I recently met with husband and wife photographer team Marion photographers, Dilan and Emma who are up and coming to this area, they specialize in shooting natural light, organic forestry type portraits of families and weddings. When I asked the duo what makes them want to create portraits in such remote locations they replied ” […]
My brother and recently road tripped to Los Angeles to pay our respects to a family member and I thought I should bring light to a situation that isn’t in our control we all know that god knows best in any situation but after the rain we all must smile and keep living life while […]
Do you remember where you where on that day? I was working at my local sporting goods store Hibbetts and my good friend at the time was a manager of Radio Shack , which had the televisions going on with the late breaking news. I took several breaks to go next door and watch what […]
I just recently completed a project for Dr. Stan Ziomek, one of the kindest heart doc’s around. Stan and I became acquainted several years back I’d done some personal work for him. I honestly feel that he is a valuable asset to this community with his talents as a cardiologist are well needed in this […]
The warmer weather is finally making its way around trying to settle in along with the flowers thats in bloom. Some days of rain and shine seems to be quite often. I really guess its natures way of saying “I am in charge”. Besides the weather, I have been quite busy the last two […]
It was a tough year for me shooting this seniors and loving every minute of this class, It was something about shooting absolutely everyone, although I am older I tended to have something in common with these young men and women, they allowed for me to come in and capture the true essence of […]
My most recent visit to certified nutritionist /trainer Shawn Stevenson was quite interesting my office visit for a consultation regarding my weight issues and problem areas (and the tendency to be so scatter brained for those of you that know me!,) I can say it was the best move I have made as far as […]
Id, first like to thank Tiffany Jenkins, director of marketing and public relations for thinking of me when it came to this project in the new PBRMC, many might not know but I was honored to be a part of the success of the new facility here in Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center […]
My ho ho ho Holiday was different this season, I didn’t spend it with my mom nor my father in California or my grandmother, We all kind of had Christmas with other family members and special friends. I did a good deed on Christmas eve to help someone in need and warmed their heart and […]
Do we say Fall has arrived because of the tree’s beautiful color changes or because of visibility of dew on wet grass in the early mornings? hmm I like this time of the year its very comfortable weather it usually reaches in the mid 70’s to low 80’s with no humidity. But most of all […]
This is a simple post about being “BE” these young fellas are pretty interesting, they are all lifeguards, runners, cyclists. When I chatted with these guys about life in general , I must say they pretty much know where they want to go and plan to live out there desired dreams.. I think I will […]
As I rambled through old images I thought to share from one of my visits to Miami… Photographs too bring back so many memories that’s why its great to preserve them for future viewing and a trip down memory lane, here are a few of my favs.. from the city…thats known for having a great […]
keep an eye out for “the riders” blog post to come soon featuring Jason Keena… Look out Livestrong!
Every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding! And this is what the skaters did downtown at the city skateboarding park.. It took me back to childhood while […]
A male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child. b. A man who adopts a child. c. A man who raises a child. This is the definition of a FATHER, although I am not a father I think I would have some pretty good skills at being one […]
The weather pattern has been different this year really dry some hot days and some cooler, it’s actually been very bearable this year instead of coming home and being lazy this evening I sat out on my grandmother’s deck with a few friends and had dinner with her and it was extremely nice I told […]
This post is a little late but sometimes they say we save the best for last. I had a hard time deciding which photographs to post from a cool casual session from college students at Three Rivers College. Of course you have come to know the beautiful Jordan Ramos she has a lot of personality […]
Today is a great day great weather good feeling and good mood, enjoyed a nice lunch with a friend in from the city.. I felt like being captured and wanted a memory of today so I asked her to photograph me for a cool shot and here it goes I thought this quote would fit […]
I had the pleasure of hanging out with my Amigo, Francisco this past weekend trekking to San Antonio with he and his wife. Id had been through Tx. when I made my visit to Mexico two years ago we did a little shopping and visiting and rode for the border, but I never did actually […]
As I sit here and listen to the cultural sounds of the festive music at Maya’s and the bustle of customers coming and going I have to wonder how did he get here? Speaking of my friend & the entire community’s friend Mr. Francisco Esquivel. For 15 years.. wow he is still going very strong […]
my hands are full and the weekend is almost over.My morning has been busy from getting breakfast wiping up spills and and most of all cutting hair, this is processs is difficult for my godson. He does not like getting hair cuts at all!!!! I asked his parents yesterday if I could cut his hair […]
Have you ever felt like getting lost in music? My Ipod is at the max some old, some current tunes. I really must agree that music takes us back to where we were and what was going on in our lives at the particular time. It seems like the 90’s sound flew by so fast. […]
“I knew it I knew it!” as I said to myself this morning while getting ready to go out to run errands its Brrrr cold out! the ground hog indeed did see his shadow! I think we all thought we made it through because the weather has been considerably mild this year. Old man winter […]
Jordan Ramos, has to be one of the most beautiful personalities I think that I have ever captured, her energy and outgoing personality really shines through her imagery. I became acquainted with Jordan during her senior year of high school, she came along on a friends session, I managed to get a get capture of […]
I think I have to say I have the coolest mom around my mother is a pretty hip ol’ gal! After my christmas trip to chicago she decided to ride home with me and also be my model for some cool test shots here’s a recent favorite. I love my mother..
caronda, has been one of my subjects for several years we hadn’t shot in such a long time.. she is a very energetic always camera ready ! I had a recent gathering at my studio to show a client my artwork along with personal works and she was featured over the years of my photographic […]
Just thought to post a few more images from my NYC collection I have had several request to create art prints from this collection if anyone is interested please feel free to contact me www.coreymatthews.com regarding the city scapes.
New York never seems to amaze me about like the Midwest, warm one day and then Snow!!! the next day yes snow I said it!!!! I was told that it had been like 60 years ago when the city received snow in October.. seemed strange to go to grand central station to see people dressed […]
Great sunsets and rich blue skies are visions that I can clearly see as I depart LAX heading back to the midwest after a few days get away in Los Angeles. Its just something magical about being in California especially to us photographers. I spent time with my father and visited some friends whom are […]
The October weather has been great thus far it has been enjoyable with cool evenings! Which reminds me any families, seniors,or wonder year sessions or anyone who wants outdoor fall settings should hurry and book your session because the leaves seem to disappear pretty fast!!! Celina a senior with such a bright smile and total […]
The weekend in review :With the Iron Horse festival and the all class reunion this past weekend in the downtown Poplar Bluff area it never seemed so live ! Although I didn’t have to cover the events this past weekend I decided to hang out with my buddy Francisco Esquivel (las margaritas) and his wife […]
A fun filled session with Rhonda Roth a mother, wife certified fitness trainer, who also does coaching for dynamaxx. I photographed her for a series of upcoming ads for a commercial project and thought to post these I took as personal images . Her smile could brighten anyone’s day thanks Rhonda!
Creative, good people skills and outgoing you get Chad Bookidis, of Uboon2, one of the partners of the agency that’s behind some local businesses, I thought to shoot a few of Chad during a recent session for a upcoming commercial job… when you get time swing by uboon2.com and see what its all about!
My day began @ 8 am with a scheduled senior session to shoot. Unfortunately mother nature forced me to wait and use my creartiveness! around the studio and house, as soon as the rain cleared up (thank god) I was ready for some cool shots in the overcast with Rikki Earley a senior that […]
As I started to rumble through files from my journey’s I couldn’t resist blogging about my experiences in NYC. Its just something I love about the big apple. I love the blend of different cultures, busy traffic , tons of people wandering around Times Square. As Jayz and Alicia Keys song constantly blast in […]
The health conscious will appreciate Francisco Esquivel’s choice to provide a lighter alternative to his famous margarita’s at Las Margarita’s & Maya’s. I recently shot the advertisement for “the skinny” as he calls it Go have one today and feel guiltless as you indulge on his classic margarita with less worry!
My friend Francisco, brought his (brother and mother inlaws) Daniel and Guadalupe by the studio for a quick mini session and some back to school shots of his daughter Franzia. She’s such a beautiful lady always pleasant and has one of the brightest smiles ever, they (she and her sons) were so kind to me […]
Adrienne, has to be one of the best cooks around she seems to have that touch when it comes to meal preparation. She can take something as simple as steamed broccoli and make it heavenly I recently photographed Adrienne before one of her great lunches she generously offered which consisted of some simple pasta with […]