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 first-floor studio address is:
1502 Sawyer St #228
Houston, TX 77007
Plentiful free parking is always available. Park in the west front lot immediately adjacent Sawyer Street.
If the front lot is full, additional parking is available along the building's north side. There's also more parking behind the building but finding my studio via the back entrances can be confusing. You can also find overflow parking at 2101 Winter Street.
Enter the building through the front door on the west side of the building only. Other doors are typically locked. For weekend or evening appointments, call if the front entry door is locked.
- Enter through the middle orange door on the west side of the building. Above that orange door is a large Studio Entrances sign mounted under the overhang.
- After entering the door, proceed straight for 80'
- Turn right and walk 12' to the hallway intersection.
- Turn left and then proceed 94' to the next hallway intersection.
- Turn right and walk 16' to the next hallway intersection.
- Turn left and then walk 41' where you'll find my studio door (#228) on your left.
- Come inside.
Here's a location map. The orange arrows on this map indicate how to find my photography studio.
My photo studio is perfect for most product photography, individual headshots, and editorial portraits. It measures 18.5' x 23.5' (435 square feet) and boasts 24' ceilings plus a large skylight.
The studio is climate-controlled, professional, organized, secure, private, wheelchair-accessible and offers shared bathroom access.
For outdoor portraits, the building exterior and nearby areas provide an artsy urban-esque background with several small green areas. There are also several murals.
For most photos, I'll use a shallow depth of field and that means blurry backgrounds that fade away behind you, so location won't play too much into your outdoor photos here.
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.