documenting stories that

 weddings | engagements | couples

I'm here to capture the authentic and romantic moments in your life. The moments you want to look back on in 50 years. The moments you never thought would happen. The moments that feel like a movie, the moments that are straight up magic. I want to capture all the cake smashing, running through sparklers, butterflies in your stomach, teary eyes, sloppy champagne kisses, intimate vows, unreal first looks - all of it. The gold is in the details. My heart for photography is rooted in telling stories and I would love to tell yours.

I'm a 26 year old wedding and portrait photog living in sunny SoCal, but I'll travel anywhere to document your love story.

Hi, I'm Tessa!

relive the magic over and over

Love Stories

Nicole & Tyler

We had the amazing opportunity to be connected with Tessa through a friend and I seriously couldn’t be more grateful. From the first moment my fiancé and I met Tessa, we immediately felt comfortable around her. She helped encourage our natural movements and captured us in the most natural way possible. Our photos came back and we seriously cried, they were SO authentically us and natural and our entire experience couldn’t have been better. She was down to get in the water with us and get all the shots without hesitation. We are forever grateful for this experience and the photos we will cherish for a lifetime.

Taby & Striker 

Tessa was an absolute blessing. We couldn’t have had a more personable and professional photographer during our photoshoot. Tessa went above and beyond to make us feel the most comfortable, especially since this was all a brand new experience for us. We were very impressed with her amazing pictures and how she made us feel at home, just as if the camera was invisible. Overall, an amazing experience with an amazing person.

Diana & Venzel

Tessa is the absolute sweetest and talented person. She is so humble in her work yet her work seriously belongs in a magazine! She definitely deserves all the recognition in the world. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and made us feel like we’ve been friends for years. We are so in love with our engagement photos that we can not wait to book another shoot with her. She is now our go-to photographer for all future events.

Jess & Josh 

We absolutely cannot rave about you enough!!!
We have come back to get our photos taken a few times now and we have to say it’s not only because of the amazing work tessa does, but it also because of the way she makes us feel like friends! It’s absolutely amazing to be able to ask for a creative idea and fully be blown away each time. Beyond anything we could imagine. Thank you for being you and always making us feel right at home . Tessa is kind, caring, creative and absolute joy We were lucky enough to have had her at our big day, and it absolutely was such a stress reliever. Knowing that we had a photographer we could count on.

Katia & Brian 

The pictures speak for themselves! But just as importantly was the value Tessa offers. We got so many incredible pictures in this extra photography session we wanted on our wedding day after our church ceremony. Tessa was so helpful in getting the right scenery and accommodating to our tight schedule to help create our perfect day. We highly recommend trusting Tessa to capture your most precious moments.

Yvonne & Bernard

Tessa is a kind hearted, down-to-earth, and humble photographer! I’m not used to being in front of the camera and was nervous for my engagement shoot but she was amazing! She helped direct us on what to do and where to look. She made us interact so that I would feel comfortable and the photos turned out great. I have highly recommended her several times. She recently did my friend’s engagement shoot as well that turned out stunning! Share your story and vision with her and no doubts that she will excel to meet it!

Adam & Erika

Tess is such an incredible photographer, she was able to make our engagement session feel like we were just hanging out & her energy made the whole evening so fun. She got so many unique and incredible shots that blew my fiancé and I away! Tess’s humor and personality made our shoot SO much fun & we couldn’t be more thrilled with the photos she delivered. You are missing out if you don’t book Tess!

Love Notes

romanticize the small moments
over and over again

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Southern California wedding and portrait photographer documenting love stories world wide