If you follow me on IG (follow me here) you've been seeing some previews of a new shoot I did with actress and friend Cynthia, also from the bay area. I found this great dress at a vintage store on Melrose (Hutch Vintage) and I had to grab it (the yellow dress). When I buy stuff for shoots I try to make sure it will also fit me so I can wear it at some point and it's not just sitting there in my closet, this one did not fit the bill, but I had to have it. 

I was inspire by some previous photos I saw on Pinterest to do a mixing of patterns with this piece. I went out and found some more pattern pieces that fit the bill and grabbed some fun fabric and bam. 

I was fortunate enough to work with Maria on this shoot who does both hair and make up. I feel like I've been looking for her for over a year now, so thankful to have gotten a message from her. She's super talented, reliable, and has so far said 'yes! let's do it!' to every idea I shoot her way. Keep an eye out for more stuff we've got in the works. 

Clothes: Hutch Vintage, H&M, Zara

Hair & MU Maria @maria_aspegren

Model @cyn_esthesia

Styling by me @mterrisphoto

Dead City

As soon as I moved to LA I was fortunate enough to meet some super cool ladies. They asked me to photograph a shoot they've been wanting to do for a long time inspired by Patti Smith. We recently got it published on Fashion Grunge and I'm so excited to share with you the colored version here! Check out the published version @ Fashion Grunge 

Model: @mariaamargarita

Styling: @rocketjackson


Here are some images that I did with two amazingly beautiful sisters, Shaylyn & Taryn, in San Francisco. I met Shaylyn about two years ago, when I found out her sister also modeled I told her that whenever her sister was in town I'd love to shoot them. Right before I moved to LA, she hit me up and we all had a magical day on one of the hottest days in San Francisco. Enjoy! 


Models: @tarynelisco @shaylyn.riane

Hallows Eve

Before I left the bay my dream team and I put together a great Halloween shoot. Here are the images plus a video put together by the talented @jessiemariec

Check out a feature on this shoot by @catalystwedco



Styling & Art Direction: @bridalmarche

Models: @devonmariep_l @shallowthenhalo

Photography: Me @mterrisphoto

Jewelry & Art Direction: @hollybobisuthi

Assistant: Brian Loftus, Michael Reagan, Sam Prest 

Road Trip Recap

This past summer I was fortunate enough to go on a month long road trip through the US. It has always been a dream of mine to hop in the car and explore and I did just that. My partner and I packed our camping gear in the trunk and our suitcases in the back seat and hit the road. We left Oakland, CA and headed south to Los Angeles. From there we stopped at Joshua Tree, then on to Flagstaff and Sedona in AZ. From there we kept going east through the beautiful colors of Santa Fe, along the vast Texas desert to Austin, to the vibrant musical paradise of New Orleans. Then we went up toward Memphis and back across through Missouri, Kansas, Denver, Arches National Park in Utah, a pit stop in Lake Tahoe and finally ended in Sea Ranch, CA for a family get together. 

It was an amazing trip that I will never forget. I was able to work with many other artist, eat tons of food, get a tattoo, listen to great music, make new friends, and do it all with my best friend. Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip! 

Rainy Days

Loving all the rain we're getting here in the bay area. While driving into the SF over the Bay Bridge there was so much fog, I felt like I was driving in a cloud, it was amazing. That feeling inspired me to contact Devon & plan a spontaneous shoot up in the Berkeley hills. Being up there in the hills, fog, and rain was so peaceful. Here are some of my favorites. 


A few of some of my favorite colorful images from 2105!

Open Light Workshop

Last month I had the privilege of attending a workshop put on by photographer Lars kommienezuspadt called 'Open Light'. I first came across Lars' work on Doris Mayday's Instagram page and was blown away by the photos he took of her. Not only were they of course stunning but when I saw them I thought "Yes, this is exactly what I want to do." All of his photos give off a certain feeling, kind of dark, sexy, and mysterious. Pin up but not your traditional pin up style with the bright backgrounds and the expressive faces. More serious and seductive. When I later learned that he shot using only natural light I was like, "Ok, sold! This guy is officially the best!" I too use only natural light in my shoots. I'm not opposed to using studio lights, I think you can do amazing things with that style as well, but since I'm not too savvy with studios and don't have a spot or lights to shoot with I always go outdoors.

Lars' workshop took place at this giant mansion in Los Angeles. I had never been inside a mansion before so naturally I had to go exploring. It reminded me of a real life Haunted Mansion from Disneyland-or maybe because that's the only other mansion I've been in...You walk down this long hallway and there are huge baroque style paintings that lead you into a round foyer. In this Foyer you have the choice to ascend the tall staircase or walk into the family or dining rooms or into a full bar. During our break I wandered down a long hallway into the library. Soft light peaked in through the dusty thick curtains and books lined the walls and tables of the room. I thought, "Ok great! This is creepy but I also probably just walked right into the best room in the house." I love libraries...I think it comes from that amazing library Belle has in Beauty in the Beast. I wish I had enough time to see which book pulled down and opened into a secret room...If you'd seen that room you too would have been certain that there was a secret room behind that bookshelf. 

Bernadette Library

Lars went over etiquette and posing with the help of Rivi Madison, (she has her own album here) a sensational artist and model. She spoke of how she carries herself in shoots and how she has yet to be in a bad situation with a photographer (working with creeps) because she knows what she wants and wont take anyones bull. She inspired me with her amazing confidence and the way she carried herself like such a badass... I could have photographed her all day. Both Lars and Rivi together shared such useful information and were both so kind and helpful. I hope we can all work together again someday. 

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Andrea Hausmann-Photographer @workshop

Instragram @coquetteinspiration


Vanessa Foerster-Photographer @workshop


Rivi Madison-Model on table

Instagram @rivimadison


Vicky Tran-Model in chair

Instagram @theventurarose

Bernadette Marion-Model in library

Instagram @bernadette_marion

Jenny Rieu-Model with gold bow

Instagram @jennyrieu


Mara Rouse-Make up 


Rocky Cauldron-Make up





The Lady in Red

Here are a few photos from a shoot I did with the lovely Kiki in Berkeley, CA back in July.