Terri Zachea is a photographer and owner of Las Vegas-based Grace in Lace Boudoir, which empowers women through elegant, intimate portraits. “We are an all-women team and have the best time lifting each client up!” Learn about Terri Zachea…
Hometown: Las Vegas
First job: Naugles Taco Bar – always was scheduled for Tuesday Taco Day because I was the fastest taco-maker.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in NV: My husband and I love the Golden Knights. I throw on my sequined Knights jacket and go to every game we can! Also, I love hiking and will beg everybody to do a boudoir shoot in the Valley of Fire. It’s my favorite.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Staying married to the same man for 33 years and not only raising three kids but still liking them all. The best part is our family is growing, and we have added two sons-in-law and two grandbabies. I love when we all get to spend time together.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Allowing my negative self-talk freeze my forward progress.
Someone who inspires you and why: My mom. Isn’t that so cheesy but she does! She has always demonstrated kindness, generosity, the importance of hard work and compassion without losing sight of having fun. There is always enough food for whoever comes for dinner, invited or not. Family traditions are very important to her. This past Christmas, COVID went through our family and she waited until January to have Christmas Eve so everyone could attend and left her house still fully decorated!
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Keep investing in all facets of education. It’s not enough to just know the technical side of photography. You have to be knowledgeable about running a profitable business, marketing/social media and the emotional challenges your clients go through each session.
Favorite quote: “Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in.” –Anonymous
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I am painfully shy. I do well one on one but in a group of people I don’t know, I’m mute. I tried to overcome my fear by taking a public speaking class in college and almost passed out during my first speech. Obviously had to drop that class!
What makes someone fabulous: Someone who lifts others up without expecting anything in return. Inspiring others to see how fabulous they are.