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My Friend Teresa Studios

 What’s Different when you work with us?

We Take the time

to create an experience

that tells your story

Downtown Cary Photography Studio

Custom Portrait Photography

for high school senior portraits, family photography, fine art dog portraits, babies, and every smiling face in between.

my friend teresa: your Portrait photography studio

Downtown Cary, NC

At our luxury portrait photography studio, we have a secret to share with you: the connection you feel with the person behind the camera is what truly makes your photographs extraordinary. While clothing, location, and styling play their part, it’s the time we invest in getting to know you that sets our portraits apart from the rest.

We firmly believe that everyone deserves to feel beautiful, cherished, and included. You need photographs that bring you joy and keep the people you love, preserved forever.  With the time we put in to knowing, planning, and styling the perfect session for you we create a memorable experience that creates lingering joy whenever you see your radiant wall artwork.  You can feel recognized, celebrated, and beautiful in the art of portraiture.  We know how to photograph everyone in their most flattering light, literally and figuratively.


Luxury portrait photography is not just a luxury reserved for a select few—it’s an experience that everyone deserves to indulge in. In fact, ilike all precious items its value only grows with each passing year.  Let us bring out the best in you and create a collection of timeless images that reflect all the people you love – including you.



Portrait Photographer

from Cary, NC

Principal Portrait Photographer, Teresa Porter

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

Available for travel worldwide.

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13 Years Ago

Mira was our first newborn Session

Mira’s mom Lexie agrees it was just yesterday that we did her newborn session, and it can certainly feel that way.  But the newborn in that photograph has grown in to a beautiful teenager faster than any of us could have imagined.  Now seeing her most recent session and our very first one, it’s clear how much everyone has changed and grown. 

Lexie wasn’t even sure she wanted to be in those first photographs.  We laughed our way through the crying and baby burps and now that moment means more that ever.  Mira has been stealing the show ever since her first little curl and her mom can look back at the photographs and remember those very first moments together.

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“Teresa’s business is so appropriately named!  She makes every person in front of her lens feel like a friend – parents and children alike.  Photo shoots are joyful and easy – and the artistry in her pictures is simply unmatched.”

Lexie Hallman | Raleigh, NC

Discover Our Other Brands

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Teresa Porter Photography is our Corporate Headshots and Branding Photography Studio in Cary, NC that specializes in modern business photography.  We serve individuals, small businesses, corporate events, and boutique service industries who require upmarket branding that is flattering, current, and effective at communicating the brand story.  

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Teresa Porter, an engaging TEDx speaker, delivers keynote messages that captivate and forge authentic connections among listeners.  Through her compelling presentation, “The Sunset Rule,” Teresa demonstrates the art of embracing individuals unconditionally – much like cherishing the beauty of a radiant sunset.  Discovering the inherent goodness in oneself and others is the key to a radiant life.


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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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