Shop with the Heart – Michael Carr Photography

Shop with the Heart

Shop With Heart

One Card. Ten Days. Thousands of Lives Saved!
Shop With Heart and Save!

Shop With Heart and Save! Michael Carr Photography and Belly to Baby Studios are proud participants in the Shop With Heart Event, April 27 – May 6, 2018. During this event, we are offering our clients an opportunity to save on most Portrait Products and Sessions at a 20% savings. All you need to do to save is have the Shop With Heart card (we have them here if you have not purchased one), and SHOP! It’s that easy.

When you purchase a Shop With Heart Card, 100% of the proceeds benefit the American Heart Association whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the #1 killer of men and women in the United States. You can learn more about Shop With Heart here.

Contact us at 713-461-2862 to complete your purchase, or even purchase a Gift Certificate for a future session or future Portrait Product purchase. You can view more of our portfolio at and




Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer

Women’s Casual Editorial Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, offers business lifestyle Portraits for Houston area professionals. Featured here is a recent session with Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries. Beth is a well-known religious speaker and the founder of Living Proof Ministries; which is a Bible-based organization for women based in Houston, Texas.

For her PR portraits, we felt a women’s casual editorial Portrait in Houston would work well with her marketing campaigns. Lifestyle or editorial portraits are commonly used in periodicals, magazines and marketing campaigns where a more casual image is required. Environmental portrait sessions can be tailored to your profession and can communicate your personality in a different method than a traditional business portrait would. Scouting, planning, storyboarding and pre-lighting the session made for a smooth and successful assignment. We also consulted with her before the session so proper clothing was pre-selected and prepared before her session. Casual business portrait sessions are available on location or in our studio. We have a relationship with a nearby salon that provides makeup and hair, should you also need those services. To view more of our women’s casual business portraits, please visit this link. To view more of our on location environmental portraits visit here.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service portrait studio conveniently located off 610/Woodway. Michael is one of the few Houston photographers that is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CCP). To view more of our portfolio, visit or call 713-461-2862 to schedule your session.


Houston Family Portrait Photographer

 Children’s Portraits in Houston

Houston family portrait photographer, Michael Carr, captured these Portraits of Andrea recently. We have photographed Andrea for her family for many years. We have enjoyed seeing her grow up; and yes we remember when she was very tiny! Her Mom called us and wanted a different Portrait to celebrate Andrea turning 10 years old. We decided an outdoor session in the fall would be perfect. We had the perfect location in mind for this session too. We helped her Mom pre-plan clothing for Andrea’s portraits, and ultimately let Andrea decide what she wanted to wear.

Throughout the portrait session we talked with Andrea and made her feel relaxed and comfortable. We wanted her personality and character to show through the entire session. Here are just a few of our favorite portraits from her milestone session.

 Houston Women’s Portrait Photographer

Let’s Create Your Own Timeless Portrait

It is never too late to capture the spirit and beauty of your children and family with a family portrait. It’s only late if you never do it and wish you had. Let’s create your own timeless family portrait and capture your family’s life story. Call 713-461-2862 or visit to learn more.

 Houston Women’s Portrait Photographer

About the Artist

Michael Carr Photography is a full time professional 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 Bridal Portrait

Houston Portrait Photographer, Michael Carr, offers professional Bridal Portraits on location or in studio. Today, we are showcasing a location Bridal Portrait of Emily whose portrait was photographed at The Houstonian Houston Hotel. Location Bridal portrait sessions that incorporate your wedding venue can often bring that special element to your portrait.

Don’t trust your once-in-a-lifetime Portrait to just any photographer. As a seasoned professional, Michael Carr strives to create a dramatic work of art for you and generations to follow. With over 20 years of experience and a degree in photography, Michael knows how to pose, frame and light the bride and her gown to make the most stunning Portrait possible. Having the experience and lighting tools to create stunning bridal portraits in any weather condition is one of the many reasons you should hire a professional Portrait photographer. He will capture a variety of Portraits for you during your session.  Our Bridal Portrait style is defined by us as classic and also contemporary in nature. In our opinion, we believe Portraits should reflect the individual and not a trend of the times.

To prepare for her bridal portrait session, Emily called on a few top local vendors to help her out. Ann Whittington was her event planner, Façade applied her makeup, and her Bridal bouquet was created by Plants n Petals.

Michael Carr Photography is a full service studio specializing in portraiture and event photography. To view our Bridal Portrait portfolio visit or call 713-461-2862 to schedule your consultation.


Senior Portraits: The Essence of You

Senior portraits capture the essence of you. Your smile that brightens a room, your eyes that see a world of possibility, and your personality that drives your success.

That’s exactly how Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr captures senior portraits. Here are a few portrait images Michael recently photographed of Gabby’s senior portrait while photographing a location session. Michael used a portable Profoto lighting kit and a simple outdoor landscape to highlight Gabby’s natural beauty and light hearted spirit.
The portraits featured from Gabby’s session focus on her. Her captivating eyes, beautiful smile, and trademark dimples. These are the details that bring your senior portrait to life and tell your story.

Let’s celebrate your accomplishments and aspirations together and capture “the essence of you” in your senior portrait.

Now that you’ve achieved this great milestone in your life, we will help you capture that “special look” and create a portrait session that is uniquely you! Don’t settle for selfies or hobbyist to capture this major accomplishment in your life: Graduation! You’ve earned this, call today at 713-461-2862 and experience the newest and most exciting form of senior portraiture at Michael Carr Photography, a commercial studio specializing in fine portraiture for all the milestone’s in your life.


Certified Professional Photographers

If you visit our websites often, you may have seen a new logo or professional designation by our names: CPP. What is a CPP? What does that really mean? CPP stands for Certified Professional Photographer. Certification is only granted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest non-profit association organized for professional photographers. Michael Carr, CPP, recently earned this professional designation. I had to pass a written question test, as well as submit a portfolio or body of work for review. My portfolio had to demonstrate specific lighting, posing, color balance, and harmony in our photographs. In February 2016, over 80 photographers submitted their portfolios, and only 50% passed and earned the CPP designation. To maintain this credential, I have to recertify every 3 years. This process insures photographers remain current in our photographic field and current in our craft.
PPA includes additional info on the CPP standard and you can read about that below:

“These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer that is.

There’s no greater proof than when the letters “CPP” follow a photographer’s name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer’s professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

See the Difference Certified Professional Photographers Make

Consistency. CPPs know how to achieve great results—every time. You get a strong collection of images that tell your story, not a few lucky snapshots, and you will work with someone who knows how to produce a quality image under any circumstances.

Technical Skills. CPPs are more than picture takers. They are students of art, lighting, posing, fashion and even interior design. They combine these elements to create images that fit your unique style and become works of art you will treasure for generations.

Unique Artistry. CPPs have the skills to create unique, customized works of art—not cookie-cutter pictures. They follow an artistic vision. It’s your story captured as a collection of art.

Professionalism. When you hire a CPP, you know you’re getting someone who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best possible images. They are business owners who thrive on customer service and satisfaction, and they continuously aim to produce products that exceed your—and their—best expectations. These images are keepsakes whose stories you’ll tell time and time again and treasure forever.

Just about anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But when life’s biggest moments are unfolding and there’s just one chance to capture that perfect memory, don’t risk it. Entrust your photography needs to a Certified Professional Photographer and see the difference for yourself.”

To view more of our work and learn more about our Family Portraits, Business Headshots, and Editorial Portraits, visit our site: or call us at 713-461-2862.


Senior Photographer in the Houston Area

Houston senior portrait photographer, Michael Carr, recently photographed Eryn’s senior portraits outdoors. Eryn will be attending LSU next month and we are thrilled for her. She was fun to photograph and we both enjoyed her senior portrait session. We talked with Eryn before her session and helped her select and plan out which outfits would look best for her portraits. She did have a session earlier in the year, in studio, and wanted an outdoor session so she would have a variety of options for her senior portraits.

Michael Carr Photography is available for in studio sessions as well as outdoor and at home sessions. With our senior sessions, you can change outfits as many times as you like. Most clients opt for about 4 different looks with their sessions. Before your session we can help you decide what to wear and what to bring for your portrait session. Our studio has partnered with a nearby salon that is available for hair and makeup so you will look fresh and ready for your senior portrait session.

To help prepare for your session, please visit our site here for session tips. Michael Carr, CPP, with Michael Carr Photography, is a full time portrait photographer. The studio is centrally located in a professional office building minutes from The Galleria. To view more of our high school senior portrait photography, please visit our site here . We would love to chat with you over the phone about your portrait session, and help make your senior portrait session as unique as you are. We can be reached via email: or call us at the studio 713-461-2862.

Senior Photographer in the Houston Area


Senior Portrait Photographers in Houston

Houston senior portrait photographer, Michael Carr, CPP, recently photographed Claire’s senior portraits. The portrait session was on location at her parent’s home. When planning a senior portrait session, we love to chat with our clients over the phone or via email so we can collaborate on clothing and the overall look for the portrait session. By Claire having her senior portrait session at her parent’s home she was able to change into several outfits and cool off between the photography sets. We photographed in various areas outside around her home so she had a variety of options for her printed portraits from the session, with a variety of backgrounds. To prepare for your session, please visit our site: Session Tips. Michael Carr, CPP, with Michael Carr Photography, is a full time portrait photographer. The studio is centrally located in a professional office building minutes from The Galleria. We have teamed up with two nearby salons which take care of our client’s hair and makeup. To view more of our high school senior portrait photography, please visit our site here. We would love to chat with you over the phone about your portrait session, and help make the session as unique as you are. We can be reached via email: or call us at the studio 713-461-2862.

Houston Senior Portraits

Engagement Portraits in Houston

Houston portrait photographer, Michael Carr, recently photographed Courtney & Brian’s Engagement Portraits. Since their wedding was coming up and going to be outdoors, the couple selected an outdoor location for their engagement portraits. We were able to photograph a few classic outdoor portraits as well as a few casual, fun, relaxed portraits. We spoke with Courtney over the phone prior to the session, and discussed the clothing they wanted to wear for their portraits. Courtney also had Corinne with Façade apply her makeup for this session. With the variety of images captured during their session, the couple was able to select a wall portrait and a portrait album to display their favorite images.

To view more of our portrait portfolio and portrait services, visit or call 713.461.2862 to schedule your session.