Tara Flannery is a professional headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See the headshot gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or headshots for the entire office!

The Woodlands Headshot Photographer

When I moved to this area in 1998, I was fresh out of college and working my first “real job”.  I lived in Conroe and worked in The Woodlands.  After several moves over the course of the next (almost) 20 years, my family and I remain in this area of Conroe and The Woodlands.  I feel at home here.  I grew up in Houston and did a few years in Louisiana but made it back to Texas as quickly as I could.  My Dad says, “you can take the girl out of Texas but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.”  He’s right.

My undergraduate degree is in Management and Statistics.  I also have an MBA in finance.  After working in human resource consulting and another job calculating damages for patent infringement lawsuits, I was ready for change.  My husband and I wanted children.  Soon after my daughter was born, we bought a DSLR camera.  I fell in love with photography and with the idea of having my own business.

That was twelve years ago.  I now have a full-time business and I still love it so.  I have found a niche within the world of photography that is headshots.  It suits me perfectly!  I love meeting people one-on-one for a single headshot session.  And I truly enjoy going into an office, setting up my equipment, and photographing an entire company or team within the company.  I can hear them in the hallway talking about how easy the session was and “she lets you see the photos”, etc.  My job is not a job at all – it is a passion and I take it personally.  I love what I do and I hope that I can work with you for your headshot or corporate photography in The Woodlands.

Headshots for The Breast Cancer Charities of America

A charity that is near to my heart is The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  Erica is a superb leader and I’m so very glad for all of the work that she and her staff put into this mission.  The organization supports women with breast cancer and their families.

Hannah contacted me about needing some headshots for staff and a new intern.  Of course, I was on board!  Now they have headshots for the website.

Check out this blog post about The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s iGoPink 5k!  It was so much fun!

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Tara Flannery is a professional headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See the headshot gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or headshots for the entire office!

Tara Flannery is a professional headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Check out the headshot gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or headshots for the entire office.

Website Photography

Are you in the process of updating your website or thinking about it?  A critical part of marketing and customer education is your website.  I won’t even visit professional services if they don’t have a website.  It is a necessity.  I don’t need to convince you of that.  What I do need to convince you of is that your headshot and other images that show your office and staff or your interaction with customers is also a crucial part of your online presence.  Many professionals use stock photos.  Stock photos are a great way to add photos to your website if that’s all that you have.  However, stock photos don’t really tell the story about YOU.  They don’t show customers what it’s like to enter YOUR office and interact with YOUR staff.  The personal connection of an image of you, your staff, and the office bridges the huge gap across the ocean of unknown that customers feel before they come to your office.  If they can see your face, your office, and your staff, they know what to expect when they walk in the door.  Help your customers feel comfortable before they even meet you by putting your headshot and office photos on your website.

If you want to read more on this topic, check out another blog post about WHY PUT A HEADSHOT ON YOUR COMPANY WEBSITE?

Headshots with Dave

Dave contacted me about getting an updated headshot for his website revision.  The company working on his website gave him a deadline and we were able to meet it!  Dave wanted a professional yet casual feel for his headshot.  We used his beautiful home for the session and were able to get some environmental headshots that match the style of his work.  Another great addition to headshots and office photos is “action” photos.  These action images show you interacting with a client, customer, or patient.  They are friendly and inviting and make that personal connection once more.

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Tara Flannery is a professional headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Check out the headshot gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or headshots for the entire office.

Tara Flannery is a professional photographer specializing in headshots and corporate photography.  See more of my headshot work in the gallery.  Contact me to schedule your individual headshot session or corporate session today!

Corporate Photography for MaidPro

In 2010, Cyndi contacted me about our first corporate photography session together.  I was a new photographer for LIVING magazine and I can remember getting her call for the shoot.  I was super excited!  Cyndi arranged the shoot so that all of the employees were present, dressed in uniform, and ready to go for the early morning shoot.  It was a success and she still has that LIVING magazine cover and story hanging in the office when you walk in the front door.  It seems like a lifetime ago.

This week, I had the opportunity to see Cyndi again for another great corporate photography session for MaidPro and Tripsy Travel.  Cyndi’s travel business has gotten so busy that her husband has taken over the MaidPro business.  She runs Tripsy Travel and her coaching business where she coaches other travel agents.  Again, the employees were dressed and ready to go for the MaidPro photo.  Cyndi also needed some headshots for the travel business and her coaching business.  She has an adorable office next to the MaidPro office.  I love the environmental headshot of Cyndi with the travel brochures in the background.  Perfection!

Houston Headshot Photographer

As a professional photographer and Houston’s headshot photographer, I frequently take headshots for businesses.  Many times, those headshots are studio-type setups with background and studio lighting.  This studio setup works very well for companies that have several employees that need headshots.  All of the headshots will be similar and uniform.

Another option is an environmental headshot.  An environmental headshot can actually be done indoors or outdoors, depending on the type of look that you want.  Cyndi’s office had a lot of natural light already and I added a single light to enhance the lighting on her and to add a catch light in her eyes.  We were able to use her office and the travel brochures as the background.  This provided an interesting background without being distracting.  Her office also has the business logo painted on the wall.  We used this wall for a simpler background for additional environmental headshots.

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Tara Flannery is a professional photographer specializing in headshots and corporate photography.  See more of my headshot work in the gallery.  Contact me to schedule your individual headshot session or corporate session today!

Tara Flannery is a professional photographer specializing in headshots for The Woodlands and greater Houston areas.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or corporate session today!

Headshot for Greg

Greg works in the oil and gas industry and needed new headshots.  In fact, he said that he’s been putting this off for about 5 years and decided that it was time to just do it!  I agree.  Greg and I had a great headshot session – we laughed about handshakes.  He can tell from someone’s handshake about their personality and how the potential business deal will play out.  It was fascinating.  He analyzes everything from the texture of their skin to the firmness of the grip and where the hand is seated in his hand.  When he left and shook my hand, I was hoping that I would pass the test – and I did.  Whew!  I guess my handshake is a good one.

How to enhance marketing materials

Let’s discuss your marketing materials.  Everything that you put your name on represents your brand.  You also represent your brand.  I’ve said many times that people do business with people.  When you see someone’s photo, you feel like you’ve met them.  Realtors put their headshot on their business cards because it’s personal.  It’s a personal connection.  Many companies now are putting headshots (at least of the leadership team) on their websites.  When you see the photo of the leadership team, it instills confidence and a familiarity with this company that is really simply a group of people with the same goal.  Make sure your marketing materials, whatever they are, represent your brand.  They should be professional and personal.  Remember that your customers are doing business with a person, you.

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Tara Flannery is a professional photographer specializing in headshots for The Woodlands and greater Houston areas.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or corporate session today!

Tara Flannery is a professional headshot photographer serving The Woodlands and greater Houston areas.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to schedule your individual headshot session or a corporate session today!

Professional headshots for Allen

I’ve known Allen for many years since we go to the same church in Spring.  I have taken his portrait for the church council a number of times as well.  He asked me for a headshot session for professional purposes.  Allen had a very specific idea of what he wanted, complete with example headshots that he showed me ahead of time.  I love this!  When a client has something specific in mind, the best thing to do is to send me a photo of something similar (or exactly) what you’d like.  We may not be able to re-create it exactly due to equipment and background differences.  However, we can get really, really close.  I look at things like the positioning of lighting, backgrounds, posing, etc.  I can usually tell how a photographer has lit the portrait and can re-create that same look.

What background should you use for your LinkedIn profile photo?

LinkedIn is a professional social media platform that fosters business connections.  Everyone who has subscribed to LinkedIn must have a profile photo, even if it’s the scary grey silhouette (I see you out there)!  I did a poll a few months back about backgrounds specifically geared toward the LinkedIn profile photo.  The majority of responders preferred the white background for a LinkedIn profile photo.  I tend to agree.  LinkedIn’s profile photos are very small and are now a round shape.  You don’t see much of the person at all.  A clean white background forces your eye to immediately focus on the person’s face, which is the point of a headshot after all.  A tight crop, a white background, and the proper lighting provide the perfect combination for a beautiful, professional LinkedIn profile photo.

 

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Tara Flannery is a professional headshot photographer serving The Woodlands and greater Houston areas.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to schedule your individual headshot session or a corporate session today!

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