DECLARATIONS: THE HIDDEN STORIES OF PRINTED PHOTOS (MS. Vivian)

It wasn't planned, you can barely even see us (let alone recognize us) but I am so grateful to have a photo of my husband's and my first date together. In celebration of my own anniversary, I thought it would be appropriate to share Ms. Vivian's photo with you of one of her first dates with her husband. 

After exchanging pleasantries, I looked around the room; it was clear to me what photo must be her favorite. 

Classic black and white, this photo looked like something out of an advertisement. Two fresh faced, beaming young adults so naturally beautiful and passing their joyful smiles right back to whomever was their audience. There wasn't any indication of the scene, though they were clearly at the beach. I wondered if it were a quiet getaway or if the gang from Beach Blanket Bingo were in the background. Whatever was going on, I wanted to be there. 

Ms. Vivian, resident of Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center, holding a photo of her husband and her during one of their first dates.

Ms. Vivian, resident of Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center, holding a photo of her husband and her during one of their first dates.

When I expressed how much I loved this picture, she sort of laughed and said, "Really?" as though she couldn't have understood why. I told her I wished my husband and I had one just like it and asked if it was one of her favorites; she sort of shrugged. "My children went through some of my stuff, found it and kept it. Stored it away with other family things and when they went through it again, they liked it so much they framed it. They made a copy and told me to put it out."

I had to laugh, mainly because I could see having the same conversation with my own family. 

"There must be some importance to this photograph. What was going on at the time?''

“My husband had just come back from WWII, a Marine, and it was one of our first dates that we went to – the beach. That’s why he doesn’t have a shirt on. He was only 18 when he went into the Marines to fight in the South Pacific and I was just graduating high school (I didn’t know him before). That was the only action he was in, not quite 2 years.

My sister and he were on the same college campus and one Sunday morning when we all got out of church, she introduced me to him. This photo would have been taken amongst the first 5 dates. I don’t think [our date] was that much different; he would pick me up, we would go to Virginia Beach. I’m not a swimmer but he is. I imagine he just took me home and I probably asked when we could go out again. I don't know what we were laughing at but probably my sister because I still have this picture."

I loved that she was confident enough to ask for another date and have to think her then suitor must have thought the same. 

I asked her, "If that isn't your favorite photo of the two of you, what is?"

She pointed to a more formal picture of the two of them, clearly a little later in their marriage. "I would have to say this one. I'm not sure why or what we were doing. But we were together."

Ms. Vivian and her husband, later in their marriage.

Ms. Vivian and her husband, later in their marriage.

Declarations: The Hidden Stories of Printed Photos (Ms. Gay)

I never ceases to amaze me how often we can casually be around someone for a good amount of time and never really know what amazing things they’ve accomplished in life.

Gay and I attend the same church in Annapolis and we see each other fairly often. Our conversations have never been lengthy, just your typical pleasantries exchanged; though with her ability to light up any room with her warm smile, I’ve always appreciated when she was near.

While I certainly assume everyone has stories to share, I realize I am not asking nearly enough for them to be shared. I don’t know what I expected to hear when I asked if Gay worked outside of the home when her children were young but I can assure you it wasn’t the answer I received.

“I worked for NASA for 30 years; I was there for the first flight. We [women] all started out in a clerical position when we first went in. As people retired and aged out, they didn’t replace them because by that time the government had turned so much of the work over to contractors, so I ended up being in charge of the whole section. I was in charge of all of the documentation for the flights.”

Gay was one of the first people I asked to interview and my first appointed for this passion project. She set the bar pretty high; not only did we meet outside of her home, she brought stacks and stacks of photo albums with her.

Annapolis, Maryland resident Ms. Gay with one of her custom family albums. 

Annapolis, Maryland resident Ms. Gay with one of her custom family albums. 

Not just any kind of photo albums – custom, thoughtfully arranged photo albums that she goes through and curates individually for her children and grandchildren. For now she holds on to them so that she can reminisce on her own but these are ultimately created to be passed on when the time is appropriate.

“Through the years, we all had picture albums. I’m 82, so those generations we had picture albums because we didn’t have the phones to take a picture. If somebody took a picture, you passed it around the family so that everyone had a picture. I thought about the fact that everybody now in the family around my granddaughter’s age, all of their pictures are in their phone or the pictures are on a CD that the Photographer gave them. I don’t like it because most of the time I don’t get copies of the CD’s and I don’t have an iPhone. They’ll say, ‘Look at the pictures I took!’ and they’ll show me on their iPhone, then their phone goes away...and I don’t have it for reminiscing.

“I want my family to remember things. When your children get older and they start talking about their past – half of it’s wrong [laughs]. And I will tell you, even if it sounds like a funny story, I don’t want only the bad times remembered. I want to make sure they talk about the good times and the memories like these [points to albums]; every birthday, every holiday, every Easter with their little shoes, and their little gloves, and their little hat…they’re all in there. I want to make sure my grandchildren know about the good times.

I think it will help the memories be perpetuated through the years. We get very sentimental as we get older through the years.”

Ms. Gay shows off just a few of the photos that celebrate special times in her family. 

Ms. Gay shows off just a few of the photos that celebrate special times in her family. 

On one hand, piecing these albums together is clearly a lot of work. On the other, the value these albums will bring through the years and generations to come far exceeds the time they took to create.

Declarations: The Hidden Stories of Printed Photos (Mr. Ed)

Mr. Ed is a stranger to no one; which is good since he has people wanting to talk to or interview him on a regular basis. Featured in the book Brave Ship Brave Men by Arnold S. Lott and video Veteran Voices – Edward Strine, many come to hear his stories of being on the USS Aaron Ward Destroyer during WWII - specifically when a suicide plane hit.

The story is well rehearsed. Possibly from telling it repeatedly, making sure key details aren’t left out, or maybe the script helps keep an emotional distance. No matter how it’s told, the horror of it and the amazement that he is alive to tell it at all is captivating to anyone who listens. He humbly ends with, ‘I’m well respected; I try to treat people well, encourage them, and take each day as it comes. I feel I’m doing God’s work – I’m very close to God.’

Mr. Ed holding a photo of his ‘Blue eyed Irish angel’. He is surrounded by images of his time with the Navy and his wife.

Mr. Ed holding a photo of his ‘Blue eyed Irish angel’. He is surrounded by images of his time with the Navy and his wife.

As we sit and I listen to his story, I look around his room filled with American memorabilia, awards, and newspaper clippings. These are recognizable and catch my attention at first, accessories to what I’m being told. Slowly, I start to notice the balance within his belongings.

‘Is this your wife?’

Suddenly, the mood shifts and I am being introduced to his ‘Blue-eyed Irish Angel’. It’s easy – and rightfully so – to become consumed with his grand display of military items Mr. Ed has in him home. Just a bit of a closer look, however, and you start to see an equally important part his life that not as many people ask about.  

“She [my wife] was 9 and I was 11 in elementary school. We were out playing softball and I could tell the [inaudible] was going to hit someone off to the side where they were watching us. I walked over to apologize and then when I got there I saw she was in the middle [of the crowd] crying, she was scared. So I went home to tell my mother, she said, ‘Eddie, you did the right thing.’ Next day she came across, this nine-year-old girl, walking across the field and had something in her hand. She said, ‘Mr. Ed, thank you for your handkerchief.’ I said, ‘I don’t think I had a handkerchief (laughs)’. She said, ‘Oh, yes you did. Thank you, sir.’

She’s my blue eyed, Irish girl. She was an angel, in every aspect. She taught me to be a gentleman. I was devastated [when she died]. I really was.”

Mr. Ed, known for his war stories, passionately talked about the love he has for his wife. 

Mr. Ed, known for his war stories, passionately talked about the love he has for his wife. 

He tells me small stories of their time together and, unlike his recollection of his time in the Navy, it’s not exactly what he says, but the tender, insistent way he speaks of her. Over and over again he speaks of what an angel she was during their time together and how she is the reason he became the man he is today.

After talking about several photos he has of his love, I ask him which would be one of the most important to him.

“This [photo] is when she was sick, knew she was going to die. They couldn’t do anything more for her and we’re going off the beach one last time. That’s a memory.”

 

DECLARATIONS: THE HIDDEN STORIES OF PRINTED PHOTOS (Ms. Mary)

In the center of a bustling community, there is one door that stays a little busier than most. As I walk to Ms. Mary's front door, I pass a group of people gathered outside, relaxed and seemingly in no hurry to be anywhere than each other's company. I'm greeted with smiles and half waves, and I'm pretty sure if I had pulled up a chair to seat myself next to them, there wouldn't be much protest. 

Inside Ms. Mary's more people are gathered but in a much more organic fashion: two individuals seated on different sides of the couch, someone in the kitchen, voices of younger kids in the back bedrooms, and Ms. Mary in the center of it all at the dining table. 

I'm unfamiliar with everyone but I instantly feel at home, as though I'm back in my Grandmother's house as a child with cousins and distant relatives coming and going with ease. In such a cozy setting there's a such an air of openness, acceptance, and comfort that I haven't felt in a long time. It's clear that this is a known gathering place for a laugh, a quick 'borrow' of celery, or just to be silent in the presence of others. 

In the middle of of the activity centered with Ms. Mary is a large, painterly portrait of a man. He looks strong but kind, old enough to be an adult but still young. 

“This is my first born son, his name is Calvin Eugene Parker. He was born June 5th. His hobbies were music, cooking, getting on my nerves [laughs]. He got sick when he was about 25, wound up with COPD. Most of it came from he got into drugs. It really messed up his lungs. He went into a coma about 5 years after he got sick. He came out November 24th, which was Thanksgiving. We sat, we had dinner, we laughed, we talked, he got up to leave, he collapsed in the parking lot, and he passed away.

Ms. Mary with her husband, Calvin, and their first born son, Calvin Jr.

Ms. Mary with her husband, Calvin, and their first born son, Calvin Jr.

I think of him all the time but it’s harder on Thanksgiving when I get up and I start preparing for the day. I talk to him. Sometimes I come out and I just sit there, especially when I’m having a bad day and I just talk to him and say, ‘Oh, Bird. Here we is again.’ (That’s what we used to call him).

We had good times, we had happy times. He loved to cook. We used to have cookouts and we’d have parties, him and I in the kitchen and we liked to compete. He would say, ‘You make your dish and I’ll make mine’. We would compete with one another for whose taste the best. We loved getting together, cooking, having fun, playing cards. He was a sweetheart. Oh, we had happy times. We had some sad. I used to get into his crap like I do the rest of them, when they’re getting into the stuff they shouldn’t be getting into. Ole Mother Bear would come out. All of my kids get along – to a certain extent (what Momma says, goes). But I think we have a nice, happy, tight nit family.

No matter what is going on, he’s still a part of the family. We don’t see him as ‘gone’. When we all get together, the whole family gets together.”

Photography as a Healing Art: How Volunteering with NILMDTS Changed my Life

It’s interesting how sometimes the things we are called to do appear almost ‘out of nowhere’. It was several years ago that I knew I wanted to dedicate a portion of my time and services to a specific cause – I just wasn’t sure what.

As much as I enjoy taking the reigns to research things (sometimes a little too much), I am equally just as interested in reaching out to others for new ideas. When I presented my desire to volunteer to others, I received an immediate response back: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.

Co-founder Cheryl Haggard and her baby boy Maddux. Photo Credit: Sandy Puc Photography

Co-founder Cheryl Haggard and her baby boy Maddux. Photo Credit: Sandy Puc Photography

I had never heard of the organization before and – as mentioned above – quickly put on my detective hat. When I read their mission statement, “To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture”, I knew this was the type of powerful gift I was looking to give.

It’s been just over a year that I’ve been with NILMDTS. I am a volunteer photographer and also serve on the Member Application Committee where I have the honor of reviewing the portfolios of photographer applicants (yes, there is an application process simply to serve with the organization due to the quality of work we are expected to give and the sensitivity of our work).

I am incredibly proud of the work I do for the families requesting our services. To know that I am a bringing a small gift of comfort and am given the honor to meet their sweet child is absolutely life changing. As a Photographer, I can’t imagine a greater way to give back to families by using my gift.

Not a Photographer but still interested in making a difference? Additional volunteer opportunities with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep can be found here. 

I'm Going Back to My Roots

Each summer I am thrown off by the same question:

"Where are you all going on your family vacation this summer?"

Oh. Right. People do that. 

A portrait of my daughter at the beach. Fine Art Photography for Newborns, Children, and Family based near Annapolis, MD

Don't get me wrong - we do things. But unless we are visiting one of four states we have family in, there's not much 'vacationing' outside of that. 

This summer was different. An entire 3 weeks would be dedicated to travel. I would be taking my 3 children on a 3,000 mile road trip and cap it off with my husband, eldest child, and I spending 10 days in Haiti. 

It. Was. Incredible. I totally see why people do this. 

In the midst of the road trip, I spent a good chunk of time at my grandparents. I hadn't been in years and it felt incredible to be surrounded by so many familiar things again, generations and heirlooms cuddled together in a cozy Florida bungalow. 

Portrait by Hans Nagel - Post written by Robertson & co. Photography, Annapolis Photographer of Newborn, Children, Family, and Fine Art Portraits. 

My grandparents are pretty incredible for many reasons, one being that any time I go out with them they are mistaken for my parents due to their youthful looks. Another is that they have dealt early American antiques for 50+ years. Mike from American Pickers actually reached out to my grandfather once regarding a bike he had.

As I walked around their home after having been gone for so long, what has always been so familiar and comforting to me was suddenly seen in a new light. I don't often walk into homes like my grandparents: original wood items dating over a hundred years, iron lamps, hand sewn blankets, leather bound books. 

I paused by one of the deep, dark oil portraits one day when it hit me: This is where I come from. 

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I've always been cautioned: "That seems a little dark, don't you think?" But dark never quite registered as something negative to me (unless the subject matter was appropriate, of course). Rather than slipping into the shadows, I often feel that light is emerging. A warm, rich brown has a way of comforting a subject, like your favorite blanket. Darkness puts the light on display, as though it's allowing only the most important of details to be shown. Somehow, it always just seemed to have a little bit of a better story behind it. 

Again, despite the muted greens of the 1950's and the throat clutching oranges of the 1970's, what was handed down to my parents were the subtle, neutral tones of a time well before that. What this realization would have done for me back in high school; Rather than feed off of the assumption that 'dark' was the fad of a disgruntled teen, a little knowledge of chiaroscuro could have probably done us all a bit of good. 

I certainly have a love for light as well but that will be left for a different post. I have to assume that there will be a better understanding of the appeal in that, however. For now, I'm happy to have another piece of the puzzle that makes me. Allows me to provide history for others. A reminder that my love for an unconventional beauty might just be what makes me the light. 

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

How Printing Photos Can Raise Your Child’s Self Worth

I talk a lot about the importance of printing photographs but what’s even more convicting to me is what I am personally witnessing with my 16 year old.

When he was born, I was still a film photographer. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of him as a newborn up until a young child. Then 2 things happened: 1) digital took over and 2) he didn’t grow up thinking social media was ‘the place to be’. At least not Facebook – where so many of his photos were stored.

Fine Art Photography for Newborns, Children, and Family based near Annapolis, MD

“Is that me?”

“Yes! Don’t you remember this day? I look at this photo all the time!”

It dawns on me how I almost feel as though I’m holding these sweet memories of his life captive. Now, granted, he has the power to login and look himself. But to his ‘anti-facebook’ mind, he has no concept of how many people have viewed this, loved this, and commented on how amazing he is.

There was an excellent article written the Baltimore Sun ran discussing how printed images of our children, displayed in the home, can actually enhance a child’s self esteem and help them get to know themselves. I encourage you to read it and share your thoughts. Did you have photos displayed in your home growing up? Do you now? Are they in ‘common areas’ or more ‘private’ rooms?

This is just one of the reasons I am more and more adamant in my business to make sure that your photographs are printed and printed to last. Yes, I am a photographer and specialize in capturing you and those you most love. I also have such an attachment to the families, children, and newborns I photograph that it is my sincere desire that my photographs truly lend a positive impact for years to come.  - Teresa

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

& co.

I loved the process of naming my children. So much, in fact, that I made it last as long as possible. None were named until after they were birthed and one was getting loaded into her car seat to leave the hospital when we finally settled on one. When I meet my newborns, I love to also hear what middle name was selected and if there are any stories or family legacies that are involved in the names chosen.

When it came time to name my Maryland business, it was just as joyful – and lengthy. I wanted to make sure whatever I chose represented my business well but also paid tribute to everyone who was responsible for making it come to life. That involved my family, children, friends, and clients.

I am often asked how many people work for my “ and company”. Up until the amazing Brittany (my assistant) came to help, it was just me.

So why ‘& co.’?

In my mind, it takes a village. There is no way I could take 100% credit for what I do. This journey began very long ago, taking my parents support through getting my degree, my son for driving me to receive it with honors, my husband for letting me spread my wings, my friends and family who have supported me, and my clients who believed in me so much to allow me to keep my business open throughout the years.

 & co. is there to recognize you. Thank YOU. You are just as much a part of this and I wouldn’t be here without you.  - Teresa

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

Why Product Quality Matters

ANNAPOLIS NEWBORN, CHILD, FAMILY, & FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

Have you ever wondered what the difference is when it comes to what materials Photographers print their images on and how they choose who to go with? 

Fine Art Photography for Newborns, Children, and Family based near Annapolis, MD

I wrote a post quite some time ago that deserves mention again, how what you see isn't always what you get. There truly is a big difference in printing companies, materials, how that affects pricing, and how long your photos will actually last. Here is an example of the same child's photograph printed from 'popular' printing companies, often used when clients order only digital negatives:

Sometimes digital negatives aren't the investment you intended them to be. 

Photographers often base their printing loyalties based on three big factors: quality, price, and/or material. When you look for a Photographer, are you searching for traditional prints? Something no one else has? Are you concerned with loving it now...and  passing it along for your children to love later?

Given my education and love for 'traditional' art mediums, much of 2015 was spent researching companies that would provide exceptional materials for my clients to display their art from our session. To combine images that I am proud of on materials worthy of family heirlooms, makes me know without a shadow of a doubt that I am truly providing the best service and lasting products to you. That's why in 2016 I will no longer be offering 'gift prints' and instead supply my clients with images you'll want to display in your home for years to come.

From delicate newborn lashes to generations together in a family portrait - your art is meant to imitate your life and all of it's loveliness. Learn more about my gorgeous, unique products here.  - Teresa

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

 

What's Up Magazine Best of 2016!

ANNAPOLIS NEWBORN, CHILD, FAMILY, & FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

I'm still taking time to savor the moment and process the news. I am incredibly grateful to all of you who made this happen! Knowing that this came from people that appreciate my work, trust how I conduct business, and are willing to share that they view me as a business others should know and experience is just an incredible feeling. 

Usually I'm quite the talker but for now all I can say is: Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I am using this honor to push even harder in 2016 to give you more than I even know the boundaries of. I hope to make you proud! - Teresa


Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

Partnering with Local Women through Anne Arundel Medical Center

I am so excited to have partnered with Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in 2016 to assist them in their efforts to encourage local support in breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact through articles and newborn photography, both locally sourced. Being able to love on and contribute to other women throughout the community - especially with my art - is something I love taking the opportunity to provide (please take a moment to see another organization I volunteer for called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep). 

'Breastfeeding Encouragement for Moms, From Moms' - Anne Arundel Medical Center Article, Photo Credit: Robertson & co. Photography

Bonding with babies is something that I am certainly passionate about, given my specialty in newborn photography. I will also share that of my three children, born in different states and even decades – none were encouraged to participate in skin-to-skin or breastfeeding.

I’ve been known to say that while I have no regrets, should I be presented with the opportunity to birth and care for my children as newborns differently, I would. It is truly an honor for me to be working in the community and showing support/love for mothers in Anne Arundel County.

NO MATTER how you choose to mother your newborn, you are doing an AMAZING job, mom. Breastfeeding or not, adoption or not, single mothers or not…you all are incredible, beautiful women that I am proud to have in my community. - Teresa

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

Thinking Beyond the Search

ANNAPOLIS NEWBORN, CHILD, FAMILY, & FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

This year presented itself as a great opportunity to bring some big changes to Robertson & co. Photography and I couldn’t be more proud of the direction it’s headed.

From the moment you submit your inquiry, you will recognize a difference in the way I approach our time together. The first item we discuss is not only whom you would like photographed but also what do you want to do with your images?

Fine Art Photography for Newborns, Children, and Family based near Annapolis, MD

 Let me guess: Digital Negatives?

Here is what I found: my clients were paying me a lot of money to get their hands on digital negatives only to never actually print a majority of them or have them printed by a company that did not use trusted materials. Let me also stress that as a mother – and a Photographer – I have made both of these mistakes. Do you know where the images of my son are at 6 months old? A floppy disk. Are you even old enough to know what that is?

To summarize: We thankfully have the prints of the great Photographers of all time to reflect on their amazing art from 100+ years. The photos of my son from 16 years ago? Probably gone forever.

This is why before we discuss a session date, concept, or what to wear, I encourage my clients to think about what they ultimately want in the way of product from their session (don’t worry, I’m here to help with that as well). This also makes deciding so much easier on everyone when it comes time to order. While I love that you have trusted me with my own creative vision, it's also important that we work together on your final purchase from the very beginning. There can be a time and place for digital negatives, which I certainly understand and use; however, I have to assume that if you are spending your time searching for a professional Photographer, for your newborn, children, family, or even pet, you are wanting to invest in something more permanent and higher in quality than a social media file. 

I hope you’ve had the chance to look at my work and the products I have to offer (which you may view here). If you think we may be a good fit, I encourage you to reach out so we may begin the conversation and I can answer all of your questions (I love questions - it gives me a chance to talk about my craft)! - Teresa

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti. 

WHERE I'VE BEEN (WHERE YOU'VE SEEN ME)

ANNAPOLIS NEWBORN, CHILD, FAMILY, & FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

2016 has been blessing after blessing – all because of people like you. I apologize for my absence but promise I have good reason.

And while I’ve been keeping extremely busy, we may have crossed paths without knowing.

Fine Art Photography for Newborns, Children, and Family based near Annapolis, MD

In four short months, I have been involved, planning, and/or acknowledged in:

I am beyond thankful for all the love and support you all have shown. I'm looking forward to represent and support our community/families much more throughout the year! - Teresa

Teresa specializes in fine-art, heirloom portraits, allowing her clients to reflect on those they love during the rush of everyday life. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Teresa has been displayed in 20+ publications and is passionate about serving others through organizations such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and traveling to Haiti.