session info

Gulf Coast Imaging Studios Portraits Sessions are structured so that you end up with images that not only reflect on your vision, but a truly unique, professional and enjoyable experience.

Our indoor studio space is great for those hot days when air conditioning is key to ensuring a successful outcome to your portraits.  We have many different background options and offer yearly “themed” shoots for family and children. (please see our yearly special page: GCIS Yearly Specials)

Along with our indoor Studio space. We have a large Garden right out the back door that presents multiple options and several unique to Gulf Coast Imaging Studios!  Be it the Old ’49 Dodge Truck, the ’52 Ford and Gas Station, the Old ’40 Farmall Tractor, or any of the many different sets we continuously build and modify in the Garden, you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor scenic portrait experience and still have the comfort of the air conditioning within a few steps!

For any session, if you prefer a specific location, we will travel to most location in the area, Houston and even beyond, depending on schedule, though additional fees maybe involved for certain locations.

Don’t settle for just another outdoor snapshot session in the heat when you can relax in our spacious studio, complete with dressing rooms, a lounge area and now a NEW Outdoor Portrait Garden?


Consultations are not required but will help you plan and will ensure you get the expected result from your investment. We will be happy to discuss do’s and don’ts for clothing and how to get the most from your sessions. It is free and only take a few minutes to accomplish.

Session & Appointment:

All sessions require an appointment. Payment for your session is required when you book to ensure that time is reserved for you on our calendar. (Sessions will not be booked without payment.) Once your session is booked the fee is non-refundable. Need to change your time? Simply call the studio and we will work with you to fit your busy schedule. You will not incur any additional cost for changing the date or time of your booked appointment.

Ordering / Sales Session:

At the completion of your session, we will schedule your ordering/sales session. Your edited images from your session will be presented to you, and anyone else involved in the purchase decision at our studio, utilizing specialized software that makes it fun, easy and intuitive to choose your favorites and build your portrait purchase.
We require payment in full at the time of the order. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed on your finished order. If you like, we can split the final payment into two or three separate payments for your convenience. NO prints will be made until the order has been paid in full.
Can I order at a later date? Yes, but the current prices in effect at that time apply. Discounts and other specials are subject to the deadlines stated on each.

Family & Children Portraits:

Information coming soon!

Corporate & Commercial:

Need an updated Commercial headshot for use in your business or professional profile?  We can do that in short order for a very economical cost.  We can shoot in the studio or on a location (at your business) of choice.  Give us a call for information and to schedule your appointment!

High School Seniors:

Our senior portraits at Gulf Coast Imaging Studios are structured so that you end up with portraits that not only reflect on your accomplishments upon graduating, but on who you truly are. Every senior portrait session is custom-built to your needs, but our standard selection is listed below. So, drop by the studio for a consultation or give us a call at (409) 945-5055.

Be sure to check ask about YOUR High School when calling as we offer specials for each high school for the academic year.

Basic Cap & Gown Session:

Just the basics, Cap & Gown, with your cords, Awards, Formal in Tuxedo/Drape and your choice of a casual outfit. This Session takes about 35-45 minutes.

Personality / Sports & Activities Session:

Includes Basic, plus your choice of additional time and props, backgrounds necessary to highlight your personality/sport/pastime activity. Skateboarder? Bring your Boards! Your Guitar, even your Motorcycle! It will fit in the studio. Bring those things that reflect YOU. This session adds 2-3 more outfits and will take approximately 1.5 hours.

I Want It All:

We know you really do…so all of the above PLUS choose your outdoor location* and make your Senior portraits COMPLETELY unique! This session allows for an additional 1-3 outfits and takes close to three hours to complete. Session time can be split; different days for studio and location.

*Some locations may incur a mileage charge, please inquire. Photographing at Sting Stadium or another Local Athletic Field does NOT require any additional fee. Please inquire at your consultation.