family portrait sessions

Houston Family Photographer

Children | Families | Seniors


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, Allison Wilkins Photography (formerly Evin Thayer Studios) has been committed to creating gorgeous portraits for decades. Come experience why we have 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.



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 photography studio in Houston, TX,  and a complimentary consultation.


We have everything you need for a relaxed session. Grab a beverage or a snack! Our sessions are designed with your comfort in mind. ​


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!

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We 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!

A family portrait isn’t complete without your furry 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.

Because we like to have consultations in person or via Zoom with families for planning purposes, we recommend booking your session about four to six weeks in advance. For family portraits during the holiday season, we recommend scheduling a few months 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!

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.

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!