In case you don’t know me… Hi! Welcome. I’m Tessa and I am an elopement + intimate wedding photographer. I've been based out of Asheville, NC for about 7 years now. I have grown to love these Blue Ridge Mountains and have been raising my kids on every peak we can find.
I love adventure and traveling around the world. I know. What a cliche thing to say. But really… I love adventures. I love finding a new town, a new mountain range and exploring with my husband.
My life goal is to own a large farm and build Airbnbs-- AFrames, domes, tree houses. Anything fun for families to get away and spend some time unplugged with their kiddos. We love heading out with our kids and spending time hiking, playing UNO, and killing some S'mores!
Working with Tessa has been the best. It was very laid back yet very professional.
She understood our no ''fluff' approach perfectly. We got so many wonderful and candid shots from our mountain wedding. Truly swoonworthy.
There were some hiccups with out catering. Tessa helped with that immensely, and just went to find out what was happening. You have no idea how much we appreciate that.
Felt truly at ease having her there.
Book with Tessa if you want to have the best day ever.
Tessa was the best photographer for our elopement. Our vision was an intimate event that we could celebrate our love and have it fully focused on us. My husband and I are mostly private and didn’t want any extras around on our day. I work with her husband and stumbled upon her photography page and immediately fell in love with her work. I had only met Tessa a few times but knew her personality was the perfect touch for our day. She is friendly and fun and made it feel as if she was a guest of our day. She made us feel so comfortable and helped us laugh and enjoy every bit of the day. We found ourselves in a DOWNPOUR during the ceremony. She came prepared with umbrellas and supported my vision of going with the flow. Quite literally dodging raindrops, I assumed we had too much fun in the chaos to have any good pictures. Tessa turned our insane ceremony into stunning pictures. She is so talented and made it feel like our event was straight out of a movie. Since we got rained out, she offered us the alternative to take pictures in the mountains the next morning. She cared so much about ensuring we got what we wanted. Our next day shoot was in fog covered mountains, I again couldn’t imagine we could get our “fairytale” photos. I was so wrong! Our friends and family said our pictures looked like they came from a catalog or an actual fairytale. Our photos came out so beautifully, all because of Tessa’s incredible skill and art. She brought props and ideas of how to make it feel like we were natural models. I wish I could have Tessa photograph every single life event for our family so we could have the same beauty captured as our elopement. She’s not just a photographer, but an all around artist. I’m so lucky and happy we could have her as our photographer. Hopefully we are lucky enough to be stationed close together for maternity photos! 🤞🏼
Tessa was a dream from the start to finish. She really took the time to get to know us and know what was important to us through questionnaires upon booking. I didn’t realize that this paid dividends until I received all my pictures back. Each shot was very well thought out and executed. Tessa is truly passionate and the absolute best at what she does. So much so that I whole heartedly plan to book her to capture maternity, new born, and any other milestone in our lives when the time comes. I cannot recommend her enough! Also, if you’re on the fence about a day after session… it’s 110% worth it!
Folk + Wayfarer did an absolutely incredible job on our adventure elopement! The photos we received couldn't be more perfect. Not only that, but Tessa also helped us find the perfect location, and then helped us find another perfect location when we needed to make a change at the last minute. She also recommended our other vendors who all did a phenomenal job. We had a first class experience from the first conversation all the way to receiving the photos, while also feeling like we had friends helping us plan our elopement and hanging out with us on a mountain top. We highly recommend Folk + Wayfarer!
Tessa was absolutely incredible! I had followed Folk+Wayfarer for years and knew she would be the one to capture our special day when the time came. The communication was great from the get-go, and she helped us plan out the day to make sure nothing felt rushed. Besides being an incredible photographer, she was such a calming presence during our big day and did so much behind the scenes to make sure things ran smoothly. The details, tears, laughs, and intimate moments she captured were magical (and very quickly delivered!). Thank you Tessa for being a part of our vision and gifting us photos we will treasure forever.
Working with Tessa was the best choice we have ever made. If you like feeling comfortable in your own skin, being hyped up, and feeling like a million bucks- this is the right photographer for you. Tessa made our whole day go by as smoothly as possible. My dad has some health issues (and let's face it, my family has some issues not being the worst towards each other) and she was more than willing to be accommodating to make our day as smooth as possible. She navigated difficult relatives with ease and helped us feel in control of our day. The pictures themselves were STUNNING. Tessa captured our day honestly and beautifully. We had an alternative(ish) wedding and the moody vibe she brought was exactly what we asked for. Her online gallery was easy to use, navigate, and share with some of our wedding party. I'm shocked how quickly our pictures were given to us as well! From prompt, professional response and clear communication, working with Tessa was a dream come true for anyone planning a wedding. This is a business I am so glad I chose to work with. Hiring Folk and Wayfarer was the easiest and best choice we ever made.
They are worth every damn penny. Book them.
I can’t thank Tessa enough for being our wedding photographer. From the beginning she had a very calm, relaxed presence which made her incredibly easy to work with. She took our engagement and wedding photos. She makes you feel comfortable and confident while also being willing to accommodate any last minute and/or unexpected changes. In all honesty, on the day of the wedding she felt more like a photographer and coordinator in one. Plus, doing sneak peaks of both our engagement pictures and our wedding pictures is practically unheard of. We felt so fortunate to have such a kind, talented, and all around great person to have as our photographer. I would recommend Tessa to anyone! 10/10.
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♡