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).

You’ll find my passion for writing on my Inspirational Blog—a bit more personal than the things I post here.

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

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Our latest TFS STYLE CLOSET VIDEO is out!

Do you love style and fashion? Love “how to”  style closet video features? Then you will LOVE our latest vid just released for FALL FASHIONS! We absolutely love how this plays out in showing you all the looks you can pull together for not only your own wardrobe but also your senior photo session! If you love all the fashions of fall, you’ll love some of these ideas from Carly and Sheridan. These clothes are from THEIR closets and they are here to show YOU some fun ideas with what’s trending in this season’s looks.

PS: Don’t forget to add a touch of PINK to your fall looks!

THEME: FALL FASHIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

STARRING: CARLY COLOGNA  |  Granite Bay High School  and SHERIDAN NAULTY  |  Bella Vista High School

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POSTED ON 10.10.14

This SPARKLE PHOTO SHOOT was inspired by my love of all-things-blingy. I’m an 80′s girl…things were big and sparkly back then. When that side of fashion become a bit subdued I was sad…very, very sad. So when glitter and sequins and sparkle-galore hit the fashion and design scene again, I was beyond thrilled.

For this themed-photo shoot, I envisioned a group of girlfriends in an upscale shopping center…stopping for a coffee while giggling and catching up. This wasn’t a “prom-style dress-up” nor was it an “urban-glam” shoot (watch for that one SOON); rather, a celebration of girls wearing pretty sequins and sparkles in a beyond-gorgeous setting.

I put out a model-call and created a mood-board. I was looking for sequins and a mix-up of dresses, skirts, skinnies, leather boots. Again, not urban-glam, but a pretty and girly look with SPARKLE.

DEAR GIRLS THAT LOVE SPARKLE: Don’t overlook pulling your favorite sequins or sparkles into your senior photo shoot! It doesn’t have to be a “prom” look…it can be downplayed with boots, a leather jacket, a sparkly top paired with shorts! Check out a few outfits from my polyvore account, designed especially for you sparkly-girls here: OUTFITS THAT SPARKLE for your senior photo shoot .

So without further delay…check out this SPARKLE!

THEME: SPARKLE GIRLS

SENIOR MODELS (from our Teri Fode Senior Model Team): Sabrina Andrus | Oak Ridge; Paige Powell | Rocklin; Elisabeth McCallum | Woodcreek; Siena DiRoma | St Francis; Emily Corp | Woodcreek; Jessica Duncan | St Francis

MAKEUP ARTIST: Sara Williams (enhanced makeup)

PART 1: Shot in full sun   |  PART 2: Shot the last hour of the day

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POSTED ON 10.3.14

Honored. Excited. Humbled.

Because there are just so many talented photographers out there that do this amazing thing that I do. My grandparents owned a studio for 40 years from the 1940′s to through the 1980′s and died before they ever knew I was going to take that step of faith and leave a corporate job to follow a dream. Building this business with Don has been a lot of hard work. And dedication. And sweat. And joy.

Being recognized is icing on the cake because the CAKE itself is the sheer success that is achieved by ANYONE doing ANYTHING they set their mind to achieving.

Thank you to Senior Style Guide for the recognition. Thank you to my clients who love what we do. Thank you to GOD for the gift and the door. And for helping me to walk through it. xo

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Posted in Seniors/grads

POSTED ON 10.1.14
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FASHION IN THE HOT SEAT: FALL-STYLED DENIM

FYI! NEWSFLASH! ———-> Are you on Instagram? Do you love style? Need inspiration for your own senior session OR are you a photographer? My own fashion-sets (created on Polyvore) PLUS reposts and photos from other resources are now ALL IN ONE PLACE on my NEW Instagram account! FOLLOW TERI’S STYLE CLOSET ON INSTAGRAM AT: tfsstylecloset

We all of love denim—jeans, jackets, shorts, skirts! The REASON we all love denim is obvious: it’s so gosh darn VERSATILE! We can dress it up, dress it down, style it up, style it down. Denim is never going to go out of style. It’s quite simply a STAPLE.

Well here it is fall so WHAT do you suppose I’m eyeing these days for photo shoots? FALL-STYLED DENIM….of course, silly! I love jeans for photo shoots because of the very reason stated above: versatility. Depending on your style, you can be a chic sophisticate or a country charm, all based on the accessories, darling! Scarves, shoes, outwear, etc. can all make the difference.

I’m loving the sets that have been rolling through my Instagram feed from shoppriceless.com  AND lulus.com By the way—they have some amazing looks and styles you can pick up for a very reasonable price if you want to add an outfit or two to your photo session wardrobe.

Here is some inspiration for you — and as I always say: if you are going to shop for a new outfit for your senior photo shoot, make sure you’ll wear it AGAIN. It should be an addition to your wardrobe that will be a fave (thus, you can justify buying some fun new things for our shoot with you!).

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All above sets and photos / credit to the Instagram feed of Shoppriceless.com and Lulus.com

1) LUXE IN LEOPARD from Lulu’s 

2) FALL ESSENTIALS | Willow Top and Out of This World Cardigan from Shoppriceless

3) MILITARY FALL | Military Jane Jacket, Xena Knit Infinity Scarf and Electric Elephant top from Shoppriceless

4) JISELLA FALL | Jisella top, Savvy Writer Boots from Shoppriceless

Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsPhotographySeniors/grads

POSTED ON 09.30.14

FASHION ALERT!

URBAN GLAM style is IN and it’s HOT! Do you love SEQUINS? Do you love SPARKLE? Well sequins, glitter and sparkle on NOT just for homecoming and prom anymore! Get out your favorite sparkles and pair them with denim, leathers and textures! Step on out in STYLE!

This is a great combo for your own wardrobe on a weekend (mom’s too!) OR for your senior portraits. It’s fancy—but CHIC. And THAT, my dear girls, is the NAME. OF. THE. GAME.

Game on. Go get it.

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Love these styles? Want them? Want one of the items you see above? HERE THEY ARE…you can actually buy them online at the individual online stores listed over on my POLYVORE PROFILE:

Styles listed CLOCKWISE from upper left corner:

1) URBAN GLAM ONE

2) URBAN GLAM TWO

3) URBAN GLAM THREE

4) URBAN GLAM FOUR

I’m on polyvore and I STYLE your sessions using trendy looks…for inspiration! Check it out HERE. 

Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsModeling portfoliosSenior guy photo shoots

POSTED ON 09.28.14
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Lauren—oh MY!

She’s a 2015 Senior at Woodcreek High School in Sacramento CA and it was my pleasure to photograph this amazingly photogenic and SWEET young woman! She and mom really worked together to bring exactly what their vision was for Lauren’s senior portraits: simply—to be HER. She loves the outdoors and is “simple but stylish”, so they really wanted to capture that.

THE STYLE BASICS:

FIRST LOOK || THE SUMMER STYLE: Lauren paired a white scoop tee with her favorite olive-tones shorts. I loved the leopard Steve Madden slip-ons. And what REALLY made this outfit more unique from all the other looks was the BRAID. Our very own Sara created a side braid to add a touch a chic style to this fun and simple outfit. I knew of the perfect setting to really pull out the olive/golden hews and off we went to create amazing images with look one.

SECOND LOOK || THE FREE PEOPLE DRESS: Always a hit with me—anything Free People. That dress was amazing on Lauren and paired with a shawl-kimono it was incredible to photograph. The colors worked well with her skin and hair. It screamed “sun through greenery” to me so off to the garden we went with that outfit. Lauren paired it with black sandals for a perfect look. And her HAIR was down for this look.

THIRD LOOK  || IT’S FOUR LOOKS IN ONE: Those True Religion jeans were the staple of the rest of Lauren’s looks. Watch how they changed with a few simple additions change: 1) They  looked fabulous paried with a lacey tank and for this look Sara added a bit of a smokey eye. Booties always dress jeans up and I loved the look with the rolled jeans. We shot a few in an upscale urban mall area and then off to the field for more looks and a change. 2) Lauren added a plaid/sequin shirt both tied around her waist and over the tank for a completely different vibe. 3) Add a sparkly head-band and know it’s boho in an instant 4) add a crop top tee and a VERY chic floppy hat for a 4th look—and she never changed those jeans! Voila.

Watch for MORE of Lauren—we will be submitting her images into the Senior’s Ignite Model competition and call me prejudice, but I think she’s got a huge change ;)

 

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Posted in Fashions for senior portraitsModeling portfoliosSeniors/gradsTeens / Photography

POSTED ON 09.24.14

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