Terra Dawn Photography

Manassas , VA


Manassas, VA US 20109 (map)




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I’ve been a fashion and event photographer for almost 7 years. Working in both the DC and LA areas has given me opportunities to practice various aesthetics with my work. So, if you are... Read more
I’ve been a fashion and event photographer for almost 7 years. Working in both the DC and LA areas has given me opportunities to practice various aesthetics with my work. So, if you are looking for classic documentary style, modern documentary style, or edgy I’m your girl. I work with the bride and groom to determine their preferred style. I strive to catch every moment that the bride and groom will treasure forever, while remaining unobtrusive during the festivities.

Before booking me, I schedule a day to sit down with the couple to learn more about who they are and what they expect of their photographer. I will only work with a couple who are comfortable working with me. After all, on your wedding day, the last thing you should be stressing over are your images.

I am always accessible and easy to talk to. So if you have any questions, feel free to pick up your phone (or laptop) and ask.

I look forward to working with both you and your wedding celebrations!!

Terra Dawn

Live. Love. sHoot.
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I am advanced in post-editing, so all of my shots are high impact with just the appropriate amount of color saturation.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I work with strobes, natural light, and a combination of the two if required and attached flash on my camera.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I work in digital only.
How many photographers do you work with?
Depending on the package, I will either shoot on my own or with another photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. I will always be at the event earlier than the discussed time.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
A weekend yes...a day, no.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. I have a few available, although when I make a promise to be there I will follow through.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I work with two digital camera bodies (a Canon 50D and a rebel 300D). I work with two strobes and a battery pack when on location as well as a powerful attached strobe.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. Definitely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I charge a base fee for the sessions and packages. I can be hired for additional hours.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I charge $150 for every extra hour not covered in the package.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I will break for lunch if the shoot is longer than five hours and, depending on the length of the shoot, may take a dinner break as well. I will only take additional down time if there seems to be a lull in the activity of the day.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes. Anywhere outside of a four hour travel distance from Manassas, VA will have an additional $75 added for gas and time. If this is destination event, I will be happy to work out additional details with the couple as each of these events is unique.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Proofs are ready for viewing within two weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The proofs are offered through an online password protected website, but can also be purchased in a hard-bound proofs book.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The gallery remains active for six months and the proofs book is theirs to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes. When the couple would like to order prints, I would be more than happy to place that order. I order through a professional company that I have been working with for years. I do, however, offer the copyright to the couple when they purchase the cd with the full resolution images.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
No. I will not publish any photo unless I have written permission from the couple. Permission will be asked during the final consultation. The couple will always have the right to refuse.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
I provide the digital files in high resolution on a cd for an additional $300.
Will images be available for viewing online?
A password protected gallery is a part of each package.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a variety of albums in various leathers, colors, emobossments, and styles.
When will the client get the final album?
The couple will get the final book within one month of ordering.


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Very talented photographer, end product is very good. However I have to comment on the lack of basic business skills. Communication with customers is very poor, flakey, missed promises, no follow up, perky super excited personality makes for a bigger let down when what is promised doesn't actually follow through.
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Terra is an amazing photographer!!!
We did out engagement session with her and she also worked with us for our wedding. Her work is breathtaking and so artistic. We displayed photos from our engagement session at our wedding and they left our guest crazy. We received so compliments and everyone wanted to know who it was that photographed them. Terra is such a fun person to work with and we will definitely work with her in the future.

Thanks so much Terra for making our memories from our big day everlasting!!!

Mrs. Muguerza :)
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Terra Dawn Photography responded with the following comments:

Cendy...I absolutely LOVE you guys!! I had such an amazing time working with you, from your e-session to your wedding day!! It was an absolute pleasure and I couldn't be happier to see two people (who have definitely become friends of mine) get married. It's a perfect fairy tale!! I can't wait to work with you both again soon!!


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