the TGP portrait experience


step one:

Schedule your session

So, you've found yourself in need of some photos!  Maybe you just need some yearly family photos, or your baby is turning one, OR you've blinked and your baby is graduating high school!  Whatever your portrait need, you've come to the right place!  I believe in capturing photos that highlight your family's connection with each other in an authentic way.  I capture the joy, the silliness, the cuddles, the love, and yes-the tantrums.  You'll start by filling out the contact form and we'll schedule your date.  Then, I'll send you a contract and invoice through my easy to use online booking system.  With just a few clicks of a button, you can sign your contract and pay online!  EASY PEASY!  My weekends fill up fast, so be sure to get on my schedule in advance or consider scheduling your session on a weekday.


step two:

Let the planning begin!

What do I wear?!?!  This is my most-asked question when clients book a session with me.  Stress not!  Once you book, I'll send you my portrait style guide which will tell you everything you need to know about choosing colors, coordinating outfits, and finding a location.  If you have any questions about your outfits or you want my opinion on what you've chosen, I love being a part of this process with my clients!  We'll also work together to choose the time for your session according to the best lighting and discuss any special props that might give your session a little extra flare.  I'm always up for fun ideas!


step three:

Photoshoot day!!

It's time for your session!  Yay!  You've shopped, planned, prepped, and run around like a crazy lady trying to get everyone ready.  Now everyone's going to show up perfectly happy and on their best behavior, right??  (Insert eye roll!) I know from personal experience that this doesn't usually happen!  If you show up stressed, rushed, and cranky-it's OK!  I CAN HANDLE IT.  Fun fact-before I was a full time photographer, I earned a degree in Child Development and have worked with families and children for 15+ years!  PLUS I'm a mama to a feisty, stubborn toddler who wants to do things his way and his way only.  I truly love connecting with kiddos and photographing them in their element.  All I ask of you is that you let go of expectations, focus on connecting with your family, and let the moments unfold naturally while I snap away.  I promise you, this will get you the best outcome! 

Pro tip:  make sure your children have full bellies and are well rested before their photos!  Bribing them with a treat after the session also works very well!

Gallery delivery!

step four:


WOOOHOOOOO GALLERY DELIVERY DAY!!!  Is there anything better?!  Once your photos are ready, you will receive an online gallery to view, share, and download your images.  With just a few clicks of a button, you can send the gallery to your friends and family members, order professional prints, and download the entire gallery to your computer.  I can't wait to see what you do with your images!!  

get photos you'll

love forever

Now that I'm a mom, I understand the saying all too well:  The days are long but the years are short.  Your babies are only this small once.  You and your husband only celebrate 25 years of marriage once.  Your children only graduate high school once.  Life has a way of going by so fast, but photos last forever and freeze these moments in time.  You deserve joyful, timeless photos that tell the story of your family to pass down to your children, their children, and even their children!  These images are more than just photos-they are part of your legacy.  I would be honored to be part of creating that legacy for you.  Think we'd be a great match?  Click below to contact me!

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Terri did my son's first birthday and cake smash and was amazing to work with! Not only is she patient, calm, and directs you on how to pose, she is incredible with kids and made the entire shoot fun and stress-free! The photos turned out so beautiful and even better than I could have imagined!

Alfonzo Family

Barron Family

I 100% would recommend Terri Graves Photography to friends and family, random strangers at Target, anyone looking for someone to capture amazing portraits - in fact, I already have! Terri took our family portraits this summer and she was easy to communicate with and, bless her, was very patient with my energetic 3-year old. She captured precious memories that are priceless to me and my family and I cannot wait to return to her for our next session!

Klier Family

We had the BEST family session with Terri! She put us at ease immediately. Having a four year old and almost two year old can prove interesting with poses, but Terri captured the best variety of natural and more formal shots of all of us. The only hard decision will be what to order!

Family pictures with Terri are a breeze! From her willingness to find the perfect location, to her helpful style guide, to how great she is at capturing the true moments with your family, it's all so easy.  We absolutely will treasure the photos she took of us forever!

Miller Family

Steele Family

Terri is AMAZING! Our photos always turn out so beautiful, and I love that she makes us feel soooo comfortable in front of the camera. She's patient, sweet and bubbly, and all around an awesome person. My kids absolutely loved her and still talk about her! She is definitely my go to girl!