Business Name: Terah Lake Photography
Name: Terah Lake
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Website: Terah Lake Photography
Facebook: Terah Lake Photography
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
I’ve been a pro for 4 years now and absolutely obsessed with photographing senior girls!!! It’s my passion…my jam…and I honestly couldn’t imagine doing anything else!I’m married to the best guy in the whole world (seriously) and I have 2 adorably, crazy, beautiful kids who keep me super busy and my coffee cup always overflowing.
I’ve never met a dance floor that I didn’t like and if you pull up next to me driving you might just catch me singing at the top of my lungs to the radio, but all the wrong lyrics.
Your senior year should be an absolutely AH-MAZING time in your life filled with so many incredible experiences and your senior portrait session should definitely be one of them. I have a modern and fashion forward style and always strive to make my girls look and feel their absolute best during their senior portrait experience with me.
|What is in your gear bag?
Canon Mark II
50 mm 1.2
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I love getting inspired from fashion magazines, music videos, and movies!
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
Not shooting over a gazillion pictures for ONE session! I believe this one was a confidence thing for me. Being artists, we’re so critical of our own work, worried the client won’t be happy with the end results. I had to work on reminding myself each session that my clients hired me for a reason. If they didn’t like my work, they would have gone somewhere else! This helped boost my confidence in shooting and made things go a lot smoother during my sessions.
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
If you don’t still have the butterflies with each session, you’ve lost your passion. Tryout something new, maybe a styled shoot just for you, collaborating with a fellow photog, or even look into attending a workshop or conference. I’ve found that a lot of my photog friends I’ve made over the years keep me motivated and inspire me to just be the best version of me possible:)