{Gifts + Photos + Classes}

We are House of Photography, a unique Nacogdoches business that specializes in all things PHOTOGRAPHY. Not only are we photographers creating PORTRAITS that will make you love the way you look, we TEACH photography to both kids and adults. Our new GIFT SHOP was created to promote Nacogdoches and SFA through photography and gifts by local makers.

We invite you to explore all we have to offer and would LOVE if you came and visited House of Photography, Nacogdoches in person.


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The Faces Behind House of Photography

Kids Photography Camp Greg Patterson Nacogdoches Retired SFA Photography Professor

Greg Patterson

Photographer and Educator

Greg is a nationally published photographer and retired university photography professor of over 29 years. His interest in photography started at age 13. He has a passion for all things photography, especially teaching others.

Kids Photography Camp Cindy Patterson

Cindy Patterson

Studio Manager Extraordinaire

Cindy graduated from SFA with a degree in Education. She keeps the ship sailing smoothly while steering clear of storms. She is the joy in joyful, the laugh in laughter and the voice on the phone when you call the studio. She is also Greg's wife of 30+ years.

Kids Photography Camp Haley Compton

Haley Compton

Photographer and Social Media Guru

Haley graduated with an Art degree with photography emphasis from Stephen F. Austin. She loves vintage cameras and riding in her hubby's cool Jeep on photography expeditions. Her commitment and loyality reign right along with her awesome red hair.


VOICE: 936-569-7116 SCHEDULE TEXT: 936-337-1003

The Victorian Studio

House of Photography street view

The Victorian Albert A Nelson Home

House of Photography since 2004

Our studio is located in the historic Victorian home built for Albert A. Nelson in 1898. The home has seen many changes and owners over the past 100 plus years. It was designed by Diedrich Rulfs, who designed more than 50 homes, churches and buildings in Nacogdoches from the 1880s until the 1920s. Many are listed as Texas Historical Landmarks or National Register Landmarks.

The mere fact that we operate out of this gorgeous home gives our studio an edge others cannot compete with. It's not just the unique look we can achieve from our in-studio portraits either. Our studio is an inviting place where clients and prospective clients alike may leisurely engage in one of our no-obligation consultations. While we get to know you better, your children are free to enjoy the playhouse and play area. This process helps the entire family feel comfortable when the time comes to take portraits.

The Portrait Garden

House of Photography Portrait Garden

The Portrait Garden

Deep East Texas only Portrait Garden

House of Photography boasts the only portrait garden in all of Deep East Texas. With greenery and colorful blooms year round, our garden includes a beautiful country gazebo, quaint pond complete with waterfall, rock flower beds, arbors, pergola, rock and stone paths.

We often hear clients say that they are utterly amazed at the variety of looks we can achieve from within our garden. And this East Texas secret treasure sits right in the backyard of our charming Victorian Style Studio.

{GIFTS} Unique SFA and Nacogdoches gifts from the Oldest Town in Texas

As Nacogdoches residents since 1986, Greg and Cindy Patterson have a passion for Nacogdoches and Stephen F. Austin State University...and PHOTOGRAPHY! In October 2018, Greg and Cindy opened House of Photography GIFT SHOP, featuring unique gifts. If you are a long-time BIN (born in Nacogdoches) or just passing through East Texas, we invite you to drop by and see for yourself all the great Nacogdoches and SFA (Lumberjack) gifts we have to offer!

HoP Gifts

{PHOTOS} You will LOVE the way you LOOK in our photography!

We've photographed 
thousands of satisfied clients over the years, 
and we understand you want creative photos at a fair price. We are experts in capturing photos that make you LOVE the way you look all while providing the customer service only a full-service portrait studio can offer. Be it senior graduation pictures, families portraits, children, newborns or wedding photography, we invite you to schedule a FREE consultation Today!

We are EXPERT photographers

{CLASSES} Learning is FUN! We will TEACH you to be a better photographer!

For kids and adults alike, learning photography is a creative outlet. If you're like most Americans, learning a second language is on your bucket list or something you want for your kids. Learning photography is like learning another language. Our photography classes and camps help to teach you how to see like a photographer. It doesn't matter what camera you use, Canon, Nikon or iPhone. Seeing and thinking like a pro is the best place to start. We make it FUN and EASY!

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