I BELIEVE in family photos. They are usually a bit chaotic and crazy (especially if you have tiny people in your squad,) but they are SO rewarding. Looking back on my own family photos it blows my mind how much my kids grow and change every year. I truly cherish each year’s set of photos and the special space in time they hold.
My aim is to give you a good mix of posed and natural images. We’ll definitely do a few where everyone is smiling and looking into the camera, but for the rest of the session, I love to capture you interacting with each other or playing with your little ones. I also shoot like crazy in all the in-between moments because usually that is where I get the true gems!
A minimum image count starting at 75 (because I KNOW I will get at least that many.) I tend to over-deliver on number of images. There are no hidden costs or upsales. I'm going to give you all the good ones!
An online image gallery to view, download, share and print your images. If you don't wish to print through the gallery, you can download the files and print them wherever you want, whenever you want.
All images both in high-resolution format (for printing) AND low resolution format (which is optimal for social media use.)
“Terra was stellar!!! We had a family shoot with our 3 young and crazy kiddos at a local hiking spot. They had so much fun running around and posing. Also, we now have some of the most iconic pictures that captured the essence of our wild bunch! We've already sent out holiday cars with Terra's photos... now we have to pick which family photo to hang on the walls! Couldn't recommend Terra enough. Thanks again!!! :)" - Danny
Yes! My advice is to wear something you feel comfortable in. Plan your outfits so that you are complementary to one another, but avoid matching. I would also encourage you not to go too casual if you can help it. shorts and flip flops never look good in photos and It's also smart to avoid anything with logos. If you need a little extra help with outfitting your family, I have a wonderful stylist I can recommend. Just ask and I’ll get you in touch with her.
For an outdoor shoot please try not to have anything on you that you won't need because I like to do a lot of shooting in-between the moments while you are walking from place to place. If you don't need a purse/ etc. that would be ideal. Also, please no bulky objects in your pockets! I can hold onto phones and keys if it's helpful while we are photographing. Feel free to bring a blanket if you like the picnic-type photos with everyone sitting down.
For an indoor shoot, have the areas you would like to take photos in free of clutter. Gather any “eye soar” items that aren’t in use and put them out of view. Keep in mind that whatever is in plain sight in the room, will most likely be in your pictures. I like to use as much natural light as much as possible. I think it is so much prettier than flash. If you have a room with big windows or a lot of natural light that will be an ideal spot to shoot.
I have a whole list of gorgeous outdoor spaces (and photo examples in them) I would be happy to share upon booking. Just ask!
I believe that editing and post processing is a huge part of the final image. Because of this, I do all of my own editing and don’t source it out. I meticulously cull, color correct, crop and adjust each image to deliver my very best work, every time. Each event has different lighting situations and skin tones, so I create custom color adjustments every time. For these reasons, I ask that you patiently wait the 30 days it takes for image delivery.
I offer very basic retouching and try to keep this pretty minimal. I aim to keep things truthful and authentic. I’ll correct blemishes or minor background eye soars when needed, but won’t alter bodies.
“Terra is a spectacular photographer, super approachable and easy to work with. The colors and angels of her photos are so special and dreamy. Don't think twice - book your family photos and special occasions with Terra!" - Lara