Houston Studio: Arts District
My Houston photo studio is in The Silos at Sawyer Yards in the Washington Avenue Arts District.
Located just three minutes from Houston’s downtown business district, The Silos at Sawyer Yards is a creative community housed in a former grain silo facility where 97 photographers, artists, and creatives work daily.
My studio address is:
My photo studio is perfect for most product photography, individual headshots, and editorial portraits. It measures 14' x 23'(322 square feet) and boasts 14' ceilings plus a large skylight.
The studio is climate-controlled, professional, organized, secure, private, and offers shared bathroom access.
COVID-19 Safe Studio Protocols
Local, state, and federal health guidelines may limit our interaction. I've therefore implemented firm but necessary preventative health measures and policies.
When you arrive, I'll take my temperature and your temperature with a no-touch thermometer. Temperatures 100.4 degrees or greater require a rescheduled session. Also, if either of us appears ill, we'll reschedule the session.
Before we begin, you'll be asked if you’ve had any COVID symptoms in the last 14 days including chills, congestion, cough, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, fatigue, fever, headache, muscle or body aches, nausea, new loss of taste or smell, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, or vomiting. You'll also be asked if you've been near anyone with those symptoms or if you’ve flown via commercial carrier in the last 14 days. Any affirmative answer requires that we reschedule.
Proximity increases exposure risks, so I will maintain a maximum-possible distance from you given the surroundings. For portrait photography, I avoid physical touch unless you’re unable to adjust your own clothing. When wardrobe assistance is required, I'll first ask your permission to approach and touch your clothing.
I'll wear a mask when you're present. I'll wear gloves on request. I ask that you wear a mask too when you're in our building and when you're not being photographed. Please bring your own mask.
Studio surfaces like doorknobs, stools, hand mirrors, lighting equipment, and cameras are disinfected regularly. However, everyone is encouraged to only touch their own belongings and that only I should open and close the studio door. Only people directly involved in your project may be present. Studio guests aren’t permitted.
Enter the building through the front door only. Other doors are always locked. For weekend or evening appointments, please call when you arrive as the front entry door is locked.
Plentiful free parking is always available. If the front lot on the west side is full, additional parking is available on the north side. There's also more parking behind our buildings and additional overflow parking at 2101 Winter Street.
Here are step-by-step instructions describing how to find my studio once you enter The Silos complex.
- Enter through the orange door on the west side of the building.
- After entering the door, proceed straight for 80'
- Turn left, and walk 100' to the hallway intersection.
- Turn right, and then proceed 100' to the stairs (located on your right).
- Climb 21 stairs to Level 2 (the mezzanine floor). No elevator is available.
- Turn right at the top of the stairs.
- Walk straight for 26' where you'll find my studio door (#141).
- Come inside.
Here's a location map. The orange arrows on this map indicate how to find my photography studio.
If you're visiting from another city and you want to stay nearby, here are a few downtown Houston hotels with nightly stays ranging from $100 to $500. Most are less than 10 minutes away by Uber, Lyft, or Yellow Cab.
AC Hotel by Marriott Houston Downtown (1.9 miles away @ $100+)
723 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77002
Aloft Houston Downtown (2 miles away @ $125+)
820 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002
Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown Convention Center (2.1 miles away @ $125+)
1314 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Convention Center (3.2 miles away @ $95+)
1810 Bell St, Houston, TX 77003
Holiday Inn Houston Downtown (2.3 miles away @ $125+)
1616 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Hotel Alessandra (2.1 miles away @ $200+)
1070 Dallas St, Houston, TX 7700
Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott (4.3 miles away @ $240+)
220 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Marriott Marquis Houston (2.3 miles away @ $250+)
1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77010
The Four Seasons (2.9 miles away @ $470+)
1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
The Lancaster Hotel (1.7 miles away @ $150+)
701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002
The Westin Houston Downtown (2.2 miles away @ $160+)
1520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
The Whitehall Houston (2 miles away @ $150+)
1700 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Here are a few interior and exterior location photos. This is what you'll see when you visit my studio.