ABOUT TERRI LANE:
I could tell how passionate I am about taking pictures, but so is every other person who calls themselves a photographer.
"So what makes you any different than the rest?"
I didn't choose photography as a profession, it has just always been something I enjoyed. I started college at Auburn University unsure of my major. It was due to unforeseen family illness that I moved back to my hometown of Tuscaloosa. I enrolled at a local community college where I took my very first photography class as an elective to fill a credit. The moment I stepped into the darkroom and saw my images come alive on paper, I was hooked. I continued my education at the University of Alabama where I had the opportunity to study under other amazing teachers and artists. I have taken classes from local photographers as well as "big-named" photographers all around the United States. However, it is through my lens and exploration that I have learned the most. I don't claim to know it all, but enjoy learning new techniques and creative ways to express myself through my work.
"So what is your specialty?"
To this I would have to admit, I only shoot what I enjoy. There are enough "photographers" out there, I don't have to do it all. I, however, LOVE to shoot Weddings, Bridals and Family portraits. Yes, I've shot the 24 baseball teams in a day and more than my share of basketball pictures, but my true love is getting to capture those moments when someone's heart is in the clouds. The moment when they stand beside that one that makes their hearts race and their face blush, joined hand in hand, to begin their story. Those moments when moms are holding back tears because their baby girl is putting on her white gown to live out her very own fairy tale. Those moments when rock-hard Daddies melt into puddles when they see their little girl for the first time as a woman in her wedding dress. It's those moments you really become connected to the family you're photographing. With each new bride (and groom), I feel I have gained a piece of them. I am so thankful to be a part of their special day, to document little moments they will relive again and again. After all of the food is gone, and the flowers are wilted, they will still have their wedding album to share and remember the way they felt on their Wedding Day. In twelve years, I have photographed countless weddings, but not one of them has been routine or the same. I look forward to each and every one. It is not a "job" to me, but a blessing to be a part of something so special.
"So what do you do when you're not photographing?"
I am a wife and mother of two precious children. I still take pictures on my phone when it is more convenient to carry than my "real cameras." I will even share them with others without the need for photo-credit. Some would say that makes me "bad photographer." I say it makes me a busy mother that loves to capture the moment with whatever is at hand. Whether it be at a baseball game, backyard swings, or just documenting the typical days of my children, I can probably be found with a camera in hand. It is what makes me happy.
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