Authentic Stories Told

Let's tell a story...a love story starring you and the person you've waited your whole life to meet.  This story is fun, romantic and timeless...and the best parts are happening now!

YOUR STORY IS UNIQUE AND MY GOAL IS TO TELL IT THROUGH YOUR IMAGES

Was your first encounter a blind date, mutual friends, an online profile, similar hobbies, or possibly an introduction by your parents?  I have couples that have met in each of these ways and the stars aligned and they fell for one another.  Understanding this part of your journey is what helps create your unique experience and what I love most about meeting new couples! 

YOUR STORY IS a timeless classic

Wedding trends change each year but some things never go out of style.  When you look at photos that I've taken, I want you to remember the emotion and imagery in a way that is not distracted by the trend of that year. Because of this, we will discuss your day in detail to ensure your memories are preserved for the feelings and not the fad!

DANIEL & TAMESHA

"We planned our wedding date around Terri Baskin's availability; that's just how much we wanted her to be our wedding photographer! Working with Terri was seamless and uncomplicated from the initial inquiry to the delivery of our wedding photos and album. Terri provided us with a very thorough and informative wedding guide that really gave us insight into planning for our wedding day. There were many intricate details we would not have known had it not been for her wedding guide. We had an opportunity to give her input on what we wanted out of our wedding photos and everything we indicated was reflected in our final wedding photos!"

"Everything I had envisioned! Stathios and my family were very impressed! Thank you again so so much for all your time throughout choosing the photos and for always being so responsive. You are awesome at what you do and I'm so glad I chose you to make my memories come to life with beautiful photos that will last a lifetime! Even though I'm a little sad that the fun wedding planning part is over, I will definitely think of you when it's time for another exciting photo shoot..maybe maternity pictures when that time comes!"

STATHIOS & NATHALIE

"If you are reading this review look no further; Terri is your photographer! Let me explain! I researched and searched for the perfect wedding photographer for monthsssss! Our engagement session was so much fun! We felt as if we were just on a date and Terri just happened to be there to capture our day. Our photos were AMAZINGLY beautiful! I kept looking at them like, "how did she make us look so good?" Fast forward to our wedding day. The rain, cold and the bridal party running late didn't hinder Terri for capturing our day perfectly! I am so thankful for Terri! She is kind, thoughtful, understanding, funny and just a cool gal! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Terri!" 

VERNON & CATRA

I loved every moment of my wedding and am beyond grateful that I had Terri to capture those moments! She is an outstanding photographer and truly makes you feel special throughout the planning process and the day of your wedding/event. She is very professional, but more importantly she adjusts to the style and atmosphere of your wedding. She was upbeat, energetic and able to easily guide/instruct the crowds of people we had posing for portraits. 

Terri is so amazing and I absolutely love my wedding pictures! I would highly, highly, highly recommend her if you want a great experience and wonderful results :)

DERRICK & BRITTANY

"Terri is absolutely amazing! I loved working with her. (And my whole wedding party loved her too!!) My engagement and wedding pictures were exactly what I hoped for! Terri is super talented, and also kind and patient. My husband and I are a little bit awkward at posing, but she helped us to look so natural! From start to finish, every part of the process was seamless and fun! I will cherish my pictures forever!"

JON & EMILY

"Terri did an phenomenal job with our pictures! We couldn't ask for a better photographer. She was very detailed oriented and very patient with us. Thank you Terri for all your hard work, passion and dedication. The pictures are amazing. Access to the website was really simple, the quality of the wedding album was awesome. Everything was great!" 

JERED & BRITTANI

"Terri, you were absolutely amazing! We couldn't be happier with our pictures! You captured our day perfectly and were so easy to work with! You definitely kept the stress level down. We are so thankful you were there to make our wedding day that much more memorable. 

Thank you for everything!!!"

TIM & BRITTANY

Your love story is unique. It’s timeless, and most likely involves a bit of romance. But what makes your story different? It’s different because it’s your story! It involves you and the special person you have decided to spend your life with. No other couple has your same, exact set of circumstances! You’re an original! As a result, I want to tell your original story - the quirks that make you unique as a couple, the things that make the two of you laugh, and the things that are most important to you both. 

Hear from a few of my past clients about what makes their love story unique! If you want your story told through images in your own special way, let's chat today! Contact me for more information!

Potomac, MD

Jerrod + Tinita

Reston, VA

Jarryd + Natalie

Glen Allen, VA

Vernon + Catra

Columbus, OH

Brian + Victoria

REAL LOVE STORIES

REAL COUPLES. REAL LOVE.

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The best thing about being married is that you are guaranteed someone who will listen to your gripes without judgment, who will support you in all things, who reveals your flaws for the sole purpose of making you a better person, not to tear you down, and who loves you even when your behavior makes you unlikeable. Marriage is wonderful!

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Jerrod and Tinita

5.8.2015

What's the best part about being married?

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Our love story began through a blind date. It was around Halloween, so we went to a haunted house and out to eat. It was the perfect blind date because going through the haunted house made the nerves go away and we were able to laugh and scream together! After that we talked about everything, and realized we had so many similarities. 

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Jarryd and Natalie

7.11.2015

How did your love story begin?

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Our love story began...in April 2009 when I was a receptionist for a government contracting firm. It was Vernon's first day. He walked in the office with a crisp, periwinkle blue shirt and a million dollar smile. His big brown eyes caught mine and I said to myself, "Who is that?" Six years later we are happily married with twin daughters! This is our love story.

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Vernon and Catra

1.5.2015

What's the best part about being married?

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Our love story is special because it defies the status quo. We met at a very ignorant stage in our lives, had children early and had to grow up really fast. Despite the odds and statistics, together we conquered them all and still succeeded in our goals and aspirations. I couldn't have done that without him and vice versa. We conquered it together!

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Brian and Victoria

6.10.2015

What makes your love story unique?

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One of the things I have learned in my photography career is that you can save so much time and money by learning from people that are already in the business. I started off as a self-taught photographer. I made mistakes and have learned from those mistakes. I found people more experienced to help me refine my business and not make the same mistakes twice.  

I hope to provide resources for newer photographers that will allow them to excel in their businesses so much faster than I did. When one photographer becomes better at what they do, we all can become better!  

Please feel free to look around this section of the website and keep in mind that it will be updated from time to time with new information. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at hello@terribaskin.com.

For Photographers

Especially

1. Wedding day checklist

2. One-on-One Mentoring

3. speaking dates

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Being prepared for the wedding day is not only essential to having a successful day, but it also minimizes wedding-day stress. Why? Because you now have a routine in place and an organization system. Below is a link to my Wedding Day Checklist, which contains essentials that have worked for me based on my experience with shooting weddings. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact me at hello@terribaskin.com. Cheers!

*Disclaimer: This is an organizational tool that I've decided currently works best for me! It is subject to change. There are tons of photographers that may utilize a different method of preparing for a wedding. Also note, on the day prior to the wedding, I do not participate in any strenuous activities outside of a normal work out and shopping!

Prep Checklist

The Wedding Day

free checklist

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I offer one-on-one mentoring for photographers that want to enhance their skill set. Sessions are one hour in length and can be done in person or via Skype. Topics can include:

Website Portfolio Review
Wedding Day Lenses of Choice and Why
Perfecting the Client Consultation (Sales)
Enhancing the Client Experience
Tools and Tips for Blogging More Often
Ask Anything!

One-on-one sessions begin at $150 an hour. Based on needs and desires, we can determine how many sessions will be most beneficial. I look forward to hearing from you. Contact me at hello@terribaskin.com.

Mentoring Sessions

One-On_one

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The DC Bridal Brunch:
Hosted by Black Bride Magazine (Washington, DC)
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WeSpeak Conference:
Hosted by Ross Oscar Knight (Atlanta, GA)
Date: October 5-6, 2015

We Speak Photography—a photography networking initiative, offers two full days of networking and education to empower photographers to express themselves and experience the communicative power of photography. 

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My Favorite Topics include: "Making the Most of Vendor Relationships", "How to Wow - The Client Experience", and "Booking Your Ideal Client".

To inquire about speaking dates or to discuss having me speak on other topics, please contact us at hello@terribaskin.com. I would love to expand my selection of topics!

Speaking Dates

Available For

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The Wedding Experience is more than me showing up on your wedding day, snapping your photos and leaving. You and your soon-to-be spouse have one wedding day. Sure, you may decide to renew your vows down the road, but when it comes to "firsts" in your lives, this special day that you're planning will come and go, and it's a "one of a kind" type of day. It's your first dance, your first kiss as husband and wife, and above all, the first time you will stand in front of your friends and family and recite your vows to one another. It is my job as your photographer to allow you to enjoy the process, guide you through the best possible photography experience, and ensure the images I produce live up to your expectations. The Wedding Experience video briefly shows how your love story can be told through my lens!

The Wedding Experience

a look into

He gave me a 110mm film camera to document life through my young eyes, and at 8 years old I enjoyed every opportunity to do just that. He taught me how to anticipate moments, and he was the first to train me when I found my way back to the camera in 2010. I call him Dad! Growing up, I witnessed the love of my mother and father, and I have always known what it feels like to be loved. Today, I document love stories in a way that allows couples to be their authentic selves. I want to tell a love story - your story. Each time you look at your wedding images, you are reminded that on this particular day, and at this particular moment in time - this is where you were, who you were, and what you were doing. We grow, we age, and we change. It's inevitable. However, when you look at a photo that I've taken, I want it to be a timeless reminder of how you looked and felt at that specific time in your life.


I'm Terri and I am a curator of timeless, romantic, and fun love stories! Yes, I tell love stories. Not just any story, but YOUR story. I am a wedding photographer based in Northern Virginia, but I LOVE to travel! Let's discuss how we can best document your day!

Terri Baskin

A little about

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He gave me a 110mm film camera to document life through my young eyes, and at 8 years old I enjoyed every opportunity to do just that. He taught me how to anticipate moments, and he was the first to train me when I found my way back to the camera in 2010. I call him Dad! Growing up, I witnessed the love of my mother and father, and I have always known what it feels like to be loved. Today, I document love stories in a way that allows couples to be their authentic selves. I want to tell a love story - your story. Each time you look at your wedding images, you are reminded that on this particular day, and at this particular moment in time - this is where you were, who you were, and what you were doing. We grow, we age, and we change. It's inevitable. However, when you look at a photo that I've taken, I want it to be a timeless reminder of how you looked and felt at that specific time in your life.


I'm Terri and I am a curator of timeless, romantic, and fun love stories! Yes, I tell love stories. Not just any story, but YOUR story. I am a wedding photographer based in Northern Virginia, but I LOVE to travel! Let's discuss how we can best document your day!

Terri Baskin

A little about

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03. FRESH FLOWERS

I absolutely adore fresh flowers! One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is catching a glimpse of the flowers and boutonnières that have been created. I also keep fresh flowers in my home on a regular basis.

FAVORITE FLOWERS: 
Dahlias and Peonies make my heart smile!

My Favorite Things

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04. HANDWRITTEN NOTES

I believe that personal notes of gratitude go so far and while current trends are based on which social media platform is popular.  A note in the mail takes a little extra effort but is a sign of a whole lot of class.


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