"I brought one of my headshots taken by Ilea of Mystic Eye Photography to Argentum Photo Lab for printing. The owner of Argentum (Ajay Jhaveri) saw it and asked, "Who took this?" I told him. He replied, "Why don't I know her?" I said he does now and that he should. So should you."  - Steven Spohn
 

Mystic Eye photographed my Wedding!! They captured every moment:) I love looking back through those picture to see every memory caught in the perfect snapshot that I can keep forever! Amazing job!!! -Ashley Thomas

Dear Ilea, 

We wanted to extend our sincere thanks for your photography services at our wedding. You were professional and fun, and found an artistic way to capture all the special moments we wanted to remember forever!  Everything turned out just lovely and we wanted to make sure you knew how much we appreciated your efforts.
Thanks again,
Jennie and Davin Norene


I LOVE my maternity pictures from Mystic Eye photography! I felt very comfortable even though I was feeling awkward with my body. The photos are a treasure and we have them hanging in our home. They are so special and I'm so thankful for Mystic Eye for capturing these special moments for us! -Ashley Newell

"I have never liked getting my pictures taken. Ilea made it a breeze. She knew exactly how to make me feel comfortable while getting the shots needed. I ended up with so many great pictures and have received a ton of positive feedback. I have worked with Ilea twice and I will definitely work with her again. She's great!"  -Christina Birdsall

"Ilea Matthews took my first set of professional headshots. She was a lot of fun to work with and I will definitely be going back to her whenever I need new prints. Part of being a good photographer is being a director as well as an artist and Ilea's talent and skill truly shine in her work. She was professional and knowledgeable during the shoot and when I got my retouched prints, they were better than I anticipated. When you're in the business your headshot is your calling card and if you go with Ilea, you're in good hands. Thanks, Ilea! I can't wait to work with you again!" -K.D. 
 


"I highly recommend Ilea as a photographer.  What I enjoyed the most was the way she was able to assist me with bringing out different emotions which really showed in the final product.  She is very positive, thoughtful, intelligent and artistic.  She  approaches her work as a photographer in a very professional manner.  I was extremely  pleased and at the same time, I also had the most enjoyable  experience working with her.  She is delightful to work with."  -Candace Wells


"Love working with Ilea! She's patient and does a wonderful job getting you to relax and enjoy taking headshots. She's great at helping you capture what attitude/character you are going for. Will definitely use again!"  -Krystal Beyer

"Ilea is very generous with her knowledge - expertly helping me pick wardrobe based on my needs and market, and correcting make-up so that it was the best for print. The shoot was extremely efficient. Usually I take forever to warm up to still photography, but Ilea had me laughing from the start!
She could see when I started to 'freeze up', and would coach me back into natural and engaging expressions - again - I'm so not a print model! But my headshots alone have booked me print gigs! I had a large selection of solid, usable images from our shoot.
I've sent other actors to her will continue to do so."
 -Annamarie MacLeod

 

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Ilea did a fantastic job on our wedding photography, and my husband and I continue to highly recommend her to family and friends.  Her creativity, skill, and wonderful sense of humor instantly put us at ease, and we ended up with more high-quality photos than we knew what to do with!  Ilea and her assistant captured our wedding day perfectly - from the classic poses and quiet moments to the spontaneous and quirky details that made our day unique.  Our wedding album was truly a work of art, and the most frequent comment we received from friends and family was, "how did they get so many good shots?"  I wondered the same thing.  I can't recommend Ilea enough.  Her photography speaks for itself, and you will end up with not only gorgeous pictures, but wonderful memories of taking them.  Thanks again Ilea,
D and J


"Ilea's images are beautiful because she works her butt off. She is a perfectionist with an eye for stunning imagery and is not afraid to run around like the energizer bunny or crawl on all fours to get the perfect shot. Even though I felt really insecure about doing the No on 8 calendar project because of my own body image issues, Ilea took the time to help me feel really comfortable in my own skin. I look forward to working with her again and recommend her work as a photographer highly!"

-Giovannie Espiritu

My husband and I went through several interviews before finding Ilea Matthews as our wedding photographer.  Our initial meeting went very well as she was real, straight to the point, and had very reasonable pricing on her packages.  Our wedding lasted longer than anticipated and she and her assistant were very receptive and patient to stay and take last minute family shots.  I was very pleased with their professionalism, down to earth personality, and willingness to work with our cultured wedding.  They made it a point to stay at arm's length from me and the bridal party, and at the same time got amazing shots.  Love love love the detail pictures taken!  Definitely a great job!
T & E

" The best headshots I've ever had!! Ilea is amazing. My headshot was even featured on the cover of Outword Mag!!"  -Brad Bong

For wedding picture:
"Ilea was my photographer of choice for capturing my special day. I hand picked her for her artistic style and for her non traditional approach. Having a female photographer allowed me to feel comfortable, and be myself especially when we were getting ready before the ceremony. As a woman she has an eye for detail and captured those special candid moments that many would have missed. I was so excited when I got my pictures back, they were everything that we could ask for and more. Thanks again Ilea!"
For headshots:
"Someone who can capture the "real you" is hard to find. Ilea has the ability to bring the "real you" to life.
She is honest with her approach, and sensitive to your needs. Her artistic ability shines through, with out compromise.
You will not be disappointed!- Cierra MontesType your paragraph here."  -Cierra Montes