Headshot Happy Hour – Summer 2016

We shoot lots and lots of headshots at STP Images Photography Studio.  We shoot one person at a time at our downtown studio or at our client’s location.  We also shoot dozens or even hundreds of employees at a time in corporate settings.  The end result is always the same – great headshots for both business and personal use.

A while back, we did some special events with a focus on headshots, but it’s been a while.  So, Cori Aston has teamed with STP Images Photography to create a new recurring event called Headshot Happy Hour.  Headshot Happy Hours will be held at STP Images Photography Studio.  Headshot Happy Hours include wine, hors d’oeurves, music, fun, makeup services, hair services and AWESOME headshots.  Bring your friends and make a party of it during your appointment!

Headshot Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 starting at 10am.  Your reservation gets you a full custom makeup session by Cori and hair touchups from one of Cori’s best stylists.  Once the makeup and hair has been completed, STP Images will take a variety of headshots right there on location.  Each person will have headshots taken using a combination of studio lighting and natural lighting.  This will give each client some variety in the headshot choices.

Within a week, each client will have a password protected online gallery set up to allow review of the headshots.  Each client will select their favorite two (2) headshots.  STP Images will then retouch each of the two (2) headshots as requested by each client.  For each of the two (2) headshots chosen, each client receives one (1) web resolution jpg (perfect for Facebook or LinkedIn) and one (1) high resolution, print-ready jpg (for use in print publications such as the Houston Business Journal or Houstonia).

The package price for each person is only $395.00.  This includes wine, food, makeup, hair styling, headshots, retouching and four (4) final jpg files.  There are ONLY 8 TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE!  Your credit card holds your reservation.  Call us or email us using the info provided on the flier below.  We typically fill these quickly, so don’t delay.  Let us hear from you soon!

Business Professional Photos

Over the first half of 2016, STP Images has been busy taking headshots and portraits of Houston’s hardest working people.  We’ve taken Business Professional portraits of doctors, lawyers, executives, corporate employees, business owners, chefs, therapists, politicians and artists.  The reasons for these headshots and portraits are as varied as the careers each of our clients pursues.  The images will be used in magazine ads, used for concert promotion, used on album covers and liner notes, used on campaign literature, used on corporate websites, used on social media and displayed in print campaigns (think of those ads on the shopping carts that stare you in the face at Kroger and HEB).

While the careers and reasons for needing updated photos vary greatly for our clients, one thing remains constant – each client receives excellent customer service and value, each client is pampered during the shoot and made to feel comfortable with what we’re capturing and each client receives headshots and portraits that they love and will use for some time to come.

Take a look at a few of our favorites from eight different recent shoots.  When you are ready to update your personal or professional photos, give STP Images Photography Studio a call and we’ll help improve YOUR image, too!

 

Bliss Adagio – Business Professional Photo Shoot

Houston jazz singer Bliss Adagio called us a couple of months ago to inquire about a full Business Professional shoot at STP Images Photography Studio.  Bliss was asked to be a part of a jazz concert, in conjuction with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, that will happen this fall at the Hobby Center in downtown Houston.  Bliss needed some photos that the concert promoter could use for the concert in addition to the promotional needs Bliss had for her musical career.

We spent weeks talking – the makeup team, the hair styling team, the fashion team in addition to Bliss and STP Images.  We mapped out a perfect set of clothing, makeup and hair for six different looks at the new STP Images Photography Studio.  We captured some AMAZING photos and it took Bliss nearly a full month to narrow her selections down to six final files.

I was thrilled with the results and Bliss was as well.  Take a look at the final choices below that Bliss made for her photos.  We think she made some great choices.

When you are ready for YOUR moment in the sun, give us a call or shoot us an email to discuss your photo shoot vision.  We’ll make you look GREAT and you’ll have professional photos you can use for some time to come.

 

Gregg Harrison – Power Lawyer

In April, we answered our phone to find Gregg Harrison calling, interested in having some portraits done.  Gregg is a lawyer and he was being profiled in a local publication as a Power Lawyer in Houston.  He wanted portraits that showed him in a colorful, but powerful, pose that would reflect his level of success in the legal profession.

Gregg mentioned that he had a very specific pose and background in mind.  Gregg is a huge fan of the artwork of Fariba Abedin and he wanted to know if we could photograph him in front of one of her paintings.  After letting him know that this would not be a challenge, he called Fariba and she was kind enough to open her art studio for us to allow the photo shoot to take place there.  We captured some awesome shots in the art studio and then moved on to his offices in Greenway Plaza.

Gregg wound up with so many great photos, that he literally couldn’t choose which ones to use in his magazine profile.  Take a look at a few of our favorites from the photo shoot below.  When you are ready to improve YOUR online or corporate image, call the professionals at STP Images Photography Studio!

We have a new sister!

STP Images Photography Studio now has a new sister company.  Vine Street Rental Studio is now open and booking business.  I’ve already had three photo shoots in the studio for STP Images and we will have our third studio rental tonight.  Not bad for only one week in business so far!

Not only are we extremely responsive to rental requests (usually minutes, not days) we accept all major forms of payment (cash, certified funds and all major credit cards), we have frosty cold air conditioning for those blistering hot summer days ahead (no need to plan around shooting during “cooler hours” as we’re always cool), we have plenty of FREE front door parking (right by the door, not blocks away) and there is an elevator in the lobby to move equipment between the first and second floors.

Vine Street Rental Studio can be rented by the hour or day by photographers or clients looking for a beautiful, artistic, historic and AIR CONDITIONED space for photography, classes or get togethers.  The smaller shooting space is contained within the 750 s.f. footprint of Suite 210 at Vine Street Studios.  This space has a makeup station, a changing area, a ceiling mounted paper sweep (gray and white) and the option of renting it with or without photography strobe lighting.  This suite has original 1905 wooden floors and brick walls along with a huge double window that allows for incredibly impactful natural light photography.

Options also include using the entire space at Vine Street Studios.  These common spaces are massive, extremely photogenic and will make a spectacular background for you portraits or other styles of photo shoots.  We can even shoot in the basement if a ‘creepy’ feel is what you seek!

Take a look at our website here for more information – CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VINE STREET RENTAL STUDIO WEBSITE.

Give us a call or shoot us an email if you have questions or want to reserve a spot on out calendar today!

 

Debbie Steele’s Model Search Photo Shoot

Back in early March, I received a call from Debbie Steele who was searching for a photographer to capture her at her best for photos that she could use to send to talent agencies for work.  It seems that Debbie was looking to enter the world of modeling for print and multimedia and possibly an acting career.  What was most surprising is that Debbie was calling me in Houston . . . from Abilene, Texas!

Debbie definitely wins the award for the furthest distance driven for a photo shoot with us.  She literally drove for six and a half hours for this photo shoot.  With that kind of dedication from Debbie, the pressure was now on us to deliver the goods for her full blown shoot with makeup and hair services provided by Edward Sanchez.

Edward’s makeup and wardrobe consultation were spot-on and we set about to provide the most reflective images of Debbie so the folks at the talent agencies could see the real “Debbie” shine through.

I think between Debbie’s bubbly enthusiasm, Edward’s expertise and our photography, we captured Debbie in the exact manner she desired.  Take a look at a few of our favorites and call us to get YOUR photo shoot on the calendar!

Business Headshots – Joan Lipuscek

Just after the new year started, I received a call from a past client letting me know that he had referred a potential headshot client to us.  A couple of days later, we received the phone call.  Joan Lipuscek MS LMFTA, is a licensed Child, Teen and Family Therapist.  However, it has been a while since she has actively seen clients.  Joan spent the better part of the past decade being an outstanding stay-at-home mother.  She is now ready to get her practice rolling again and needed current headshots for the promotion of her practice.

We talked about the look and feel of her headshots and what she wanted those headshots to “tell” prospective clients.  Joan wanted something more contemporary than traditional studio lighting to make her seem more approachable and empathetic.  We opted for shooting outdoors at the Menil Collection and she was pleased with the results.  Take a look at a few of our favorites from the session below.

When you are ready to update your headshots or if you need photos of multiple people in your office at a single sitting, give us a call or email us to set up your photo shoot.