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.

Business Professional Headshots – Elizabeth Barnes

We love to watch when our clients post their headshots or Business Professional portraits online.  Seeing the great feedback is always a satisfying experience.  What is even MORE satisfying is when our phone rings from those posts with local business professionals looking to upgrade their headshots and portraits.

Many months ago, we photographed headshots at the Vanity Lounge in West Ave for a special event.  One of those headshots posted to Facebook caught the attention of Elizabeth Barnes and she called us recently to schedule her headshot session.

Turns out that Elizabeth is a team member at the Paige Calfee Group at RE/MAX in Northeast Houston.  Elizabeth was the Marketing Manager there for two years before joining the ranks of the realtors.  She now specializes in residential properties with a focus on military personnel, as her husband is retired Army Staff Sergeant.  Most of the homes she deals with are in the Humble – Kingwood – Atascocita area.  You can reach her via her HAR page.

We set the date for her headshots and we were able to knock them out in no time.  Elizabeth preferred natural lighting as it provides a more contemporary and approachable feel to the headshots.  Take a look below at a few of our favorites from the session.

If you are ready to update YOUR headshots or Business Professional portraits, call us or email us today!

Business Professional Photos – Breccia DeMartini

I’ve done a good bit of work in the past for Fashion Houston and other local fashion events.  Shooting runway fashion can be difficult with the changing lighting conditions and fast movement.  Finding inspiration and the creativity needed to shoot a full fashion line can be daunting – not to mention the difficulty of coordinating the team of people involved.  While we will still dive into the fashion world at STP Images Photography Studio, our happy place has been headshots and portraits.

When Breccia DeMartini reached out to us for some professional headshots and portraits, we jumped at the opportunity.  It was a perfect blending of fashion and portraits.

Breccia is a Houston-based fashion designer who has been actively styling and coordinating fashion since the age of 4.  She then worked her way into selling and promoting other designer’s pieces and was working with some of the top fashion savvy people in Houston by her teens.  She then enrolled at the School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne, Australia.  She has been mentored by many leading global designers and is set to release her own line in the near future.  Here is the link to her website.

We decided on a date for her photo shoot and Breccia brought some of her newest designs.  We had WAY more options to choose from that we could shoot her in, but it gave Breccia the opportunity to show off some of her best work.  The resulting photos will be used to promote both Breccia and her upcoming release of her new line.  We think she looks stunning.

Take a look at a few of our favorites from the session.  To find out more about our Business Professional photography, click on the “Business Professional” tab above.  Book now!  September is a busy month.

Business Professional Photos – Charles Tittsworth

STP Images is now a full week into our new rebranded life.  One of our areas of expanded focus is with Business Professionals – self-employed or working in a career opportunity.  While launching the new brand, we were contacted by Charles Tittsworth for some portraits that he could use in his role as the associate conductor for the ECHO Orchestra.

Charles has been a music educator and professional musician in the Houston area for over 40 years.  He has taught elementary through college-aged students and was chosen to begin string programs in the Klein and Humble School Districts.  He has performed with and conducted five community orchestras, most recently the ECHO Orchestra (Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra) where he is principal bass and associate conductor.

Obviously, Charles needed photos that embodied his professionalism and his talent.  After a short consultation, we came up with a great plan for the photo shoot.  The final files were exactly what Charles was looking for and they will serve him well in his roles at ECHO Orchestra.

To see our new offerings like Charles took advantage of, find the “Business Professional” tab at the top of the page and see what we offer.  Fall is a busy season for us, so call today to book your Business Professional photo shoot.


STP Images 2.0 Launch

STP Images has been in business for close to a decade.  Our business specialties have evolved over the years, but we have maintained our focus on great photography and happy clients.  STP Images has entered a more mature phase of its existence and we wanted to revamp things for our next decade.

Here’s what has changed:

  • New ‘grown up’ version of our logo
  • New website format with more videos and portfolio samples
  • New focus on Business Professional photos
  • New package offerings for Business Professionals
  • Continued focus on Headshots
  • Clear and fully disclosed pricing for all services

Take a look at the new website.  Some of our best clients have offered testimonials about our service and you can see their videos within each of our areas of specialty on our newly redesigned site.  We hope you come back often and that you remember us when it’s time for you to hire a photographer.