Young Realty Group Team Photos

The only thing better than taking photographs for a new client is taking photographs for a great and loyal repeat client.  David M. Young, head of the Young Realty Group at CB United, has used our services for years.  Last year, we shot a team photo as well as headshots and full length portraits on a high key background in the studio.  David called recently to set up a new series of photos for his team as a couple of members had changed.

We set everything up on the requested date and even rented a very large studio in downtown Houston to give us a range of options.  We first photographed the team shots and then moved on to the individual full length portraits on a white seamless background.  Once we had all of those shots in the can, we moved to the other end of the studio where we captured some unique headshots lit with fluorescent constant lights.  The results were fantastic.

Take a look at a few of our favorites from the shoot below.  If you or your business needs similar Business Professional photos, give us a call or shoot us an email and let’s plan a shoot to make you and your team look great!

Fashion Line – Sameera Faridi

I have been involved with Fashion Houston since its inception over 6 years ago.  I photographed runway shows, behind the scenes photos and supporting events for the annual fashion show founded and managed by Jared Lang.  Last year, I was asked to take on the task of Director of Photography to manage the runway and freelance photographers in addition to managing the photos submitted by those photographers to Fashion Houston.  I’ve become acquainted with some of the more influential people in the world of local fashion through the work I’ve done for Fashion Houston.

A few weeks ago, I received a call from a representative of Sameera Faridi inquiring about shooting her entire new fashion line.   Sameera is a longtime Houstonian who moved here from Dubai and then suddenly changed her college major from pre-med to fashion.  To prove it wasn’t a fluke, she then opened her own store, Poshak Fashion & Design, in 2004.  She was named a Top 100 Creative in Houston by the Houston Press.  Her self-described “Bollywood Glamorous” style has kept her quite busy over the years.  We were thrilled to help her shoot her new line of swimwear cover-ups.

We set the date and a full crew arrived at the STP Images studio for the half day long shoot.  The model beautifully wore the 10 swimwear and cover-ups and they are stunning.  We also captured a full array of Sameera’s custom designed accessories.

Take a peek at some of our favorite’s from the photo shoot.  Even if you’re not a designer or a runway model, STP Images Photography Studio can make you beautiful in your portraits and headshots.  Give us a call or email us in the studio with questions or to book a session.

Business Professional Photos – Charles Argento

A few weeks ago, we received an inquiry from Charles Argento for Business Professional Photos for an upcoming ad campaign.  Charles has fought for his clients in Texas since being admitted to the Texas bar in 1988 and specializes in accidents, malpractice and general liability cases.  His aggressive approach has yielded many above average awards for his clients.  His courtroom success garnered an “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.  This is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.  Among the millions of practicing attorneys worldwide, the “AV” rating is awarded to less than 5% of all attorneys.

For his upcoming ad campaign, Charles was looking for a new photo that exemplified his prowess in the courtroom.  His office is located in a very notable office building on the north loop, so we opted to shoot outdoors in front of the building.  This gave us a great “power pose” photo in front of the instantly recognizable building where he serves his clients.

The resulting images we captured will be used by Charles for advertising, on his website and through legal referral networks that will allow more people to find him as a leading attorney in Texas.  Take a look at one of the final images below.

Give STP Images Photography Studio a call or shoot us an email and let us help you define yourself to YOUR clients though photography.  Our calendar fills quickly, so call today before we run out of days in 2015!

Copyright 2015 STP Images, Inc.
Copyright 2015 STP Images, Inc.

Business Professional Portraits – Houstonia Mag

Houstonia Magazine decided earlier this year to run a special section for Houston’s leaders in the automotive retail industry.  Titled “Faces of Automotive”, several of the movers and shakers in the business were profiled in the current issue of Houstonia.  Each of the selected individuals were asked to submit photos to accompany their profiles in the magazine.  Several of them did not have either a current photo or an appropriate photo for a profile story.

This is when they called STP Images Photography Studio to help them with their Business Professional portraits.  We discussed the composition of each photo and exactly what each profile wanted to convey.  We set up quickly at each dealership and captured some incredible photos for the profiles using a portable 3 light setup.  The photos will be used in the Houstonia article as well as on their respective company websites and on their personal social media pages.

We were very pleased with the results and so were the profiled individuals.  They were smart to call STP Images for their portraits and the finished photos tell the story.  Give us a call if you need to update your professional photos and/or headshots.  We would love to help you improve your online image!


Houstonia Texans Tailgate Party

Even though we are in the middle of our busy season for our Business Professional photos, we are also shooting a lot of local events.  STP Images photographed three events this past weekend and the most fun and boisterous of the three was the Houstonia Texans Tailgate Party.

The event was held at the Houstonia House in the Heights during the Texans – Falcons game.  Food and beverage for attendees was provided by Cyclone Anaya’s, Harwood Grill, Kroger, Odell Brewing, Slimritas, Cavalino Azteca Tequila and TX Whiskey.  While the guests, food and drink were outstanding, the Texans failed to live up to their part of the bargain when they suffered a 48 – 21 loss.  The loss didn’t dampen the spirits of the party, however.  We captured two hours of revelry and we’ve posted some of our favorite shots below.

If you have an upcoming event and need award-winning photography, head to the “Events” tab above and see some more samples, pricing and to contact us for booking.  Let us get you on our calendar!

Business Professional Photos – Haley Webster

Our Business Professional photos are really heating up this fall and we’re booked almost every day.  We love posting the results here since it really helps us with getting the word out about our portrait services.  Today’s posting is of another photographer, which is a first for us.

Haley Webster, owner and photographer at Three Smudges Photography, has worked with STP Images Photography Studio on photo shoots and projects since 2008.  Haley is mostly a natural light photographer who focuses on babies, children and families.  In a conversation we recently had, she mentioned that she really needed some headshots.  So, of course, I booked her for a photo shoot!

She wanted photos that conveyed her personality through bright, happy and casual photos.  We photographed her in her office space, which has a great deal of natural light.  She wound up with some awesome photos, so I wanted to post them here first before she got them up on her photography website.

Take a look at a few of our favorites from the session.  If you like what you see and you need new headshots or portraits, give us a call on the studio phone or email us.  We would love to help you with your updated photos!

Business Professional Photos – Julie Cardwell

Our last post mentioned how much we enjoy it when our clients post photos and their friends call us to book a photo shoot after seeing those photos online.  The only thing we like better than that is when our good clients call us a third or fourth time for photos.  David M. Young, of the Young Realty Group at CB United, is one of those clients.

We photograph all of David’s employees in full length poses to be used in a composite team photo.  This allows a new team member to be added to, or a departing team member to be removed from, the team photo without assembling everyone for a new team photograph.  David also likes natural light headshots for each of his team members.

Julie Cardwell joined the Young Realty Group recently and needed her full length Business Professional portraits done as well as her headshots done.  Julie is a native Houstonian and graduate of St. Pius X High School, which gives her an advantage on knowing the city and neighborhoods well for her clients.  Julie is an LSU graduate who obtained her Real Estate License and joined the Young Realty Group earlier this year.  She is looking forward to helping her clients achieve their residential ownership goals and knows that her headshots and portraits will help her gain new clients.  Find her contact information on her HAR page.

Julie scheduled the shoot with us and we worked on the full length portraits on a high key background in the studio first.  Once we had all the poses that were needed for the group composite photo, we moved to the second floor of the shooting space to get some natural light headshots.  I have to admit that Julie’s natural light headshots are some of the most beautiful that we have captured all year.  Take a look at a few of the photos from the session below and call us to schedule your Business Professional headshot session or portrait session.