Avoid the mistakes so many make with their family's photos

The number one mistake you COULD make is wasting time and money on a photographer who can't deliver what you want. Offering JUST digitals may be that the photographer is hiding some crucial flaws in their picture-taking. A true professional is proud to print an image even up to a wall size portrait.

Another mistake is being embarrassed by how you look in your photos because they are not retouched, or because you're wearing the wrong clothes or your poses don't look natural.

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

We've photographed hundreds and hundreds of families over the years, who've come back to us again because they realize the importance of a no-stress experience that comes with choosing an expert.

Just a few easy steps to getting the best family photos around!

Finding an available day for your appointment is the FIRST STEP. We understand how hard it is to get everyone together, so we're staying open later on Tuesdays and on select Saturdays.

TWO appointment options

Studio Standard

Our Standard Studio appointments are great for both families and children and allows for thirty minutes of photography anywhere on our studio property. It is perfect for a few groupings in a single outfit. If multiple outfits or extended families are being photographed we recommend the extended appointment. Includes hollyood lighting and posing, private dressing room, luxury studio with a full acre portrait garden.With this option, $199 credit can go toward any of our collections which combines the most popular products we offer.

$199 + tax

Extended Studio or Location

Our most popular appointment offered Tuesdays to Fridays for both families and children. This extended appointment allows for sixty minutes of photography at our studio or on location. It is perfect for multiple groupings of large families, or several outfits if photographing children. Select weekend appointments are available for an additional $50.With this option, $299 credit can go toward any of our collections which combines the most popular products we offer..

$299 + tax


If you are unsure about which appointment fits your needs or would like expert advice on clothing and styling, or you just would like to meet us, we offer a FREE consultation that is sure to answer all of your questions. We schedule these throughout the day and only take around 15 minutes.


To schedule, simply click SCHEDULE NOW below, OR call us at the studio (936) 569-7116, OR shoot us a text to (936) 337-1003.

Once scheduled, we will send you our Getting Ready Guide which is packed full of helpful tips 
such as what clothing to bring, should you wear makeup and more. Expect to have FUN! There's no need to feel anxious. 
You're trusting true professionals and expert photographers.

What others have to say about our photography

"Our family portrait session was relaxed and lots of fun. The variety of ways Greg had us pose to get the right personality stood out. Greg obviously cares about what he's doing and likes people. You won't be disappointed - Well worth the investment."

"I can't begin to express my appreciation for all that you provided for our family photo. From the very beginning of this adventure, you gave me your full attention to what would help make everyone feel at ease. Your outstanding people skills provided us with an A+ morning."

"Our family pictures are gorgeous and we were so surprised as we could not believe how many good pictures we had to choose from. It can be so hard to photograph 3 kids under the age of 5. The pictures were amazing!"

"Every session has been very professional, fun for my daughter, and most productive. Greg is wonderful, patient, so good with kids. My daughter can be rather shy but she always warms up to Greg. And I love seeing the final product. The pictures are always very high quality. My friends and family are just blown away by the backgrounds, fun poses, great expressions, and (again) the quality of the photos. If you want amazing pictures of your children and family, THIS is the studio to choose."

"I recently took my kids to a photo shoot at your {beautiful} studio for one of your special events. I honestly thought it was going to be a one shot picture and you get what you get kind of deal. Man, was I wrong! Y’all spent about 20 minutes with my babies working to get the best shot. I am highly impressed with the quality of the pictures we got, as well as the quality of the time spent. I will defiantly consider future shoots in y’all’s studio! Thank you for hosting us and capturing the best!"

"Everyone who has seen my pictures loves them. We're really excited to do our little boy's newborn pics this week. And my husband, who hates taking pictures, wants to come back in the spring for family photos. Now that says something!"

"My children have been photographed by Greg Patterson for the past 10 years. He always does an amazing job, and each time I feel like it is more and more difficult to narrow down the photos. I cherish the memories he helps to capture in time."

"The portraits of my daughter were perfect. We are so proud of all the work they did. We had a great experience with the whole House of Photography Crew before, during and after. Worth every penny."

"We are in love with our portraits! The studio has a comfortable waiting area which is especially nice when you have a four month old. The staff is energetic and work hard to make sure they get great expressions. We have enjoyed each experience and can’t for the next!"

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

Our Agreement with YOU!

1. You'll receive photographic products that exceed your expectations.With our 25+ years of experience, we know what we're doing! This is our FULL TIME job, we are no weekend photog that is still learning how to use their camera.
2. You'll receive unmatched service which includes a friendly and fun atmosphere for your family. The studio with a number of rooms to shoot inside and a full acre outside that includes hundreds of backgrounds and unique sets for any age or any occasion. We understand that if you're at ease and having fun, the photos will reflect that. And, did we mention a private dressing room? It should go without saying, but you won't have to change in public or in your car.
3. You can expect honesty and integrity in doing business with us. As a husband/wife team, we have committed to honoring our clients by treating them as if they are family and as we would want to be treated. That means no pressure sales with a sincere desire to make you happy with our services and photography.
4. You can expect that you will love your portraits and that you will have fun or we will give you ALL your money back!

You will be sure to get photos that...

-make you LOVE the way you LOOK

-you can't wait to share because of the natural poses, variety of backgrounds and carefully enhanced images

-will be a positive reminder of some of the best years of your life

Avoid the mistakes so many families make by...

-wasting time and money on a photographer who can't deliver any product other than digitals

-choosing a photographer that cannot create beautiful images both indoors using controlled lighting and outdoors

-being embarrassed by how you look in your photos because they are not retouched or maybe simply selected the wrong clothing or even regretting not having your pictures taken at all

To schedule, simply click SCHEDULE NOW, OR call us at the 
(936) 569-7116
 OR shoot us a message 

(936) 337-1003

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

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.