Our Process

the consultation Designing Your Session

The consultation is an opportunity for Terry to get to know more about you and your vision for your portraits. We’ll discuss family dynamics, ages of kids, and anything else that offers insight into how to best work together with your family. Terry will offer suggestions about how to accomplish your goals and plan the date, time, and location of your session.

  • Planning around our busy family schedule.
  • The grandparents are in town, we want to make sure they are included in the session.
  • Take time for a few shots of my husband and I.
  • I’m not comfortable with the way I look in front of the camera.

Choosing The Right Location

There are many picturesque outdoor settings in the Bay Area. Listed below are a few of Terry’s favorite locations to capture unforgettable memories.

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how to get ready Your Photo Shoot

Terry will provide you with detailed information on how to prepare for your photo shoot to ensure that it is a success. She’ll offer guidance on what to wear, use of makeup, and accessorizing as well as tips for minimizing stress.

  • Trust Terry to be your guide.
  • Be sure that everyone has eaten and is well rested.
  • Don’t worry about the kids – Terry’s got this!
  • Relax and have fun.

the photo shoot Enjoying Your Session

Terry will create a playful and relaxed atmosphere for your photo shoot and she allows time for spontaneity to get both well-composed images and candid lifestyle moments. She’ll provide easy direction and photograph multiple groupings of your family members including full family, siblings, and individuals.

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beautiful results Review & Order Your Images

Shortly after your session, Terry will select the best-of-the-best images from your photo shoot and add them to your password protected online gallery. You’ll receive an email about how to view your images, pricing and ordering, and additional photo products. For clients with specific needs or concerns, retouching by our Photoshop artist is available.

Working with Terry was just so enjoyable and stress-free. She took so many beautiful images…way more to choose from than I ever expected. The online gallery made choosing and ordering my images quick and convenient.

- margaret q

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our guarantee Standing By Our Work

We guarantee your satisfaction with our work. If you are not completely delighted with your images we will provide you with a complimentary second session within two weeks of your original date.