this is where the magic happens

Love is intimate, exciting, romantic and wild. Whatever story you want to tell, I'm here to capture your day - whatever it looks like. I'm here to document stories for ALL lovers.

What adventure
are we going on? 

These are by far are my favorite days. A rare, magical experience, however you want it told. Want a 300 person destination wedding that explodes into a huge party? I'm your girl. Wanna travel to another country, city, or state and get married? SAY LESS. Want a cliffside elopement with just you and your honey? I'm there. Want a sweet micro-wedding in your backyard with 50 of your closest friends? Let's. freaking. do. it. I'm here to capture what your love FEELS like and LOOKS like.We can create a package and day that's custom to you.

I'm here to capture what your love FEELS like and LOOKS like.

Weddings & Elopements 

This is the sweetest season in my opinion! This moment feels like the most exciting anticipation ever. This session is all about what makes you unique as a couple. Wanna rent out a studio and have a more editorial shoot? or maybe you want to go to your first date spot and recreate the moment you first fell in love. Or if you're the outdoorsy type, we can go and frolic in a field together and chase the sun. Whatever you want to do, engagement sessions are always so special.

This session is all about what makes you unique as a couple.


I'm down. You don't have to be engaged or getting married to create memories the will last a lifetime. I'm here to tell stories for anyone and everyone, no matter what that looks like. Let's go on an adventure and have some fun.

CREATE MEMORIES THE WILL LAST A LIFETIME. Just want photos of you and your boo for fun?!


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

** Turn around time for weddings and elopements is usually 8-10 weeks and 2-4 weeks for engagement and portrait sessions.

1. Fill out a contact form 
2. We'll hop on a call or Facetime and chat all the details!
3. sign that contract and pay the retainer 
4. Go over the timeline and if you're getting married we will plan your engagement session!
5. I'll be there to celebrate and document your special day!!
6. You'll get a sneak peek in 24-48 hours and then you'll receive your full gallery after that!

What's next?

Did we just become best friends? 

Southern California wedding and portrait photographer documenting love stories world wide