meet jessica graham | founder of terra
creative, passionate and ambitious, she is dedicated to developing a brand, website, marketing plan and business strategy that reflects what matters most to your small business.
her ability to envision a brand image for your business and create it, coupled with her education and years of experience, will make your business flourish against your competitors.
meet meagan ircandia | photographer
world traveller, photographer and marketing enthusiast, she brings so much to the terra team!
she loves utilizing her passion for photography to portray what you love most about you & your
brand. her experience is with couples, families, expecting mamas, newborns and lifestyle brand photography.
together they can elevate your business image and give you the brand you've always dreamed of!
When developing a new brand, the first thing to look at is what is important to you? I knew it was time to start up the branding and marketing company I always dreamed of, and as I thought ofwhat I valued most to inspire me, my children and family were always the answer. We named our daughter Luna, after the moon, as my husband and I always loved staring up at the moon and night sky, imagining the limitless universe and all it holds. Shortly after, we had a son and named him Forest, as our most precious memories were made in the great outdoors. They both represent the limitless love a parent has for their child, and has expanded our hearts more than we ever thought possible.
As I thought of the moon & sky representing so much of what I loved, I realized the earth and its trees are what keeps me grounded. It is the foundation for us to live a life we love and be able to have somewhere beautiful to look at the night sky from. Our children captured our essence in their names and lives, and are the reason we do everything that we do.
Terra means earth or land in Latin, and the moment I heard it, I loved it. After a little more searching, it turned out Terra Mater (Mother Earth) is the Roman goddess of the earth, and being a mother is a huge part of my identity. A lot of the women I collaborate with are also mothers, and once I saw this, I knew I had found it. Everything fell in to place perfectly and
terra was born.
A little more about me ...
I started this business after successfully operating as a marketing consultant, as well as business consultant for salon & spa owners. I felt that I had so much more to offer my clients, so I decided to bring it all together and offer an experience that will bring your business to life in all aspects!
I have worked on a wide range of marketing projects for a variety of small businesses
and helped elevate their brands in ways they didn't think was possible.
My ability to envision a brand for your business takes the pressure off of you
and allows you to get inspired and love your business again.
I look forward to hopefully working with you!
Want to know more?
I obtained my Bachelors of Business Admin with a major in marketing in 2015 from MRU and have worked at my family owned business, Edges Salon & Spa, for over 15 years. My passion for marketing helped catapult our brand and soon others in the industry were reaching out for help. I started my own marketing consulting company in 2016 and have had the privilege to work with so many local businesses.
What sets me apart is my drive to want the systems in your business to reflect the brand you want to portray. What is a good brand without a business set up to succeed? I have taken dozens of business courses from some of the industry's best and brightest and taken all I've learned and applied it to the modern way of doing business. My expertise is in the beauty industry, having also worked as a business development manager for ShopBeauty.com, however my network has expanded over many years and allowed me to create systems that work across a variety of businesses to help you work smarter not harder. I am excited to offer one-on-one salon & spa consulting and coaching, but the majority of materials and systems I've created can be used by anyone!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!
Reach out and introduce yourself if you'd like to work together or know more! Can't wait to collaborate!
More about Meagan
From a small town girl to the big city life, I came to Calgary in 2012 to further my education. I graduated from Mount Royal University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Business Admin, majoring in Marketing. I worked in the oil and gas industry for the majority of my professional career, but am excited to get back to what I am most passionate about, marketing & photography!
I met my husband, Matthew, in Calgary which solidified the decision to stay in the big city. In 2017 we got married in the tuscan hills of the beautiful Firenze, Italy, and since then have grown our family by two. Our daughter Eleonora Laurie was born in 2019 and our son Giovanni Victor was born in 2020. My husband and two children are my world!
Apart from documenting every move my children make, I also photograph couples, expecting mamas, newborns, families, and lifestyle brands. It brings me so much joy capturing beautiful memories or a eye catching brand that you can cherish for a lifetime!
I look forward to getting to know you more and collaborating to capture some great memories!