Awards & Other Goodness

2013/2014 - Locals Love Us Award Winner for Wedding Photography

2012 - Popular Photography Magazine's "Your Best Shot" 2nd Place Winner

2011/2012/2013/2014 Brides Choice Award Winner - Top 5% of Wedding Photographers in the country.

2011 - HBO Documentary "Little Miss I Can Do It" Still Photographer

2011 - River Cities Reader voted as one of the top 3 photography studios in the Quad Cities

2011 - Filmed as Photographer in upcoming reality TV show

2011 - Spirit Agency (Modeling and Talent) - Photographer

2010 - Awarded designation of Portrait Expert by the DWF, a community of the worlds TOP Photographers

2009/2012 - Valley Bank Calendar Cover Winner - Landscape Photography Winner

2008/2009 - Quad City Arts Visual Arts Contest Winner

River Cities Reader - 1st Place Baby Photography

Quad City Photographers - 1st Place Portrait Photography

Vandergrinch Xmas Party - Lead Photographer 2008 through 2010

Dwyer and Michaels 97X - Classic Car Calendar Photographer, Prom from Hell and other events

Hooters - 2012 Classic Car Calendar Photographer

Teresa is a self taught, award winning full time professional wedding and portrait Photographer with ten plus years of wedding and portrait photography experience.

Wiz of Oz Photography's studio is  located in the heart of the Quad Cities, and she is available for local, destination weddings, studio and on location work.  Wiz of Oz Photography has captured worldwide attention with Teresa's creative and unique style.  Teresa has a proven track record of outstanding client reviews with a committment to strong ethic values, professionalism and client satisfaction.  Wiz of Oz Photography is well respected within the visual arts community and her peers.

Destination weddings, engagements, senior pictures, children, modeling portfolios, boudoir, special event photography…she does it all with a passion!

Teresa is available for studio or on location photography by appointment.  She’s spunky, FUN, wildly creative and she will make your photoshoot or special occasion an unforgettable experience!

FUN facts about me!

  • I am OBSESSED with photography and have been known to work 20 hours straight after a shoot with little food and loads of COFFEE!
  • Uploading pictures from a wedding or photoshoot is like opening Christmas presents for me!
  • My best friend of 35 years would say I am loyal, funny, compassionate, passionate and a little crazy!  
  • Forensic Files…an obsession that keeps me up at nights.
  • If I weren’t a Photographer, I’d probably be solving crimes!
  • Children….I have one and a new grandbaby!  They are what ROCKS my world aside from photography!
  • DANCE….I can bust out moves like you’ve never seen! It’s one of my favorite past times, and you may even catch me dancing at your wedding!
  • Personality....I live each day as though tomorrow were my last!
  • I am in LOVE with LOVE and am fiercly passionate about weddings!
  • I love road trips, people watching, live music, shopping, summer, meeting new people, networking, hanging out with friends/family and my obese kitty!

Meet my amazing team of Assistants!  Shannon and Tiffanie have been by my side for seven years and Genessa came on board in 2013. They are all extremely talented, and I am so proud to have them by my side!  

 Wiz of Oz Photography is based in the Iowa Illinois Quad Cities. Teresa is available for destination weddings and photography sessions in Davenport, Bettendorf, LeClaire, Eldridge, Blue Grass, Walcott, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis, Milan, Coal Valley, Carbon Cliff, Geneseo, Iowa City and beyond..