Johana

“Tessa in a simple word is PERFECTION.

My impression is that she is very sweet, hard working and honest. She really wants to get to know you so that your experience is as personalized as possible. Her little details, like what you like to drink or snack on, gives you an idea of her dedication to give you a unique portrait shooting. I loved that she helped and offered suggestions when you are in front of the camera. I would have my picture taken by her every day.”

- Johana M.

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Jennifer

“Elbow out. Lean in. Chin up a little. Dip your shoulder.

Eyes on me. Hop out. And a couple of weeks later, magic. If you don't like pictures of yourself, call Tessa. You'll never figure out HOW she does it, but you will love WHAT she does.”

- Jennifer C.

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Hope

“I am so glad I was referred to Tessa.

Her technical knowledge of the camera and use of natural light is unmatched, but what makes her even better is her ability to make you feel comfortable in your own skin in front of the camera. Her up-beat, positive, uplifting spirit is something you want to experience too. Every time I left the studio, I left with a new confidence and excited to see my pictures.”

- Hope M.

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Morgan

“Working with Tessa is a transformative experience.

With her impeccable eye and her ability to teach you how to pose, she literally brings out the personality and beauty that’s hidden beneath the surface. She’s not just a photographer but an excellent instructor: patient while challenging you out of your comfort zone to bring out the best.”

- Morgan W.

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Amy

“I was amazed when people reacted to my portraits with comments like:

“You look just like your picture”
“This captures your energy and personality”
“This shot catches your confidence”

Tessa gracefully and professionally finessed the session with support, creativity, and skill. She truly over delivered and exceeded my expectations.”

- Amy M.

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Melissa

“Tessa is a talented photographer with a great eye!

She gives direction (which is much needed for those of us who aren't professional models) and has a way of making you feel comfortable. She has a great eye for lighting and is very creative. I highly recommend her. In addition to her talent, she's also a wonderful person who gives back to her community -- it's always nice to support a local business who gives back.”

- Melissa J.

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