I believe in joy, marriage, and authentic photos.

I forge real relationships with my clients and the result is magic:
authentic images filled with emotion. 
Images that will stand the test of time and strengthen your marriage.

My style is timeless and joyful; light-filled and vivid.

I shoot weddings all over the Southeast, and I love to travel and do it often. 

Love Notes

It's truly hard for me to put into words what an amazing job Tessa did! Tessa was the second best decision I made for my wedding... right behind saying yes to the man of my dreams.:)
Tessa is top notch in every way- communication is excellent and her attitude is exactly what you need on your wedding day (laid back but gets things done!). Tessa was my sounding board, my photojournalist, my ROCK the week leading up to the wedding... and now she is my friend. I have stunning shots that I will cherish for the rest of my life and it's all thanks to this amazing photographer. I can promise you will NOT be disappointed.

-Caitlin + Taylor

Tessa was amazing to work with! She captured our wedding perfectly and I feel so lucky to have had her as a part of our wedding day. We have so many stunning photos! One of the best things about Tessa, to me, is that she largely blended into the background and caught tons of special moments without having us constantly stopping to pose. It made it so much easier to really enjoy and soak up the day. I absolutely loved working with her, love our photos, and highly recommend her!

-Shannon + Brett

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The Art of Storytelling

As though he realizes this, the laughter slows, his eyes fill with loving tears and his softly kisses your forehead.

Scanning the room again, I see your groom looking on with adoration as he realizes just how big the shoes are that he has to fill. A gentle smile appears on his face as if to say he's up to the challenge. And he is. He's honored.

Thunder fills the air and for just a brief moment you fear an afternoon shower will be the uninvited guest to your outdoor wedding, but you stop yourself from worrying because as you look around, you realize rain doesn't matter. You, your groom, and your family. It's all you need. 


Walking down the aisle on your Dad's arm, your heart races as you step toward your future husband. Your best friend. The man you waited your whole life to find. You catch your mom's eye as she's reaching for a tissue and she mouths "I love you". At this moment you realize, you're not walking down the aisle, you're floating. 

Later at the reception, when I look around, I can see why you're so elated. Laughter, large smiles, and hugs welcoming hugs surround you. Family is everywhere.

When you step onto the dance floor with your father, I'm watching. Closely. Your dad laughs and glides you around the room like he used to do when you were little…only now you're not standing on his shoes.

Walking down the aisle on your Dad's arm, your heart races as you step toward your future husband. Your best friend. The man you waited your whole life to find. You catch your mom's eye as she's reaching for a tissue and she mouths "I love you". At this moment you realize, you're not walking down the aisle, you're floating.

Later at the reception, when I look around, I can see why you're so elated. Laughter, large smiles, and hugs welcoming hugs surround you. Family is everywhere.

When you step onto the dance floor with your father, I'm watching. Closely. Your dad laughs and glides you around the room like he used to do when you were little…only now you're not standing on his shoes. As though he realizes this, the laughter slows, his eyes fill with loving tears and his softly kisses your forehead. 

Scanning the room again, I see your groom looking on with adoration as he realizes just how big the shoes are that he has to fill. A gentle smile appears on his face as if to say he's up to the challenge. And he is. He's honored. 

Thunder fills the air and for just a brief moment you fear an afternoon shower will be the uninvited guest to your outdoor wedding, but you stop yourself from worrying because as you look around, you realize rain doesn't matter. You, your groom, and your family. It's all you need. 



I'm Tessa, an Atlanta native and most days you can find me with a cup of coffee in my hand and a baby on my hip.  I love fresh cut flowers in a vase, hand written notes and sitting poolside with a cocktail in hand.  I love candid, raw moments + warm natural lighting.  I get true joy from photographing weddings and have been celebrating with couples for over 10 years.  Want to learn more about me?

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I'm a  fine art wedding photographer based in Atlanta and I adore destination and travel weddings. 

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