Whether you're looking for family photos, shopping for the right event photographer, a soon-to-be bride needing that fantasy portrait, a model in need of a portfolio, an actor seeking headshots, an artist or a musician, I will work to the best of my abilities to serve you and provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations every time.


Dessa Parker has been serving the Texas community under the moniker AWFULLY PRETTY. With a history of photography courses behind her and experience with the fashion circuit, she has handled babies of every sort (though she prefers the ones in diapers). There is something inherit in her photos. A dynamic angle that she usually dismisses and downplays that anyone could have taken that shot. That is hardly the truth and all her clients notice. She was recently featured in Houston's Bayousphere magazine.

Photographers, Houston, TX

Loved working with Dessa! She was so great! And braved the cold to take pictures outside!!! The images I like where edited in a timely fashion, and turned out fabulous!

- Margaret Stella

Dessa you are with without a doubt an amazing photographer your awesome! you don't know how much I appreciate you taking those engagment pictures for me they are amazing and exactly what I hoped they would be! Keep growing and capturing moments! :)

- Ashley Tobias

Loved my son's 2nd Birthday photos, will definitely use you again. Thank you being so patient with my LARGE family!

- Lucy Sanchez

oh my goodness!!!! I just got a tear in my eye....just saw the Bridal shots from tonight, and they were beautiful!!! I have never looked this beautiful b4!!!

- Lisa Renee McCarthy