michael martinez

The Photographers

Michael Martinez Fine Portraits is a boutique photography studio located in Houston, Texas. Since 1994, Michael has been capturing the portraits of Houston's finest families. His associate, Kacey Lowery works alongside him to give families the best portrait sitting experience, providing heirloom quality photos that families will treasure for generations. Michael Martinez and Kacey Lowery also provide headshots for executives, portraits of graduating seniors, and the Junior League of Houston. The studio features a lush, intimate garden setting perfect for surrounding clients with southern charm and sophistication. Michael Martinez also offers painter portraits – a process that transforms images into works of art families can proudly display. 

 

the Photographers


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Michael Martinez

Michael and his wife Kim established their boutique studio in 1994 to offer families and professionals high-quality, timeless portraits. He is one of the few artists that carry on the legacy of great portraiture through the use of corrective and traditional posing, which creates images that stand the test of time.

Since establishing his family-owned studio, Michael has become well known for his traditional southern portraits, many of which are captured in his lush, evergreen garden that comprises gorgeous hard scapes and wrought iron for the perfect setting. Charm and sophistication are at the heart of Michael’s images and this reputation made him the official photographer for the Junior League of Houston for the past 20 years. Michael’s calm and patient demeanor puts his clients at ease, and his craft in retouching and enhancing images by hand sets him apart as an artist.

Michael is a bilingual native Houstonian, member of St. Anne Catholic Church and is actively involved in many fundraising, charitable and community organizations. He and his wife Kim have two young daughters.

Michael Martinez has been my family photographer since 2008! He has created lifelong heirlooms by capturing my daughter’s precious face and fiery spirit for all seven of her birthdays. To celebrate my mother’s 75th year, Michael convinced us to do a family portrait session with the grandparents, daughters, granddaughters and son-in-law. He beautifully captured the personalities and relationships of each family member. I love working with Michael and Kacey because of their attention to detail and personalized service.
— Brooke Bradburn
 

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KACEY LOWERY

Kacey joined Michael's studio in 2008 after completing her BFA in photography at Sam Houston State University. Since then she has earned a solid reputation for her patient, confident and fresh approach as a professional. 

She is adept at capturing baby and high school senior portraits – specialties that have created a lengthy client list of families that trust her to provide high-quality memories they can cherish. Working alongside Michael and drawing from his 20+ years of experience have provided her with an advanced skill set both technically and in relating to her clients.

Kacey grew up in Atascocita – a small suburb of Houston, Texas. She married in 2010 and has a young son.

 
Kacey took our daughter’s senior photos in the Martinez garden and they were stunning. One would never know the photographs were shot during a humid morning in July.

Kacey is so easy to work with, she is very professional with a calm demeanor which is so appreciated when the photographs are of a life event, in our case, high school graduation.
— Kelley & Bill Burhans