Telling love stories you can feel. 

Socal based & destination wedding photographer 

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.

a 27 year old  documentary wedding photographer living in SoCal, but I'll travel anywhere to tell your love story.

I'm Tessa Marie

telling love stories for all lovers. 



"We have worked with Tessa a few times. We started off with our Love Story being captured with engagement photos and then the Big Day! Tessa is so patient and kind. She is able to photograph the little moments, and create so much magic. We might of stumbled upon Tessa by chance but we are fortunate enough to have her continue to document our love stories journey!"

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."


"Tessa photographed our wedding in May of 2023. Tessa kept in contact 100% of the way and even following our wedding as we plan to use her for future events that require her services. Her customer service was amazing and though she has her own style she was able to capture our day that was representative of us. The photos came out exactly as we wanted if not better than we imagined. Not to mention she worked well our other vendors to make sure we got everything we wanted."

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."

Sydney & Quinn 

"Tessa quite literally saved our wedding day and we are FOREVER grateful for her. Long story short, our photographer cancelled two days before our wedding leaving us in a frantic search for a photographer. Tessa was so accommodating and took us under her wing immediately. She made our wedding day such a breeze and we were beyond comfortable in front of the camera. We now have the most beautiful pictures we will cherish forever!"

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!"

based on a true story...

romanticize the small moments
over and over again

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