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A New Chapter: What’s Next for Evin Thayer Studios

A letter from Evin Thayer

After more than 40 years of creating art that I love and will forever cherish, it is with great reverence and humility that I share my retirement from Evin Thayer Studios. While I will still serve as an advisory member of the studio team, I will no longer be photographing clients.
A little over a year ago, I began working with fellow award-winning and seasoned Houston portrait photographers, Laura King and Allison McPhail, with the intention of transitioning the business to them fully. Laura and Allison bring a wonderful, revitalized energy to the studio, marrying traditional portraiture with a modern approach. Their combined expertise means a more diversified skill set, allowing them to serve even more families and businesses.
While I’ve had the pleasure of shooting the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon, Mary Lou Retton, astronaut John Glenn, George and Barbara Bush, Kenny Rogers, Walter Cronkite, Lynn Wyatt, and Bill White among others—as a third-generation Houstonian—my greatest joy has been in working with you, my local community.
It has been an absolute honor to serve the Greater Houston area for more than four decades and while stepping back has been bittersweet, I know that I am leaving the studio in more-than-capable, highly-talented, and service-driven hands.
I am proud to know that my namesake studio will live on through Laura and Allison’s vision and expertise, as I transition into a retirement filled with the love of family and friends.
Please check out Laura and Allison’s work on our Portfolio page.  Also make sure to check out our new commercial website.
Thank you kindly for your continued support.
Yours in Gratitude,
Evin Thayer
Founder, Evin Thayer Studios
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  • Mario JimenezEvin I have known you for 30 of those years and in that time I have seen how your art has defined several generations of admirable Houstonians with timeless elegance and class. You leave a body of work that will forever remain your legacy and never be forgotten.
    I applaud you dear friend. 

    Yours truly. Mario.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BerryhillYour exquisite photographs will always be treasured by our family!  It was an honor to work with you over the years, and I wish you well, Evin.  ReplyCancel

  • Andres PereiraA mensch!ReplyCancel

  • Mahalia C GayleEvin, your retirement will be a loss to all your clients, but I wish you all the best for the next phase in your life. I treasure the photographs you took of me and my family that I look at every day. Yours, MahaliaReplyCancel

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