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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!
Ariane + Tom | A Wedding at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Ariane + Tom | A Wedding at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Ariane + Tom | A Wedding at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center You might remember Ariane and Tom from their engagement session at Inman Park.  Their engagement session was so fun that I knew their wedding would be just as amazing, and I was right!  They had their first look at the roof of the Glenn Hotel, then we moved on to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for their gorgeous ceremony and party.  The details at weddings are always my favorite and I loved all the little touches Ariane and Tom brought to theirs.  Tom carried his grandfather’s pocket watch and gifted his groomsmen personalized hammers, and how cute is the cake topper and the little robot place cards??  They ended the evening with some fun photo booth moments and danced the night away – check out the amazing spin Ariane got with her dress!  Thank you so much for making me a part of your special day. Enjoy! Wedding planner: Payge Kikly with Bash Atlanta Ceremony venue: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Getting ready and first look venue: The Glenn Hotel Flowers: Candler Park Flowers Caterer: Epic Events Cake: Gabriel’s Desserts DJ: Nice Guys DJ Wedding dress: Justin Alexander Shoes: Kate Spade Invitations/paper: Concrete Lace Hair & makeup: Drybar & Amber Nicole Design Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is proud to present this wedding at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.  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... read more
Erica + Adam | Wedding at Little Gardens

Erica + Adam | Wedding at Little Gardens

Erica + Adam | Wedding at Little Gardens Erica and Adam were married in a gorgeous evening ceremony at Little Gardens in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  We were able to get a few photos before the sun went down (check out the flower girl’s AMAZING headpiece!), but it was dark by the time Erica and Adam walked down the aisle together.  It can be difficult to photograph a night time ceremony.  I love a challenge, though, and it gave me a great opportunity to use some fun, creative lighting to capture their special day!  And all those fairy lights at the ceremony look pretty romantic, right?  I had an amazing time working with Erica and Adam, and I wish them the very best. Enjoy! Dress: Maggie Sottero Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff Make up: Make Me Up by Ariana Chedgy Groom & Groomsmen: Savvi Formalwear Venue: Little Gardens Catering/Cake/Florist: A Divine Event DJ: Rich Grove Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is pleased to present this wedding at Little Gardens.  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
Kylee + Jeff | An Acworth Georgia Engagement

Kylee + Jeff | An Acworth Georgia Engagement

Kylee + Jeff | An Acworth Georgia Engagement The gorgeous Kylee and Jeff are getting married this September at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA.  For their engagement, we spent some time around Lake Acworth, then headed into the historic downtown Acworth, GA to finish their session.  Congratulations, Kylee and Jeff!  I’m looking forward to photographing your special day later this year. Enjoy! Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is pleased to present this Acworth Georgia engagement session.  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
Mimi + Anthony | A Flint Hill Wedding in Norcross

Mimi + Anthony | A Flint Hill Wedding in Norcross

Mimi + Anthony | A Flint Hill Wedding in Norcross Mimi and Anthony had a beautiful daytime wedding at Flint Hill, an all-inclusive venue in Norcross.  They were an absolute joy to work with, and so sweet.  Make sure you check out the look on Anthony’s face as Mimi and her father walked down the aisle toward him – such love in those eyes!  I had an amazing time celebrating with this stunning couple, capturing some unique shots from the ceremony as well as the fun little details at the reception.  Congratulations, Mimi and Anthony! Enjoy! Dress: David’s Bridal DJ: Complete Atlanta Venue: Flint Hill Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She is proud to present this Flint Hill wedding in Norcross.  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
Jennifer + Billy | Wedding at Country Club of the South

Jennifer + Billy | Wedding at Country Club of the South

Jennifer + Billy | Wedding at Country Club of the South Looking at these pictures, you would never be able to tell that this day was absolutely scorching!  Jennifer and Billy didn’t let the heat bother them even a little during their wedding and ceremony at Country Club of the South, a gorgeous venue north of Atlanta in Johns Creek.  I’m pretty sure they didn’t break a sweat at all, because they still looked completely flawless even after dancing the night away at their reception.  A sparkler send off and some light-writing ended this beautiful evening.  Thank you, Jennifer and Billy, for having me there to record your special day, and I wish you all the best! Enjoy! Ceremony & Reception: Country Club of the South Florist: Kate Lloyd of Boukates Floral Design Cake: Publix DJ: Joel McGuire of Marquee Events   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She happily presents this wedding at Country Club of the South.  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
Arlan + Seth | A Cator Woolford Gardens Engagement

Arlan + Seth | A Cator Woolford Gardens Engagement

Arlan + Seth | A Cator Woolford Gardens Engagement How gorgeous is this couple??  And it’s totally fitting that they chose to have their engagement session at Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta, because it’s just as gorgeous as they are!  I could have spent all day here, taking pictures of these two lovebirds.  Arlan and Seth are getting married in February at Primrose Cottage.  They’ll actually be my first wedding of 2015 and what a way to kick off the year!  Congratulations, Arlan and Seth, and I look forward to seeing you in a few months! Enjoy! Tessa Rice is an Atlanta engagement and wedding photographer.  She is happy to feature a Cator Woolford Gardens engagement 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
Marietta Newborn Studio Photographer

Marietta Newborn Studio Photographer

Marietta Newborn Studio Photographer I’m so pleased that I had the opportunity to capture darling Evan’s newborn photos.  I went to school with his mom and her brother, so it was great to catch up with the family as we celebrated Evan’s arrival.  This sweet nugget was 9lbs, 11oz, and he’s already got such long fingers!  I can already tell, he’s going to be quite the handsome little man. Enjoy! Tessa Rice is a Marietta Newborn Studio Photographer. She photographs weddings, newborns, children, families and seniors in Atlanta, Marietta, Vinings, Smyrna and beyond!  Tessa Rice Photography captures babies and children in her studio and on location throughout Atlanta!  She is obsessed with Pinterest and enjoys a good reality TV show. To book Tessa for your engagement session, portraits or your wedding day, please contact... read more
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