Teri is a portrait and fine art photographer.
Teri received her Certified Professional Photographer designation in 2011, and
received her Master Photographer and Craftsman degree at Imaging USA 2018.
She has served on the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston board
since 2012 and is currently the Executive Director.
Additionally, she was a Platinum medalist in the 2018 PPA IPC (International
Photographic Competition) and a top ten finalist in the Illustrative/Commerical
category for the 2019 Grand Imaging Awards. In the recent 2018 Texas
Professional Photographers Association Photographic Competition, she received
an award for being one of Top Ten print case entries, and Best Illustrative Fine
Art/Still Life image.
A little bit about me personally....
My path to photography was not the one I hear most often, I did not grow up with
a camera in my hand. When I was well into adulthood, I found myself the
assistant troop leader for my younger daughter’s troop (a position to which I
never aspired). My first introduction to what makes a compelling image was
when we took the girls on a field trip to a scrapbooking workshop. The workshop
facilitator talked about what kind of images we would want to include in our
scrapbook. Her example of something we probably wouldn’t want to
recognizable (even to his own parents). My real life example of this as I sat
there was about 20 photographs of a brown dot in a field. It was a bear I
photographed in Alaska, but I am the only one who knew this was a bear in the
field (even with a magnifying glass). Our troop field trips are the reason I first
picked up a camera (someone had to photograph the girls’ activities) and shortly
thereafter I began enjoying the challenge of photographing the neighborhood
swim meets. I stepped onto a path of non-traditional photography education (a
distance course...in the days before YouTube, local seminars and, of course,
Texas School). People at church started seeing me with a camera in my hand at
various church events and I started getting requests to take family portraits. I am
a bit of a rule follower and I like to do things right, so I got my dba and my sales
tax ID and started my business as a photographer.
These days I primarily do general portraiture (people and pets), but also still do a
few weddings and events each year.......and.....a whole lot of flowers....