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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.

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Congratulations Lynette and Rowdy on your wedding celebration.
It’s Time !!! Your wedding images (part 1) at Houston Oaks are now active.
What a BEAUTIFUL event!
Thanks to all the vendors who worked hard to make this event spectacular and memorable for the families.
Please enjoy your wedding images over the weekend.
Here is a sneak peek to part 2 .

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Black & White Portraiture

A few months ago I had a fellow photographer friend come into town for a Houston Astros home game. Mary is an individual with striking characteristics. I knew I wanted to photograph her from the day we met. I asked Mary if she would be open to the idea of a black and white studio portrait session. She agreed and after a brief discussion about the session, we had a creative pass for our black and white studio session. As full time photographers we rarely have the opportunity to photograph for ourselves. As photographic artist we must find ways to manage our time in order to continue to grow as artists. The purpose of this session was to utilize a lighting technique that is out of my normal lighting style. Since Mary is also a photographer, dramatic lighting played a major role in creating mood and drama in the final image. Mary, Thank you for your time.

Michael Carr Photography is a full time commercial 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 portraits family portraits, visit here or call 713-461-2862.

2015 Holiday Savings are Here!

Houston portrait photography studio, Michael Carr Photography, is proud to announce that we will be participating in The Holiday Shopping Card benefiting the American Cancer Society. The Holiday Shopping cards are on sale NOW at the studio and will be honored October 22 – November 1, 2015. Now is your opportunity to save 20% on photography portrait sessions and most of our regularly priced products; promo items or specials are excluded.

Below are a few of our popular items now on sale:

  • Gift Certificates
  • Senior Portrait Sessions
  • Engagement Portrait Sessions
  • Bridal Portrait Sessions
  • Newborn Portrait Sessions
  • Maternity Portrait Sessions
  • Family Portrait Sessions
  • Child Portrait Sessions
  • Portrait Orders
  • Holiday Cards (limited)
  • Candid Wedding Image orders
  • Additional pages/prints for Albums
  • Parent Albums (reg. priced)

We offer this opportunity once a year, so call early to purchase your Holiday shopping card or to schedule your session at 713-461-2862. Not sure what to buy or cannot schedule your session during this limited time? We suggest a Gift Certificate so you can use it on a future purchase.

Michael Carr photography is a full service portrait photography studio located in the Galleria area, visit our portfolio at www.michaelcarrphotography.com and www.bellytobabystudios.com

To learn more about the Holiday Shopping Card, visit this site.

Tips for Your Business Portrait

Below are a few helpful tips to prepare for your business headshot session and executive business portrait:


1) Clothing:
What to wear? Does your clothing fit properly and do feel confident? Try on your outfit or suit at home first. We always recommend solid colors and neutral tones and classic clothing lines. You do not want someone to look at your portrait, and be able to date it based on your clothing and clothing style (shoulder pads and big hair screams 80’s fashion). You want your viewers to notice your face and expression first, then clothing. Do not let your clothing overpower your business portrait. Men should select a tie that is classic and not too busy of a pattern or color. Your tie and suit choice should be a recent suit and properly fitted. If you do not wear a suit often, then it would be a good idea to try it on well before your session to make sure it fits correctly. Men- if your suit is a bit snug, or you cannot button your jacket or collar of your shirt then it is time to invest in new clothing. Clothes that are too tight or that do not fit you properly will photograph poorly and you will not be comfortable during your session. You can view more clothing tips here.


2) Make up and Hair:
We recommend you either contacting our partner salon for make up and hair, or going to a salon you have used in the past and feel comfortable with. Makeup should be the correct tone, shade and intensity: not too dark and not too light. A fresh blow out will do wonders, and you will be ready for a fun night out after your session.

3) It’s Session Day:
First, relax and breathe. We will help you feel relaxed and comfortable for your headshot session. We will walk you through and talk with you to help provoke the expression you are wanting for your portrait. When your session is over, we will also help you select your final images.


Michael Carr Photography specializes in Portrait Photography for executives and business professionals. To learn more about our studio and portrait photography for your professional business portraits and family portraits, visit www.michaelcarr.photography or call 713-461-2862.

Bridal Portrait Photography, Houston TX

Houston wedding and portrait photographer, Michael Carr, photographed Chanda’s Bridal Portrait on location in Houston, Tx. The bride chose her wedding and reception venue, The Bell Tower, for her Bridal Portrait session. Michael photographed her with a mixture of indoor and outdoor locations. The bride had a clear vision of her portrait and so did her Mom. Her Mom wanted a classic full length portrait, and Chanda wanted something more contemporary and to showcase the architecture of the Bell Tower. Michael successfully captured a mixture of both classic timeless portraits as well as contemporary, and both ladies were very happy!

To prepare for her bridal portrait session, Chanda 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.

To learn more about our wedding and portrait photography, please visit our site or call 713-461-2862 to schedule an in studio personal consultation.