Hi! In case we haven’t met you yet, we are Allison and Laura, the new owners of Evin Thayer Studios. We are so honored Evin chose us to bring the studio he built into the future. We share Evin’s passion for the art of photography, and the vision that photography is about human connection. One of the special things about Evin is how many of his clients became his friends. Working closely with him over this past year of transition, we have met so many wonderful clients who made us feel truly welcomed.
Here’s a little more about us!
Allison McPhail is our lead family and commercial photographer, at ease with everything from individual headshots to large family groups. Allison most enjoys bringing out the personality in every client. Whether it’s playing games with the kids, spinning some Usher for mom, or even going so far as to stop traffic to get the perfect shot for her commercial clients, she is fully invested in creating images clients love. Prior to photography Allison spent 10 years as a graphic designer for her family’s printing business. With a Master’s Degree in Art Direction and 10+ years of professional photography experience, she now uses her keen eye to create stunning imagery.
Laura’s newborn work has been nationally published and received numerous awards. She specializes in photographing maternity, newborns, babies, children and families. Laura has collected an entire room full of gorgeous baby props, and especially enjoys working with colors and textures to create a variety of setups custom designed for each newborn she works with. She has been described as a baby whisperer with endless patience. She also loves getting the best smiles out of older babies and toddlers by making silly noises and faces, and she does a great rendition of Baby Shark. Like Allison, Laura also has a graphic design background. Before she was a photographer, she worked in advertising and magazine publishing. Laura has been recognized as one of Houston’s best newborn photographers for the last four years by Expertise.
– Allison McPhail and Laura King
PPA Certified Professional Photographers