about me

Hi, I’m07-29-2013 Teresa Portrait-58 Teresa.  I am a self taught, natural light photographer in Shannon, Illinois.  Like many moms, photography became an interest after my first child was born.  In 2011, I started Teresa Hammer Photography.  God has given me this gift and has turned my hobby into a business.  I am blessed by the doors He has opened for me to pursue my love of photography.   In the studio or at a location of your choice,  I love to see God’s vision for your family, in all stages of life.   I love to capture the connections between parents and children, engaged couples, or the fresh new life a baby brings.  I like to have fun at every photo session and get the standard posed shots as well.  I am looking forward to working with you!

Contact me for more information on booking a session.  Please check out the what-to-expect and FAQs pages for quick answers to popular questions! 

Things I love:  photography, cheerios, broccoli, jeans and flip flops, hot chocolate even in the summer, cooking, reading and spelling, seeing my kids learn new things, learning new things myself, the color green, and exercise

My gear: Nikon D610 Full Frame Camera with lenses: 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8, 60mm macro, 24-70mm f/2.8, and a 300mm f/2.8

What you will find playing in the studio:  Air1 (100.9) or KLOVE (91.1) or The Message