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Tessa was honored to be nominated as one of Rangefinder's 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in 2019.

This is one of the most prestigious awards in Wedding Photography, Internationally.

I want to give you gorgeous photos that showcase your love story, for lifetimes to come. If you think we might be a great fit, let's get to know each other! Hit the mail icon below to slide into my dm's!

— I feel things, deeply. One of my greatest strengths is that I am moved by the little things : a quick hug from grandma, a loving look across the room from Dad, your best friend holding your hand during your partners speech... all these moments, and many more, matter to me. I think they matter to you, too. I care about capturing your guests + day fully, not just about taking some pretty sunset photos for instagram.

— I'm originally from the rainy west coast of Vancouver, Canada. I moved my sunshine lovin' butt to the East Coast of Australia in late 2017. I have a huge heart for adventure & I travel for more than 75% of my couples! This sense of adventure has given me a sharp eye for detail + the ability to find epic portrait locations pretty much anywhere! It has also taught me how to work with less than ideal portrait options + so many different types of light. Whether you're taking portraits in Iceland or in a field down the road - I know how to make it work!

— I'm actually a psychologist by trade! I was pursuing that as a career before I fell into photography! Even though I decided photography was my #1 — I think my background in psych gives me an advantage. I can't read your mind, but I have the skills and experience to read a room. This is hugely advantageous in my pursuit of capturing authentic emotions. I will look for emotion before perfection 100% of the time.

— Inclusivity + equality are at the heart of my business. I will never turn a couple away for their race, gender or sexual orientation. I don't care if you're wearing designer outfits or how big your budget is. I only care that you + your partner are madly in love. 

Hello + welcome! I'm so humbled you love my work, and that you'd like to know more about me. If you can envision yourselves in my photos, we're off to a great start! The truth is — I believe choosing your photographer is about so much more than that! My work isn't about me at all, it's 100% about you. These are your stories, your memories + your legacy. 

We could be the greatest team since pizza + beer, but only if we're on the same page! Working as a team + sharing a vision with my couples allows me to create meaningful + artistic imagery that they will love for a lifetime. Here are a few things about me, that greatly impact my work —

Meet Tessa

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Grace Loves Lace - Real Brides

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Adam + Diana

"Thank you so much for the photos!! They all look so amazing! I can't wait to print them. Also thank you so much for travelling to country you've never been to and making us feel so comfortable. I honestly had no idea what to expect which made me nervous, but you made it easy. You helped us picture the day. Knowing that it's something not to stress about makes me want to do it again! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! I have no words for it. They're just so beautiful and bring back memories of our time there. I love how you captured that light. It's truly beautiful. Thank you so much!I'll definitely keep in touch for vow renewals!"



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Siargao Island, 
The Philippines

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Sarah + Mitch

"Tessa!! What a woman, what a photographer!!

From the moment we met Tessa on our special elopement day she made both my husband and I fell so at ease. She had such a calming beautiful nature and captured every special moment and emotion from our day. Our shoot afterwards was so much fun and such a good laugh. Tessa never made us feel awkward or like we had to pose and because of this she was able to create pure magic! Tessa has made all my wedding photo dreams come true and I could not recommend her enough. If you want a stress free & fun day, with photos that capture your raw, beautiful emotions I could not recommend this woman enough."

Hinterland House

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Casey + Josh

“There aren’t enough words to express how grateful we feel to have found Tessa. She is pure magic. 
From the moment I came across her photos, I knew I didn’t want anyone else to document our wedding.   I was so worried that it would be uncomfortable to have a complete stranger photographing us, but she had this effortless way of making us feel so at ease.I truly could not have imagined a better day, and I fully attribute that to Tessa. She has an incredible eye and such a beautiful heart. We are forever grateful to have had her photograph one of the best days of our lives, it absolutely would not have been the same without her.”
 


Glacier Point, 
Yosemite

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Taylah + Mitch

"Tessa is a one in a kind human with a heart of gold and talent I’ve never seen before. I found Tess on Instagram and what a blessing it was to find her! After receiving our sneak peeks my heart skipped a beat and the tears flowed and they continued to flow when we received our full album (there still happening overtime I look through our album, they are just that magical). We were lucky enough to have my grandfather at our wedding before shortly passing and the photos Tessa has captured of him will forever be my greatest treasure. 

Tess, Mitch and I love your work. I can not wait to have you capture the next important life events for us. SO so so much love to you."

 


Byron Bay

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Taylor + Jayden

"What an incredible photographer!! Tessa was such a dream to work with, easy going and super helpful on the day! Her eye for detail was amazing. Now that we have our full album I can honestly say I am so glad that we booked her! The photos told a story, they captured emotion and the feel of the day. She captured small moments like laughter and fist bumps and seemed to be in all the right places at the right time. Family and friends who saw the photos thought that we must’ve known each other for years because she got to know us and captured so many moments that showcased our personalities, and that’s what she does best!
Thank you for being part of our big day, we love our photos so much!!"

Private Estate,
Sunshine Coast

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Kate + George

"Stop your search for the perfect photographer, you need look no further than Tess.

Tessa's photography is simply stunning - we can't thank her enough for capturing our day as beautifully as she did. She captured everything that made our wedding what it was - the joy, the tears, the love, the laughter - her photos are beyond gorgeous and she just has this innate ability to capture 'the realness' of the day. Tess - thank you for capturing our love and adoration for one another in such an incredible way. We can't wait to relive the moment through our photos time and time again."


Brisbane City

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Jo + Alex

"Absolutely recommend! Let me start by saying that none of the reviews are exaggerating, and neither am I when I say that Tessa is truly exceptional at what she does. It is evident in her conduct and work that she truly has a passion for travel and her work. She went above and beyond to make our couples shoot happen, not only was she understanding and patient when we had to reschedule the date, but also the location... to the other side of the world... She was wonderful in helping my partner plan to turn our shoot into a surprise proposal. She is the type of person you will immediately want to be friends with and we are so grateful we had someone like her be a part of such a special and intimate moment. Thank you for capturing such cherished memories so beautifully xx"
 


Banff, Canada

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Bec + J0e

"I came across Tessa’s work on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her raw and natural style. I knew she would capture our day perfectly and as expected, our photos are magic! The whole process of booking/planning etc was a breeze. She made us feel so comfortable and calm in front of the camera, like an old friend was photographing us. Tessa is super talented and an absolutely gorgeous human inside and out. We can’t thank her enough."


Tweed Coast