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My Friend Teresa Studios

 What’s Different when you work with us?

Photograph of the front door of My Friend Teresa Photography Studio in Downtown Cary, NC

We take the time

We invest time in knowing our clients so we can meet their needs: overt and subtle and build a connection that creates beautiful artwork.  From a phone call, to a planning meeting, to clothing selection we want to get to know you so we can plan your perfect session experience.  We accept all people, just as they are.  Our sincere interest in our clients makes it easy to be themselves.
Portrait of high school senior girl

To create an experience

Together with you, we create an experience that is as memorable as the final artwork itself.  Because we know you the process of creating your artwork is encouraging, confidence-building, and memorable.  With over 300 unique locations we can create a session that matches anyone’s interests and personality.  Everyone’s favorite part?  All the laughing.
Photograph of My Friend Teresa Studios Gallery Wall of Image Proofs

That tells Your story

We tell your story like only a friend can. When we reveal your final images in our Downtown Cary photography studio it is a celebration of you! Printed and matted on our 10 foot gallery wall, you can touch, sort, and wow over the portraits we have created together. Take comfort in your choices, knowing we want you to have everything you want, and nothing that you don’t.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

Downtown Cary, NC

One photographer.  One videographer.  It’s our signature fusion photography and behind the scenes video session experience.  We are the art directors for the story of you through a detailed shoot plan, locations that are unique, posing that is natural, and custom artwork created just for you.  Be You.  With Us.

 

Our portrait and senior portrait studio is located in Downtown Cary but we enjoy creating senior, family, and executive portraits, in Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas.

Available for travel worldwide.

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MEET THE TEAM

TERESA

Founder & CEO

Principal Photographer

My biggest flex is my second grade job as a volunteer on safety patrol.  Now my job is not just to yell “slow down”, but to make time stop.  Photography is an expression of my deep love of people and my mission to encourage self-worth by accepting all people, just as they are.  I have received numerous awards, including first place in the Professional Photographers of North Carolina print competition in 2021.  In North Carolina and across the United Sates we create photographs and artwork that are as memorable as the session itself.  Business owners, parents, and high school seniors entrust their dreams to me and I handle them with care.

The last moments of childhood are created here in a session that is our signature experience including helping with clothing selection, finding the perfect location, and even behind the scenes video.  Learn More
The first impression a client gets is more likely to be online than in person.  From small business social media to corporate full day events, we are available to customize a package to meet your needs.  Learn More
Has it been 10 years?  For most families, it has been at least that long.  When you want a session that is effortless and fun, as much as it is flattering and impressive, we are here to make that happen.  Yes, even your family.  Learn More

Justin

Videographer

Creative Director

Justin has literally never met a stranger.  At the NC State Fair, a grocery store, or the streets of Downtown Cary Justin makes a friend everywhere we go.  His gift is his curiosity to understand the lives of other people so that even the smallest details get his attention.  The love of storytelling pairs nicely with his former corporate life, to creatively tell your story in a fresh way, that makes the maximum impact for your business.

Heart-driven, messaging videos that connect the people on both sides of the transaction.  The product isn’t the hero, but the benefit is.  Combining talents for creativity and storytelling this is the corporate message for businesses with heart.
You and your small business are interchangeable and that can be really intimidating when trying to DIY your videos.  Small business branding videos show who you are in combination with the service you provide and connect clients with your mission.
When you’re having your dream portrait session with us, you can always add a Behind the Scenes video that will make the experience last forever.  For our high school senior fusion sessions your video is included.  An effortless way to have a video of you looking your best.

Aurora

Associate Photographer

High in the air in a prop plane or under the sea scuba diving, Aurora loves adventure of all kinds.  Whether on the back of her horse or raising her two basenjis (oh, and two kids), Aurora is the expression of preparation meets opportunity – diligently studying and preparing so that in the moment, she can be her best.  Trust us, with dogs, couture kids, and newborns as your portrait speciality, you have to love a little adventure.

Dog people are our people, because we have the same best friends.  From wild Whippets to lazy Labradoodles your pet doesn’t have to be AKC registered to be professionally photographed.  The right time to photograph your dog, is right now.
We love the little things and we know you do too.  A customized session that is so relaxing our little clients go right to sleep and mom can too.  We have the props, the posing, and the baby-whispering down to an art – starring your most perfect masterpiece.
One minute they are playing legos and the next they are looking at colleges. Grab one of those moments in between for a once in a lifetime couture children’s session with wardrobe, props, and an effortless experience that will make a most meaningful milestone.

Be You. With Us.

We magnify our love for people by creating personalized experiences with photography and videography.  The process of creating your artwork is encouraging, confidence-building, and as memorable as the final art itself.  We make it easy for clients to be themselves then we take care of them like, well, friends.

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