Hi I’m Teri and I have fun making you look FABULOUS! Welcome to my blog where you’ll find my latest work. I own Teri Fode Photography with my husband, Don. We specialize in custom, upscale portraits for high school seniors, newborn babies, kids, and families.

I love Pinterest—be sure to follow me for lots of great ideas on fashion and clothing ideas for photo sessions as well as inspirational ideas for all things artful and creative. I love Instagram too and you’ll find lots of “behind-the-scenes” at our photo shoots as well as a peek into my personal photos (user name terifode).

Are you a photographer? Watch for some EXCITING NEWS for 2016 and a dedicated wesbsite where I will be sharing my answers on the success of my business! For now, find me on PeriscopeTV for live broadcasting about marketing tips and branding.

If you’d like more information about our work, pricing  or to book your own session, call our studio at 916.213.1716.




Calling all 2017 Seniors!


We are looking for outgoing high school seniors that are energetic and who love our style to represent our studio. If chosen, you will be featured on our senior websites, media pages, social networks and in our Class of 2017 advertising campaigns. 

We have a few more openings at a few schools.





Posted in Modeling portfoliosPhotographySeniors/grads

POSTED ON 01.24.16

What can I say other than THIS. GIRL. IS. PHOTOGENIC.

After photographing her for a flat 5 minutes, I knew. I just knew. She had that special quality that would work in front of the camera like magic. So…we chose her for a very special project coming out in March 2016! Stay tuned—top secret until it’s out.

Kate has style. She is a fashinsta. She brought clothes that were spot on for trends yet still classic and true to her style.

Oh…and her boyfriend joined us at the end. GIRLS! Invite your boyfriends for a few shots!

Here are my favorite…million…shots.

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Posted in Fashions for senior portraitsPhotographySeniors/grads

POSTED ON 01.20.16

Seniors—did you know? There’s a big difference between “prom makeup” and “camera ready makeup”. And it’s completely different than your everyday makeup too!

When you book our professional makeup artist, she knows exactly how to apply your makeup for your senior photo day. But if you prefer to do your own makeup for your portraits, we will guide you every step of the way. Why? Because it matters. Things like blending, matte makeup, no shimmer.

But no worries, we’ve got you covered. You’ll receive our 10 tips from our professional makeup artist when you book your session.

FYI: Just a few spots left before graduation! Contact us for date availability.


Posted in PhotographySeniors/gradsTeens / Photography

POSTED ON 01.18.16

SESSION TYPE | Urban Style Session

MAKEUP ARTIST | Sarah Williams


SETTING | Downtown Sacramento

We met in the city the day of Stephanie’s shoot. She wanted a pretty makeup and we went for a pop of color for a few of the shots.

She has amazing style and I absolutely LOVED the blue on her! Don’t you think it’s stunning with her hair and coloring?

Graduation is just around the corner for this beauty.

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Posted in PhotographySeniors/gradsTeens / Photography

POSTED ON 01.10.16


Our New Year’s photo shoot event is by far the most coveted event of them all! The 4 2016 High School senior girls chosen from our TFS Model Team this year were amazing and gorgeous (but of course, all of our models and senior clients are!).

Gold and Silver SPARKLES were the theme of the afternoon mixed with grey, white, black. I loved the pop of red added with Abi’s dress and a few of the props!

Interested in knowing how we CHOOSE our models?

Our entire team of senior reps have the opportunity to apply for various model shoot events throughout the year. Each of them received benefits for being on our team, including a complimentary family photo session with their booked senior session. Every model receives a free MODEL SESSION in the summer before their senior year…but then additionally we offer the opportunity for each of them to “apply” for the 6 to 8 other shoots we plan throughout their senior year.

How do they “apply” and how are they chosen for these additional shoots? First, they must be available for the dates and be interested in the themes that we post. Most themes are either fashion driven or holiday-styled, or both. We rotate our models through the session events for fairness, but not all are available for the dates posted.

Some of the session events require that the models apply with an “outfit” submission as to their “vision” or interpretation of the photo shoot theme. For instance, the NEW YEAR’S EVENT was posted with a requirement to send me text images of an outfit or outfits that they had with “sparkles” and that was “party themed”.

We received over 35 outfits to select from this year and THESE 4 girls were the lucky chosen models for the fun party-filled day!

These are the images from the shoot. Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!


MUA STYLING | Sara Williams

2106 SENIOR MODELS: Abi Rowe; Catalina Rucker; Neha Prakash; Sierra Fatlowitz

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Posted in Fashions for senior portraitsSeniors/gradsStyled Senior Shoots

POSTED ON 12.31.15

Do you have good intentions with your planner, but 2 months into using it you revert back to your old ways? Here 5 Tips on being more effective with our Planner/Agenda:

(NOTE: I use list and note apps in my mobile phone together with a few other organizing tools, but even so, I love having a pen-and-paper-agenda—-thus, my love of all-things Planner this time of year! Even with an “electronic” to-do list and a google calendar, having an agenda makes my over-all master list awesome)

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Posted in Business & ProductivityFor PhotographersPhotography

POSTED ON 12.9.15

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