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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!
Christina + Greg | A Georgian Wedding at Primrose Cottage

Christina + Greg | A Georgian Wedding at Primrose Cottage

Christina + Greg | A Georgian Wedding at Primrose Cottage Christina and Greg were actually married two years ago in 2012, but they still wanted to have a grand ceremony for all of their friends and family.  They are such a family oriented couple that (aside from Georgia) their theme for the big day was “Family”, including a beautiful moment during the ceremony where they presented their daughters with special lockets.  Everybody had Georgia on their minds during the ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Primrose Cottage in Roswell, GA, from the invites, to the songs, to the Georgia flag favors that everyone waved during the send off that evening.  It was a great joy for me to capture these images for Christina and Greg, and I wish them and their daughters many more happy years together. Enjoy! Ceremony & Reception location: Primrose Cottage Officiant: Pastor Mitchell Event Planner: Irene Tyndale Florist: Deb Bulger from Buds n’ Bells Caterer & Cake: A Divine Event & Flowers by Deb Band: The Crystal Clear Band Wedding Dress: Kitty Chen Couture Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal in Iris Hair/Makeup: Grace Armas Groom/Groomsmen’s attire: Savvi Formalwear Invitations: Confetti by Donna Lipscomb   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is honored to bring you this Georgian Wedding at Primrose Cottage.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Acworth, Roswell, Marietta, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her... read more
Samantha + Drew | Hiram GA Wedding at 655 West

Samantha + Drew | Hiram GA Wedding at 655 West

Samantha + Drew | Hiram GA Wedding at 655 West How much fun were Samantha’s shoes?  I love a bride who likes to add a little extra sparkle to her outfit!  Samantha and Drew had a stunning ceremony at 655 West, an all-inclusive venue in Hiram, GA.  They said their ‘I do’s in a lakeside ceremony, then everyone retired inside to spend the evening dancing before sending off the gorgeous bride and groom through a tunnel of sparklers.  I’m so honored to have been a part of Samantha and Drew’s special day, and I wish them all the best! Enjoy! Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is pleased to bring you this Hiram GA wedding at 655 West.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Acworth, Roswell, Marietta, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Kendall | Class of 2015 | Marietta Senior Portraits

Kendall | Class of 2015 | Marietta Senior Portraits

Kendall | Class of 2015 | Marietta Senior Portraits  How gorgeous is she??  Kendall was an absolute delight to work with.  She’s just so bubbly and full of personality, I could photograph her all day.  She kept me in stitches the whole session!  She is a varsity cheerleader at Hillgrove High School in Marietta, GA, and I’m so glad she wanted to incorporate her uniform into her session.  It’s little things like that that really give senior sessions the personal touch that I enjoy.  Congratulations on your impending graduation, Kendall!  You’ve got a bright future in front of you! Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Marietta senior portraits.  Tessa photographs high school seniors, children and weddings all over Atlanta, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, senior session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Heather | Class of 2015 | Marietta Senior Photographer

Heather | Class of 2015 | Marietta Senior Photographer

Heather | Class of 2015 | Marietta Senior Photographer I am super excited to post this, as this beauty isn’t just a soon-to-be graduate, she is also my baby sister!  It was an absolute honor to get to do her senior portraits.  She isn’t just a beauty outside, she’s a beauty inside as well.  Not only has she worked with orphans in both Haiti and China with the organization Show Hope International, but she started a club at her high school called 27+ that focuses on bringing awareness to and making efforts toward bringing an end to human trafficking AND maintained an awesome GPA on top of that!  I am insanely proud of her, and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the future. Tessa Rice photography is a Marietta Senior Photographer.  Tessa  photographs high school seniors, children and weddings all over Atlanta, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, senior session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Jennifer + Jeffrey | Conservatory at Waterstone Wedding

Jennifer + Jeffrey | Conservatory at Waterstone Wedding

Jennifer + Jeffrey | Conservatory at Waterstone Wedding I photographed Jennifer and Jeffrey’s engagement session in Piedmont Park this spring, and I was so excited when they told me their ceremony would be at The Conservatory at Waterstone.  The Conservatory is a beautiful, all-inclusive venue in historic Acworth, GA.  The courtyard where the ceremony was held is just gorgeous, and I love love love all of the exposed brick in the reception hall.  Jennifer and Jeffrey had a great time dancing the night away before being sent off in a shower of bubbles.  Congratulations, you two, and thank you so much for including me in your special day! Enjoy! Event Coordinator, Flowers, Catering, Cake: The Conservatory at Waterstone  Wedding Dress: Carrie’s Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo in “grape” Groom/Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse Music: DJ Luis Invitations: Minted Hair & Makeup: Lisa Dale   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is pleased to bring you this Conservatory at Waterstone wedding.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Acworth, Roswell, Marietta, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Meg + Josh | Roswell GA Wedding at Primrose Cottage

Meg + Josh | Roswell GA Wedding at Primrose Cottage

Meg + Josh | Roswell GA Wedding at Primrose Cottage When I did Meg and Josh’s engagement session, I knew their wedding would be a blast.  And I was right!  Their wedding was held outdoors at Primrose Cottage in Roswell, and we couldn’t have asked for a prettier day or a more breathtaking venue.  The sun shined, and this bride and groom positively glowed with happiness and love for one another. Enjoy! Officiant: Jeremiah O’Keefe-West Event Planner & Caterer: Primrose Cottage Cake: Cakes by Darcy Florist: Best Little Flower Shop in Roswell Music: DJ Mike Walsh with Amp’d Atlanta Invitations: Minted Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff in “blush” Shoes: Badgley Mischka Hair & Makeup: The Mastery   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is proud to present this Roswell GA wedding at Primrose Cottage.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Ariane + Tom | Inman Park Engagement Session

Ariane + Tom | Inman Park Engagement Session

Ariane + Tom | Inman Park Engagement Session Ariane and Tom are so cute and fun!  There is so much laughter and joy between them (as I’m sure you can tell from their photos!) that I know they were just made for each other, and I can’t wait to capture their wedding in October.  We took their photos in Inman Park, a colorful little neighborhood in Atlanta with beautiful parks and public spaces that served as a great backdrop on which to document Ariane and Tom’s love. Enjoy! Tessa Rice is an Atlanta engagement and wedding photographer.  She features an Inman Park engagement session in this blog post, and she photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Sarah + Matt | Monroe GA Wedding at the Cotton Warehouse

Sarah + Matt | Monroe GA Wedding at the Cotton Warehouse

Sarah + Matt | Monroe, GA Wedding at the Cotton Warehouse This wedding was so much fun to photograph!  Sarah and Matt chose the endlessly cool Cotton Warehouse in Monroe for their wedding venue.  The building is an actual cotton warehouse in historic Monroe, GA that has been restored and transformed into a full service event venue.  Sarah and Matt met while they were attending Georgia Tech, and they included so many fun little nods toward Atlanta, including a rambling wreck themed grooms cake and plenty of Coca Cola for their guests to drink.  I’m sure these two are going to have a wonderful, fun-filled life together! Enjoy! Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses: In Horizon by David’s Bridal Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear Hair & Makeup: Kim of Steel Magnolias Beauty Salon Florist: Katherine Anderson Caterer: Tim McKinney of Beyond Details Cake: Kenny Meyer DJ: Complete Music Invitations/Paper: B Wedding Invitations   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is proud to bring you this Monroe GA wedding at the Cotton Warehouse in historic Monroe, GA.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Norcross, Gwinnett, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Sara Rae + Ryan | A Reynolds Plantation Wedding

Sara Rae + Ryan | A Reynolds Plantation Wedding

Sara Rae + Ryan | A Reynolds Plantation Wedding I’ve been looking forward to Sara Rae and Ryan’s wedding since I did their engagement session at Piedmont Park last October!  Plantation Point at the marina at Reynolds Plantation is a stunning wedding venue.  We had a bit of a scare with a torrential downpour that delayed the wedding for an hour, but it eventually cleared up and the sun even came out to celebrate Sara Rae and Ryan’s first kiss as husband and wife.  Thank you so much for including me in your special day. Enjoy! Wedding Dress: Mori Lee Bridesmaid Dresses: In Capri by Bill Levkoff Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Hair & Makeup: Natalie Battaglia Caterer: Angela Blackmon of Talk of the Town Catering Florist: Penny Haun Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is delighted to bring you this Reynolds Plantation wedding at Lake Oconee, GA.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Norcross, Gwinnett, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more
Nicole + Mike | A Norcross GA wedding at Flint Hill

Nicole + Mike | A Norcross GA wedding at Flint Hill

Nicole + Mike | A Norcross GA wedding at Flint Hill Nicole and Mike were married in a gorgeous wedding ceremony at Flint Hill in Norcross, GA.  This venue is beautiful, and Nicole fit right in as an absolutely stunning bride!  I had such an easy time working with this wonderful couple.  I’m so grateful that I got to share their special day with them.  The garden ceremony was breathtaking, and we had a great time partying it up afterward!  Congratulations on your special day and I wish you years and years of happiness together! Enjoy! Wedding Dress: Mori Lee Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan – “Rhea” in grape Wedding Venue: Flint Hill in Norcross, GA Cake: Cakes By Darcy DJ: Andrew Byrd Productions Transportation: Hennessy Transportation   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is pleased to present to you this Norcross GA wedding at Flint Hill.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Norcross, Gwinnett, Birmingham, Savannah and loves destination weddings.  She was recently hand picked to receive the Bride’s Choice Award  for 2013 by Wedding Wire.  Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find and Every Last Detail, to name a few.  To book her for your engagement session, newborn session or your wedding day, please contact... read more