Focusing on the best years of your life: high school, college, career, and (of course) family.


Beautiful, Messy, Stressed.

I’m not always a great mom.  Three and a half years in to this motherhood and I’m usually fighting off this low level anxiety and guilt that feels like an oncoming virus that you know is just one day away from breaking loose.  This rumbling, tumbling, “you’re not doing this right” that speaks loudest in […]


Jun 29, 2017 | Categories: Personal Leave a Comment »

How Much do Senior Pictures Cost?

  In our planning meetings for senior pictures it is the most common question that parents are afraid to ask out loud.  How much do senior pictures cost?  The short answer?  Senior pictures can cost anywhere from $100 to $10,000 and the price on the invoice is as varied as the time, talent, and business model […]


Jun 17, 2017 | Categories: Advice, Seniors Leave a Comment »

A Letter to My Mom

  Dear Mom, I remember calling you from college with a list a mile long of the things I had to do to survive finals week – papers, group projects, and (oh.em.gee) a car wash fundraiser for my sorority.    You were actually in the store when I called, and dad answered your phone.  Sensing […]


May 8, 2016 | Categories: Personal, Studio Stories Leave a Comment »

About My Friend Teresa

Teresa Porter

My Friend Teresa Studios is a boutique portrait studio in Cary, NC specializing in high school, teen, family and child photography that shows everyone from the camera-shy to the goof-ball at their best. Principle photographer, Teresa, has been recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine and published on The Huffington Post.

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