High Regards: Westway Studio Client Testimonials
Erin & Greg
We were on the fence about splurging on professional photos of our two dogs; how much better could they be than our own, right? From the first minute of our session through the viewing and selection of our final photos, we were blown away by how much better EVERYTHING was! Our session was two hours of playtime and the finished images are just spectacular! We will make professional pet photography a “must” in the future… and we’ve already found the best photographer!
I will never be able to express how grateful I am for Terran, her gift of photography, and kind heart. Our young cat was diagnosed with cancer and we wanted a photoshoot before we put him to sleep. During the two hours Terran took pictures, we talked, laughed, and cried together. She got every single shot we could have imagined, and more. I could write a thousand more words about how amazing Terran is, but even that would not come close to describing what a compassionate, kind, and giving woman she is.
Jessica & Kurt
Our photo adventure was better than I could have imagined! The Ranch was an expansive tree-filled valley with so many amazing photo locations. The experience was so much more than just the session, though. We loved exploring the beautiful property, hiking through the trees and exploring the lakes. We really enjoyed the tasty BBQ, s’mores, and bonfire in the evening. The night sky was filled with stars and Terran even set up an amazing night time photo — it’s one of my favorites! The whole experience was magical and there’s so much more that I cannot explain here — so I recommend you go and find your own magic, because you will.
Wow! Terran is the dog whisperer! We did a photoshoot in the community I live in and she did a wonderful job with my two Pomeranians. My oldest baby Rocco is such a well-behaved dog but my other dog, Gandalf, is a little terror! He does not listen to anyone’s commands! Terran had some cool horns with her that intrigued Gandalf and she got the best pictures of him and Rocco.
I’m a fellow professional photographer so my husband (and everyone else) thought I was a little nuts for spending money on a photoshoot for my dog from someone else. I told them Terran just has that spark to capture a dog’s personality more than anyone else I’ve ever seen. And I was SO right!!! She made my Clover look like a well behaved, yet still goofy pup & I am in LOVE with the photos!! Even my husband agrees it was totally worth it!! She was professional & patient with my somewhat psycho golden retriever & she took so many great images it was hard to pick my favorites!
As a photographer, I’m constantly encouraging clients to invest in quality work, and to have their photos taken NOW instead of putting it off. Unfortunately, I’m usually the one behind the lens, and quite often fail to take my own advice. I am so grateful for the nagging voice inside me that said “seize the moment,” and for the incredible session that resulted with San Diego’s amazing Westway Studio. I have cried tears of joy numerous times looking through the gorgeous photos Terran created for us.
Terran not only has incredible patience, she has amazing insight and true talent for capturing the strong bond I share with my elderly dog. She was able to take what she saw and felt from my dog and create incredible pictures that show the emotion.
There are no words to express the feeling I get when I look at the printed memories Terran has created, no words to express the gratitude for what she has given me, and no words to express how blessed I am to have found her while we are nearing the end.
As far as good business practice information goes, Terran arrived at our house on time, never made us feel rushed, was super patient, and the prints were hand delivered to my house exactly when she said they would be and literally tied up in a bow. My husband and I especially LOVE the metal prints. I cannot recommend her enough for her talent and caring. And she is one cool chick!
A million thank yous from us and my sweet baby angel.
Gregg & Janet
We did the Skye Valley Ranch session with our two pups, Nixon and Lola, and are very glad we did! The setting is really spectacular! When we first arrived at The Ranch, Terran and her husband gave us a driving tour of the property and showed us dozens of wonderful, picturesque settings to choose from. Nixon and Lola absolutely loved it! They were running free and exploring all the interesting sights and smells. In addition to the varied natural surroundings, the ranch is complete with a great old barn, horses, vintage trucks, a chuckwagon, and more — each of which
The photo of Nixon and Lola together in the back of the truck is our absolute favorite. In fact, if that was the only shot we got out of the entire session we feel it would have been well worth every penny.
After we finished shooting on the first day, we gathered around the chuckwagon for a steak dinner, drinks, and stargazing. (The Ranch is quite remote and the dark sky will have you staring upward in amazement.) After dinner, we retired to a campsite with a large tent that Terran had all set up for us on this great outcrop overlooking the property. I’m not really the camping type at all, but I have to say that was the most relaxing night I’d spent in many years. Total silence (other than the sounds of nature) and crisp, clean air combined with exceptionally comfortable bedding to make for a very restful sleep.
When we awoke in the morning, Terran picked us up and shuttled us down to the main house for a full breakfast. After breakfast we spent some time exploring The Ranch before it was back to real life.
We really enjoyed the overall experience. When we met with Terran a couple weeks later to view the photos, we were really blown away. Terran did an excellent job laying out an Heirloom Album that now features prominently in our home. The truck shot we love so much is on the cover and it still makes us want to flip through it every time we see it! An unforgettable experience with priceless mementos. Highly recommended!
Terran is an amazing photographer! I ended up with wonderful photos that I will have for years to come. Terran really loves animals — even those who aren’t the most well-trained — and it shows in her work. Terran had a very personalized approach, which I appreciated since I had never hired a pet photographer before. She was very patient. I loved how she went through all the photos with me and showed me all the different product options, too. There aren’t many people out there who really know how to work with animals in such a caring way. I highly recommend her!
Terran is amazing! I took my 16 year old cat, Luther, to her studio for a Limited Edition Studio Session. She was so great with him and really brought out his personality in the photos. The hardest part was choosing! All the photos were beautiful! Terran was great at helping me pick the best ones, and I now have a fabulous portrait of Luther that I will cherish always!
We had such a blast working with Terran during the photo session of our little Corgi, Chiquita. Terran captured gorgeous, vibrant photos that brought out the cuteness of our little dog. I love decorating our home and, by far, the grouping of Metal Prints and Keepsake Box are so original and the best artwork that we own. Terran spent two hours during the photo session and, if anything, it was a fun play time for Chiquita — she had so much fun. Capture those moments of your dog with Terran/Westway Studio. You will love your artwork!
I can’t believe how wonderful all of the images of my two dogs and cat came out! Terran was able to capture their little personalities perfectly! I purchased a Keepsake Box (similar to an album but with photos you can stand against a small easel) and four metal wall hangings to create a collage on the wall.
You cannot go wrong with Terran and I couldn’t imagine working with another photographer. Her patience, skill, and pet-loving attitude win her 5 stars in my book!
We had an amazing photo shoot at Westway Studio with Terran and Greg. Our Golden, Avery, is going to be featured in a fundraiser calendar for rescue pets through Furry Foster and I wasn’t sure how he would do at his first photo shoot; he’s quite a bundle of energy, after all. Terran was amazing with him and got so many great shots including sitting, lying down, playing, and action jumping shots. The whole experience was professional and really fun. I love that Avery’s photos capture his silly personality so well. I will definitely be using Westway Studio for Avery’s next shoot!!!