Well hello there, and welcome to my website! My name is Terri Keefer and I am the founder of Terri Keefer Photography, a subsidiary of TallieHo Productions, Inc.
I describe myself as a person who’s “always seen life through the eye of a camera.” I used to think this was my way of avoiding reality… not so! Little did I know I was always a Photographer in training.
I love, love, love animals! My animals are all rescued and I’ve been a long time volunteer with various animal rescue organizations. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in October of 2005, I went there to save whatever animals I could. During that time, I met and fell in love with and adopted my beautiful dog K.T. whom had been abandoned by her family. I’m certain what I experienced there will no doubt stay with me forever and I believe this has contributed greatly to the person I am today.
During college, my insane love for Photography began when I received a 35mm camera outfit from my Dad on my 18th birthday. My Mom then taught me how to use a darkroom, with an emphasis on black and white photographs. I have been “snapping” ever since, my animals have about 300,000 photos of them each (and I really miss the darkroom).
In college, I worked for various advertising agencies as a Graphic Artist. There I learned how to visually please the eye through publication. My degree from LSU is in Broadcast Journalism, and I later worked as Assistant Producer for the morning Sunrise Show for the NBC Affiliate WDAF Television in Kansas City, Mo. This experience gave me the skills necessary to tell the story used in my photographic or video creations. It also taught me how to work on “the fly” with crazy deadlines! After several years I moved into sales and marketing for various companies, giving me an even deeper understanding of human nature and how to uncover and communicate the spirit of things.
As a proud member of SAG-AFTRA since moving to California in 1995, I’ve been completely fascinated with the inner workings of film and television productions, how they light scenes and the fluidity of how everything comes together. I love the stuff! This real-life exposure to television and films, acting, lighting, set design, production, and directing are major influences in my work today. I am an active member of the Hollywood Film Society, Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
I’m quite silly with a unique sense of humor. I pretty much can find humor in most situations. Laughing is a requirement when you hang around with me!