Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Gallery Site for Terina Matthews Photography

I have decided that I will be creating a new blog soon but in the meantime you can see all of my latest work on my gallery site by going to HERE to view all of my latest work. Thank you for your continued support!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Danielle {8th Grade}

I have been doing several 8th grade - teen style shoots lately...and I really have enjoyed them. Not quite the Senior Style sessions...which is good...because the kiddos that have done sessions with me are still that - KIDDOS! With these sessions, I like to bring out their fun, real personalities. I ask them to bring something with them, that is really them and that they want to remember as being a part of their life. Danielle {Gibby as her friends call her} is an amazing girl! She is an all around athlete...but don't let the serious softball chick expression fool you! She is all girl and a bundle of fun! Before entering high school, she already secured a spot on the varsity softball team going into her freshman year...{I hear there are a few colleges also quite interested in where she will attend in about 4 years as well!} Gibby, her mom and I had a wonderful afternoon capturing the fun and silly side as well as the girlie and athlete sides to this beautiful young lady. Please enjoy just a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Matthews {Family} 2013 Christmas Card

Here is this years Christmas Card...I thought it turned out cute...hoping to send it out before Valentine's Day!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Matthews {Family} ~ Selfie Sunday

Here is just a funny shot of my family while we were doing our family pictures last week. Sometimes it's just good to do a funny picture in order for them to cooperate in doing the real ones!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Herman {Family}

I was so happy that we could get together when the whole family was in town. They picked awesome colors. Enjoy the sneak peek

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Hunt {Family}

It's always fun to take pictures of these three's just like yesterday that I was doing Baby T's newborn pics and now he's sitting up!!!! Love the lighting and the cute faces! Enjoy a little sneak peek of my favs

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Southern California Family Photographer ~ Schauers Family {Beach Session}

I loved everything about this session with my friend Donna and her family down at the beach near Oceanside. The colors she chose were fabulous! The different shades of Teal/Green/Blue really popped against the white and sand.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Newport LDS Temple {Orange County Photographer} ~ gorgeous sunset

I had to share this image I captured the other night after shooting a wedding at the Newport Beach LDS Temple. It was an absolutely gorgeous day...just a little cloud cover as to not be too the sun was setting...the sky turned the most amazing pinkish purple...and made for an amazing back light to the temple. I hope you enjoy this beautiful image that could have only come from Heavenly Father's own canvas! I can't wait to have this in print on my wall!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Southern California Family Photographer ~ Published School Session {Kira}

It was so nice to wake up this morning to find that my session with our sweet Kira had been featured on Modern Teen Style It was such a wonderful school session and the lighting was just amazing that I'm glad they saw that too! I know she will be super excited to see her pictures on their website! We are all living in her dream of her year abroad!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Murrieta / Temecula Family Photographer ~ Wilson {Family}

I just love the Wilson's! One of my favorite families! I met Laura when we moved to Murrieta a few years back. We worked together with the Young Women at church. Moving for me always meant reinventing your business (before Facebook and Social Media helped with marketing!)...building a clientele and it was getting to be that time of year when everyone wanted family pictures. Laura asked if I would do their family and if I minded doing a beach session. Well I had just moved from Orange County so that was what I was used to!!! Every year since that time...I have done family pictures for them and I'm so glad that I have these wonderful friends in my life! I was sad when at the beginning of the year they had to move out of state to Utah. I thought I wouldn't see them for some time...but I am so glad that twice in the past couple months I have been able to meet up with them. They were so awesome to come down to see Korey off right before his mission and then again to do pictures while they were visiting Murrieta...I can't believe how quickly time passes and the kids are growing up! It was bitter sweet with Alex gone on his mission...but I popped a picture in the collage of him from the mission field! Enjoy just a few of my favorites for now...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Southern California Wedding Photographer ~ Published Wedding

You know when you see something and it right away just takes your breath just know that it is something really special! That is how I felt about Ronnie and Chelsey's wedding... Every little detail of the day was perfect. Chelsey's dress is simply amazing! One of the most unique, gorgeous dresses I've ever seen! The color was fantastic! The San Diego weather was perfect! Not too hot...or too windy...beautiful blue skies! Spent some time doing pictures first at the LDS Temple in San Diego then off to LaJolla Cliffs...and then finally to the cutest backyard vintage reception at a friend's home in Murrieta. Every last detail was PERFECT! I'm so excited that other's have discovered how awesome their special day was as well! Mrs2be a website that is from the UK is the first to publish pictures from this beautiful wedding. You can check out the link to see the full post...they also tweeted it! So cool to be published on the other side of the world!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Murrieta Senior Portrait Photographer ~ Megan, Mackenzie and Julie {Class of 2014}

Megan, Mackenzie and Julie {Class of 2014} ~ Vista, Valley, Mesa...Blue/Gold, Black/Red, Green/Gray...In a community where there is so much rivalry it is so refreshing to find friendships that cross those lines...I is their friendship and faith that brings these three wonderful girls closer together...what an amazing session...I am truly blessed to know these girls...they will do so many amazing things in the future and I can't wait to see where their journeys take them...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Julie & Keegan {mission pictures}

This was such a fun little shoot...Julie's mom and dad are our very dear friends...I have known Julie since the day she was born! It's hard to see kids grow up but it's amazing how wonderful they are! Julie is no exception to this. She is a wonderful young woman and in her senior year of high school. She has this "special friend" lol...Keegan who will be leaving soon for his 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be serving in Columbia. I was so excited when Julie asked if I could just take a picture of the two of them together. Of course I said yes...and one picture WHAT?!?! I gave her a list of props to bring and we did a little mini session for her and her boy! Please enjoy all the cuteness...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Murrieta Temecula family photographer ~ Matthews {family}

My nephew and his gorgeous little family...oh how I love them and love that I get to see them and take pictures of them...did I say that I love them???? Well I do! I'm so very proud of them and all that they are doing with their life. Both of them are a sweet example of love and family! Can't believe my babies are growing up so fast!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Murrieta Temecula family photographer ~ Ruston {Family}

What a fun shoot this was...first of, Kim is one of the sweetest, most loving women I have ever met. We have worked/served together in church callings and I have seen first hand her dedication to her family and others. The rest of the family is just as awesome! The boys have both served two year missions and are attending college. And the girls are so sweet (don't let that fool you though - get them on a soccer field and they will mow you down! haha) and loving. I have had the pleasure of being in Young Women to work with them there. Oh and there's Mike...what a knowledgeable scriptorian! (not sure that's a word...haha) He is one of my all time Sunday School teachers...So glad that we were able to get together for a family are a few of my favs.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Murrieta Family photographer ~ Shayna {Mission Pictures}

What a sweet girl Shayna is...and I'm so excited that she will be going on a mission! She got her call to the South Carolina Columbia Mission and will be leaving in a couple months. We got together before she heads back to school to take a few fun pre-mission pictures. She is going to make an amazing missionary. Can't wait to hear all of the wonderful experiences she will have. Here are just a few from her session...

Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Kira {School Pictures}

Kira is this beautiful young lady who came all the way from Germany to live with our crazy family with lots of boys for the entire school year! AND WE LOVE HER SO MUCH! She says we are the perfect family for her to have here in America...but I think she is the perfect fit for us, too! At first we thought she was shy...that's normal for most exchange students until they start to feel at home! And she is anything but shy! She loves having big brothers...and running cross country...and trying all sorts of different foods...and the dogs...and everything! (as she says) We are so blessed to have her here with us. I know her mom and dad miss her...but what an amazing experience this is for her to have! And as is tradition in our home, the beginning of the school year means school picture here is just a little peek at Kira's first school picture shoot with me ~ her other mom

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Now Booking High School Fall Senior Sessions {Class of 2014}

We have already started booking customized High School Senior Sessions for this fall...don't today. Sessions available in October and after. Senior Sessions are customized to fit the Senior's personality and our office to find out how we can make your Senior Session an incredible experience and something you'll look back on with fond memories!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Murrieta - Temecula Family photographer ~ Klingelberg {family}

It is a real pleasure to take family pictures year after year of the same families...for two reasons; one, it means that they like the service that I offer to them and two, I get to see the family grow through the years. Heather and Matt's family came to have their pictures taken last fall. They are such a great family! And fun too! It was such an honor to be able to do their extended family pictures recently which included Matt's mom and dad, and his sister and her family. Here are just a few of the favorites from that day. They are such a great family and I look forward to the next time I get to see them.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Murrieta - Temecula Family photographer ~ Paisley {family}

It was bitter sweet to do pictures for the Paisley's...their son Aaron and my son Logan have been friends for many years. I have seen them grow and it's a mommy sadness to allow those kids to grow up and go away to college. Just days after this session...Aaron was off for his freshman year at ASU in Arizona... They are a beautiful family and I was so happy to get to spend just a little time with them...enjoy

San Diego Family photographer ~ Strapac {family}

It's funny how things come about...this is Danielle and her beautiful family. About 6 months ago or so we found each other again through this little thing called Facebook. You see, her mother and my mother have been friends since they were little girls...It's funny, but when we were little we really thought that we were cousins. Her mom after all was my Aunt Thelma! haha Over the years we kinda lost touch...getting married, moving away, raising get the picture. (no pun intended...well maybe a little) Anyway, fast forward a few years and about 6 months ago I had posted a picture of my sister, my mom and my grandma on Facebook and Danielle had seen it. So she sent me a message asking about photography and about my family, etc. She told me about this little venture she had going making these cute custom teepees. She asked if I'd like to use one as a prop for pictures sometime (uh ya!)...I had been wanting to make one and now I could have one done way better than I could have ever done it and get to see Danielle! How awesome is that!? We talked a bit about her needing to do some marketing on some different sites to get her beautiful teepees out there, and now the rest is history. I'm so glad I can say I knew her "when" lol...anyway, I'm just grateful that this whole thing brought us back together. I got the opportunity to spend a little time with her and her hubby and kiddos at their home taking some great pictures of their cute family! If you'd like to check out Danielle's can go to her FANPAGE. Enjoy a little sneak peek at her session:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Orange County Wedding Photographer ~ {Rachel & Brett}

Had the opportunity to be a part of this gorgeous wedding in Orange County at the Newport LDS Temple. I love doing reveals before the actual wedding time because I get to spend more time with the couple and find out more about them. Interesting fact about Rachel's was her mother's wedding dress from about 30 years earlier.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spider Webs {artistic photography} ~ temecula photographer

my friend, Robert and I were taking a walk through the vineyards and orchards in Temecula wine country when we happened upon the beautiful spider's web...he asked me to take a picture of it because he thought it was very this is for you my friend...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Senior Photographer ~ Logan {Class of 2013}

One final installment of Senior Pictures for my #3 boy...makes a momma wanna cry her eyes out. So many changes going on around our house in the month of home, #2 boy leaving on a 2 year mission and then this! My babies are growing up right before my eyes! Here is my sweet boy's announcement and then some cap and gown pics we took a while back... enjoy!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Children's Photographer {Cake Smash} ~ Bryli is ONE!

Our precious princess is turning ONE! So we took a few pics to show her having a little cake smash fun! It's amazing how fast a year has flown by!