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.




Can you believe it? Today is the FIRST DAY of GRAD MONTH! It’s officially the month that seniors all across the country will be graduating from high school!

Families are planning grad parties and senior girls are shopping for that special grad-day dress to wear underneath their robes!

I have to admit…this time of year is bitter-sweet for me. I feel like “my seniors” are leaving me! All for a good reason—so much is in the future for all of the seniors out there. I love hearing about college acceptances and future plans.

Well with that said, here are a few fun grad dress ideas for those girls that are looking for that special graduation dress. While it’s fun shopping for a dress, it can be hectic this time of year. These dresses are linked to my polyvore account which means you can shop directly online if you see one you like (disclaimer: I am in no way linked to these accounts and in no way benefit from these links—purely for fun and convenience):

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Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsSeniors/grads

POSTED ON 05.1.16

What could be more perfect than fun festival-inspired boho fashion in the perfect setting—nature?

These images were created for our upcoming BRAND FILM, created by none other than the fabulous Anne Moshier of seniorfilms.com. She flew here from Florida and together we collaborated on photo shoot looks, fashion, film and marketing!

These looks fit right in with our fashion-of-the-week theme!

FASHION | Festival-Inspired Boho

MAKEUP ARTIST | Sara Williams

PHOTOGRAPHY | Teri Fode Photography

MODELS | 2016 Seniors: Paige Hughes, Alexa Bassett, Karina Sattelmayer

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Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsSeniors/grads

POSTED ON 04.29.16
Fresh Festival Makeup


Makeup for festival/boho styled looks for your senior portraits should look natural and fresh.
When we do your makeup, we have camera-ready looks that are specific for photography. But even when “less” makeup is used, we are looking for good coverage with a natural look.
Coachella-inspired boho makeup is achieved by using nudes and naturals. We still want your eyes to pop, so strategic shadowing is important. Urban Decay’s naked palette is perfect for these looks. Makeup is set with a translucent, sheer powder and lips are finished with a shade darker than your natural pigment, with a touch of gloss.
When booking our Style Session, we start with this look first because it’s light and natural…then we progress to the dressier looks that might include a smokey eye if desired.
If you love the festival-inspired looks this season, you’ll love the way we style it in your senior photo session!

Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsPhotography

POSTED ON 04.27.16

Adding flowers and a braid in your hair for that fun festival-inspired boho look is so IN—and pretty!

When you book the “Style Session”, we include a fun hair styled look to your session. Easy to add, easy to change back!

If you love flowers and boho, this is the look for you! Add a pair of aviators and you’re set!


Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsSeniors/grads

POSTED ON 04.26.16

We’ve all been seeing the fun festival-inspired fashions these past few days with Coachella 2016 in the media so I thought we would share some senior features!

Notice how each girl has her own variation, her own signature, her own personality infused into her own twist of “boho” or festival style.

We love this look — if you do too, be sure to bring it as one of your looks for your senior photos this summer!

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Posted in Fashion Style ClosetFashions for senior portraitsSeniors/gradsStyled Senior Shoots

POSTED ON 04.25.16


Coachella Inspired Fashion


Coachella-inspired Boho has been a favorite style for several years now and it keeps getting better. This time of year it’s a big hit because of, well, Coachella! You’ll see the styles from this event morph into “Festival Fashion” throughout 2016 and it’s a fun style to pull into one of your senior session looks!

If you don’t consider yourself a “boho” or “festival” girl, no worries. This look can be completely toned down to fit your own style and personality. Pull the trend into your own style with a toned-down vibe if that’s what you prefer!

This past month we featured denim fashions. A super easy twist on the looks you already have in your closet would be to combine your favorite denim shorts with a fringe shirt, booties and a pair of round sunglasses (that trendy “John Lennon” look that works well with boho).

You’ll see festival-inspired boho all summer long, from full-on head-to-toe fashion to a hint-of-fringe. The most important advice I can give when prepping for your senior session is to “be you, do you.” Make sure your outfits reflect your true style and personality.

If you want to add a touch of festival to your senior session but don’t have anything that fits the vibe, you’re always welcome to borrow from our accessories during your photo shoot!

PS: Watch for the festival-inspired shoots this summer during our 2017 TFS Model shoots!

Posted in Photography

POSTED ON 04.25.16

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