room, wifi, and on-set viewing of your session images as they are being captured. Each Women’s Casual Business Portrait begins with a consultation to discuss 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 selections. A digital artist will edit your final images in digital enhancement software to soften puffiness under the eyes, minimize smile lines and refine your portrait.

2. Attire & Accessories
For the female casual Business Portrait session, we want the portrait to emphasize you. 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.

3. Grooming
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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4. Background Selection & Image Usage
Depending on your image specs and requirements, we will select a white, graphite or gray background that will compliment your attire. Please know in advance if your business portrait is head and shoulders or ¾ length or full-body length. Also please provide us any specific website or file specs you have for your final digital images.


5. Posing and Expression

To capture your executive presence, we recommend an expression that exudes confidence and leadership traits. Be careful with the excessive head tilting or straight on approach in your casual 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. Proper body language and posing are as important as expression and clothing. As in any profession, the quality is in the details.

Call Michael Carr Photography today at 713-461-2862 and own your status with custom-designed women’s casual business portrait!

 

About Michael Carr Photography

Michael Carr is a full-time Professional Photographer located in a commercial office building within the Memorial area (77057). Mr. Carr holds a B. S. in Photography and is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with Professional Photographers of America (PPA). For a review of our portfolio, visit our website at www.Michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862 to book your session.

 

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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Saluting Those Who Serve – Houston Portrait Photographer

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, is proud to extend a savings to Salute Those Who Serve. July 4th is around the corner, next week in fact. We believe in honoring those who serve and sacrifice for our freedom. Michael Carr Photography is offering a special savings rate for military veterans and active military soldiers, firefighters and police officers. You can save 20% off regular session fees when you book your session between now and July 8, 2016. We know some of you may be traveling with your families, so do not worry, you can call and take advantage of the savings by purchasing a Gift Certificate, and then schedule your session later. Please call us and ask for details if you are interested in purchasing a Gift Certificate.

We offer a variety of portrait sessions that can be scheduled in our studio, at your home, or a location of your choice. Family Portraits are perfect while the kids are out of school and you can get a jump start on your Holiday Portraits. Are you needing an updated business headshot for LinkedIn and personal bios? We can help with that too. Take a look at our Business Portrait Portfolio here and determine if you need a head and shoulder business headshot or a casual look. Do you have a new addition to your family? We also photograph children’s portraits as well as newborns and babies.

We are a full service portrait photography studio located in a professional office building close to the Galleria, 77057. View our studio location map here. We would love to help you with your portraits and Salute Those Who Serve. Give us a call at 713-461-2862, or visit www.michaelcarrphotography.com to learn more.

Corporate Portraits in Houston

Michael Carr Photography offers corporate portraits in Houston to today’s executives and business leaders. As a professional photographer in the Houston Metropolitan area for over 20 years, his work is widely used in oil and gas industry, financial annual reports and commercial real estate marketing press packets. All corporate executives and business leaders should have a strong headshot or business portrait. Your business headshot and corporate portrait should be recent and reflect your personality. Houston corporate portraits can be used for online profiles, company websites and marketing materials as well as LinkedIn profiles.

Our studio is located in a commercial office building off 610/Woodway. The studio is equipped with commercial grade camera and lighting equipment; a variety of professional photography backgrounds, dressing rooms and digital workstations customized for most digital pre-press requirements. Clothing consultations are complimentary and hair and makeup salon services are available upon request. Experience the difference for yourself, we offer a unique product where image is everything.

Michael Carr is a portrait artist who specializes in business executive portraiture. To view more of our portfolio gallery, visit our site here  or call now to schedule your professional business portrait session appointment at 713-461-2862.