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.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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SUMMER TIME IS FUN (VACA) TIME!

It’s that time of year  when everyone envisions a summer-vacation full of fun adventures! Whether you are off to an island with your family or road-tripping with your friends, being prepared with the essentials will make for a smooth summer trip.

Here are some top tips and resources for the essentials that make any vaca a success…and don’t forget your camera for memory-making fun!

1/ Ready to hit the road with your friends for a short weekend of bliss? Check out these 14 Road Trip Essentials Before you Hit the Gas!

2/ Wondering what to wear around the world or to a remote island? Here is a “What to Wear Everywhere” list you’ll want to scope out

3/ You knew I would point you in the right direction for taking vaca photos, right? Here are top tips for photographing your road trip!

4/ Maybe you’re looking to leave the tech behind…NOT! Here’s the ultimate checklist for packing your tech.

5/ Okay so maybe this is a little far-out…but just in case you’re into caves… Here are the best 28 caves to explore in the world! 

6/ You + your BFF’s on a road trip? You’ve go to check out These 30 Insanely Easy Ways for a Fabulous Road Trip

7/ Maybe DON’T do these! Yep, the list you’ll want to read for 9 Things to NEVER do on a road trip…

8/ You’ll want to check out over 1000 ideas on Pinterest for Cute Summer Travel Outfits here!

9/ Love to be organized? You’ll love this Vid on How to Pack, Tips & Tricks!

10/ Traveling on a plane? Okay. Maybe this is basic..but I love her travel outfits and her accent! Travel Essentials

11/ Leave it to Teen Vogue to be so hip on What to Wear on a Road Trip!

12/ TSA approved travel bag essentials you won’t want to leave without: 15 Beauty Travel Essentials 

By the way, if you end up using your iPhone (or Droid) for your vaca photos, you’ll love the amazing things you can do with those photos after vacation! Be sure to print them out to keep the memory for a lifetime! Check out these great places to create great photo-keepsakes from your mobile phone photos:

13/ Panormaic, Mini-Books and Mini-Squares of your vaca pix: Social Print Studio

14/ Fun little sticker-books of your vacation pix that you’ve shared on Instagram: Instagoodies

15/ Instant photo-books of your Instagram & FB vacation photo albums: Blurb

Hope you have a fabulous summer and an even better vacation! Tag me on your vacation photos that you post on Instagram!

 

 

 

 

Posted in PhotographySeniors/gradsTeens / Photography

POSTED ON 06.23.16

These girls were on FIRE! We loved photographing this fun group (ALL of our groups have been amazing this week!)

Here is a fun debut of the theme “ELEMENTAL STYLE | FIRE”

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POSTED ON 06.18.16

Okay…this is more like a PRE-sneak peek! A very “editorial style” images preceding the debut of this group

These images will be rolling out all summer long!

MODEL SHOOT THEME: “ELEMENTAL STYLE | EARTH”

MAKEUP & HAIR: SARA WILLIAMS

THEME STYLING: COLLAB OF SARA WILLIAMS & TERI FODE

TEAM 17 MODELS: Lexi Hendrick; Allison Bishop; Audrey Foster; Maddie Owen (all 2017 Seniors)

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Posted in Seniors/gradsStyled Senior Shoots

POSTED ON 06.16.16

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HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING OUR SNAPCHAT STORY (terifode on snapchat)?

If not, be sure to check it out because you’re missing the all of the fabulous real-time behind the scenes of our model series “Elemental Style”!

FYI, I always share the SNEAK PEEKS of the actual photos on my Instagram so be sure to follow me there too!

 

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AND HAVE YOU NOTICED? WE HAVE A GEO-FILTER FOR EACH SESSION, STYLED SPECIFICALLY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL THEME!

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Posted in Fashions for senior portraitsSeniors/gradsStyled Senior Shoots

POSTED ON 06.15.16

Here it is! The Stylized Mood Board video created for our Model team!

We are so excited to start photographing our senior groups, each stylized around an “Elemental” theme with a boho vibe!

RESOURCES: My own designs + Pinterest; My Polyvore; Urban Outfitters; Free People;

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POSTED ON 06.9.16
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READY TO HEAR ABOUT OUR SUMMER SHOOTOUT THEME?

It’s called “Elemental Style”…with a boho twist!

We are styling 6 groups of 2017 seniors with a group theme that all ties together. Each theme will center around 5 “elements” that tie in with a boho fashion twist as follows:

ELEMENTAL STYLE | EARTH (Boho styled with earthy tones, Free People influence)

ELEMENTAL STYLE | FIRE (Boho styled with bright reds, pinks, yellows, oranges)

ELEMENTAL STYLE | WOOD (Boho styled with “adventure/woodsy/camping” vibe)

ELEMENTAL STYLE | WATER (Boho styled with “blues, aquas, whites”)

ELEMENTAL STYLE | METAL (Boho edgy style, with a grunge black and silver/metal vibe)

ELEMENTAL STYLE | BALANCE (5 girls, each wearing one of the 5 “Elemental Style Themes” mentioned above)

We are so excited about this! The theme is an original collaboration between myself and Sara Williams,  our makeup artist/stylist. We will be styling each group with accessories, props and locations that support the vibe of the theme.

Watch for sneaks of the style boards coming out soon!

Posted in PhotographySeniors/gradsStyled Senior Shoots

POSTED ON 06.7.16

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