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Welcome to the Terry Farmer Photography blog. Here you will find upcoming specials and offers, as well as musings from the staff. Check in often to find out what's happening at Terry Farmer Photography!

How many muscles does it take to smile?

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Bailee Brinkman from Glenwood High School is our featured 2016 Senior Model today!

About 43 muscles in a face are working to create a smile at any given moment. It is proven by Dr. Ekman’s research tool called FACS or Facial Action Coding System. Nobody has really come up with a definitive number for how many muscles it takes to smile or frown because one person’s smile is another person’s smirk. At Terry Farmer Photography we like to capture a natural smile just like the one here with Bailee.

Ready for your close-up? Choose what session best fits you. 

Call 698-6000 to schedule your senior session.

Terry Farmer Photography
Voted 2014 “Best Photographer”
by the State Journal Register and Illinois Times!

Winner of the “2015 Diamond Lifetime Award”
by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards

2016 Seniors! Summertime is a great time for your senior portraits!

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Lyndsey Coonrod from Glenwood High School is our featured 2016 Senior Model.

School starts and then time flies by so fast and it’s already winter! One on the best times for your portraits is the summertime! You still have a great tan. The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, all in all it’s a gorgeous time of the year.

We aim to provide the best senior portraits. We love to provide senior portrait photography that highlights high school seniors and their personalities at such an important time in their lives. Please browse our portrait galleries. 

Call 698-6000 to schedule your session.

Terry Farmer Photography
Voted 2014 “Best Photographer” by the State Journal Register and Illinois Times!

Winner of the “2015 Diamond Lifetime Award”
by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards.

5 Tips to look your absolute best during your senior portrait session

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Lauren Blake, from Athens High School, is our featured 2016 Senior Model today. Here is a great portrait from her summer session! Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to having great portraits you will treasure for a lifetime.

1. Clothing:
Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices. This is a unique opportunity and we want you to look amazing! Group your outfits together on hangers. Items should be ironed and ready to go. Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look when viewing your photos.

2. Undergarments:
Please make sure the colors of your undergarment coordinate well with your outfits and don’t show through your clothing. Check ahead of time to ensure that undergarments don’t leave unpleasing lines underneath your clothing.

3. Finger & Toe Nails:
If you paint your nails, make sure they’re done well for your session. Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you.

4. Weather:
Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain is an issue and we will have to reschedule. We will try to contact you, but please call us at 217-698-6000 if you have any doubts or concerns.

5. Experience:
We will help you with posing, so there is no pressure on you. Relax and have fun!

Call 698-6000 to schedule your senior portrait session and consultation.

Terry Farmer Photography
Voted 2014 “Best Photographer” by the State Journal Register and Illinois Times!
Winner of the “2015 Diamond Lifetime Award”
by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards.

Make your senior portrait session a part of your summer plans

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Today, Maddie Owen of Rochester High School is our featured 2016 Senior Model.

Most senior portrait photographers book months in advance and with lots of you having summer travel plans, the time to start thinking about your senior portraits is now! You don’t want to miss out on getting the best senior portraits you can get, right? It’s no secret that everyone is different, so why not make your senior portrait as unique as your are! Say goodbye to stiff poses. View our variety of senior portraits sessions. 

Call 698-6000 to schedule your senior portrait session and consultation.

Terry Farmer Photography
Voted 2014 “Best Photographer” by the State Journal Register and Illinois Times!
Winner of the “2015 Diamond Lifetime Award”
by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards.