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    Michael Carr, CPP, and Lisa Carr, CPP, are well known for event coverage for weddings and wedding portraiture such as engagement portraits and bridal portraiture. Many of the weddings we have photographed have been published in magazines such as Weddings in Houston, The Knot, Modern Luxury and InStyle Weddings. Having personally photographed over 500 weddings, our style of coverage has led us to many venues around Houston. Several clients have also contracted us to travel and join their families as their destination wedding photographer.

If you visit our websites often, you may have seen a new logo or professional designation by our names: CPP. What is a CPP? What does that really mean? CPP stands for Certified Professional Photographer. Certification is only granted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest non-profit association organized for professional photographers. Michael Carr, CPP, and Lisa Carr, CPP, recently both earned this professional designation. We had to pass a written question test, as well as submit a portfolio or body of work for review. The portfolios had to demonstrate specific lighting, posing, color balance, and harmony in our photographs. In February 2016, over 80 photographers submitted their portfolios, and only 50% passed and earned the CPP designation. To maintain this credential, we have to re-certify every 3 years. This process insures photographers remain current in our photographic field and current in our craft.
PPA includes additional info on the CPP standard and you can read about that below:

“These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer that is.

There’s no greater proof than when the letters “CPP” follow a photographer’s name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer’s professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

See the Difference Certified Professional Photographers Make

Consistency. CPPs know how to achieve great results—every time. You get a strong collection of images that tell your story, not a few lucky snapshots, and you will work with someone who knows how to produce a quality image under any circumstances.

Technical Skills. CPPs are more than picture takers. They are students of art, lighting, posing, fashion and even interior design. They combine these elements to create images that fit your unique style and become works of art you will treasure for generations.

Unique Artistry. CPPs have the skills to create unique, customized works of art—not cookie-cutter pictures. They follow an artistic vision. It’s your story captured as a collection of art.

Professionalism. When you hire a CPP, you know you’re getting someone who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best possible images. They are business owners who thrive on customer service and satisfaction, and they continuously aim to produce products that exceed your—and their—best expectations. These images are keepsakes whose stories you’ll tell time and time again and treasure forever.

Just about anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But when life’s biggest moments are unfolding and there’s just one chance to capture that perfect memory, don’t risk it. Entrust your photography needs to a Certified Professional Photographer and see the difference for yourself.”

To view more of our work and learn more about our Family Portraits, Business Headshots, and Editorial Portraits, visit our site: www.michaelcarrphotography.com or call us at 713-461-2862.

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Houston wedding and portrait photographers, Michael and Lisa Carr, recently photographed Lynette & Rowdy’s outdoor wedding. We met Lynette a few years ago when we photographed her sister’s wedding, and hit it off immediately.
Lynette & Rowdy love the outdoors and knew that Houston Oaks would be the perfect venue for their outdoor ceremony and reception, plus there is enough room there to accommodate her 1000+ guest that were attending. They contacted Ann Whittington to plan and coordinate this wedding. Their ceremony was under a huge oak tree that was adorned with tons of roses and flowers on the branches. After the ceremony, guests moved to the tented cocktail area, then over to the outdoor reception under the lights. Suspended over the dance floor was a custom floral and Einstein light bulb arrangement. Plants n Petals and their team handled the décor and florals. The guests were able to dine on custom tables made especially for this outdoor reception on the lawn. Each leg on each table had to be individually adjusted so the table would be level on the ground for the guests to dine comfortably. Talk about attention to detail required! The trees and dancefloor all had custom lighting to give a warm and beautiful nighttime ambiance. The guests danced non-stop all through the evening under the stars. After the last dance, guests gave Lynette and Rowdy a rose petal send off and then watched a custom fireworks show on the golf course before they departed in a personal helicopter. Talk about a one of a kind, spectacular wedding event! All the guests have commented that this was a fairytale wedding. Yes, it certainly was!

To learn more about our wedding and portrait photography, visit our site: www.carrweddings.com or call 713-461-2862 to schedule a personal consultation in our Houston Galleria area studio.

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Congratulations Lynette and Rowdy on your wedding celebration.
It’s Time !!! Your wedding images (part 1) at Houston Oaks are now active.
What a BEAUTIFUL event!
Thanks to all the wedding and event professionals who worked hard to make this event spectacular and memorable for the families.
Please enjoy your wedding images over the weekend.
Here is a sneak peek to part 2 .
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Congratulations Lynette and Rowdy on your wedding celebration!

To Lynette and family, thank you for having us back at the family’s ranch. The ranch served as the perfect location for Lynette’s bridal portrait session. To the team of professionals who helped create memorable images for the family, Thank You!

To the family, thank you for your hospitality and accommodations.

Absolutely love the ranch!

All the best.

Michael

To learn more about our wedding and portrait photography, please visit our site or call 713-461-2862 to schedule an in studio personal consultation.

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