LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT & DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

established 2016

BASED IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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Extended Family Session in NOVA

I love how the military connects people, and this extended family session in NOVA happened because my client saw my work on a mutual friend’s page. (BTW, I reward referrals! My friend has received good discounts and prints for bringing so many friends to me!) I first documented their daughter’s birthday in NOVA (still need to blog it), took their family photos in St. Louis last fall, and then had the opportunity to see some of their extended family again for a session in NOVA. Fun fact: the main family who has booked me three times now doesn’t even live locally! Our paths luckily just keep crossing (although she is originally from the DMV)!

She was coming to the area to visit family and asked about an extended family session in NOVA at her sister’s house. What is nice about these session is you don’t have to wait for a gathering like a wedding to get extended family photos, and each group can get some individual shots, as well. I always love having uncles and aunts around to help get their nieces and nephews smiling.

In this session, I started with everyone and then did each family group and ended with cousins. I love how relaxed everyone was since we had it at her sister’s new home. Bonus: it was SUPER hot and everyone could get A/C between sessions AND the dads could even enjoy a beer during the session.

I know most of us get cell phone pictures with family members we are together, but splurging on an extended family sessions lets you get some quality art with the people you love up in your house!

I’m already pretty booked for all.. I have just one session left for my holidays minis on October 3, and October and November are booked (unless you have already talked to me). I’m now booking into December! Message me through my contact page or e-mail me at teresa@tcjdesign.com to book your session.

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Meet Teresa

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PEOPLE WHO want their story told

Hi. I’m Teresa. While photography is a part-time job for me, documenting your stories doesn’t ever get treated like it’s not important. My full-time gig is teaching high school English, journalism, and photography at an all-boys’ school in Washington, DC. Journalism is my favorite subject to teach because it is as much about writing as it is about the art of observing the world, and I became a photographer because of my experiences in photojournalism.

You’ll see in galleries with my families, children, newborns, or weddings, my style definitely is more about documenting connection and trying to create real moments. I love a good portrait, but my heart is happiest when I get real smiles from people loving on and playing with each other.

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