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HOUSTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Children | Families | Seniors

HOUSTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

FUN, MODERN ARTWORK.
STARING YOUR FAMILY.

Our lead family photographer Allison Wilkins, with her signature modern style, will bring out the best in you and those you care about most for your family portraits.

We love to photograph people of all ages, including babies, teens, moms and grands, husbands and partners, sisters, and friends. Bring all of your loved ones in – even your furry, four-legged family members – for an unforgettable experience and beautiful, modern portraits that last a lifetime.

As one of the most sought-after family portraits studio in Houston, Evin Thayer Studios has been committed to creating gorgeous portraits since 1976.  Come experience why Evin Thayer Studios has earned the reputation as Houston’s premier family photographer. 

Click here to read more about our founder Evin Thayer and the history of the studio.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HOUSTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHERS?

We always begin every client relationship with the end results in mind – a tangible art piece for your home. While digital images are available, it’s another issue to try to do something beautiful with them. Why hire a professional family photographer if the files will just collect digital dust?

On top of that, digital files are not archival and will not last, eventually corrupting.

At Evin Thayer Studios, we hold your hand every step of the way to create gorgeous albums and stunning, custom wall art for you that complement the decor of your home. Products with once-in-a-lifetime imagery that represent the love we have for our family.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1: CUSTOM PLANNING

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First, to help create your dream portrait session, we'll connect with a discovery phone call.  Next, we will invite you for a tour of the studio and a complimentary consultation.

STEP 2: PORTRAIT SESSION

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Next, is the big day! Portraits are perfect for just you OR enjoy the session with your loved ones. Even a furry friend! Who will you bring?

STEP 3: THE BIG REVEAL!

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And finally the BIG REVEAL! At your ordering appointment, we will present your gorgeous images and any designs that are discussed during the consult.  In other words, you only purchase what you love!

FAMILY PORTFOLIO

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FAQs for FAMILY PORTRAITS

What do we wear for a family session?

I’ve been a family photographer for many years and I love helping families coordinate a perfect wardrobe for their photoshoot. Planning what you and your family will wear can be stressful, and we are happy to help you figure out what to wear in our planning session prior to the photoshoot. What you and your family will wear depends on many different things, like the location of the shoot, the season the shoot is taking place in, and your overall vision for the shoot. Above all, we want to help you capture your family’s unique personality!

Can we include our family pet in the photoshoot?

A family portrait isn’t complete without your furry or feathered family members! If you are worried about how your pet will behave in the studio, try taking them out somewhere in public like a park or outdoor café. If they do well there, they should be fine and are welcome here in the studio! Pro tip: bring their favorite treats or toy to get their attention and ensure their happiness throughout the photoshoot. Bonus pro tip: if they are small enough, bring a carrier to put them in so that you don’t worry about their whereabouts while human only family portraits are being taken or while you are reviewing and choosing your images. 

How far in advanced should I book a family session?

Because we like to have consultations in person or via Zoom with families for planning purposes, we recommend booking your session about two weeks in advance. For family portraits during the holiday season, we recommend scheduling a month in advance, especially if you would like a session during the weekend. We want to make sure we have enough time to plan your perfect photoshoot, which includes planning the concept of your photoshoot and scouting locations, and for you to prepare for your photoshoot, which could include shopping for the perfect outfit and making appointments for hair, nails, or makeup. If you would like to book a family portrait session or set up a consultation, contact us here!

How soon can we see our photos?

We always offer an immediate image review after each session. If reviewing your family portraits on the same day doesn’t work with your schedule or your kids and/or fur babies are ready to go home, we can always reschedule the image selection process when it’s more convenient.

Can you help us with posing?

It’s my job as your family photographer to not only make you look fantastic, but have a fantastic time during your shoot!  I have tons of tools in my back pocket and am happy to direct the photoshoot and help everyone look their best in your family portrait!  

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