Tara Flannery is a LIVING Magazine photographer and headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See other headshot work here!  Contact me to schedule a headshot session for you or the entire company!

LIVING Magazine

I have been a LIVING Magazine photographer nearly since the inception of my business in 2010.  One of the reasons that I love being a Houston headshot photographer is my work with the magazine.  I truly enjoy meeting new people and capturing them in their space.  Most of the headshots for the magazine feature a doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other professional in the office surrounded by the space that patients and clients will see when they enter.  When patients and clients are able to see the professional and their office on a website, they automatically feel more comfortable for that in-person meeting.  They already know the space and the person with whom they are meeting.  The fear of the unknown no longer exists and familiar space remains.  Commonality and connection can more easily take place.  You have set the stage for a positive, trusting relationship.

Dr. Appel

Dr. Appel is stepping into a dental practice established by Dr. Lunson at Humble Dentist.  Dr. Appel will take over the daily dental visits while Dr. Lunson handles TMJ cases and steps back a bit into retirement.  Everything about the office will remain the same except for this change in dentists.  A great way to announce a change like this is to run a story in LIVING Magazine.  The cover will feature Dr. Appel and the inside story will explain the changes happening in the practice.  Patients can read the story and understand that everything they used to expect from this office will remain the same.

P.S. – love the last image with Dr. Appel and his wife and their dog.  It’s a family thing!

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Tara Flannery is a LIVING Magazine photographer and headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See other headshot work here!  Contact me to schedule a headshot session for you or the entire company!

Tara Flannery is The Woodlands family photographer and serves the greater Houston area.  See more family portraits!  Contact me to schedule your family portrait session today!

WHAT TO WEAR for family portraits??

As The Woodlands family photographer, this is the question that I hear most often.  And I get it!  This is the hardest part of preparing for your family portraits.  It’s the hardest part for me too when I’m getting my family ready for the big day.  All of my clients receive a welcome guide that includes tips and examples of how to plan the clothing for your family’s portraits.

Where to start?

  1. Start the planning process with the person who has the fewest clothing options.  This is typically one of the kids.  I start with my daughter and think about my clothing options while I’m looking in her closet.
  2. Find a piece that you love in a color that will work with other members of the family.  Try to think ahead to other family members who can coordinate but not match.
  3. Then start to coordinate outfits.  Dad and boys are easier because they can wear a neutral-colored pant/short with a collared shirt and be great!

Other things to keep in mind when selecting clothing for the family:

  1. Decide on a formal or casual look and make sure that everyone is dressed in that same style.
  2. Solid colors are best.  Stay away from too much pattern.
  3. Accessories like jewelry, hats, scarves are great – just plan them and make sure they are not distracting.
  4. Plan all the way to the feet – shoes are likely to be in some of the photos so be sure that they match the outfit.

Visit my Pinterest page for ideas and examples of coordinated outfits.  Most of all, have fun and don’t let this part stress you out!  After all, the most important thing about family portraits is that you’re together and genuine smiles and connection win out every time over meticulously coordinated outfits.  Be calm and dress on!

The Woodlands Family Photographer and The Davila Family

Mom, Erica is part of The Woodlands Moms of Multiples group.  This is how I met the Davila family.  I adore this family’s outfits.  Mom and one of the girls are in mint green dresses.  Dad and other daughter are in a pastel yellow with this girl’s dress tying all the colors together.  The twins were great for our photo session even though it was a little late for them in the evening.  We let them explore and play and just be themselves.  This process allows me to capture true personalities and smiles.  We found dogs and turtles along the way too!  What a sweet family – I’m so glad I had the opportunity to capture this crazy beautiful time in their lives together!

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Tara Flannery is The Woodlands family photographer and serves the greater Houston area.  See more family portraits!  Contact me to schedule your family portrait session today!

Tara Flannery is a Conroe headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  I would love to provide your professional headshot.  Check out my headshot page for more!  Contact me to book a headshot session for you or the entire company.

Headshots for the medical professional

We live in a digital world.  Sometimes, a patient’s first meeting with doctors, surgeons, specialists, pharmacists, dentists, and orthodontists is online via a website.  It is therefore critical for medical professionals to have a recent, professional headshot for this first meeting.  You have control over the patient’s feelings about you before they even meet you face-to-face.  I prefer doctors and dentists to be open, friendly, and welcoming in their headshots.  Wear regular professional clothing and be approachable.  Smiling is a good thing!  I will help with posing and expression to achieve this goal as well.  Together, we can create a headshot that patients will find capable, professional, and friendly.  They will feel as though they can easily have a conversation with you before ever stepping foot in your office.

Meet Aman

Aman is a pharmacist for Sam’s Club in Conroe.  He was selected to be in the monthly health newsletter for Sam’s Club and needed a headshot.  I was contacted by Ivie & Associates, a marketing agency handling the project.  Aman  and I met in Sam’s Club and we found an empty office for the headshot.  I set up all of my lighting equipment in the office and was ready to shoot!  The article for the newsletter has a certain format and so Aman had to be positioned in such a way to best fit the newsletter space.  A few shots later and he was back to work!

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Tara Flannery is a Conroe headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  I would love to provide your professional headshot.  Check out my headshot page for more!  Contact me to book a headshot session for you or the entire company.

Tara Flannery is a Spring family photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  I would love to photograph your family.  See my family portrait page for more!  Contact me to schedule your session today!

The Importance of Family Portraits

As a mom and your Spring family photographer, I see families grow and change before my lens.  Our babies grow up right before our eyes.  One day you’re changing diapers and helping them to learn how to walk.  A few phone calls and sleepless nights later and those babies are driving off to college.  I personally am in the middle of the chaos right now.  My babies are in 3rd and 6th grades.   But I see the day ahead of me when they will leave and I’ll wonder where the time has gone.  All of the soccer games and football practices and recitals and music lessons were a whirlwind of chaos that is our lives.  Beautiful, messy chaos.  A note to myself and to others in the midst of the struggle: take a moment to enjoy your family.  Take a walk.  Color the picture.  Go out for ice cream.  Get family portraits made and display them in your home.  Celebrate life and the joy and the heartbreak that comes with it all.  Be together and love each other.

The Sanders Family

I first met Valerie when our church was searching for a music director.  I vividly remember the day that she called the church after seeing the sign posting for the position.  Since I was part of the search committee, I called her and we had a great conversation.  The church hired her and we have been so blessed to have her amazing musical talent with us ever since.  I’ve also watched the kids grow and mature into the young adults that they have become.  What a beautiful experience.  This family is special to me – I love them to pieces and I’m so glad to call them my friends.  All my best Sanders family!
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Tara Flannery is a Spring family photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  I would love to photograph your family.  See my family portrait page for more!  Contact me to schedule your session today!

First Communion

Tara Flannery is a Houston event photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Contact me to book your event or celebration.  Check out more of Tara Flannery’s event photography too!

I have photographed a number of First Communions and Baptisms.  First Communion is a major rite of passage in the Catholic church. As one of the seven Sacraments, First Communion typically falls around the age of 7, when a child is deemed capable of reason and therefore able to appreciate and understand the miracle of the Eucharist.

“Jesus comes to us in a unique way in the Eucharist. When He comes, we receive Him into our body and our soul. This is very beautiful, personal, and intimate. We should not take it for granted!  This is why the first time a family member makes their Holy Communion, it is and exciting event for the whole family. The boy or girl preparing for this sacrament is going to be profoundly united with Jesus in a way that they never have before!  It is such a holy, joyful occasion. Our souls become the bride of Christ. That is why girls wear white dresses and boys wear suits. Relatives are invited. Parents take pictures.  We celebrate. And the very act of celebrating reveals our belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.” www.catholiccompany.com

About Faith

Faith, my client’s daughter, was getting ready to receive her First Communion.  Mom contacted me about the upcoming event and we started making plans.  We met before the Mass to photograph Faith’s formal portrait.  A portrait like her older sister had done for her First Communion.  Photography was not allowed during the mass so I used that time to photograph the bulletin, her bouquet and rosary.  After the mass, we were able to get more portraits with the family and grandparents.  These are special memories that Faith will treasure.  A significant event on her faith journey surrounded by her church and family.

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Tara Flannery is a Houston event photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Contact me to book your event or celebration!

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