Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alisa Melugin ~ Class of 2014

I just wanted to share with the world this beautiful and talented young lady….








Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Derek & Laura!

Welcome to the wonderful, Idaho Spring wedding of Laura {Paul} and Derek Belschner!


Look at this gorgeous wedding party in front of the only green stuff around... it's just beautiful!! There's so much construction going on around the church building, but I scouted out this place right before the wedding... so maybe we trespassed just a little - so worth it!


 Literally kickin up their heels before the wedding!


A girl from Idaho + a boy originally from Texas... this seemed just perfect....



Pre-wedding nerves? I really don't think so... just complete joy and excitement.










The amazing mother of the bride, Dawn, was able to turn a warehouse garage area into a beautiful, light filled reception hall! Now that is talent. (The food was incredible, by the way!)


This little flower girl just giggled all the way down the isle, another one grabbed Derek's face during the family pictures and gave him a big smooch on the lips...  absolutely precious!!!


Laura has this explosive smile and contagious joy... cant help but love her from the start...


... and did I mention they can dance?? I mean the kind where there is no rehearsal needed because they can just dance kind of dance? Yes, they dance.




Congratulations to my wonderful nephew and his beautiful new bride! I can't wait to share with you all the many images from this day that made it so unique and special ~ I will be uploading to a gallery real soon, so if you'd like to see the rest, just email me, and when it's ready I can send you the link.

THANKS!! ~ Teri

Monday, March 10, 2014

BIG Announcement!

Alert the media now, for some of this info has already been leaked...

I have officially joined up with Keller Williams Realty Team in Springfield, MO, and plan to jump all in with Real Estate sales again! Yes, I am quite excited about this, and look forward to seeing what God has in mind with my future in this great company. If you'd like to contact me about a home, just click on the link on the right hand side of this blog page....



The FIRST question I get from everyone I've told, is "but what about photography?" I'm STILL DOING PHOTOGRAPHY... but that has been my hardest question to answer. What about it? I have learned, and grown, and gained in tech skills, and built my business... I have loved it all, every last session, and every minute (hour) of editing! And I will still love it all!!  You see, I have done photography since I was ELEVEN years old, and functioned as a  legitimate business since 2009. I feel it's time to specialize in one area in the photography industry. I can still do portrait sessions, but my first love is actually anything and everything to do with weddings.  I already have some wonderful weddings on the calendar for 2014 and have select dates available for more. Also, I will be at the Metropolitan Bride show in August, so you can see me there, too!   I have lots of information on my website about what I offer, so if you or someone you know is interested - go check it out www.teriroy.com Click on Prices, and then Weddings and Events. 
I am thrilled about this and I know by doing fewer portrait sessions, I will be able to focus more attention on my brides, all their needs, and planning their big day! Woohoo!


So look for a few changes in the near future with my branding and website - this blog is still gonna be a mix of all things, just like the heading says. :) How does one balance Wedding Photography and Real Estate sales? Stay tuned and watch it all unfold! 


Friday, December 13, 2013

Oh BABY!

Meet LaYla!  I emphasize that Y in the middle, because leave it up to me to spell her name wrong on the cake for her momma's baby shower! So, here is her name, correctly spelled:

Layla Beth...

Isn't she adorable??? And her momma is one of the sweetest people I know. I couldn't be happier for this young family ~ Congratulations on this precious new little life that God has put in your earthly care. You are already wonderful parents. :)






 Oh those baby wrinkles!




Monday, December 09, 2013

Derek & Laura ~ 3/15/2014

I'm so excited for these two to get married!! Being one of my sisters' boys, I take so much joy in photographing this special family event, coming in March! I just officially met Laura this weekend, and have watched them hang out at the house a little - they are truly beautiful and so perfectly designed to be together. We are gonna have some fun at this wedding!




Oh, did I mention that it was COLD out for this session??!! 10 degrees. Yes, TEN.
In spite of this super freezing weather, they just wouldn't stop smiling, even as we moved from one location, to the other...







Monday, October 07, 2013

Grant ~ def.:"Great."

I agree.
With the meaning of his name, that is.
He is truly a wonderful, and great individual, with much talent and a blessed family! Enjoy these images of Grant's Senior photo session!










Friday, September 13, 2013

Introducing... Carla!

I so love her sweet, sweet smile, and deep brown eyes. She places great value on her family heritage, and the things that matter most in life. And well, quite frankly, any girl who loves Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and actually brings a copy of this book to her senior photoshoot, is a girl after my own heart.      







I try very hard to make sure every photo session is different. Different locations, poses, props, etc... but one thing is for sure:  whether I try hard or not, every photo session has it's own set of challenges. This particular evening, we started shooting with lots of sun in the the sky, and just a few fluffy white clouds. Within minutes, though, ONE cloud crept in, and it rained. And we waited. and it rained some more. You know - it was one of those sun shining while it's coming down kind of rains. So, we did headshots on the porch... & found a fun umbrella and did this...




Gotta be flexible, people. Sometimes things just don't go the way you plan, and you have to come up with something else - and I just LOVE the way that something else turned out!




Rarely does this girl not smile... but I do love this one very thoughtful expression...




I hope you enjoyed a peek at Carla's photos! And please, if you are needing your family photos or senior or baby/child session done this Fall, please contact me ASAP. Time slots are filling up FAST!