Blank Slate Photography by Carey: Blog en-us (C) Blank Slate Photography by Carey (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:31:00 GMT Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:31:00 GMT Jose - Class of 2020 | Senior Portrait Session by Blank Slate Jose - Class of 2020

Senior Portraits by Blank Slate Photography by Carey

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Class of 2020 Headshots Lifestyle Senior Portraits Thu, 16 Apr 2020 07:51:03 GMT
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Senior Portraits by Blank Slate Photography by Carey

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Class of 2020 Headshots Lifestyle Senior Portraits Thu, 16 Apr 2020 05:25:25 GMT
Cody + Christi | Engagement Session, Save The Date

Be Our Guest

For A Tale As Old As Time

William "Cody" & Christi

December 31, 2020


Engagement Portraits by Blank Slate Photography by Carey

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Engagements Lifestyle Save The Date Weddings Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:04:31 GMT
Welcome Reina Olivia | Birth Session Welcome To The World, My Beautiful Granddaughter


January 21, 2019

6 lbs 7 oz

Congratulations Sara and Jonathan, may you make a lifetime of amazing memories !

XOXO, Grandma Carey Ann



(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Birth Photography Houston Photographer Lifestyle Maternity Newborn Sun, 26 Jan 2020 05:05:16 GMT
XOXO Portrait Sessions + Valentine Mini's | Blank Slate Photography by Carey XOXO PORTRAITS & VALENTINE'S DAY MINI SESSIONS

* Shooting Now Thru February 13TH *


Just a few more days left before Valentine's Day and Carey Ann still has a few dates left for those interested in XOXO Portraits and Valentine's Day Mini Sessions.   From now, until February 13th, Carey Ann is available to shoot both in-studio and outdoors on-location for these sessions.


XOXO Portrait Sessions

- One hour session to include a complimentary 20 digital image package

- Online image gallery and digital slideshow

- Facebook Timeline Cover and Facebook Collage of all images

- Perfect for families, engagements, couples, children of all ages

 * infants, toddlers, tweens, teens & high school seniors (and their besties) *

- Indoor and outdoor location options

- Valentine props staged at request, or bring your own !!



Valentine's Day Mini Sessions

- a 15 to 30-minute session to include either a 3, 5 or 10 complimentary digital image package

- Online image gallery

- Indoor and outdoor location options

- Valentine props staged for children

- Perfect for EVERYONE ! 


Need a last minute gift for your special someone,



Feel the L-O-V-E and schedule your session TODAY !!

For more details and to book, contact Carey Ann via [email protected]

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IN-STUDIO EASTER 2017 SESSIONS | Blank Slate Photography by Carey - a Houston, TX Photographer BASKETS, BUNNIES & BABES ... OH, MY !!

Carey Ann | Blank Slate Photography by Carey is now scheduling "IN-STUDIO" Easter sessions.


COST:  $99 plus tax (credit card and/or cash accepted - no checks please)


RSVP:  Session fees are due at the time of booking and once paid, session is confirmed.  All paid session fees are "non-refundable", however, if rescheduling or cancellation is needed, funds may be applied toward the cost of a future session.



  • a 30-minute sitting
  • 5 complimentary, fully-edited digital images (additional images available, sold separately)
  • an array of print packages to choose from; cost of print products and additional digitals are due at the time of ordering


Due to limited shooting space, these sessions are best suited for one (1) child per sitting; a second sibling may be included, however, not guaranteed.  Also, these sessions are best suited for babies, toddlers & early elementary years.  Babies will need to be able to sit up on their own.  Also, please note that my studio is upstairs, if other accommodations are required, please let me know in advance.


For outdoor and/or family Spring sessions, please consider Blank Slate's Stroll & Shoot Sessions (click for details).


To reserve your Easter session, contact Carey Ann via [email protected] 

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) children easter family holiday lifestyle Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:49:15 GMT
A Baby Shower For Emilia | Blank Slate Photography by Carey I LOVE to photograph special portraits for friends and family especially when it comes to welcoming new babies. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Michaelle's baby shower, she also happens to be a fellow photographer.

Everyone who knows parent's-to-be, Michaelle Janet & Emmanuel, are simply over the moon for this family and their precious little miracle, Emilia. Just a few more weeks to go before they are blessed with Emilia's arrival, and I can tell she will be a daddy's girl and her mama's world !

Share in this happy celebration given by the teachers and staff who work with Michaelle. This was such a beautiful shower and blessings galore were poured over the mom-to-be. Thank you so much for making me a part of your special occasion!

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) baby shower family lifestyle maternity newborn portraits Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:32:55 GMT
STROLL & SHOOT MINIS | Blank Slate Photography by Carey - premier Houston, TX photographer I do believe Spring has sprung early in Texas !!  For the rest of February and March, Blank Slate Photography by Carey is offering "Stroll & Shoot" Mini Sessions. This is the absolute BEST time and weather to book and shoot your outdoor portraits.


Perfect session for EVERYONE ... here's just an idea:


Couples - Engagements, Anniversaries, Valentine's

Families - Easter, Mother's Day, Spring 2017

High School Seniors - Class of 2017

Individuals - Business & Career Portraits, Social Media

OR ... Just Because !!!


Blank Slate's "Stroll & Shoot" Mini is a 30-minute natural lighting, outdoor session; location is mutual.  A complimentary 5-Digital Image Package is included, as well as a Facebook Timeline Collage of chosen images  All images are fully-edited and downloadable online. Blank Slate offers an array of print and digital images packages, as well as print release options.

To book your session and/or for more details, contact Carey Ann via [email protected] ASAP ... these beautiful sunny & COOL Texas days are limited !

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Career Portraits Engagements Family Headshots Lifestyle Portraits Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:17:55 GMT
The Blank Slate Brand | A Boutique Photography Service Just a small business girl, making it in a big business world !!!

For more details and to schedule your Lifestyle Portrait Session, call Carey Ann at

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Boudoir Bridal Career Portraits Commercial Engagements Family Headshots Lifestyle Maternity Newborn Portraits Real Estate Weddings Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:55:43 GMT
Olivia's First Birthday | Lifestyle Portrait Photographer - Houston, Texas Happy "First" Birthday Olivia

Blank Slate Photography by Carey specializes in an array of boutique portrait sessions for the whole family.  As for Blank Slate's lifestyle brand, I capture milestone events for all sorts of families, to include engagements, weddings, maternity, birth, newborn, birthdays, graduations, and much more!  I take pride in getting to share these special moments with my clients -- my clients almost always become close friends and for the most part, they become an intrinsic part of the Blank Slate family.


I can't believe it has been almost a year since I featured Miss Olivia's newborn portraits and now, I'm shooting her First Birthday !!! Before Miss Olivia was born, I was chosen to photograph her parents' maternity photos, then Olivia's newborn photos, and now this huge milestone, her "first" birthday!


Just within the last couple of weeks, Olivia has learned to walk and we could barely keep her still long enough to take her photos -- she was practically running circles around us all but with her mom and grandma's help, we were able to capture some of the cutest photos ever !!! Her mom and I also had a blast decorating for the Cake Smash portion of the photo shoot, it was Pink Overload !  And, Olivia's favorite part, that deliciously sweet cake her mama made ... so let's wish Miss Olivia a "Very Special First Birthday" and LET HER EAT CAKE ! 


For more details and to schedule your Lifestyle Portrait Session, call Carey Ann at

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Birthday Cake Smash First Birthday Lifestyle Milestone Birthday Portraits Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:58:26 GMT
Career Portrait Session | The Giovanni Realty Team A Career Portrait Session Sneak Peek - shot on location at The Vintage Park

The Giovanni Realty Team - Jonathan & Jessica Giovanni


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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Career Portraits Headshots Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:27:11 GMT
Career Portrait Session | Tyra with Tyra Baxter Properties

Thank you to Tyra for an amazing Career Portrait Session !!!  Truly, it was a pleasure to shoot with Tyra and without a doubt, we were able to capture an array of beautiful portraits, perfect for her real estate business brand - "Tyra Baxter Properties". 


Both Tyra and I met through our real estate brokerage firm, JLA Realty, and quickly became friends.  Not only are we both new, up-and-coming realtors, but we are also both creative artists.  Tyra is a talented, freelance illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Houston and is currently working with other realtors in our networking circle and creating hand-drawn, custom home portraits for real estate clients.

Tyra Baxter Properties Official Website  |  Tyra Baxter Properties Facebook

For Tyra's session, we decided to shoot most of her career headshots in my home studio.  And, for her editorial-styled portraits, we bravely endured the Texas heat and ventured outdoors to shoot on-location at Vintage Park.


Below, is a sneak peek from Tyra's session, as well as a brief sample of Blank Slate's Career Portraits to include career headshots and editorial-styled portraits, both in-studio and on-location.



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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Career Portraits Headshots Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:32:28 GMT
REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY by Blank Slate | Residential, Commercial & Editorial  

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) real estate Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:05:39 GMT
Leroy + Liza Beth's Engagement Session | Houston, Texas Wedding Photography More than 20 years ago, I met Liza Beth when she was just a toddler and now, I am shooting her engagement photos, what a JOY !!!  To watch a beautiful, young woman grow, mature and get married is such a remarkable privilege and I am extremely lucky to be a part of it.  When Liza Beth called and asked if I'd photograph her and Leroy's engagement photos, I jumped at the opportunity and couldn't wait to shoot!


Liza Beth and Leroy wanted to include part of Houston's iconic landscapes into their session and what better locations than Houston's Greg D. Hines Waterwall Park and the Museum of Fine Art's Cullen Sculpture Garden.  All three of us are transplants and not from Houston, so this was our first time visiting both places.  We were extremely pleased with the choices and if you have a chance to take in these sites, I highly recommend it -- perfect for a summer evening stroll with that special someone.


At the shoot, it was the first time I met Leroy and while I was getting to know him and shooting with them both, I knew right away these two were made for each other, they have that crazy-cute-couple-giddiness about them and I can tell they are both head over heals in love. 


Since it had been sometime since I had seen Liza Beth and was just meeting Leroy for the first time, I wanted to know more about how they both met and got engaged -- here is their Love Story ...


In 2010, Liza Beth and Leroy met and quickly fell in L O V E -- Liza Beth says it was Leroy's cooking that actually won her heart first.  They met while working together and almost immediately, the two became the best of friends.  To this day, they both spend all their quality time together and love to stay active. 

Their shared hobbies include rock climbing, running, long walks at the lake with their dogs, concerts, shopping and exploring the City.  They also consider themselves "foodies" and love tasting new foods, and Leroy is quite the cook.  Liza Beth also says they enjoy binging on their favorite TV shows and watching "nerdy" movies such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Marvels.  Liza Beth says, they simply prefer to just chill out over good food and drinks, and try to vacation whenever possible.  As a matter of fact, they both just got back from a birthday trip to the sandy beaches of South Padres Island, Texas.

And, after my own curiosity and yes, lurking on Leroy's Facebook (like any good aunt would do), I quickly discovered Leroy and I have something in common, finally a fellow Thronie (aka, Game of Thrones fan) !!!  This confirms my initial thoughts ... he's perfect for Liza Beth.

On July 25th, their 5th year dating anniversary, they came home after a long day at work, got in their cozy pajamas and exchanged anniversary gifts.  She gave him a Coach wallet and he gave her a ring!  Leroy opened the ring box and popped the question, he completely caught Liza Beth off guard but of course, she wholeheartedly said YES!

Liza Beth says, after 6 years of dating, they are finally getting married and that she couldn't be prouder, she can't wait to marry her best friend and "steal his last name".  She says, "I love Leroy more than anything" and on April 22, 2017 on South Padre Island, Texas, she will get to prove just that when the two finally become one -- Mr. and Mrs. Leroy and Liza Beth Garza.


Leroy and Liza Beth are beyond thrilled to share their engagement news and photos with all their friends and family, so without further ado, here's a peak at Leroy & Liza Beth's "Save The Date" announcement and engagement session photos.


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As a professional Photographer and Real Estate Agent, Carey Ann knows first hand the importance of making a great first impression and marketing "yourself" and your brand.  Professional portraits are essential to taking your business to the next level and Carey Ann can help you do just that with her career portrait photography.

For Career Portrait Sessions, Carey Ann styles her portraits to be both professional and editorial, letting the client's personality show in their images.  Her portrait sessions are also designed and styled to fit her client's wants and needs.  Some professionals prefer suit & tie portraits, some prefer a more casual approach, either way Carey Ann will work with you to put your best "face" forward!

Carey Ann is offering two types of career portrait sessions, "In-Studio" or "Outdoor | On Location". 



In-Studio sessions are shot in Carey Ann's home studio, however, if you have an office staff of 5 or more who are interested, she can travel and setup to shoot at your office location.  For in-studio sessions, Carey Ann uses her studio lighting and custom backdrops (white, black, egg shell and gray).  If your office has great window lighting in your conference, meeting or waiting areas, she can shoot in these areas as well using natural lighting and posing techniques -- mix it up, it's the client's choice.  


For outdoor, on-location sessions, Carey Ann will work with you to plan and coordinate a personalized session package coordinated just for you at a mutually convenient time, date and outdoor locale.  

* Group Sessions & Package Rates Available - call Carey Ann to inquire *

 Career Portrait Packages Include:

-  complimentary digital image package

- headshot & editorial portrait mix options

(headshot or 1/2 body options - no full body for in-studio settings)

-  retouched, fully edited images

-  print & web-resolution sized images

-  private, online proofing gallery

-  commercial use release

-  1-3 outfit change options

-  24-48 hour delivery of digital image proofs

-  allow up to 7 business days for final image delivery

- rush service option is available ($35 fee)

- professional print product package options

- no travel fee required within 20 miles of Spring/Klein area for outdoor, on-locations sessions

- convenient payment methods, cash, credit, PayPal, Venmo & Zelle

- 8.25% Sales Tax will be applied


 For more details and to schedule your Career Portrait Session, contact Carey Ann at

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) business career portraits editorial headshots lifestyle portraits Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:56:48 GMT
The Sweetest Thing | Miss Olivia Renee - Houston, Texas Newborn Photography At ONLY seven days old, Miss Olivia Renee is absolutely the sweetest thing!  Parents, Crystal and Wes, are purely smitten by their beautiful daughter and of course, I am over the moon to have been able to capture their portraits; first with the parents' maternity photos and second, with Miss Olivia's newborn session.  Miss Olivia was definitely a queen for the day!

This family wished for a miracle, and shortly after, Miss Olivia arrived! Congratulations to Crystal and Wes on their new bundle of joy.

Miss Olivia Renee

August 23, 2015

8 lbs. 2 oz.



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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Newborn Wed, 09 Sep 2015 02:04:52 GMT
Little Miss Lillie Turns ONE !!! | Blank Slate Photography by Carey What a DOLL, Miss Lillie is just about to turn ONE YEAR OLD !!  To celebrate such a special milestone, Miss Lillie and her parents, April and Chris, chose to take family photos and let Miss Lillie play in cake and bubbles !!  Oh, to be a baby again.

Amazingly, just a few short years ago, I was taking April and Chris's engagement and wedding photos -- that is the circle of life and I am truly blessed to be a part of their special moments.

Happy Birthday Miss Lillie Vanessa, may you have many wonderful and playful years to come.


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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Cake Smash Family First Birthday In-Studio Lifestyle Outdoor Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:08:10 GMT
A Beautiful Morning in the Park with Crystal & Wes | Blank Slate Photography by Carey A beautiful morning in the park among the hanging moss and stunning sunshine yielded an amazing photo session with first time parents, Crystal & Wes.  Wes doted on both mom and the baby belly, and Crystal was absolutely glowing.  In less than a month their miracle baby, Olivia, will be here and I am beyond excited to capture her newborn photos !!!  Without a doubt, Miss Olivia is going to be blessed with the "coolest" parents on the block !!


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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Lifestyle Maternity Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:09:15 GMT
I ♥ Second Shooting Weddings | Carey Ann Johnson, a premier wedding & portrait photographer WEDDING ASSISTANT  |  WEDDING SECOND SHOOTER


Currently, I am a "boutique" photographer who shoots an array of photography genres to include weddings and portraits.  As a growing photographer, I continue to build my client base and network regularly with other talented photographers in my area.  Since I am still in the initial stages of building the wedding side of my business, I have branched out independently to assist and second shoot for other wedding photographers who can benefit from my experience ... and vice versa


Why hire me to assist or second shoot?  For several reasons, but mainly for my ability to deliver quality and emotionally, story driven photographs.  As the industry of photography, especially wedding photography, continues to grow, so should we as photographers and we should take that extra initiative to learn as much as we can from each other.  As a second shooter or even as an assistant, I get to learn different techniques and shooting styles, not to mention some wedding day challenges I might not yet have experienced, all the while getting to share what I know, too - a great benefit for everyone in the mix.


Not all weddings are the same, however, I am extremely familiar with the flow of a traditional wedding and more than able to jump in with both feet.  For those less than traditional weddings, I am an excellent communicator and pride myself on getting to know just what each primary photographer's needs and expectations are, and coordinate with them to make sure everything about that day runs smoothly.  I have a background of working well under pressure and major time constraints, so my friendly smile and personality comes in handy when we work together as a team to deliver and make the client HAPPY!


From arriving early to assist with equipment packing/unpacking; lighting setups; shooting the venue, details, pre-ceremony prep, ceremony and reception backup; wedding party roundup and formals; backing up and/or culling images, ETC., I've got you covered.



My experience is as a Canon shooter with a mix of lenses.  As for lighting, I am experienced with both on and off camera flash and lighting techniques using speedlites and stobes.  Also, you have the option to hire me to shoot with my equipment and/or with yours.  Currently, my available equipment includes:

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS
  • Sigma 35mm 1.4
  • Canon 50mm 1.4
  • Canon 85mm 1.8
  • Multiple Speedlites
  • CF Cards (prefer to shoot with primary's cards, however, I do have my own ranging in 4 to 16 gbs)



My rates are negotiable depending on dates, time and location, however, I do require a minimum of 4 hours of service.  Depending on location, a minimal travel fee may be necessary.

  • Wedding Assistant - $15-20 hr. depending on primary's needs
  • Wedding Second Shooter - $45 hr. (w/my equipment) or $35 hr. (w/your equipment)


Again, I absolutely love working and networking with wedding photographers and professionals in my area and should you wish to inquire as to my availability, feel free to contact me via [email protected].


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"To The Moon And Back" Little Miss Avery | Newborn Session - Blank Slate Photography by Carey  

What a pleasure it was to get to photograph this sweet little princess' newborn portraits - Welcome Miss Avery !!  At two weeks old, she was absolutely adorable and definitely a natural in front of the camera.  Little Avery was quite the curious one and wanted to be awake almost the entire time and enjoy every minute of our entire session, and according to mom, happily slept the whole next day!

As first time parents, Avery's mom and dad are amazing with her and extremely blessed with such a beautiful family.  She's going to definitely be a "daddy's girl" and loved "to the moon & back" (and them some)!  I can't wait to shoot with Ms. Avery and her family again in a few months. 


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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Family Lifestyle Maternity Newborn Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:30:49 GMT
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Maternity, Newborn & Family Portraits

What sets Carey Ann apart from other photographers is her desire to give each and every client an extremely enjoyable and memorable photo session experience.  She takes the time to get to know her clients personally, determines exactly what they desire in their photos, and she brings those expectations to life in her images.  She goes above and beyond to present her clients with not only photos, but works of art they will cherish for a lifetime.


"One of my most passionate and rewarding photography genres to shoot is maternity and newborn portraiture.  Maternity and newborn portraiture allows me the opportunity to photograph and document my clients' special journey from pregnancy thru the first year of their child's life, which for me is truly a blessing and an honor. 

That breathtaking joy and emotion that my clients get when they see their images for the first time is simply amazing and exactly why I became a photographer. "


Maternity & Newborn Packages include:

Digital Image Packages sold in increments of 5, 10, 20 & 25

Convenient payment plans available for bundled packages

Beautifully edited and artistically enhanced images

A private, viewing album of best images

Maternity wardrobe & newborn prop consultation

On-location, in-studio or at-home location choices

An array of print, digital & product packages to choose from

Ask about our artfully crafted and designed folio albums, perfect for showcasing all session images


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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Family Lifestyle Maternity Newborn Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:20:21 GMT
"What To Wear" - Wardrobe Styling | Blank Slate Photography by Carey

"What To Wear" - Wardrobe Styling

We believe that the photo session should be all about you and your personal style.  At Blank Slate, we like to keep portraits natural and simple, focusing on the person, not the clothes. 

When choosing what to wear, coordinate a wardrobe with solid colors, staying clear of crazy, bold  prints and patterns.  Always keep in mind the weather, your location and the photo setting when choosing your fashion style.  If you have hats, props or anything sentimental you would like to use in your photos, don’t forget to bring them along.

  • For families, simply try to coordinate your clothes so that everyone blends well together and compliments each other, again choosing solid colors and minimal prints and patterns.  Most importantly, we ask that everyone be prepared and dressed prior to the session.  These are full-body type portraits so consider your outfits from head to toe.


  • For newborns, no wardrobe at all !  The best photos are those naked and swaddled in a sweet, cozy blanket. Accenting your baby’s photos with colorful blankets, cocoons, cloths, hats, or hair accessories is just about all we will need, and Blank Slate has a ton to choose from. If you prefer a diaper, we recommend a stylish diaper cover, plain or ruffled. is fab for hats, accessories and wraps.


  • For children and babies, solid colors with cute and colorful accessories are perfect.  Hats, scarves, tutus, jackets, etc., but most of all think of comfort.  We want to keep them as natural and comfortable as possible so that their cute personalities shine through, and definitely keep the weather in mind.


  • For maternity, comfort is key.  Flowing dresses, button-down shirts, tops, sweaters, comfy jeans, flowing fabric, etc., just as long as we are able to expose mommy’s belly easily and comfortably.  This session should reflect and flatter your personal style and capture this special occasion for a lifetime.  


  • For high school seniors, whatever you want that will reflect the stylish and fun you!  During your session, you will have enough time to change several times, so choose outfits that make a statement about you, your personality and your interests.  I have a whole board dedicated to fashion and posing ideas, and styling and inspirational tips on my Pinterest page.


  • For boudoir, choose 3 to 4 of your favorite lingerie items or simply something you are most comfortable wearing and that you feel the most beautiful inside-out, maybe even something special for his or her eyes only, and don’t forget the accessories.  The option for personal styling, hair and makeup is available.


For more information on wardrobe choices, contact Carey Ann via [email protected]

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Scheduling Your Session | Blank Slate Photography by Carey



Scheduling Your Session


The creative fee

Our creative fees vary and depend on the specifics of your session, or event, and cover our photographer’s time, talent, travel, equipment and post-image processing.  Professional prints, products and digital image packages are priced and sold separately and are not included in the creative fee.


Scheduling your session

We encourage all of our clients to schedule their photo sessions as far in advance as possible.  For those clients who wish to reserve Blank Slate for special event photography, the sooner you schedule the better.

All sessions are reserved with a $150 non-refundable retainer which is later applied toward the cost of your session.  Final payment is due at the time of your photo session.  If travel is involved or if the event falls shortly after scheduling, full payment in advance may be required.  Weddings are the exception.

We offer several convenient payment methods and plans to fit our client's budgets.  Cash, Credit Card and PayPal are accepted.

For all prints and product orders, payment is due at the time of placing your order.  

The consultation

An initial consultation is scheduled with each of our clients prior to the photo session so that we can get better acquainted and to discuss the client's session ideas, expectations and preparation tips.  The initial consultation also gives us the chance to discuss custom packages, location choices, wardrobe options and styling ideas.  A model/client release will also be provided at the initial consultation.



One of the most important details when planning your session is choosing a location; where exactly you want to take your photos.  Whether it is on-location or in the comfort of your own home, Blank Slate will coordinate that right location just for you.

On-location sessions

Our on-location sessions are coordinated and designed using natural lighting techniques and simplistic backgrounds.  Here are a few on-location suggestions:

The local park, playground

Warehouses, old buildings - old brick walls make GREAT backdrops

Fields, barns

Urban, downtown areas

Trains, old cars, bridges

Rivers, lakes, mountainsides

Football stadiums, baseball fields, skate parks

Museums, historical sites

Coffee shops and old diners

Your home - great windows, perfect for natural light


Studio sessions

All studio sessions are by appointment only and scheduled Tuesday through Saturday.  We offer both natural and studio lighting for our tailored and styled sessions. 


Your Images

Blank Slate clients can expect to view their “proofs” within just a few days of your session via our private, online viewing album.

All Blank Slate images are stored up to 14-days for convenient ordering and then archived for up to three (3) months.  Due to limited archival storage space, images are deleted after three (3) months (with the exception of weddings).

For weddings, please allow 4-6 weeks to coordinate your images and to prepare for post-image processing.  Due to the volume of images, this process does require additional time and special attention.  Images are archived for up to one (1) year.


To schedule your session, contact Carey Ann via [email protected]


(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Schedule Your Session Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:59:55 GMT
Weddings by Blank Slate Brand | Blank Slate Photography by Carey

Weddings by Blank Slate

Weddings by Blank Slate offers a wide array of wedding packages to fall in love with.  Whether your wedding is traditional or non-traditional, small or large, Carey Ann can accommodate your personal style and wish-list.


Wedding by Blank Slate offers "all-inclusive" wedding packages:


The Classic

A package designed for small weddings, anniversaries & elopements

Up to 4 hours wedding day coverage with one photographer

High resolution images on USB & online client album for viewing & sharing


The Luxe

Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage with one or two photographer options

High resolution images on USB & online client album for viewing & sharing

One complimentary A La Carte session


The Platinum

Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage, two photographers

High resolution images on USB & online client album for viewing & sharing

Two complimentary A La Carte sessions

$250 credit toward a luxury album purchase


** Ask about our Destination Wedding Package **

A La Carte Engagements, Bridal & Boudoir Sessions


We offer a vast array of fine prints, custom luxury albums and additional digital image collections.

Convenient payment options and plans are available to suit your needs.

Blank Slate is fully insured and loves to work with coordinators and all types of wedding venues.

Is your wedding outside our local area?  Not a problem, we are fully equipped to travel worldwide for your special event.

For more about our wedding packages, contact Carey Ann via [email protected]

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Beauty by Blank Slate Brand | Blank Slate Photography by Carey


Beauty by Blank Slate

Beauty by Blank Slate portrait sessions are individually designed and stylized for all types of clients.  Carey Ann works with a team of professional stylists and offers an array of beauty packages to choose from which include hair, makeup & wardrobe styling.

Blank Slate’s brand for contemporary and conceptual portrait photography.


Beauty & Fashion Editorials

Pinup & Rockabilly


Beauty sessions prices vary, contact Carey Ann for details via [email protected]

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Lifestyle Portraits | Blank Slate Photography by Carey



Lifestyle Portrait Sessions

Blank Slate Photography by Carey’s offers portrait sessions that are designed to capture milestone moments in time and keepsake images you will treasure, share and hold dear for a lifetime. 


Packages Include:

Beautifully edited images in both color and black & white

Choice digital packages, sold in increments of 5, 10, 20 & 25

A private, viewing album of best images

Wardrobe consultation & location of choice

An array of print, digital & product packages to choose from


Lifestyle Sessions:

Family & Children

Individuals & Couples

Maternity & Newborn

High School Seniors & Graduates

Corporate & Profession Headshots


To book your session, contact Carey Ann via [email protected]

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(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Lifestyle Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:03:51 GMT
Carey Ann & Blank Slate Photography by Carey

Carey Ann Johnson  |  Blank Slate Photography by Carey


Photographer & Artist ...

     As a premier portrait photographer, I am absolutely passionate about my career, as well as the art of photography.  In 2010, I began Blank Slate Photography by Carey so that I could share my passion and talent with others.  As both a professional photographer and artist, I am captivated by each and every one of my clients and it is my goal to tell their stories through photographs, capturing their true beauty and heartfelt emotions along the way.

     As owner and primary photographer for Blank Slate Photography by Carey, I specialize in boutique portraiture - "portraits to fit your lifestyle".  I choose to go that extra mile for my clients and this, along with my dedication to excellent service and great eye for detail, is what sets Blank Slate apart from the rest.

     Designing unique photo sessions is my specialty, from choosing that perfect location to wardrobe and final print products, I will meet with you one-on-one to produce a session plan and images that reflect your own individual personality and needs. 


My Inspiration ...

     I tend to find beauty and inspiration everywhere -- I love music, art and nature, and tend to draw inspiration from those things in my life that move me the most ... sometimes, I find inspiration in the simplest of things.

     Once inspired, my mission is to provide clients with not only beautiful images, but also provide them with a memorable experience.  I've yet to meet a client that has not become a friend and when I am able to reflect my clients' personalities and life stories in their images, I am over the moon!

     My passion for photography is what drives me to be better today than I was yesterday, and I am thankful for those in my life that lead me there and who continually open my eyes to new beginnings and challenges.  When I am not shooting, I also enjoy creative writing, graphic arts and spending time with my daughters and granddaughter !




(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) About Carey Ann Sun, 05 Apr 2015 14:34:34 GMT
The Amish Craftsman Furniture - Houston, TX | Blank Slate Photography by Carey The Amish Craftsman


Blank Slate Photography by Carey had the pleasure of working with The Amish Craftsman in Houston, Texas and photographing their amazing furniture showroom. 

The Amish Craftsman's furnishings are made to order and their beautiful showroom is filled with high-end, handcrafted wood furniture pieces; bedroom, living & dining sets, clocks, Tiffany lamps, pottery and much more.

Visit The Amish Craftsman's for details and Like their Facebook, be sure to tell them Carey Ann with Blank Slate Photography sent you !!!

Blank Slate Photography by Carey

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Addison's "Smash Cake" & First Birthday | Blank Slate Photography by Carey Blank Slate Photography by Carey is excited to share a sneak peek of Addison's "Smash Cake" & First Birthday portraits.  Our session took place at the beautiful Mercer Botanical Gardens & Park.

Blank Slate offers all types of milestone portrait sessions for the kiddos -- from newborn to high school senior portraits.  In studio and on location sessions are available, contact Carey to book your session today.

And, for more info on the fabulous chalkboark birthday sign, visit DL Creations, custom artwork by Danielle Lenz (owner & artist).


Blank Slate Photography by Carey

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Social Media Portrait Sessions | Blank Slate Photography by Carey


First impressions ARE everything!  Blank Slate Photography by Carey is now offering individualized portrait sessions for those looking to revamp their online dating profiles and social media websites.  This is great for both personal and professional portraits.


Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ... you name it, our personalized sessions are perfect for modern and up-to-date portraits.  Put your best foot forward and get noticed ! Our personalized portrait sessions include a digital image package, an in-studio or on-location setting, unlimited wardrobe changes, a private, online client proofing album, and a vast array of prints and print products to choose from.


We provide all our clients with an initial consultation to get to know you better and to design that perfect session just for you.  Wardrobe consultation is included.  For those clients who are interested in stepping it up a notch, we also offer hair and makeup options.  We work with some of the best stylists in Houston and can include this option in any one of our portrait session packages.


To book you session and | or for more information about Blank Slate, contact [email protected].



(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Headshots Lifestyle Social Media Portraits Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:54:55 GMT
Gift of Memories + Lifestyle Sessions | Blank Slate Photography by Carey Need a perfect gift idea?  Blank Slate Photography by Carey is now offering gift certificates and gift registry options.  Perfect for baby showers, bridal gifts, holiday keepsakes, birthday and anniversary celebrations and mementos.  Brides and Mommies-to-be can also register with Blank Slate Photography by Carey for their upcoming showers which is perfect for guests to give the gift of portraits; memories that will last forever.


Interested in booking a Lifestyle portrait session?  Blank Slate Photography by Carey offers an array of portrait packages for families, children, maternity, high school seniors and engagements.  Our session packages include high-resolution digital image files and a private, online viewing album.   Allow Blank Slate to design a package just for you -- portraits to fit your lifestyle.


To purchase your gift certificate, schedule your session, or to register your upcoming special event, contact Carey via [email protected].





(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Engagements Gift Certificates High School Seniors Lifestyle Maternity Newborns Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:41:04 GMT
Wedding & Bridal Portraits | JW Marriott (Galleria) Houston, TX | Blank Slate Photography by Carey Wedding Formals & Bridal Portraits

J.W. Marriott, Galleria - Houston, TX

Photographers:  Carey Ann Johnson & Sasha Fuentes Watt


(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Bridal Cultural Celebrations Engagements Weddings Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:31:45 GMT
Cultural Celebrations - Weddings by Blank Slate Weddings by Blank Slate specializes in all types of weddings from traditional to non-traditional styled weddings.  Whether your wedding plans are small and intimate or large and lavish, let Carey Ann at Weddings by Blank Slate plan a wedding event package designed just for you, making your special day "A Day To Remember".


A "Pre-Wedding" Celebration 

Photographers:  Carey Ann Johnson & Sasha Fuentes Watt



(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Bridal Cultural Celebrations Engagements Weddings Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:20:48 GMT
Bridal Portraits | In Studio With Beauty By Blank Slate  Weddings by Blank Slate offers exquisite bridal sessions both in-studio and on-location.  Since each bride is uniquely different and has very different tastes, Carey Ann meets with each bride individually and gains inspiration for her sessions by getting to know their love stories and wedding day plans and aspirations.   

For more about our styled bridal sessions, e-mail [email protected].

A sneak peek at a recent in-studio styled session from Weddings by Blank Slate.

Model: Catelyn Reynolds

Makeup: Jerilyn McCullough | J. McCullough Makeup Artistry

Hair:  Lillie Johnson | Special Effects for Hair by Lillie

Photographer:  Carey Ann Johnson | Weddings by Blank Slate


(Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Bridal Engagements Weddings Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:07:16 GMT
All You Need Is Love - Engagement Session Are you engaged and have a love story you'd like to share? I would absolutely love to hear it ! I am in the mood to give away a complimentary engagement portrait session to one lucky couple. The couple who grabs my heartstrings will receive a complimentary engagement session. It doesn't have to be the longest, sappiest or saddest of love stories, just one from the heart.


One lucky couple will receive a complimentary engagement session that includes a 20-digital image package, a half-day dedicated to telling me your love story and shooting at your favorite location(s) in the Houston or San Antonio, Texas area, and an online, viewing album of your images to share with family and friends.


Your story will also be featured on my Weddings by Blank Slate blog and social media sites.  This is open to couples in the Houston and San Antonio, Texas areas.



1. E-mail your love story to [email protected] and include in the subject line "MY LOVE STORY";

2. Include both your names, contact information, and a link to your Facebook and/or Twitter pages;

3. Tell me your story and include when you met, when you became engaged, proposal details and your wedding date;

4. Visit and "LIKE" our Weddings by Blank Slate Facebook Fan Page; and

5. Share this blog posting with your friends through Facebook and Twitter. To be eligible, you both must be in the Houston or San Antonio, Texas area at the time of the engagement session; travel is not being offered.


Also, this is for couples who are set to wed during 2015-2016. The images from the engagement session will be used for promotional, marketing, print and digital portfolio use, signed model releases will be required from the couple.


For more about Weddings by Blank Slate and Blank Slate Photography by Carey, visit our official website at or email [email protected], and remember, "All You Need is Love!"


Here is to one of my favorite couples who recently celebrated their wedding anniversary, congratulations Danny & Stephanie!




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