Hey, I'm Tessa

I'm a single mother to 3 super chaotic and wonderful children. My daughter, Emma, is 8 and my twin boys, Oliver + Russell are 4.

When I don't have my children, I love hiking, going to the pottery studio and throwing a few mugs (poorly, I might add) and adventuring. I know, "everyone" loves adventuring. But really. I pack up my Osprey pack, and pick a location in the mountains... hike up the mountain, set up camp and read while the sun sets. I like to wake up with the sunrise and drink a good Jetboil coffee.

I love to travel, but having 3 children definitely keeps me at a low traveling rate. I try to take 2-3 trips a year. Last year, I ventured to Iceland + Colorado. This year I've already been to Oregon and Shenandoah National Park. I already have Zion, Valley of Fire, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe bend and the Faroe Islands on the list for next year.

I get this question a lot... "What's your favorite thing to photograph and why?" That's easy. Elopements. Being an adventurous person myself, I love finding couples that want to hike a mountain or explore and say their vows in the most gorgeous locations. That could be right here in NC, or boarding a plane and exploring Europe, PNW, etc. I'm up for it! The intimate and adventurous days truly speak to me. One day, you'll catch me eloping in the Faroe Islands or the Linville Gorge (:

My Adventures