713-957-2777 sg@sylvestergarza.com

Business Headshots & Executive Portraits in Houston, TX

Houston Photographer Sylvester Garza specializes in Corporate Location Photography services, including executive portraits and headshots intended for internal, website, and HR use. Additionally, group and subgroup photographs can also be arranged on-site.

The Headshots and Portraits I create . . .  are designed to be the best you can get for any purpose from social media to personal branding to acting.

To accomplish this, I like to photograph a range of looks and expressions. I shoot tethered to a computer, and provide a remote monitor for the subject!

This also allows us to collaborate on elements including, facial expression, body language, hair, and smile, (or not)  that will support the creation of an image where the subject looks relaxed, professional, and approachable.  

Along the way we minimize any phobias that the subject may have regarding being photographed, I provide Sephora blotting paper to control any shine from the Houston heat & humidity.

We review images in between rounds of shooting . . . which allows us to see what we are getting and to target the images we are both happy with.  I want to capture the essence of who you are… without all the distractions.

After your session is over, The selected image or images are then individually edited to remove minor blemishes, brighten eyes, whiten teeth, and remove flyaway hairs.  I then crop to suit your company’s specifications or your individual needs.   I provide a complimentary web-optimized crop for LinkedIn.

Whether it’s a single headshot or a day shoot at your location for multiple subjects . . . I’d like to be a resource for you.

Phone: 832-819-2047 (call/text)

Covid-19 Protocols Available

Headshot FAQs

Are all Headshots the same?

No….many corporate headshots are captured using one light source. an umbrella or a
medium softbox. While this is satisfactory for some uses… i.e. security cards or institutional
applications…it leaves a lot to be desired in defining a persons’ features. wardrobe and hair.
• The Three light system is a time-honored classic Method to portray a subject.
• That’s the lighting…. The next component is
• Body language, smile or not, and coaching the subject to engage the camera and lens.
• Shooting tethered creates a collaborative environment wherein the subject is not merely
being passively photographed…but works with the photographer directing the subject to
show subtle changes in body angle, head tilt, and facial expressions. That helps the
photographer create images that favorably represent the subject, that capture the essence of
the subject, and are believable and professional.

What is this Personal Branding stuff?

Chances are you need images for more than just one application. An image that works well for LinkedIn’s square crop, may not be effective for other social media. Consider other potential applications: your website or company website, Facebook, Instagram, email signature, speaking engagements and/or bio, etc! A strong collection of branded images can support telling your business’s story. Stay in front of your target audience with world-class stellar headshots! 

What is your Headshot fee?

Individual headshot at my location:
$195.00- One Look on A White Or Grey Background
Minor Retouching; This Includes Minimizing Blemishes and dark circles Under The Eyes
$250.00 – Two Looks; Formal On A Grey Background, Relaxed On White
Detailed Retouching; This Includes Whitening Teeth, Brightening Eyes, Minimizing Blemishes and Dark Circles Under The Eyes, Removing Fly-Away Hairs, And Whatever Else It Takes To Make You Look Amazing!
$350.00 – Three Looks; a Formal Look On A grey Background, a Relaxed look on white, an expressive Half or 3/4 Body image on a white background.
Detailed Retouching; This Includes Whitening Teeth, Brightening Eyes, Minimizing Blemishes and Dark Circles Under The Eyes, Removing Fly-Away Hairs, And Whatever Else It Takes To Make You Look Amazing!

A High-resolution JPEG is emailed along with a complimentary web-optimized crop for LinkedIn. All Sessions are by Appointment Only.

Do you travel to a local Business Venue?

Yes. We routinely transport our equipment to your venue and set it up in a conference room or
common area, use studio lighting, and shoot tethered so that each headshot is a collaborative
session.

What is your fee if you travel to our location?

Location Fee for headshot sessions begins at $1195.00 for up to 6 subjects.  That includes editing each selected image along with unlimited electronic and publication use. I provide location lighting, grip, and background. If you’d like me to contact you for projects with more moving parts, please click here
to request a quotation

Do I get the digital files and copyright?

You will receive digital files of your project and a license agreement for unlimited electronic and
publication use- Display Print Rights Reserved.

Do you accept Credit Cards?

Yes, we accept Zelle, all major Credit cards, business checks, and cash.

Do you carry Business Liability Insurance?

Yes. The additionally insured certificate is provided upon request.

Do you guarantee your work?

Yes. without question.

Do you also shoot weddings and family portraits?

No, for over 25 years, we’ve been exclusively dedicated to providing High Quality
Still Images & HD Video Services, to support Fortune 500, Fortune 100, and other
companies with support for Investor Relations, Human Resources Departments
as well as Marketing Communications support for Internal and external
Communication Departments, Advertising, and Public Relations.

Covid-19 Protocols Available

What to Wear

What to wear – Women:

    • Try your outfits on at home first.  If you’re not sure … select an alternate outfit, or blouse to bring with you.
    • Select and wear clothes that you are comfortable wearing and that fit you well. 
    • Avoid big prints and busy patterns. 
    • A white or cream-colored blouse by itself is not recommended. 
    • Sleeveless blouses or tops by themselves are not recommended. 
    • For a no-jacket casual look, bring various colored blouses – ideally darker than your skin tone. 
    • For a more contemporary look . . . Gingham, Tattersall, Windowpane, Pin Check, & Shepard’s check blouses, are acceptable as casual attire in the workplace. 
    • Wear colors that compliment your features. 
    • Darker colors project a more business-like image  
    • Makeup- wear a little darker than you normally would. Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkles or shine. 
    • Keep jewelry simple- bring alternate jewelry  
    • Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated. 
    • Bring a few accessories with you if you are unsure 
 

What to wear – Men:

    • The corporate look is a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie. 
    • A casual business look is often a jacket and open-collar dress shirt. Avoid the standard white & blue shirts
    • Wear clothes that are comfortable, that make you feel confident and look your best. 
    • Make sure your clothing fits you well.  Clothing that is too big or too tight will be obvious in the photos 
    • Instead of a Black jacket, consider Navy Blue, mid-tone Grays, or Brown tones.  
    • For a no-jacket casual look, avoid a white shirt. Bring several colored shirts – ideally darker than your skin tone. 
    • For a more contemporary look . . . Gingham, Tattersall, Windowpane, Pin Check, & Shepard’s check shirts are acceptable as casual attire in the workplace. 
    • For photography purposes, a white dress shirt by itself is not recommended. However, you can wear a white shirt underneath a jacket. 
    • If you are not sure, please bring a few different jackets, shirt colors, and ties so I can assist you with selections. 
    • If you tend to have a 5 o’clock shadow in the afternoon, either schedule your session for a morning time slot or plan on shaving before your session if it is in the afternoon. 
Please call /text 832-819-2047 to set a time to discuss your project.

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I will return your query the same business day if possible.