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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!
Bailey + John | Fernbank Museum Atlanta Wedding

Bailey + John | Fernbank Museum Atlanta Wedding

Bailey + John | Fernbank Museum Atlanta Wedding I have known Bailey and her family since she was a toddler – it just so happens that they were neighbors of ours growing up, and my younger brother and sister went to school with Bailey and her sister.  So when Bailey’s amazing momma called me to inquire about photographing their upcoming sacrament and reception, I was beyond thrilled!! You may remember Bailey and John from their Washington, DC engagement session at the Jefferson Memorial.  Anyone that knows me understands that I am not a morning person.  However for these two, I flew up to DC with my oldest son and got my 16 week pregnant self up at 4:30am to capture this amazing sunrise engagement session with them along the Tidal Basin.  It is literally my favorite engagement session to date, and I’m so glad I got to do it! These two lovebirds are living outside of DC and I couldn’t have been happier with how their perfect wedding day turned out!  After a traditional catholic mass and some photos outside of the gorgeous Holy Spirit Catholic Church, we moved down to Fernbank Museum of Natural History for their reception!  Lexis with The Aisle coordinated the day and the decor of the venue in such a beautiful, organic way.  It was as if the dinosaurs were an afterthought!  Such a gorgeous room!  The Cashmere band kept the guests dancing until last call – they are such a fun and interactive band!!  Bailey + John, it was such an honor to capture your day, I wish you a lifetime of happiness... read more
Sarah Kate + James | Emory Conference Center Hotel Wedding

Sarah Kate + James | Emory Conference Center Hotel Wedding

Sarah Kate + James | Emory Conference Center Hotel Wedding I remember meeting Sarah Kate and her momma for the first time way back last Spring at my studio – she and James had just moved here from Orlando and were navigating a new city and planning a wedding.  Busy was an understatement!  When I met with them to photograph their engagement photos, I knew that Sarah Kate took her photos seriously as she hired a professional makeup artist to come with us to their session to make sure that she looked her absolute best.  What a dream!  Their wedding day was filled with sweet moments, from their intimate first look at the Houston Mill House to their first kiss and dance as husband and wife.  The Emory Conference Center hotel was as gorgeous as always, with lots of pretty spring greenery and flowers, and Irene with Irene Tyndale Events executed the day to perfection.  Sarah Kate and James, thanks so much for choosing me to capture your day!  Best wishes! xoxo Venue & Catering: Emory Conference Center Hotel – Courtyard Green & Silverbell Pavilion Planner: Irene Tyndale Events Officiant: Rev. Ken Taylor Florist: Faith Flowers Cake: Publix Music: The Atlanta Wedding Band Invitations: Papersource Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals from Sweet Elegance Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay from Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique Earrings: USA Bride Shoes: Adrianna Papell Styling: Krystal Miles from Dreams Come True Groom/Groomsmen: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Wearhouse... read more
Jordan + Patrick | Hampton Park Charleston Wedding

Jordan + Patrick | Hampton Park Charleston Wedding

Jordan + Patrick | Hampton Park Charleston Wedding Jordan and Patrick’s outdoor wedding in the middle of Hampton Park in Charleston was simply gorgeous.  Jordan and her lovely bridesmaids got ready at the Francis Marion Hotel, which is a really historic and pretty Downtown Charleston hotel.  Jordan chose the prettiest tropical robes for her and her bridesmaids to wear while getting ready, they were a fun detail!  Jordan’s flowy Leanne Marshall dress was perfect for the outdoor vibe of the wedding, I loved it! The weather was a perfect 75 degrees as they said their vows underneath a huge live oak in the park in front of their family and friends.  I was particularly spoiled by this gorgeous Charleston wedding because not only did Jordan and Patrick opt to do a first look, but it allowed us over an hour of portrait time with them together and the entire bridal party.  We strolled through the roses and azaleas along Spanish moss lined paths (swoon), which made for some stunning images. After the vows were exchanged, an amazing time was had by all dancing the night away under the stars at Upstairs at Midtown, a super unique and urban wedding venue on King Street – I was even able to perch on a rooftop next to the outdoor dance floor to take photos.  There was so much historic character at their venue, from the original wood floors to the exposed brick and coffered ceilings, it was a wonderful choice for a Downtown Charleston wedding venue.  So fun!  I adored working with you two, congratulations and best wishes! xoxo Getting Ready... read more
Allyson + Joe | Old Medical College Augusta, GA Wedding Photography

Allyson + Joe | Old Medical College Augusta, GA Wedding Photography

Allyson + Joe | Old Medical College Augusta, GA Wedding Photography Allyson and Joe were married at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta on a gorgeous fall day in front of their family and friends – and the number of gorgeous touches and details made this day extra special and beautiful.  We split their portrait time together between the campus of Augusta University and the Old Medical College where the reception was, and we got such great variety!  After a yummy sit down meal, they danced the night away with their guests.  So much fun!  I loved traveling for this Augusta destination wedding and hope to make it back to shoot in this pretty Southern town again soon! Enjoy! Ceremony Venue: St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church Reception Venue: Old Medical College of Georgia Officiant: Fr. Gerald Ragan Florist: Charles Duschsher Catering: Fat Man’s Cafe and Catering Cake: Jennifer’s Cakes Music: Spectrum Entertainment and Events Videographer: Brandon Rice Films Transportation: Luxury Limo Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo from Bridals by Lori Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal in Marine Invitations: Phoenix Printing Group Styling: Bella Faccia Groom’s Suit: Rush Wilson Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse Lights and Drapes: Moretz Production... read more
Kirsten + Corey | Perimeter Church Engagement Session

Kirsten + Corey | Perimeter Church Engagement Session

Kirsten + Corey | Perimeter Church Engagement Session I will admit, I was a little nervous about Corey’s choice of location for he and Kirsten’s engagement session as I’d never been there, and I knew there was some active construction going on.  However I arrived early as I usually do to scout the area out, and I was SO excited!  This spot is a dream with pretty light and some great variety and natural settings.  We had a great time exploring the grounds and encountered lots of wildlife (a momma duck with lots of ducklings!) along the way.  Kirsten + Corey had a gorgeous little gardens wedding this fall that I can’t wait to share!... read more
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