Brenna + Daniel
My fiancé and I have never had professional pictures taken and were nervous about our engagement shoot – especially since we weren’t going to meet Tessa until the day of! From the moment we met her, our worries went away and it was like we were just hanging out with a friend (who happened to be following us around with a camera). She prioritized our ideas and made them look even better than we imagined. Tessa captures real moments and we will treasure these pictures forever! We would recommend her to anyone that wants pictures of genuine interactions – especially those who want to have a good time throughout the whole process!
Kelli + Paul
My fiancé and I booked Tessa for engagement photos. From the beginning she was accommodating and responsive.
We planned on getting pictures on the blue ridge parkway. The day we booked was freezing, raining, and foggy. My fiancé and I did not want to reschedule and Tessa was such a trooper! We ended up changing locations but still being outside. Right away Tessa was extremely personable and made the photos seem natural – to people who have never had professional photos. Due to the weather we weren’t sure how exactly they turned out, but we were blown away!!!! We loved so many that our biggest problem was narrowing our favorites down. Needless to say we booked her for our wedding in September. Book her!!! We couldn’t be happier with her professionalism mixed while being relatable, her value, and mist importantly with her incredible talent and style.
Emily + Timothy
When we first met Tessa we fell in love with her personality. Then, we saw her photography and knew she would be the one capturing this moment for us. From the first meeting on, Tessa has been a true artist and has become an even better friend. On the morning of our wedding, though the ceremony was flawless, there were some kinks in the plan that caused us to be left without a spot to honeymoon that night. Tessa came up with the brilliant idea for us to book an air Bed and Breakfast and then recommended a photo shoot at a local coffee shop, which was our favorite! If it wasn’t for Tessa’s quick thinking and adventurous heart, our wedding day would not have been nearly as exciting as the day we had! Tessa has a way of making you comfortable by meeting your expectations, but also far exceeding them with her creativity. Thank you Tessa for making our wedding day the most memorable and amazing day of our lives!
Jake + Melissa
From the very beginning Tessa was very helpful with any and all questions I had about her technique and style before booking her for our engagement/wedding. When it came to our engagement photos, I mentioned an idea and she was just as excited as I was about my ideas and location. I was so nervous when it came time for our engagement photos, but it was the most enjoyable afternoon/evening we had with a photographer, like ever. It wasn’t awkward or uncomfortable, we had such a good time we didn’t even realize how late it was. She also made sure I had every shot I wanted before leaving. In the end our engagement photos were better than any idea I could ever imagine. She truly captured natural beautiful moments between my fiancé and I. We had so many compliments about our engagement photos, how natural it was and not cheesy or posed. We were so happy with them it was so hard to choose which one we wanted for our save the dates. I can’t wait to see what our wedding day photos will be like!
Thank you Tessa!!
Bailey + Family session
Tessa did a mini session for my husband, his best friend, and myself. Weird, right? My husbands best friend, Charlie, isn’t always socially appropriate. We took a few pictures and then Charlie went and sat back in the car. Oh, Charlie is our 7 year old chocolate lab, I don’t think I mentioned that 🙂 Tessa had us laughing the entire time! She got our images back to us quickly and they were all SOO good!! I caught my husband sitting on the couch scrolling through the album several times when we got them back 🙂 THANKS TESSA! You’re amazing!
Kelton + Lindsay
Most people can easily become “camera shy” when they get in front of a professional photographer. On the drive to meet with Tessa, we were feeling excited but also asked the question “how awkward is this going to be?” But as soon as Tessa began talking to us, we lost all fear and shyness. Although she works wonders and takes incredible pictures, the talent is found in her ability to connect with you. We’re beyond happy with how our photoshoot came out. She effortlessly captured REAL moments because she passionately made REAL connection with us. If you’re just looking for a typical photographer who is just doing it for the money… Don’t go to Tessa if you’re looking to meet a really kind and loving friend who just wants to capture your story in means of a photo, she’s your girl!
Evan + Shelby
Seriously, one of the best experiences of my life! Tessa is amazing! Very laid back and chill. Made it so easy for us to just be ourselves and capture what Evan and I act like in our “natural habitat”. Definitely never going to anyone else ever again. Beyond spectacular! Quick too! The hour flew by and she had all 100 photos edited within 2 hours! The bomb . com
Bennie + Merva
I am so thankful that Tessa reached out to me on Thumbtack. I was hesitant on which photographer we should pick because I was planning the wedding in Asheville but we live 4 hours away in Raleigh and I only planned it one month ahead. But I am so glad I hired her and that she was available! First of all she is such a sweet person to talk to, she is kind and warm and not awkward or weird. She loved my idea about getting married on the Blue Ridge Parkway and she even gave me some recommendations of which outlooks to check out. My husband and I weren’t going to be able to get to Asheville till the day before the wedding to pick the location and she didn’t mind that at all.
On the day of the wedding we had to push the wedding to about an hour and half later then we originally planned and she was able to accommodate of us. Unfortunately, it happen to be a very cold day maybe 35-40 degrees and she did not complain at all. I even requested that we warm up in the car and she was totally fine with that. She was very professional, she gave great directions during the shoot and the results are amazing. It was great working with her because we could be ourselves and she didn’t ask us to do the typical wedding posses which my husband and I did not want to do! She has a great talent for capturing emotions and natural lighting. I also appreciate that the pictures aren’t heavily edited, you get to see the real us. I uploaded some pictures to show just how great the wedding pictures turned out! Also the turn around time for her to get our pictures upload was only one week! How amazing is that! I look forward to working with Tessa in the future!
Audrey + Family
I’ve had the privilege of working with Tessa twice now and I can’t tell you how amazing she is! She listened to everything I wanted for our pictures and over delivered! I have pictures done rather frequently and have worked with some great photographers but Tessa by far is the best. I cannot wait for the opportunity to work with her again!
Shaundra + Family
Tessa did our baby announcement and family photos, but I have also second shot for her during weddings and she has become so dear to me.
She is fun and professional at weddings and knows what she is doing.
I would recommend her to everyone
Kait + Taylor
Tessa is amazing! My fiancée and I are terribly awkward when having our picture taken and she made us feel so comfortable and at ease through the entire shoot! She was our photographer for our engagement pictures and she will be our wedding photographer as well and we couldn’t be more excited about it! She gets to know you so she can make sure to capture you as a couple or family which is awesome! We can’t wait to see our wedding photos because we know they will be everything we want and then some! Great customer service, really professional and so kind and accepting! She is LGBTQ friendly which is a huge plus! I can’t really think of anything I wish had been done differently! We will definitely be using her for years to come!!
David & Nicole
I don’t know how to put this… Tessa ROCKS! ! I could go on and on about how remarkable her work is. She truly puts her heart into everything she does with her business, and it shows! Coming up my husband and I have like our fifth or sixth shoot with her? I’ve lost count. I am beyond excited! The walls of my home are lined with so many happy memories that she forever saved for us. It’s amazing to know that I can trust her to perfectly capture all the most important milestones in our lives. She is so easy going, and always up for a good laugh. (Which is so important when you are getting your picture taken as we all know.) I would recommend Tessa to anyone who is looking for someone willing to give 110% and then some.
Lastly I have to mention that she saved my entire wedding day… the week prior to my wedding day it poured NON STOP. We were having an outdoor wedding on our farm. In the field. WELL needless to say the field turned into a pond, and I panicked. We had to move our entire wedding into one of our barns the night before it was supposed to take place.. can you say stressful? It warmed my heart so much to see Tessa rushing around and helping my husband make sure that nothing fell apart (and that I didn’t fall apart for that matter). So a huge shout out to her for making my wedding day everything i could have wanted, and more! You are lovely Tess! We are looking forward to a lifetime of shoots with you.
Gabe + Matt
I have a personal connection with Tessa. And when we booked our photoshoot with her, I couldn’t have been more excited. Me and my boyfriend have been talking about getting pictures done for a while, and have come across the issue of finding a LGBT friendly photographer. But I knew it would be great with her. I have had shoots done where it’s strictly business. You get your pictures done and that’s it. With Tessa, it’s so much more then that. She makes it so much fun. So personal. And the day itself, is a day to remember forever. I would really recommend her for anyone who is looking to have amazing and creative photos, as well as it being a fun, energetic, and romantic date you will never forget!