Avoid the Mistakes so many SFA students make with their Grad Photos

The number one mistake so many grads make is waisting time and money on a photographer who can't deliver any product other than digitals. Or choosing a photographer that cannot create beautiful images both indoors (using controlled studio lighting) and out (bringing studio lighting outdoors).

Another mistake to avoid is being embarrassed by how you look in your photos because they are not retouched, selecting the wrong clothing, or not having your pictures taken at all.


We've photographed 
close to a thousand satisfied clients over the years, 
and we understand you want photos that are as unique as you.

Just a few easy steps to Great SFA Grad Photos

Finding an available day for your appointment is the FIRST STEP. We know your schedule is crazy busy and that is why we are open late both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are looking for a Saturday or Sunday appointment, please give us a call for availability as our weekends are quite busy.

TWO appointment options


You can expect Hollywood lighting and poses like you'd find in a fashion magazine. You will be amazed at how much we can fit into 60 minutes. And for a only $450 + tax, you will receive high resolution of ALL the images! After the session, we will create a personalized web gallery for easy access of your images. Plus, we have all of the cool stuff like graduation invitations and offer pro prints direct from your gallery. We are experts, 25+ years, at capturing images you will love!

$450 + tax


If you are unsure about which appointment type or would like to visit with us prior to scheduling, we offer a FREE consultation that is sure to answer all of your questions. We schedule these throughout the day. They usually only take 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 this momentous occasion to true professionals and proud Lumberjacks!

What others say about our photography

Senior photographer testamonial Testamonials Nacogdoches


Love House of Photography! Greg and Cindy are very helpful and friendly. They answer any and all questions, and our "hour" ran over but they never rushed the session. Definitely glad we choose them for our daughter's senior pictures!!

Senior photographer testamonial Testamonials Nacogdoches


The photoshoot went very well. It was very quick and easy. I liked where we took the photos. The spots around the studio were very good and we’re very relaxed there are a lot of spots around that could be very useful to anybody and could fit anyone’s personality. I would consider the photo shoot “easy breezy beautiful cover girl.” that’s my way of saying it was easy and the photos turned out great.

Senior photographer testamonial Testamonials Nacogdoches


Greg and Cindy, we cannot thank you enough for the beautiful photographs of our girl. They are such gracious memories. Above all, our family thanks you for your grace and professionalism and making the experience easy and fun. As parents, we enjoyed watching Victoria have fun and be relaxed throughout the photo session, but you guys went above and beyond. THANK YOU!!!!! Virginia and Darrin

Senior photographer testamonial Testamonials Nacogdoches


Such a wonderful experience and such a high quality product to show for it. My son and I had his senior pictures taken and they were so sweet and accommodating. They even let us throw in a few shots of our family. The end product is just stunning! Couldn't be happier with this whole interaction. From the photo shoot, to the big show and deciding, to the gorgeous photos. Beginning to end this was wonderful and I am so thankful to have found House of Photography. Highly recommend and we will return in the future!


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, fun atmosphere and a STUDIO that's tailored to your needs. The studio sits on one full acre that includes hundreds of backgrounds and unique sets to match almost any outfit. Did we mention a private dressing room! No need to change in public or in your car...which could be quite a drag.
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'll have a FUN and STRESS-FREE session!! We also guarantee that your portraits will be the BEST photographs you've ever had taken in your life or you'll get 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 SFA grads 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


The Faces Behind House of Photography

Kids Photography Camp Greg Patterson Nacogdoches Retired SFA Photography Professor

Greg Patterson

Photographer and Educator

Greg Patterson is a nationally published photographer and retired SFA 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. Greg is also one of the few Certified Professional Photographers within a 120 mile radius. His photographs can be seen in many publications, most recently Texas Parks Wildlife and Guideposts. Greg is a proud Lumberjack graduating in 1988 with his BA and 1992 with his MIS.

Kids Photography Camp Cindy Patterson

Cindy Patterson

Studio Manager Extraordinaire

As co-owner and proud wearer of purple, Cindy Patterson has been involved with the studio from the very beginning. She is most likly the person behind the phone but also one to bring a smile to your face and make sure you feel welcome. Cindy specializes in the finishing steps to completing our client orders. Most importantly, she is the wife of Greg and mother to three kids. And when she is not working her heart out at the studio, she can be found anywhere outside followed by our three cats. Also a Lumberjack, graduating in 1988 with a BA in Business.

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. Our newest Lumberjack, Haley graduated in 2015 with a BA in Art.

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.