Being a mama to two littles myself, I know how fast time goes and how important it is to document every single life stage as your family grows! Not only have I have photographed hundreds of families; I also have a degree in Child Development and truly LOVE working with children! Family sessions are near and dear to my heart and I love capturing the snuggles, the tickles, the silliness, and those sweet sweet details that change in the bling of an eye. If you're interested in having me take your family photos, you'll start by filling out the contact form and we'll get your session scheduled!
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 family 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!
It's time for your session! Yay! You've shopped, planned, prepped, and run around like a crazy lady trying to get everyone ready. 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 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!!
Yay! I am so excited to meet you! Fill out my contact form and I will respond within 48 hours. We'll schedule your session and then I'll send you a contract and invoice through my easy-to-use online booking system. I require a $100 deposit to book your session. I'll also send you my family style guide and will help you start planning your outfits!
My style is bright, full of vibrant color, and natural. I edit my photos to match as true to the colors in real life as possible, with a little bit of extra POP! I pose and guide my clients into flattering angles, but I also love movement, candid moments, and lots of playing!
I've been shooting portraits since 2016 and weddings since 2017. I never in a million years thought I would be a wedding photographer! I studied child development in college and was happily working in the world of foster care. I had always been interested in photography so I asked for a "big camera" for my birthday one year. I quickly realized I loved it too much to just be a hobby! Fast forward a few years and here I am! I've photographed hundreds of families and nearly 75 weddings.
I shoot Canon! I have an R6 body and a 5D Mark IV body, then a Canon 28-70 2.0, Canon 85mm1.4 (my BABY!!), Sigma 50mm1.4, Canon 35mm1.4, and Canon 100mm2.8 macro to get all those up close details. I also use an ExpoDisc to set my custom white balance so that I can get the images as perfect in camera as possible! I consider myself a natural light photographer, but I am also fully equipped with a flash setup for dark church sanctuaries, after-dark wedding receptions, and anytime our indoor location needs a little fill-light!
This definitely depends on a few different factors, but most families book my first package which is up to 45 minutes of shooting time. Seniors, branding sessions, or in-home newborn sessions require more time. I also offer seasonal mini sessions which are 20 minutes in length. Make sure to sign up for my email list to be the first to know about these!
Kiddos are such a wild card! Rest assured, I have seen it all and I'm very experienced working with littles! My approach to a family session is to focus on playing, interacting, and letting the kids be kids. I have lots of tricks to get them to smile and even if they're giving you a run for your money, you'll come away with photos that you'll treasure! A few things you can do to prepare are: make sure they're fed and well rested, give them a treat to look forward to after the session, keep your expectations for their cooperation low, and come prepared to get a workout!
"Terri is an incredibly talented photographer. She helps you get comfortable in front of her camera and makes taking pictures fun! I could say so many good things about Terri and her eye for detail, her ability to capture genuine photos, and her patience. We leave every session with her feeling grateful and we cherish the photos she captures for us."
"It is so important to document your family, especially with growing kiddos, and Terri is THE best! Her work is absolutely amazing, but more than that, the session is fun, she makes you feel comfortable, she lets your kids be themselves, and she captures such joyful and real moments! I will forever have her document my 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 love her! She is definitely my go to girl!"
"Terri photographed our very large family and made it an amazing experience! Having 10 children, babies, and toddlers is no easy task, but her patience, humor, and silliness behind the camera helped the kids smile and look natural! We love our photos so much and cannot recommend Terri enough - she the is BEST our there!"
"Hiring Terri to do my family photos was the best decision! As a mom of two toddlers, I was so nervous that getting good family photos would be hard, but Terri worked her magic! Not only was it easy, it was FUN! My kids loved her and we all had a blast!"
"Terri is a phenomenally gifted photographer. She is so great at keeping our kids engaged and happy, and I am always amazed at the end product of our sessions. We treasure the precious memories she has captured for us!"
"Terri is amazing to work with! Not only is she patient, calm, and directs you on how to pose, she is incredible with kids and amazing at getting them to smile. She made the entire session fun and stress-free and the photos turned out even better than I could have imagined!"
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.