Whether for advertising, editorial, or personal needs, fashion photography is a genre that brings out the artist in every photographer. It’s often highly creative and boldly colored, with poses and clothing that you might not see in a standard portrait session.

While Houston might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of the fashion world, its thriving creative community means it’s home to some of the most talented photographers in the industry. In this article, we’ll share 10 of the best who are well and truly making their mark.

Select Studios

Black and white fashion portraits by Select Studios [Select Studios]

The son of a photojournalist, Arthur Garcia had an early education in the art of the camera and says he was inspired by the work of Richard Avedon and Henri Cartier-Bresson. He’s now the owner and lead photographer at Select Studios, which has worked with countless modeling agencies that include Page Parkes Houston, Dallas, and Austin, as well as Ford and Click. Select Studios is also the official photography sponsor of the Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA pageants, documenting not only the event but also headshots for the competitors.

Anghelov Medina

An in-studio fashion shoot by Anghelov Medina [Anghelov Medina]

Despite his late start in photography compared to many others on this list, Anghelov Medina still earns his stars as one of the best fashion photographers in Houston. His images are bold and colorful and he is skilled in the use of natural light, whether he’s shooting in a studio or using the vibrant streets of Houston as his backdrop. Aside from fashion photography, Anghelov also offers portrait sessions for personal or branding purposes.

Foxx Studio

An oil-inspired men’s fashion shoot by Foxx Studios [Foxx Studios]

With the latest technology at their fingertips, the team at Foxx Studios is among the best Houston has to offer. Whether you’re after photography, videography, or web design to help build your fashion portfolio, their extensive experience ensures creative and artistic results. If you don’t want an in-studio session at Foxx Studios base in Rice Village, their team will help you to select a location and choose the perfect outfit. Aside from their photography services, you can also utilize the company’s live broadcasting and ultra HD time-lapse services for your website.

Gerard Harrison

A colorful fashion shoot by Gerard Harrison [Image Theory Photoworks]

Gerard Harrison is the photographer behind Image Theory Photoworks, a fashion-focused studio based in Houston. He works alongside some of the best makeup artists and stylists in the city to create stunning images for fashion-related advertising. His images are often vibrantly colored and highly stylized and have been featured in publications that include “Malvie Magazine”. Gerard regularly incorporates natural settings into his fashion shoots, drawing on Texas’ dramatic mountains, ranches, and historic towns.

Claire McAdams

An underwater fashion shoot by Claire McAdams [Claire McAdams]

With her work published in the “New York Times”, “Dance Studio Life Magazine”, and the “Financial Times”, Claire McAdams creates images that instantly grab your attention. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Southwestern University and has worked as a professional photographer since 2008. She’s garnered a reputation for her whimsical underwater fashion shots and dancers’ portraits that skilfully blend light, shape, and expression. Claire is also a go-to photographer for professional headshots that really stand out.

Brock Lawson

A creative in-studio fashion shoot by Brock Lawson [Brock Lawson]

Brock Lawson specializes in editorial fashion, runway shoots, and look books, with a style that’s highly unique and hip. He shoots both street and high fashion using dramatic light and unique poses that make his images instantly recognizable as his own. Whether he’s working in the studio or on location, Brock creates images that are filled with character and slightly eccentric. He’s skilled at shooting for advertising and e-commerce clients and can easily adapt to the production requirements of high-volume commercial photo studios.

Samuel Terry

A sophisticated men’s fashion portrait by Samuel Terry [Samuel Terry]

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Samuel Terry now calls Houston “home” where he runs his own portrait and fashion photography studio. His use of a shallow depth of field creates a connection between the camera and his subjects while drawing the viewer into the expressions of his models. In addition to women’s and men’s fashion, Samuel also shoots creative portraits, corporate headshots, and business owner portraits to help promote their brand. His family photographer includes maternity and newborn sessions, as well as graduation photos.

Jay Marroquin

A subway-inspired fashion shoot by Jay Marroquin [Jay Marroquin]

Named as one of the 10 Best Fashion and Lifestyle Photographers in Houston 2019, Jay Marroquin is doing something right. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion world, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Siriano, and Chloe Dao, and has had his work featured in “Vogue”, “ELLE”, “Harper’s Bazaar”, and “New York Magazine”. He’s committed to only working with companies that operate in a responsible and ethical manner and are dedicated to practicing sustainable fashion.

Black Smith Photo

A couple stand beside a private jet during a fashion shoot [Black Smith Photo]

Black Smith Photo specializes in creating impactful imagery for clients in the fashion industry. They believe that no matter what level your business is at, your brand should have high-quality images to help boost sales. They offer social media packages that include original images and curated content from outside sources, enabling smaller brands to compete with much larger ones. Aside from working with clients in the greater Houston area, they regularly travel interstate to take advantage of the United States’ spectacular natural backdrops.

Jeremy Pierson

A woman in a gold jumpsuit against a black background [Jeremy Pierson]

Jeremy Pierson’s work is striking, to say the least, with bold use of colors and high definition making them instantly “pop”. He regularly utilizes colored lights and smoke to create mood-filled scenes, whether he’s working on advertising or editorial fashion photography. Jeremy also does corporate headshots and real estate photography for clients throughout the Houston area, as well as documenting movement and dance through stunning black and white images.

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