Happy New Year 2017 and THANK YOU for allowing me to get to know you better this year as we created business profile/headshot images for some of Katy and Houston’s finest business leaders in 2017.
If YOUR profile portrait is more than a year old or if you’d just like a new fresh look for the new year, there’s no better time to call than NOW. We’re running an amazing headshot blitz in the studio January 10 and 11, 2017.
Special Pricing — Special Services. Call today for details and to reserve your spot.
Here are a few of our favorites from 2016.
What a good looking bunch of folks you all are!
I know that I didn’t get everyone into this page. If I missed you, it was NOT intentional. Please forgive. If I created a profile portrait for you in 2016 and it’s not here, please let me know.
I will add it to the mix. REALLY — I WANT TO.
This post is a personal tool for me to use as I count my blessings — and each of you ARE a blessing to me. Also, I will to go back through this page periodically throughout the coming year to say a short prayer of blessing over each of you.
I feel honored to personally know someone who amazing and who works in nearly every business and service related field there is, so if you are looking to get something done and need a referral, give me a call. I know people who can help you do just about anything –whether you need an insurance agent or a landscaper, a swimming lessons for your toddler, or a mechanic, we’re just scratching the surface. We’ve got doctors and dentists, attorneys, eye doctors, realtors, medical records specialists,accountants, specialty products, long term care, office cleaning, a commercial sign shop, movers, personal coaches, and so much more. Whew! If I don’t know someone who can help you, I’ll bet we can make a few phone calls and find whatever you need. That’s the beauty of networking with small businesses in this amazing community and I would love to be your Maven-Connector.
It would be my honor to work with you during the January headshot blitz or on your own schedule. We’ll create an image that defines your individuality and your special brand — one that means BUSINESS! We offer services in-studio or at your location and for best results we offer celebrity style grooming for men and women alike as well as complete professional hair styling and camera-friendly makeup application.
Thank you ALL for a wonderful 2016. Bring on 2017! It’s going to be fabulous.
“They are all so amazing! I just don’t know how I’m going to choose.”
It’s something high-school seniors and their parents say every time they come back to the studio for their senior portrait reveal and ordering sessions.
I love that! Really, I do! It means I’ve done my job. At least part of it.
The images are awesome! If they weren’t, it would be time for me to find some other way to earn my keep. Now the fun really begins. While some photographers simply send out an online gallery with forty-eight bazillion images for the clients to sort through on their own, that can be terribly overwhelming. I absolutely love love love the chance to sit down together with my seniors and their parents as they see their images for the first time. Watching their reactions has always been one of my favorite parts of photographing people.
Sometimes it gets downright emotional for parents who suddenly realize the impact of their child transforming from a teen to a young adult ready to leave home for the next big adventure. That’s okay. We have tissues!
The image selection appointment is an added level of personal service that helps set SPCcreative Photography apart from the rest.
In these appointments we talk about where the artwork will ultimately be displayed and we put favorite images side by side to facilitate the selection process. Wall art, albums, and tabletop/gift prints and CUSTOM GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS all come into consideration, but one of my favorite products is the signature storyboard that we include in a number of our senior collections. These boards can be as big as the wall will allow or as small as 10 x 20 or 16 x 20.
They are a collection of images blended into one piece of art.
Sometimes we select several images from one specific set, while other times we pick from a variety of wardrobes and backgrounds like we did for Jonathan last year.
Our Shabby-Chic Window always makes for a fun composite of images…
As does the famous BOX!
Here are a few more of our favorite examples. The important thing is that we select images that work together and tell a story about a student’s high-school experience.
There’s something magical, whether we look at athletics…
OR THE COLLEGE PLANS TO COME
Creating these custom composite images for my clients is one of my favorite parts of my job. I would love to create one for you too. They look great in living rooms, hallways, offices, and dorm rooms, and they make fantastic gifts for grandparents, aunts and uncles, and best friends.
Call today for details about our specialized portraiture services. The senior will feel like a celebrity, and Mom and Dad will have the special memories preserved artistically to tide them over between holidays and vacation breaks when the kids come home to visit.
“You only get one chance to make a first impression.”
Maybe it was Oscar Wilde who said it, maybe it was Will Rogers. There seems to be a bit of debate on that.
Regardless of who said it, it’s true. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
Especially for small-business owners, that first impression often happens when potential clients visit a website or social media page. Think about it. What’s the first thing you see when you go to a new site? If the photographs are of a professional quality, if they are engaging and show a personal style, they invite the viewer to linger a while. To read the words. To learn more.
And research has proven that the longer a person stays on a website, the more likely they are to engage.
So, when one of Houston’s most well-known and highly recognized personal stylists and image consultants, Ellen Caldwell-Ng, called to schedule a portrait shoot to update her website, I KNEW it was going to be BEYOND amazing.
Even her “Before” snapshot looks pretty darn great, in a casual Saturday sort of way, but after spending a little prep- time with Brandie, Seifert, founder of Hollywood Hippie Cosmetics, and dressing in some of her own new fall clothing, Ellen is positively RADIANT!
Ellen provides full-scale image consulting services starting with closet overhauls where she helps her clients organize their existing wardrobes and “shop” their own closets to coordinate outfits they may have never put together before. She helps them understand how to dress for their own body-types and she personally takes them shopping for clothing and accessories. Who wouldn’t want a savvy shopping buddy to maneuver the malls, department stores, and hidden boutiques throughout the city?
This lady knows where and HOW to shop! She’s also an Independent Consultant ant Team Leader for Cabi, a designer clothing line for ladies which is sold in home shows and by personal appointment.
We wanted our images from this session to do more than show off Ellen’s beauty and and fashion sense, so we styled a mini-boutique right in the studio.
If your closet overwhelms you. If you want to LOVE your own wardrobe and look your very best every single day. Ellen is the person to call.
And if you want top of the line photographs that show off your personal style,
whether as gift for your spouse, or significant other,
as an heirloom to share with your children years down the road,
or a branded collection to highlight YOUR business
Call the studio at SPCcreative Photography and we’ll create an unforgettable series of images that is BOLD — PERSONAL — UNIQUE– FUN — and most important of all, it truly is ALL ABOUT YOU!
When a baby dies and doesn’t get to come home from the hospital with its family, dreams are dashed and hearts shatter.
Those families need an extra helping of love and care to help them heal, and it’s always an honor to be a part of their story.
Most of my friends and many of my clients know that I spend a good deal of time volunteering for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep as an Area Coordinator. We provide heirloom quality baby portraits for the families who must face the loss of their little ones before or at birth. Beautiful timeless black and white images of these angel babies.
That’s what we do — and we do it at no charge. We do it because we care and we do it because we CAN.
I feel SUPER blessed to have found an outlet for my skills and talents that just might help someone’s broken heart begin to heal.
Well, there’s another group in town that also helps bereaved families who have lost an infant at any stage of gestation or early life. Volunteers with Baby Gowns for Eternity take wedding dresses, formal gowns, and other special occasion dresses, deconstruct them, and lovingly create beautiful tiny gowns and embellished pocket wraps. They simply want every little angel-baby to be wrapped in love and dignity for their burial.
Very recently Houston’s ABC Channel 13 news team filmed a story about the Baby Gown group, and it just aired this week. Click here to watch the video and learn more about them.
I was there that day too, and these are some of the wonderful volunteers that I got to meet.
There’s a volunteer position with Baby Gowns for anyone who wants to help. These are the organization’s two youngest volunteers. They are very very good at removing buttons and ripping seams.
If you know someone with a willing heart and time to spare, both Baby Gowns for Eternity and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep are actively seeking volunteers for a number of roles.
Come join us. It’s GOOD for your heart.
Quality portraits and headshots are so very important to the branding process for any business professional. They create a first impression that can make or break a deal before negotiation even begins. If you were selling your home, would you call a Realtor whose profile image was out of focus or had restaurant dishes in the background? Probably not. You’d want to choose someone who obviously understands polished presentation — start to finish.
So …What’s a Realtor to do when one or two traditional headshots simply won’t do? When one Gary Greene Realtor Alicia Jammer wanted a series of branded images in lieu of traditional basic headshots, she called to discuss ways that we could showcase her smile and personality in a vibrant and consistent manner.
Alicia knew that she wanted something special. She had a vision in mind. She wanted a series of unique images that were bright, fresh, and contemporary. She wanted a variety, yet she also wanted the images to work together so that they could be combined in different marketing materials.
So, that’s what we did. We used two different outfits and a single bright white evenly lit background.
Her smiling face will appear on her property flyers, business cards, online, on printed stationery, and on the personalized notecards that she sends out to her clients and vendors.
Alicia grew up in Houston, so she knows the area very well and has watched it grow over time. She offices in Sugar Land, but has current properties listed from Spring all the way to Rosharon.
The images are fresh, fun, and breezy — and there will be no mistaking Alicia for another Realtor. Her clients and colleagues will recognize her immediately — even from a tiny thumbnail reference photograph, and they will know that she is an energetic, lively and professional who will guide them through the processes of buying, selling, or leasing their next home or investment property.
Thank you for choosing SPCcreative Photography to showcase your beautiful personal brand. It was a such pleasure working with you.