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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!
Sara Rae + Ryan’s Piedmont Park Engagement Session

Sara Rae + Ryan’s Piedmont Park Engagement Session

Sara Rae + Ryan’s Piedmont Park Engagement Session I had the pleasure of meeting Sara Rae and her momma at The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta that I exhibited at, and I knew that we would be a perfect fit from the moment I met her!  Sara Rae and Ryan’s wedding will be at Reynold’s Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia next summer and I can’t wait.  It is lakeside and is surely going to be gorgeous!  We chose Piedmont Park for their engagement photos as they wanted a great mix of both urban and natural images. Enjoy their engagement photos! xoxo   Tessa Rice is a Georgia wedding photographer.  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 her... read more
Kelsey + Bubba | Eagle’s Landing Country Club Wedding

Kelsey + Bubba | Eagle’s Landing Country Club Wedding

Kelsey + Bubba | Eagle’s Landing Country Club Wedding Kelsey + Bubba exchanged their “I do’s” during a gorgeous sunset golf course wedding ceremony.  It was unique and lovely!  Their guests were shuttled from the clubhouse at Eagles Landing Country Club to the ceremony location which was decorated with handcrafted vintage doors, pink rose petals and a pretty altar.  Their day was full of special touches, and I had a blast capturing it!  Enjoy! Wedding Venue:  Eagle’s Landing Country Club Cake Pop Wedding Cake:  Bliss Special thanks to Tara for second shooting with me!   Tessa Rice is the premier Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Peachtree City, 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 her... read more
What to Wear | Matilda Jane Clothing | Smyrna Marietta Child Portraits

What to Wear | Matilda Jane Clothing | Smyrna Marietta Child Portraits

What to Wear | Matilda Jane Clothing | Smyrna Marietta Child Portraits I get asked by clients quite often, “what do we wear?”.   For little girls, I LOVE Matilda Jane and their new Paint by Numbers collection is super fun and perfect for portraits!  I had the awesome opportunity to photograph part of their new collection.  And I have to say, with every collection that they offer, the patterns, textures and colors are always well blended and fun!  Check them out!  The links to this specific outfit (shown in size 18 months on adorable Andie!) are at the bottom of the post.  Enjoy!   The above pieces can be purchased from the links below: Turtledove Knot Top Skyview Puffer Tee Gleam Leggings     Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Smyrna Marietta Child Portraits. She resides with her husband and son in Marietta, Georgia. She photographs newborns and babies in Atlanta, Marietta, Vinings, Smyrna and Beyond!  Atlanta Child Photographer captures babies and children in her studio and on location throughout Atlanta!  This session is a “simplicity session” which offers affordable family and child portraits in 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
Fall Mini Sessions in Marietta | Atlanta Family Child Portrait Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions in Marietta | Atlanta Family Child Portrait Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions in Marietta | Atlanta Family Child Portrait Photographer I’m so excited that fall is in the air, and with fall comes fall color, cooler weather and gorgeous light. All of these things make for perfect outdoor portraits! I encourage you to take advantage of my upcoming mini sessions to get some beautiful updated images of your family and/or children (and have a gorgeous shot for your Holiday card!). If October 20th doesn’t work for your family, my new simplicity sessions that were launched in the spring are a great value and allow you to get some gorgeous images (just in time for the Holidays!) at a very reasonable price, and you have more flexiblity with the date. My calendar for September and October is just about full, so please get in touch asap if you’d like to have some fall portraits made, I’d love to see you! The mini session fee is $50, and includes a 20 minute session at a natural outdoor location in Marietta that will be full of fall color! The rain date is Saturday, November 9th. Within two weeks of the session date, an online gallery with 10-20 proofs will be available for viewing. To view the special pricing for my mini sessions, click HERE. To view the available times and book, please visit the ONLINE SCHEDULER. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns! tessa@tessarice.com 404-932-2140 Happy Fall, ya’ll! xoxo Tessa Rice Photography is an Atlanta Family Child Portrait Photographer. She resides with her husband and son in Marietta, Georgia. She photographs newborns and babies in... read more
Davis + Eliza Jane | Marietta Atlanta Child and Twin Photography

Davis + Eliza Jane | Marietta Atlanta Child and Twin Photography

Davis + Eliza Jane | Marietta Atlanta Child and Twin Photography I love these sweet spunky twins!  I photographed them when they were babies, and sadly the family moved away to Valdosta.  I was so excited when their momma contacted me to set up a simplicity session while they were in Atlanta visiting family.  We met at a local park and captured a great variety of fun portraits in about 20 minutes.  My simplicity session are a great, affordable option for my clients to get a simple updated family image for holiday cards, or for someone that is not quite ready to commit to a full signature session.  These three year old twins kept me on my toes yet were so easy to photograph! Enjoy!   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Marietta Atlanta Child and Twin Photography. She resides with her husband and son in Marietta, Georgia. She photographs newborns and babies in Atlanta, Marietta, Vinings, Smyrna and Beyond!  Atlanta Child Photographer captures babies and children in her studio and on location throughout Atlanta!  This session is a “simplicity session” which offers affordable family and child portraits in 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
Brody | Marietta Roswell Georgia Baby Photography

Brody | Marietta Roswell Georgia Baby Photography

Brody | Marietta Roswell Georgia Baby Photography Brody is the sweet baby boy of my cousin Joey, and when I say he is quite possibly the most well-tempered babies ever, that is huge statement because I photograph lots and lots of babies and kids!  Brody’s momma came prepared with lots of fun props and hats, and typically with a one year old baby, we have time to do the cake smash and then 1 maaaaybe 2 other outfits.  Brody, however, would have let me photograph him all morning!  We changed outfits, used all the props, used several backgrounds, and then we sat and talked over coffee for almost an hour after the session, the whole time Brody was a happy little dream.  Amazing!  I love photographing babies and children all over Atlanta! Enjoy!   Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Marietta Roswell Georgia Baby Photography.  She resides with her husband and son in Marietta, Georgia. She photographs newborns and babies in metro Atlanta!  Tessa captures newborns in her studio and specializes in in-home lifestyle newborn sessions.  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
Erica + Adam | Athens Gwinnett Engagement Photographer

Erica + Adam | Athens Gwinnett Engagement Photographer

Erica + Adam | Athens Gwinnett Engagement Photographer When I first met Erica, I was in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a bridal show, but I knew she loved my work and I was tickled pink to hear from her the very next day!  While discussing the goals for their engagement session and the type of setting they felt most comfortable in, I dug around and found a brand new location that I am in LOVE with!  I’m sad that it is a pretty long haul from my house, but I will definitely be visiting this unique little spot again soon!  Their engagement session consisted of everything rustic and natural…. a whitewashed, sunlit farm house porch (did I mention the light was AMAZING that day??).  A restored log cabin.  Lots of pathways and trees and fields.  It was simply heaven.  And of course, I have the most gorgeous couples that make my job super easy!  I can’t wait to capture their Little Gardens Wedding next October! Enjoy!     Tessa Rice is a top-rated Athens Gwinnett Engagement Photographer who specializes in Atlanta area Wedding and Engagement Photography.  She photographs weddings all over Atlanta, Peachtree City, 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 her... read more
6 Month Old Charlie | Buckhead Atlanta Marietta Baby Photographer

6 Month Old Charlie | Buckhead Atlanta Marietta Baby Photographer

6 Month Old Charlie | Buckhead Atlanta Marietta Baby Photographer This sweet boy was a dream during our Simplicity Session!  His momma had a perfect room with fantastic light and huge windows, which I wish I could photograph all of my babies in!  This age is so fun, as 6 month olds are typically not mobile but are SUPER smiley and love to laugh and play peek a boo!  I had a blast photographing him!  This age is perfect for a Simplicity Session, as their attention span does not last very long, and it is very easy to capture great smiles from a 6 month old!  Enjoy!   Look at those eyelashes!  Swoon! Tessa Rice is a Buckhead Atlanta Marietta Baby Photographer.  She photographs children and families in Atlanta, Marietta, Buckhead, Vinings, Smyrna and Beyond!  Atlanta Buckhead Child Family Photographer 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
Abby | Atlanta Buckhead Child Family Photography

Abby | Atlanta Buckhead Child Family Photography

Abby | Atlanta Buckhead Child Family Photography I have been photographing sweet Abby since she was just a few days old, and I have enjoyed watching her grow into the pretty, sassy little gal that she has become at 3 years old!  Our signature session was held at the family home and we found a nice landscaped spot for some formal portraits, read a book and played in Abby’s pink bedroom, and then Abby showed me her Minnie Mouse balloons that were left over from her birthday party!  We finished off with some swing time!  I love capturing children in their natural element and Abby is one of my very favorites!  Enjoy!     Tessa Rice Photography specializes in Atlanta Buckhead Child Family Photography.  She photographs children and families in Atlanta, Marietta, Buckhead, Vinings, Smyrna and Beyond!  Atlanta Buckhead Child Family Photographer 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