1. I have lived in calgary for almost five years and I still get butterflies every time I look at the city skyline. I take that as confirmation that I am still supposed to be living here. 
  2. I grew up in a small town in northern Alberta. Its called La Crete and it is the most idyllic, weird, hospitable place.
  3. Growing up in such an isolated place, surrounded by nothing but fields, forests and hills started my obsession with the outdoors. I love being in the wild.
  4. I started my photography business when I was 19 and thought I knew exactly what I was doing, looking back, I did not. 
  5. I laugh a lot and very easily. I think it’s because I like to make people feel good about themselves. So even if your not funny, hang with me and I’ll be sure to boost your ego.
  6. I also cry a lot and very easily, don’t ask questions it just happens 
  7. Growing up, I hated reading because my sister would always choose reading over playing outside with me. But now, reading is one of my favorite things to do and occasionally, we get to read together 
  8. Family means so much to me. I have a traditional nuclear home, two parents, two sisters and one brother. We all live in different cites and its the worst decision we’ve ever made 
  9. My friends are an extension of me. i love them so so much. i get to do life, birthdays, Mondays, pregnancies, weddings, breakups, hard times and good times with them.
  10. I love writing, I like making grocery lists sound pretty
  11. Black lives matter. Don’t message me saying “#alllivesmatter.” Not all lives are under racism and oppression and we need to fight injustice with the ones who are
  12. I love learning and I am currently (since 2019) a student at MRU. I am hoping to one day become a therapist!
  13. I’ve played basketball my whole life (went to NAIT in 2013 to play in college, this is where I found my love of photography)
  14. Iced coffee is better than hot coffee, even in the dead of winter 
  15. If you don’t care about politics, its because you have the privilege not to
  16. I love what traveling teaches me about myself and people who live differently than me 
  17. I grew up thinking “different” was less than, I am so thankful I have evolved. 
  18. I love going to concerts, movies, shows because i love getting to experience something for the first time with a group of strangers
  19. I am a type 2 on the enneagram and really didn’t want that to be true because women are often mislabeled as a type 2 because of gender roles (type 2’s are known for being “helpers”) i am now, okay with it
  20. I believe love wins. We don’t need to complicate things. Love wins. period. 
  21. I attend commons church and have yet to go to a service and not cry at least once 
  22. I have one niece and four nephews (and one honorary nephew, judah) and I would die for all of them 
  23. I am lucky to still have two sets of grandparents. Both have been married for over 60 years and I absolutely adore them.
  24. I travel a lot. Occasionally to “bucket list” places but more often than not, it’s just my car, my music and I driving to some small town somewhere in canada. I drive A LOT, canada is huge. 
  25. I love words, they hold a lot of meaning to me but I am trying not to make them everything because people can be mean and say words that leave me sad for days
  26. I believe people are trying their very best with the tools that they have at their disposal 
  27. I have watched “The Office”, “Parks n Rec”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Mindy Project” and “Friends” more times than I can count (kinda embarrassing but it is what it is. i feel god in this chillies, i got my ankles microwaved, oy with the poodles already, i weigh nothing, i’m making fajitas!)
  28. I think New York might be the most magical place in the world 
  29. I have never been close to death. The closest thing I have experienced to it, is when Rachel Held Evans past away and I didn’t even know her personally. I aspire to be an ally, friend, human like her. My favourite quote by her is, “I want to unfold. Let no place in me hold itself closed. For where I am closed, I am false. I want to stay clear in your sight.” 
  30. I believe we need each other. We need human connection. We need light. We need love. 

I’M TERESA, AN ADVENTUROUS WEDDING AND COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN CALGARY AND DOCUMENTING REAL LOVE STORIES WORLDWIDE

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