I'm Terra and I am so happy you've taken the time to get to know me.
You are probably wondering what qualfies me to take your photos. I have been involved in the visual arts my whole life, working infront of and behind the camera. I have learned from my dad and online mentors who have given me the skills I need to paint with light. Photography is as much a technical trade as it is a creative one, and I find that it is only after attaining mastery of the technical aspects that I can fully explore the creative potential of this craft. While I cannot say I am the best I will ever be, with each day I pick up my camera I know I am the best I have ever been.
Photography holds a special place in my heart because it was my father's greatest passion. He lived in a gallery in Downtown Los Angeles when he met my mother, where he and his best friend worked doing what they loved to do most. It makes me smile to think how happy he would be to know that I am following in his footsteps.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Santa Barbara with my mind set on working in film and television
After years of working in front of the camera, I moved from Los Angeles to Northern Virigina to begin a new chapter: teaching, marriage and family
With a wedding and a pandemic in the rearview, I gave birth to our first daughter. Soon after, we moved into our forever home in my husband's childhood stomping grounds of Great Falls, VA
We welcomed our second daughter into the world
I launched Terra Marine Photography to honor the creative spark that never ceases to guide and inspire me to lead a life of purpose