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Hey, I'm Tessa

In case you don’t know me… Hi! Welcome. I’m Tessa and I am an elopement + intimate wedding photographer based out of Asheville, NC.

I love adventure and traveling around the world. I know. What a cliche thing to say. But really… I love adventures. I love packing my camera bag, my tent, my sleeping bag, my jetboil, some coffee- and heading somewhere absolutely gorgeous. It could be somewhere right here in Asheville, or boarding a plane and heading to the PNW. As long as it’s gorgeous, it’s on my list! That definitely goes hand in hand with adventure elopements!

Places I’ve been lately: Colorado, Iceland, Oregon.
Places I’d love to go soon: Washington, Faroe Islands, Scotland, Greece, back to Oregon + Iceland, Zion, Joshua Tree, Antelope Canyon, BANFF… let’s be honest… everywhere that’s pretty!

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Hey, I'm Tessa

Second thing you should know about me... I am a single momma to 3 amazing kids. My daughter, Emma, is 8 and my twins, Oliver and Russell, are 4! We live in a tiny little town in SC. (Yes, I love traveling to the mountains.) We enjoy camping, hiking + lots of dodgeball. If I had to pick 2 words to describe my family, they would be: adventurous + chaotic. (Mostly chaotic)

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Candace + Dillion

Tessa was absolutely beyond wonderful from the moment I reached out to her up to the day of our elopement. The moment I found her page and went through her photos I knew she is who I wanted as my elopement photographer. She always responded quickly to all of my emails and questions and basically helped me find all my vendors from hair, makeup, florals AND the most awesome officiant! Tessa is so much more than a photographer. This was our first time having professional photos taken, so I was a little nervous knowing how awkward I can be, but she makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. The day of our wedding the weather wasn’t the nicest, but she hiked up a mountain and ran around with us in the rain and managed to get some of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever seen. Tessa gave us the greatest gift of being able to relive that special day for the rest of our lives. I promise you will not find a more passionate photographer with such a down to earth and a rad personality. Do yourself and favor and book her!!

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Megan + Adam

If you are thinking of getting married or eloping, you MUST have Tessa as your photographer!! My husband and I eloped with our immediate family. From the moment I contacted Tessa, she quickly responded, provided suggestions and supported our elopement plan 150%. Our weather closed the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way to our elopement- Tess quickly suggested an alternate location and SAVED the day. My family, husband and myself can not say enough wonderful things about Tessa, but her photos- SHE NAILED IT! We have had so many compliments on our wedding photos from friends to strangers to coworkers. Forever grateful for all the memories she captured and can not wait until our anniversary session with her!

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Emery + Lauren

Tessa,
Even before we met you, we knew we loved your work-it was emotional, stunning, quiet, loud and beautiful in all of the best ways possible. What we didn't realize yet was how equally remarkable it would be to work with you as a person. you are funny, strong, thoutfll, giving, dedicated, and endlessly supportive. Every time we talked or interacted I felt secure and comforted. Working with you was a PRIVILEGE and it truly meant the world to both of us. your friends and clients <3

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V + A

You can stop looking because you have already found THE BEST elopement photographer right here. I had silently crept on her photos from other weddings and elopements and fell in love with her style. The best part was getting to talk with her and plan the event. She was overjoyed to get up crazy early and climb a mountain in the dark so we could get married at sunrise. Tessa made the experience better than we could have asked for in more ways than one. Her love of love is evident and is portrayed in how she works with her clients and the passion behind her work. She made my husband comfortable while taking the pictures and the way she made us laugh and live in the moment is easily seen in the images she took. I love how you can see pure love and joy in our faces that hang on the walls of our home now. I can honestly say that Tessa will be our forever photographer and I can't wait to cover more of my walls with more picture she captures for us. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our elopement more enjoyable and memorable than we ever thought possible♡

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Becky + Nick

Tessa was a dream to work with from start to finish! She was thorough and quick with all communication leading up to our wedding. Believe or not, we did not have a chance meet Tessa until the day of our wedding but already knew from reviews and other vendor's recommendations that she was a perfect fit. Tessa made everyone at the wedding feel comfortable and worked with our relaxed timeline. The photos absolutely blew us away and we felt like we were reliving the day one beautifully captured moment at a time. I highly recommend Tessa if you want a photographer who can truly tell the story of your special day. Thank you for everything!

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Suzanna + Colleen

Folk + Wayfarer went above and beyond to exceed our wedding expectations! I could not have been happier with the engagement shoot or wedding photos we received. I loved that engagement photos were included with our package because I originally wasn't sure if I wanted them or not, but I was so glad we had an engagement shoot with Tessa! It made us much more comfortable in front of the camera and not nervous at all about taking photos on our wedding day. She makes you feel so at ease and happy to be with your special person, so all the laughs and smiles you see in the photos are authentic. I highly recommend Tessa and can't wait for another reason to use her photography services! It's been almost two months since our wedding, and we are still getting regular compliments on our photos.

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Kate + Nate

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Katelyn + Corey

The ONLY requirement for my wedding was that Tessa HAD to be our photographer!! She's that amazing + talented ♡ She is kind, funny + makes everyone feel comfortable, quick to answer questions, willing to help with anything and honest, which I appreciate! She was the perfect fit for my husband and I.
We eloped to Max Patch, NC and even with a few major set backs, including no dress + rain, it was still the best day. Tessa had a great positive attitude and kept me from having a meltdown, while also saving the day by bringing the perfect dress for me to wear!!!!!
Our wedding day wouldn't of been so magical, if it wasn't for Tessa + Chris @ChrisZacharyPhotography (who shot our wedding video + was equally as amazing)!! Forever grateful for the memories you have captured in the most beautiful photos ♡

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Shelby + Jared

Our experiences with Tessa have been amazing! For our engagement pictures Tessa created such a natural atmosphere. We were able to laugh, have fun and got some beautiful pictures out of it. Our sneak peek came very quickly and I was in love with the photos! Tessa is very easy to communicate with and her work is beautiful! We had such an amazing time we booked a second session with her. Use this girl!!

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