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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We have been BUSY behind the scenes…and it is only going to get MORE exciting as we move into September! This is officially “senior season” mixed in with lots of modeling portfolios and some families! We are having a blast over here…with lots of design projects, photo-shoot project planning and some surprises up our sleeves.

Watch for these gorgeous 2015 seniors to be featured here on the blog soon with lots of amazing images from their full photo sessions.

I am beyond EXCITED for class of 2015 and all that we have planned ahead!

We have been BUSY behind the scenes…and it is only going to get MORE exciting as we move into September! This is officially “senior season” mixed in with lots of modeling portfolios and some families! We are having a blast over here…with lots of design projects, photo-shoot project planning and some surprises up our sleeves.

Watch for these gorgeous 2015 seniors to be featured here on the blog soon with lots of amazing images from their full photo sessions.

I am beyond EXCITED for class of 2015 and all that we have planned ahead!

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POSTED ON 08.21.14

SNEAK PEEKS ARE OFFICIALLY BACK AT TERI FODE SENIORS!

We did them for years and then we chose to do “FEATURES” after our clients saw their images…with Class of 2015 our sneak peeks are back and we are excited to roll that feature back out starting with AUDREY.

She’s actually one of our 2015 Models and she is the FIRST of our models to be photographed in her official senior photo shoot! She loves summer so wanted her photo session scheduled during the fabulous summer months before school starts. I’m asked frequently as to which time of year is the best for senior photos and my response is typically “all year long”! We photograph our seniors from June before senior year through May OF senior year! But it really comes down to this: what is your favorite season? For Audrey, she loves summer.

I think you’ll agree—she’s PRETTY IN PINK! Part of our senior design process is matching and contrasting your clothing to backgrounds, elements and textures and when I saw this outfit I knew exactly where we would be headed! The blossoms on these trees were a natural and perfect fit.

I can’t wait for Audrey to view her images at her exclusive Audrey Premiere soon! For now, here is a sneak of more to come.

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POSTED ON 08.4.14

I’ve been photographing child models for over 8 years and I can tell you that in all of my experience shooting modeling portfolios, I have never seen two more photogenic and photo-graphable (is that a word? if it isn’t, it is now) kids than these two 4 year old twins! To say they are photogenic is an understatement, because these 2 kids have so much personality that the camera simply exploded with their bubbly laughs, their silly looks and their amazing expressions.

Being photogenic is one thing; being photogenic AND easy to photograph and capture is another. With children, it can be challenging because, well, kids are kids and when they are between 2 and 5 you sometimes don’t know how the photo session is going to go. It really does take patience and determination to capture the “essence” of childhood. As a photographer, it means “going with the flow” and thinking of the photo shoot more like a “play date” than a professional appointment.

I can tell you that from the moment London and Katana walked through the door I simply KNEW this was going to be a fabulous session. They have bubbly personalities, poise, manners AND infectious laughs. Tori (my daugher and assistant for the day) and I were laughing from the minute we met them. They laugh, and the world laughs with them!

It’s been a whirlwind for mom and dad and these spunky twinsies. They won a local photo-contest here in Sacramento and the next thing they knew, they were being pursued by an agent to get signed. I have no doubt that these 2 adorable girls are going to be seen in brand-name print ads and/or commercials very soon.  Word spreads quickly within the industry when talent springs up—and agencies love adorable, cute, photogenic kids but even MORE, they love when personality translates through the camera. See for yourself. These girls have what it takes. I can’t wait to see where this fun adventure leads them.

Gap Kids, here they come.

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POSTED ON 08.3.14
  • On August 8, 2014 - Teri said: Those two are TOOOOOO cute! Love all the personality. I know this shoot had to have been a blast.
  • On August 08, 2014 - Ann Bertschin said: Those two are TOOOOOO cute! Love all the personality. I know this shoot had to have been a blast.

Yes, Christmas in July! When it comes to portraits for your family, summer is a fabulous time to plan your holiday gift-giving portrait session! Most of our clients have learned to call us early for family portraits because by the time you would “naturally” think about scheduling a photo session for the holidays, we are booked by then!

There are so many gifts to consider giving to family and friends using your family photos, not to mention gorgeous holiday cards! The most popular items are framed and canvas-wrapped storyboards, mini collages, books and albums of varying sizes, as well as that gift for yourself: the long-awaited family portrait above the fireplace or other special area in your home.

We love to create custom designs using your favorite images and have several unique art pieces that are one-of-a-kind for that special portrait created of your children or family.

Now accepting holiday portrait session (limited dates available late August through early November): 916.213.1716 or contact us through the contact page of this page.

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Posted in childrenfamilieslifestyle photography

POSTED ON 07.17.14

More of our 2015 senior models to share with you. Do you notice a trend? Our models are debuting some of the hottest fashion trends this season, all starting from a mood board sent with a theme! Each model was instructed to pull from her own closet (or, if budget allowed, a shopping trip!) using our mood board as the launching pad. We wanted to authentically portray how these fashion styles and trends translate for each teen…and the final result was amazing.

Denims combined with fresh summer colors of corals, mints and neutrals set the tone and as each girl sent me her outfit via text I could see my vision come to life. We set this photo shoot in an area of town that combined both old vintage brick with a second look of “country road”. I love the final result of “fresh summer fashions” combined with the natural greenery on that old road.

I have to say it was a very hot day even late in the afternoon near evening, but we made it through with lots of laughter and chatter (and, I might add, my reflector doubling as a “fan” to give a bit of breeze!). I’ve mentioned this before but our models all come together from various schools and by the end of the year friendships have formed and cemented through meeting at our photo shoots throughout the year!

THEME: Summer Fresh Denim

MODELS: Mayra Aguilar | El Dorado; Noel Sievers | Woodcreek; Megan Graser | Woodcreek; Brooke Tibbetts | Pleasant Grove; Kaitlin Cagle | Pleasant Grove; Elisabeth McCallum | Woodcreek

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 MORE FROM THE 2015 MODEL FASHION SERIES:

  1. 1. Models in Summer Florals
  2. 2. Models in Americana (Part 1)
  3. 3. Models in Americana (Part 2)
  4. 4. Models in Summer Romance
  5. 5. Models in Urban Denims

 

Posted in fashions for senior portraitsphotographyseniors/grads

POSTED ON 07.16.14

Our 4th group of 2015 senior models for Teri Fode Seniors, debuting in a theme called “Summer Florals, in Pinks & Corals “. The mood board was brought to life and it was even BETTER than I ever expected! We sent out a mood board and asked each model to text us a photo of the proposed outfit they have chosen, and as these outfits all came together I squealed!

Florals are a huge trend this summer and we loved seeing this theme in real life—I added several fresh bouquets of flowers including a floral head piece to round out the look.

This group of girls could be mistaken for having known each other since birth; several of them are long-time friends but they all just met this day. One of the benefits from our model program is the long-lasting friendships that are as a result of getting to know each other as models! We love the bonding and friendships that result from days like this.

THEME: Summer Florals | in pinks and corlas

MODELS: Ellie Brewer | Elk Grove; Amanda Fiksdal | Bradshaw; Avery Barerra | Bradshaw; Jessica Duncan | St Francis

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POSTED ON 07.8.14

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