HOW DO I BOOK MY PHOTO SHOOT?
Either in person or over the phone! We offer a complimentary design-consultation in our studio to answer all of your questions and to allow you to meet Teri and view our work in person. But many clients prefer to book over the phone---that's ok too! Call us to either schedule a consultation appointment or your actual photo session. To book your date you will need to know the type of photo session you want to schedule with us.
WILL I BE PHOTOGRAPHED BY TERI...OR ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER?
Your photographer will be Teri Fode. We do not source out your photo session. She is the co-owner of Teri Fode Photography together with her husband Don and she does all of the photography work you see on our websites.
EVERYONE IS SO PHOTOGENIC ON YOUR SITE. I'M NOT SO SURE I AM.
You would actually be surprised how often we hear that. Many of the people we photograph doubt that they will photograph well. It's the very reason we launched the "Every Girl is Beautiful" campaign to let everyone know that Teri believes that there is something special about every person she photographs...she looks for it and captures it. No worries. You aren't alone if you don't think you're photogenic. Leave it to us. We love what we do...making you look amazing and fabulous in a photograph! If you love the images you see on this site, you will love the images we create about you, for you.
WHAT'S THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BOOK MY SENIOR SESSION?
We photograph seniors all year long starting in June the summer before senior year all the way through graduation! Many prefer to book their date before school starts while others like the fall or spring. It gets crazy-busy in the spring and we book months in advance all year long so we do suggest getting on our schedule early.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF SACRAMENTO?
Absolutely! We are available for destination sessions outside of Sacramento and California upon request. We also offer a limited number of beach sessions in Carmel each summer. Please call for booking information and details.
WHAT IF IT RAINS? We photograph most of our sessions outdoors, although we do have a studio that we use in combination with outdoor photos if you choose. So weather definitely plays a role in our photo shoot with you! We never compromise your photo day and never take a chance, so if rain or heavy winds are in the forecast we simply reschedule a day that works for you!
WHAT ABOUT CLOTHES? HOW DO I PUT TOGETHER AMAZING OUTFITS?
It's important to wear what you love that represents your unique style. Upon booking your session we will provide you with our exclusive eStyle Magazine with tips and suggestions with resources on how to pull together the looks you'll love in your photos including the top trends and fashions.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CINEMATIC FILM THAT IS INCLUDED?
Film is the new black in capturing your personality. Not only do we photograph you, we also capture your personality, your looks, the behind-the-scenes of the day and create a cinematic story that captures the elements and emotions for years to come. We create a combo portrait + film session, with both still portraits and video included. Yes, each session (starting in 2018) includes a feature video!
WHAT ABOUT MAKEUP? DO YOU PROVIDE IT?
Absolutely! We have an incredible makeup artist that will create amazing looks for your photo shoot. BUT...some girls prefer to do their own makeup and that's ok too! The Senior Experience allows you to either do your own makeup or we have other suggestions for makeup options. Otherwise, you will absolutely love the Style Session which includes several makeup applications and an extra hair style by our own in-studio makeup artist. We know how to apply makeup specific to photography so this is a fabulous option for that camera-ready look. Regarding hair, we want you to come with your hair styled the way you love it and then we will do a fun style change or two! Someone else doing your hair for the first time, never having styled it before, can create unexpected results and we want you to love your hair on photo day. After that, we'll play with your hair for some fun looks if you want in the Style Session!
YOU HAVE LOTS OF GIRLS ON YOUR SITE---DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH GUYS?
Actually, yes we do! We have an entire gallery dedicated to the shoots we've done with guys and you will find lots of guy images under the "sports/hobbies" gallery too. One of the most common things we hear from the guys is "wow that was great---I actually had fun!".
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY PHOTO SHOOT? HOW LONG IS THE ENTIRE PROCESS?
Within 5 to 10 days you will come into our boutique-studio in Granite Bay to view your images presented in a showcase premier slide-show created just for you. This gives you an opportunity to view, touch and feel the quality of our products to decide exactly how you want to display your favorite images. We offer exclusive designs for wall gallery displays, gorgeous senior announcements, premier books and albums, luxe senior art-pieces and digital images for web and print. Coming into our studio allows you to see all of our work displayed large, on our walls!
WHERE DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH SENIORS?
You get to decide based on many unique (some hidden!) and amazing locations that we offer! Our studio is located in Granite Bay and we use that location (indoors and out) plus areas around our studio but we have lots of other locations. Upon booking your date with us we will provide you with options and discuss what you like, what you want and what your vision is. We'll help you with this if you aren't sure. By the way, many of the images you see on our site were created using the home/property of our clients. That's always an option and it allows for unique, one-of-a-kind images. Either way, your images will be unique, fresh and completely you.
STYLE FEATURE: Watch how Kerina and Sami create several different looks with one basic outfit plus a few extra layers and added accessories! We have lots of ideas for your session...