I started this business of mine in 2018 and haven't looked back since. I was in college set on being a teacher and I realized I just didn't love it. It didn't give me the freedom I crave and need to be happy in life. So, I decided to go head first into being a business owner. I chose to take a passion of mine since I was 13, and turn into into a career and it was the best decision of my life. Don't get me wrong, I love love love my job and all the beautiful people I get to photograph, but what I also value so much about my job is the freedom it gives me to live life the way I want to. I love to travel and can hardly stand being in one place for too long. I'm a lover of morning hikes, outlaw country music, Taylor Swift, swimming in Lake Michigan, long road trips, my two golden retrievers, and my beautiful fiancé, Kate. I have to remind myself that photography is just a fraction of a part of who I am, just like the season of life you have chosen me to document is only a fraction of you. So, I want you to get to know the real me and I want to know the real you. This is more than just photos. This is me getting to witness and document your most precious moments. I want you to feel like I am your friend by the end of this, and not just someone you hired to take pretty photos.
One of the most important things to me when working with my clients is making sure they feel comfortable, welcome, and wanted. I am a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and I know what it feels like to have to worry if you are accepted when searching for someone to document your biggest moments. I got to experience this first hand when me and my fiancé were looking for our photographer. As two women getting married, we had to make sure that our photographer was inclusive right off the bat. So, I just wanted to make it easy for you, if you are having a similar experience. I am here for you, no matter who you are. If you are looking to be accepted and celebrated for that unapologetically, I welcome you with open arms.
I love love! I always have and I always will. I'm such a sucker for a good romance story. Whether you've been together for 10 years or 3 months, I'm going to love you and your partner's story. I know how special it feels having those photos you can look back on and just think "wow what am amazing day" because I've been there!!! And I want to bring that to YOU. I want you to see all the love and joy you have for your person in your photos through intimate, raw, and emotional photos.
She makes us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and is so kind and easy to talk with! We couldn’t imagine working with anyone else to capture our lives and the big moments. She truly has such a gift and captures our love so candidly.
Tess shot our engagement session and our wedding. My husband and I never get photos taken so we weren’t sure how they’d turn out. Before we even finished the first session, we knew the pictures would be great. Tess made us feel so comfortable during the engagement shoot, and the outcome was stunning. We didn’t think it was possible, but the photos and the video from our wedding day were even better. We’ve been married for almost 1 year and our friends and family still tell us how much they love looking at our wedding photos. I couldn’t imagine having our wedding documented by anyone else - without hesitation, I’d recommend Tess for any occasion!
Not only did she communicate honestly and openly the entire process but she made me feel comfortable and confidently with the knowledge she was sharing with me. During my shoots with Tess I felt very comfortable and open to being myself. I’ve done two shoots in total (one a boudoir andy wedding) with Tess and both times I had so much fun. My husband who is very camera shy was very open and bubbly in front of Tess and her camera, so with that being said I am beyond impress with her skills. The final edits are amazing as expected and the turnaround time that Tess gets them out is impressive as hell. All in all, Tess is an amazing and talented person to work with and I’d recommend Tess to anyone!
It usually takes 2-4 weeks for a lifestyle session and 8-10 weeks for a wedding, depending on the season and work load! You will receive an email with a link to an online gallery with the edited pictures. A CD or flash drive can be made upon request ($75 fee). But all photos are available for download from the gallery.
Wear what ever makes you most comfortable and you! I have a pinterest board I’m always adding to for inspiration. Check it out here: https://pin.it/a3gj3toqpb7cyl
You will also receive a session guide after you book that helps you decide what to wear, any hair and make up tips, and what to expect from your shoot.
Yes I do! For any Arizona based wedding, there is no additional travel cost. For weddings within the US, travel fees are included in the price. Email me for any wedding outside of the US to receive a custom price!
While I do deliver raw videos at an additional cost, because those are moments that I cannot always fit into a highlight video, I do not deliver raw photos. It feels like delivering half finished work because I work SO HARD at post production for you. I promise you are getting the best photos of your day and all the ones that count! If something is missing or needs to be fixed, just let me know and I'll do the best I can for you!