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The holidays bring different feelings and emotions for all of us.  The anxiety of getting all the shopping done, the stress of planning and preparing the holiday meals, the anticipation of seeing family and friends for the first time in months or years and the joy of time spent with loved ones.  The one common theme in these emotions is ‘family’.

When was the last time YOU had professional family portraits done?  Think about taking some time this holiday season when everyone is together to have us shoot formal family photos or even have us shoot your holiday party with family and friends.  Our calendar fills quickly, but we do have some availability in December.

Take a look at a family portrait session we shot just before the Thanksgiving holiday when everyone gathered to celebrate a birthday.  Four generations in one sitting was as good as it gets.  Call STP Images Photography Studio today to book us.  We want to hear from you soon!

We’ve stayed quite busy with headshots and portraits in recent months, but don’t forget about our event coverage services.  STP Images is an award winning event photography company and our work has been featured in Houston’s premier print and online publications.  Houston Modern Luxury, Houstonia Magazine, CultureMap, Buzz Magazines and many others have featured our event photography.

The way the process works is once we agree to the date, our photographer will arrive to cover your event with two cameras.  One is set up with a flash to capture posed couples and groups during the event (the standard social page photos).  The second camera is a natural light setup (no flash) used to capture candid shots of guests enjoying themselves as well as some photos of the venue, food and décor prior to the event starting.  Our event photography is based on a two hour minimum, but some events require as much as 5 or 6 hours of coverage.  Upon the conclusion of the event, clients receive between 35 and 50 completely unique images per hour of photography time.  You won’t see four versions of the same grouping and every photo is well composed and expertly exposed.  The final images are delivered as high resolution, non-watermarked, print ready jpg files via disc or DropBox.

See a few photos from events we’ve covered in the past weeks below.  Call now as our calendar fills quickly during this event-heavy time of year.  Hoping your event is great and that we are allowed to preserve the event for you photographically.

In the years that we’ve run our studio, we’ve never had as busy a September and October as we have had this year.  We are so pleased and want to thank our clients for keeping us so busy.  It has put things like web posts and marketing efforts on the back burner, but I’m ready to fix that right now with a post about an executive photography client of ours.

Lane Law contacted us regarding sweeping changes coming to their website.  Part of those changes included high quality portraits of the team.  STP Images was asked to come out and take natural light headshots of all the staff, as well as some photos of key employees in their work environment.  We booked the date and were able to accomplish everything in half a day.

The headshots and portraits came out very nicely and we look forward to seeing them on the revamped Lane Law website soon.  Give us a call at STP Images if you need headshots, portraits or workplace photos for the promotion of your business.  Give your business the online persona you want your clients to see.

Summer is over and fall is in full swing.  I’ve been taking calls from folks looking for headshots, portraits and event coverage and things are starting to really percolate!

Last week, a Houstonian who is moving to San Francisco to start his own technology start-up called me for some executive portraits to promote his business in California publications prior to his move there.  We took headshots and portraits at STP Images and used a natural light setting to make the images more contemporary and to create an approachable feel for the subject.

STP Images has combo deals to match portraits and headshots to allow you the flexibility of getting both accomplished in the same photo shoot.  Take a look at Tom and see what you think.  If you’re ready to upgrade your current headshots and corporate portraits, give us a call at STP Images and book your hour of time!  Call soon, our calendar fills quickly.

Are you a local Houston business owner?  Are you trying to differentiate yourself as a real estate agent in a crowded industry?  Are you in charge of civil engineering projects that require updates to lenders or construction team?  Do you want to show your sports teams in a new and unique way?

STP Images has added aerial photography and videography services using state of the art drone technology.  These videos and photos can be captured on the same day and then clipped into a single video that can promote your business, your team or show status of your project.  All photography and videography is shot in HD for sharpness and color accuracy.  We are excited about the new offering and have posted a video below showing some samples of our recent work.  Take a look and contact us at STP Images for pricing and details.

 

This digital age that we find ourselves in has changed the dynamic of photography in more ways than one.  Now, even the most basic of flip phones have decent still photo and video capabilities.  Photographers find themselves printing fewer portraits and headshots as clients usually just desire to post to Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.  In fact, my basic headshot package includes two high resolution, print ready jpg files plus two archival quality 8×10 prints.  Fewer than 10% of my clients take advantage of receiving the prints.

So that bears the question from some of my clients, “How do I use my headshots other than posting online”?  One of the answers to that question is folded cards and flat cards.  These cards come in a variety of card stock that varies from metallic to fine linen.  They come in a variety of sizes and orientation.  It is possible to create uniquely shaped cards for bigger impact and they can be single sided or double sided.  My clients have used the cards we custom create for save the date cards, announcements (wedding, engagement or graduation) and even for business purposes as a takeaway card.

Our friend and client Ashley Seippel just completed a portrait session with STP Images and she chose a 5.5″ x 4.25″ double sided flat card on fine art linen stock to use as a take-away card for her business.  It utilizes her beautiful portrait on the front and has a list of her services and contact information on the back.  Take a look at her cards below and give STP Images a call to help you with portraits, headshots AND a unique option for printing them.

The long hot days of summer are upon us and things in the world slow down a bit – vacations, family visits, weekend getaways and other distractions keep things at a more reasonable pace.  This is the perfect time to update your headshots.  In the air conditioning, of course.

STP Images works with the Vanity Lounge in Houston’s West Ave on a regular basis to package makeup, hair and headshots for a single price and we call it Corporate Image Night.  Most recently, we completed our 7th Corporate Image Night on Tuesday, July 15.  This was a great way to welcome new Principal Artist, Aubrie Layne, to Vanity Lounge.  It was a huge success.  We were forced to expand the event to four hours to accommodate everyone and we sold out.  A total of 15 people were photographed at Vanity Lounge and we love what we saw.

Our headshots combine a contemporary style with approachable casual feel for a great way to present yourself online and in print.  We also shoot traditional headshots with standard studio lighting and backdrops if that is your preference, but this post is about our natural light headshots.

Our next Corporate Image Night at Vanity Lounge will be held early fall.  Call them to reserve your spot soon, as I suspect this one will sell out much more quickly.  If you need headshots before then, get in touch with us here at STP Images using the contact info on the main page.  Book your headshot session soon and let us help you look good!

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