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  • Houston photographers Michael Carr, CPP, and Lisa Carr, CPP, specialize in portraiture and event photography. With over 20 years of experience photographing people, our area of expertise ranges from corporate executives to family portraiture. Our portrait services include professional business headshots for many Fortune 500 companies in our Metropolitan area. Real estate business portraits or corporate executive portraits are photographed in our studio or on location in your corporate headquarters.

    In addition to photographing business professionals, we are well known for event coverage for weddings and wedding portraiture such as engagement portraits and bridal portraiture. Many of the weddings we have photographed have been published in magazines such as Weddings in Houston, The Knot, Modern Luxury and InStyle Weddings. Having personally photographed over 500 weddings, our style of coverage has led us to many venues around Houston. Several clients have also contracted us to travel and join their families as their destination wedding photographer.

    We have continued to expand our portraiture services as our clients’ families grow in various stages of life. For example: baby portraiture, children’s portraits, high school senior portraits and family portraits are services we offer. Lisa and I would like to thank you for visiting our new Blog site, www.michaelcarrphotography.com, which is an ongoing creative portfolio.

Houston Panhellenic Portraits

2016 Sorority Recruitment Portraits

2016 Sorority Recruitment Portraits

Spring is here and Houston high school senior girls are getting ready for graduation and looking ahead to college Sorority life. Recruitment packet deadlines are fast approaching. Do you have stellar sorority recruitment portraits included in your packet that will set you apart from other applicants? Every girl wants to look her very best for her Sorority Recruitment pictures (formerly called “Rush pictures”) which are her first introduction to Sororities at her college. Most sororities request 3 poses, and the focus should be YOU! Simple, timeless backgrounds and a comfortable, relaxed pose is what typically works best. Most recruitment portrait sessions are handled here in our studio. However, you can always upgrade to a location session for an additional fee. If you never had your 2016 Senior Portraits taken, now is a great time. Call our studio at 713-461-2862 and we can discuss the options with you, and help you with scheduling your session. You can view more of our portfolio here.

Houston Business Headshots

With a competitive real estate market and an abundance of realtors on the playing field, individual realtors need to separate themselves from the masses. Digital image and brand marketing both play a major role in today’s online presentation. From visual design and imagery to website content and visual communication, all of these topics are critical factors to consider when evaluating your online presence.

The bar has been raised from “self taken or selfie” pictures to the expectation of having a polished professional business portrait for your profile picture. The real estate market is saturated with agents so you need to ask yourself: What makes you different when there are only a few seconds of a first impression encounter?

Visual communication is critical. Marketing yourself effectively and separating yourself from others can be a quick fix. If you seek and cater to high-end clients then you must present yourself in such a manner that reflects your target market. You must evaluate your online presence and your website and insure you have a polished professional business headshot. Some higher end real estate agents not only have an in studio business portrait, but also have us go on location to one of their higher end listings and have us photograph an environmental business portrait as well. By doing this, realtors have a portfolio of options of business portraits for their marketing campaigns. The real estate market has its own unique style of branding. Create a business image or a brand that reflects your personality.

To discuss your business headshots and options for your business portraits, call the studio at 713-461-2862. We can help you formulate your plan for your headshot images to stand out from the masses. You can view our portfolio here. Our studio is conveniently located near the Galleria area, and close to 610, I-10 and 59, so there is easy access from those freeways.

Black & White Portrait Series

Michael Carr Photography offers Black and White portraits. These portraits, titled “The Black & White Collection” place a strong emphasis on the personality and character traits of an individual. Speaking from experience, these portraits are captivating. For the past four years, we have photographed our daughter in this manner. These images aim to capture the personality of a person during that particular moment in time, and in the end are timeless individual portraits.

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t know who said it, but I have to agree with this quote. The Black and White Collection will stand the test of time, and the portraits have a timeless longevity. Since the portraits are captured in black and white, you focus on the individual versus their clothing or the background. It’s an almost timeless, classic style and is more a work of art than a simple photograph. Whenever I take an image and perform a side by side comparison of the image in color next to the same image in black and white, I often times choose the black and white version. When showing our clients images from their black and white session, I know when I have captured the spirit and emotion of their loved one. I often even hear it in my client’s voice and observe it in their body language when they are viewing images of their child in black and white: the deep breath they take when in awe, or the affirmation as they say “That’s it…Wow! That’s MY child.”

It is never too late to capture the spirit and beauty of someone you love. It’s only late if you never do it and wish you had.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time commercial portrait studio specializing in creative and timeless portraits both in black and white and color mediums. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your individual portraits and family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

Houston Family Portrait Photographer

The Holidays are here, ready or not. You still have time to schedule your kid’s portraits during the Thanksgiving break. We are offering a limited time Portrait promo Wednesday, November 25, 2015 & Friday, November 27, 2015. These sessions are perfect for your Holiday, Christmas or New Year’s Cards. Yes, you still can order them and get them mailed out in time! These sessions will happen rain or shine since they will be here in our studio.

Take the time to have a portrait taken of your family or your kids. A printed portrait will last for years to come. No need to worry about hard drive crashes, technology updates, space on your phone or IPad with a printed Portrait. Trust me…a printed portrait is a timeless and treasured gift. It will be looked at and enjoyed for many years to come. Unlike technology, a printed Portrait stands the test of time and only Appreciates in value.

You can visit more of our portraits here. Call 713-461-2862 and ask for details about this Limited Edition Session.

Veterans Day Holiday Photography Promotion

We thank each and every individual; active duty, reserve component and retired veteran that has served in the U.S military.

In recognition of our military personnel and their families, we are offering a 15% off studio sessions and wall portraits. Upon calling the studio, inquire about our Veterans Day promotion and our studio staff can brief you on the details. Some restrictions apply. The promotion requires a current military or family identification card or DD214 to be eligible for the savings.

If you are interested in the promotion but need additional time to plan a session date, we recommend purchasing a gift certificate to lock in the savings.

This offer is valid November 11, 2015 – November 13, 2015. Valid military ID required.

Call the studio at 713-461-2862 to reserve your appointment date and time.

Michael Carr
(MAJ) US Army Retired