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Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Womens Contemporary Portrait Photography Houston

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.

 

Michael Carr Photography

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.

 

Women Portraits in Houston

Houston area professionals are broadening their corporate image from traditional business headshots to casual headshots. Today’s corporate session typically consists of a traditional headshot, a casual headshot and ¾ standing portrait, with a variety of outfits pre-selected. Business leaders are requesting both portrait styles in order to connect with a larger audience. A professional business image for digital marketing is a key element when clients are searching for business services.

People conveying approachable personalities in their profile images are more likely to gain new business. The days of “selfies” and “cut outs” from family photos are a recipe for failure. If your desired audience has put forth the effort of professional portraits, your image should also reflect the same level of polished professionalism. Many executives update their executive portraits regularly and continue to come to us repeatedly for their photography needs.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service studio specializing in traditional business portraits and causal headshots. We understand the ingredients required to successfully produce a polished image. Our studio offers clothing consultations before your session in order to help you properly prepare for your session. You can read more about our clothing tips here. We also have partnered with a few nearby salons for clients to have their hair and makeup professionally applied before the session. You are welcome to come dressed and ready for your portrait session, or you are welcome to use our changing area. Our studio offers many amenities for our clients such as WIFI, phone and Ipad charging areas, and private changing rooms. Our commercial studio is located at Woodway and Chimney Rock, near the Galleria/Tanglewood. View our map here. Call us to discuss your portrait session or to book your session, 713-461-2862.

Women’s Portraits in Houston

The images above were photographed for a creative director who needed their executives photographed in a ¾ length pose on a clean bright white background. The session was photographed in studio with a multiple strobe setup with image selection following the session. The final product was ready for delivery 48 hours after the session. Michael Carr is a full time commercial photographer located in Houston, Texas. Call 713.461.2862 to schedule your business portrait today.

Environmental Business Portraits in Houston

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, provides professional location business portraits to business leaders affluent in the energy, oil & gas and commercial real estate markets. Editorial portraits offer a unique look which compliments corporate executive press packets and marketing collateral. Portrait location settings can range from your corporate headquarters, company boardroom or at a location of your choice.

The images presented above were photographed on location within a corporate environment.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service commercial studio specializing in portraiture. To view more of our portfolio samples, visit www.MichaelCarrPhotography.com or to schedule your session call the studio at 713-461-2862.

Houston Business Portraits

Houston business portrait photographer, Michael Carr, offers a variety of business portrait sessions for today’s marketing requirements. Shown above is an image from a local firm’s Business Portrait session where a solid white background with a quick turnaround was the goal. A set was created and lit to achieve a seamless white background which made the digital file preparation a smooth process. This lighting effect is a common corporate request for marketing purposes such as company brochures, web sites, corporate web catalogs and annual reports.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service studio providing professional business headshots for corporate executives in the oil and gas and energy industry. To schedule your business session, call the studio for an appointment today, 713-461-2862.

You may also view samples of our Houston business portraits in our Executive Gallery.