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Welcome, I'm Tessa!

I'm tickled pink you are here! I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Feel free to take a look around and browse my latest work and learn a bit more about me! I'm glad you're here!
Shea + John | Hilton Marietta Atlanta Wedding

Shea + John | Hilton Marietta Atlanta Wedding

Shea + John | Hilton Marietta Atlanta Wedding Their special day had been coming for a long time – and having her dad marry them in his pastoral church was even more special.  The wedding was held on a Sunday, however you would never have known it as this was one of the strongest dancing crowds ever!  They stayed until the very end and the dance floor at the Hilton Marietta was packed!  Shea and John, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your day, congratulations!   xoxo   Ceremony Venue: Marietta First Baptist Church Reception Venue/Catering: Hilton Marietta-Atlanta Conference Center Officiant: Dr. Bill Ross Dress Designer: Tadashi Shoji Makeup Artist: Linda Mackay Cake: Gabriel’s Desserts   Reception Music/Videographer: Nice Entertainment Invitations:... read more
Kim + Jeremy | Christmas Tree Farm Wedding

Kim + Jeremy | Christmas Tree Farm Wedding

Kim + Jeremy | Christmas Tree Farm Wedding After losing her dad several years ago, she knew that while he couldn’t be physically present at her wedding, she did know that it was important to have the wedding at a place where his presence could be felt.  The tree farm was a special place to her and her dad, a yearly tradition.  And the perfectly unique spot for an intimate wedding ceremony.  When Kim first reached out to me about their wedding, I was very excited for the opportunity to capture such a unique and special wedding.  From the engraved charm on her bouquet with her father’s handwriting, to the saber opening of a few bottles of champagne, I loved every detail of this wedding!  Enjoy! Groom Getting Ready Venue: Wyndham Peachtree Hotel Ceremony Location: Minter’s Christmas Tree Farm Flowers: Geny’s Flowers & Bridal Dress & Accessories: BHLDN Groom’s suit: Hickey Freeman Invitations: Bliss Paper... read more

Audrey + Joseph | Romantic Indigo Falls Wedding

Audrey + Joseph | Romantic Indigo Falls Wedding I’ve known Audrey for a very long time – even before she met Joseph, they fell in love, strengthened their relationship through a deployment and became and engaged and now married!  So I was truly honored when she tapped me to capture their romantic and rustic wedding day at Indigo Falls Events in Dallas, GA!  This is such a unique and beautiful venue, and fit their personalities perfectly.  They were blessed with perfect weather and unending love on this gorgeous day and I’m so happy to have been a part of it!  Joseph, thank you for your service to our Country!  Best wishes to you both, xoxo! Venue: Indigo Falls Events Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Invitations:... read more
Dina + Matt | Montaluce Winery Wedding

Dina + Matt | Montaluce Winery Wedding

Dina + Matt | Montaluce Winery Wedding To say that this is one of my most favorite venues of all of the venues I have worked it would be an understatement.  There is something very special, charming and unique about it.  Much like Dina and Matt.  Upon meeting them for the very first time on an unusually early spring day, I knew that we were a great fit.  These two adore each other, and I couldn’t have been more honored to capture their beautiful, intimate day.  All of the details were amazingly put together and fit their personalities just right.  After a private and emotional first look overlooking the vineyard, Dina + Matt were married on a breezy terrace overlooking the North Georgia Mountains.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!  Enjoy! The Amazing Vendors: Venue & Catering: Montaluce Winery Venue Coordinator: Jessie Caudill Officiant: Rabbi Steven Lebow Wedding Dress: The Sentimentalist – top by Sarah Seven, skirt by Rebecca Schoneveld Hair & Makeup: Amberly Enich Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Flowers: Floristique Desserts: Cake Envy Ceremony Harpist: Mary Elizabeth Kidd Reception DJ: Lethal Rhythms Invitations: Paper Daisies Stationery Transportation: Appalachian Transportation Linen Rental: I Do... read more
Jacqueline + Josh | Biltmore Atlanta Wedding

Jacqueline + Josh | Biltmore Atlanta Wedding

Jacqueline + Josh | Biltmore Atlanta Wedding When I first met Jacqueline, she seemed oddly familiar to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Turns out, our older sisters are best friends in Nashville, and it was one of those wow moments where the world felt very, very small.  Jacqueline is like my spirit animal, and the bond and love that she and Josh share is amazing to see!  Their wedding was a unique one for sure – they shared in a very private ceremony prior to photography beginning, and then danced and celebrated the night away with family and friends at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Downtown Atlanta.  The entire day was fantastic, with fantastic people, details, food and love!  Best wishes you two!  xoxo   Vendors Getting Ready: Embassy Suites Wedding Ceremony: Cathedral of Christ the King Reception: The Biltmore Hotel Floral Design, Decorating & Catering: Bold American Events & Catering Cake Design: Rhodes Family Bakery Band: The Gentlemen of Swing Wedding Dress: Allure, from Anya Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka Jewelry: Ross Simons Hair: Akiko, Salon Next Makeup: Leslee, Woo Costmetics Invitations: Crane... read more
Megan + Parker | A Summer Wedding at The Wheeler House

Megan + Parker | A Summer Wedding at The Wheeler House

Megan + Parker | A Summer Wedding at The Wheeler House The anticipation built as he stood in the lawn of the Wheeler House, awaiting the moment when he was able to first see his bride.  As he turned around, she literally took his breath away and almost to his knees.  They shared a sweet embrace as their tears flowed together.  It was such a beautiful first look.  During the ceremony, there were many additional tears shed.  Not tears of sadness but tears of pure, unfiltered Joy!  Emotional and joyful weddings are my absolute favorite, and I think I shed a tear or two, also. Megan + Parker’s summer outdoor Georgia wedding was held at the quaint Wheeler House, a specialty wedding Venue just north of Atlanta.  I had never been there and am always a tad bit nervous when working at new places for the first time.  However once I arrived, I realized that my need to arrive very early to scout was pretty unnecessary – there was great light, great green trees and flowers and a perfectly appointed bridal suite, grooms suite and rustic barn ballroom.  Every detail was just absolute perfection. xoxo     Venue: The Wheeler House Flowers: Sandy Springs Flowers Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from David’s Bridal Styling: Chandler Thomas, Claiborne’s Groom/Groomsmen’s Suits: Express DJ: The TC... read more
Emily + Jeff | Summer Primrose Cottage Wedding

Emily + Jeff | Summer Primrose Cottage Wedding

She attended the same elementary and middle school as he did and they likely crossed paths as children on the playground or in the hallway, but never knew it.  Throughout their childhoods, though close but not connected, God formed them in to the adults they would be when they met during their senior year in high school.  A surprise Christmas Eve trip to New York City (one of their favorite places), and a surprise guest photographer (her sister) laid the foundation for a simply amazing New York City proposal.  Right in front of the Christmas Tree in Bryant Park!  After an excited “yes!!”, a crowd of well-wishers applauded and congratulated them.  It couldn’t have been more perfect. Their wedding ceremony was one that touched me personally, with deep ties to their shared faith, the sharing of their first communion together as husband and wife and a pretty epic entrance and exit.  I have shot many weddings at Primrose Cottage, and this one is certainly one of my favorites! xoxo   Getting Ready Venue, Hair & Makeup: The District Salon Wedding & Reception Venue: Primrose Cottage Catering & Flowers: A Divine Event Cake Design: Frosted Pumpkin DJ: Spectrum Entertainment Wedding Dress: Stella York from Bride Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff from Bride Beautiful Shoes: Betsey Johnson Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear Invitations: Invitations by Dawn Emily + Jeff | Summer Primrose Cottage... read more
Jordan + Patrick | Chattahoochee River Engagement

Jordan + Patrick | Chattahoochee River Engagement

Jordan + Patrick | Chattahoochee River Engagement Jordan and Patrick are getting married next spring in Charleston (eeekk!!!!) and I’m SO excited!  A good photographer friend referred the to me, and it turned out that we have so many mutual friends!  Patrick is a fly fisherman, and when Jordan requested a river setting for their engagement session I loved that idea as well, because it was so them.  I scouted for a bit trying to find the perfect river engagement session spot,  which brought us to the Chattahoochee Coffee Company in Atlanta. It’s a little tricky to get to, and I’m not totally sure we weren’t breaking any rules (shhhhh) however this place was just unreal….. so may cute and unique spots, and of course the gorgeous Chattahoochee River.  We had fun exploring the grounds and laughing, and even though Jordan got about 100 mosquito bites she was a trooper!  You two – I’m so excited to celebrate with you soon!  xoxo... read more
Vannessa + Anthony | Victoria Belle Mansion Wedding

Vannessa + Anthony | Victoria Belle Mansion Wedding

Vannessa + Anthony | Victoria Belle Mansion Wedding Strolling through a vineyard during a perfect golden hour, they embraced one another with a soft handhold, each smitten with the other and thinking “we did it!”  If I could sum up Vannessa and Anthony’s southern wedding at the Victoria Belle Mansion in just a few words, it’d be these:  soft, gentle colors with a ton of joyful, energetic love.  From my brief time meeting these two for the first time just a few days before their wedding (they lived in Tennessee and we were not able to match our schedules up!) I knew that they would be wonderful to work with.  With deeply rooted family ties in both the South and the North, Vannessa + Anthony were a match made in heaven.  I mean, their wedding day hashtag was #hesaysyoushesaysyall …… pretty much the sweetest and most appropriate for them and their wedding!  I was also given a new challenge – capturing them and all of their guests in a group photo!  Armed with my trusty three step stool and a wide lens, we nailed it! V + A, it was so wonderful working with you guys!  xoxo   Venue: Victoria Belle Mansion & Barn Flowers: DeSires Flowers Styling: Morgan Jones Hair & Makeup Dress: Maggie Sottero from Wedding Belles, Clarksville TN DJ: DJ Dano Videographer: Peerless... read more
Jenny + Ryan | Lakeside Wedding at Indigo Falls

Jenny + Ryan | Lakeside Wedding at Indigo Falls

Jenny + Ryan | Lakeside Wedding at Indigo Falls As she descended down the steps towards the lake where her groom awaited, she saw his breath catch in his chest, his best man giving him an encouraging squeeze on his shoulder as he watched her float toward him on her daddy’s arm – with a huge, excited smile.  After the vows were exchanged and sealed with a kiss, lots of fun bridal party photos (on an island?  In Georgia?) and romantic couple’s portraits were captured at just the perfect time – a sunny, spring golden hour.  Their departure in a vintage mustang finished their reception filled with dancing and laughter.  A truly magical day!  Jenny + Ryan, I’m so glad to call you friends and I hope that you cherish these images as you cherish each other.  It was an honor to capture them for you! xoxo   Venue: Indigo Falls Events Officiant: Rev. Rodney Hunt, Sensational Ceremonies Event Coordinator/Stylist: Tonya Cole, Indigo Falls Events Florist: A Perfect Wedding Floral Design Catering: Atlanta’s Finest Catering Cake: Candi Pittman, Sweet Creations DJ: Scott Garner, DJ Rock Entertainment Videographer: Traci Englund, This Is You Wedding Dress: Stella York, from Bel Fiore Bridal Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff, in... read more