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“Tessa Shannon is renowned for capturing the true essence of her couples. Her frames are rich with honest emotion, presented in a luxe style that is unforgettably unique."
                                                                  - British Vogue

the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

"we're so awkward"       X

This is hands down the most common thing I hear from couples when they first inquire. Couples come to me wanting authentic + raw imagery, but thinking they're too awkward to achieve this.

If you feel this way, too, I can confidently say that I am the photographer for you! I have a number of methods + tricks up my sleeve to ensure my couples are having fun and not feeling awkward. I place equal importance on capturing effortless + natural images, while making sure my couples feel comfortable, resulting in that candid style of imagery I'm known for.

As long as couples are willing to put their trust in me + be vulnerable with me during our time together — I promise we can make photos you will love forever! 

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

UNPOSED + AUTHENTIC      X

My work is heavily focused around real moments. I'm not going to make you do anything that feels forced, and I won't interrupt important moments to pose you. I encourage all my couples to relax, let go, and enjoy the day. Then, I capture all the beauty that unfolds naturally. In this way, we create together. I am happy to offer my couples directions + prompts if needed. However, often couples are so caught up in having a great time - they don't need my help!

Capturing these unplanned moments, which showcase all the authentic emotions you were feeling, allows us to freeze those feelings in time. You can look back at these photos, years down the line, and remember it all with ease.

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

A TYPICAL DAY                 X

Another common question is "what does a 'typical' wedding day with you look like?" The answer: there is no such thing as a 'typical' wedding day. 

While most weddings do generally follow a similar flow, each couple is unique. Their wedding day deserves to be seen as unique, too. Viewing my couple's wedding days in this way keeps me on my toes + ensures I'm never on 'auto-pilot.'

Each couple can expect a mix of me being either an observer or a participant in their day. Sometimes, I'll be a fly on the wall - discreetly capturing quiet + intimate moments. Other times, I'll be right in the action, encouraging laughs + big smiles.

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

RELAXED, BUT THOROUGH X

It's all about a balance. 

Couples come to me wanting a relaxed photographer. Someone who will be a calm and collected presence on their wedding or elopement day. They also come to me wanting gorgeous photos and knowing I have a strong eye for detail. 

Often times, it's the smallest little details that take a photo from good to great, and from great to epic. 

I'm relaxed enough that I'm easy to work with, but not so relaxed that I'll lose sight of those little details. I let the day flow organically and won't interrupt important moments for a photo. I will, however, give suggestions to my couple if a gorgeous photo opportunity presents itself & I don't want them to miss it!

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

INVEST IN MEMORIES         X

Photography is really the only thing that lasts past your wedding day. Your photos are something that will only increase in value over time, as the images get passed down for generations.

If photography isn't something you value and you’re shopping around for a cheapt deal, trust me — I’m not that. And that's ok! Everyone values different things.

I'm priced to reflect a unique style, years of education + practice, and the experience I provide to my couples. Couples on average invest $8000+ with me. I’m passionate about working with couples who believe in the value of meaningful, authentic photographs that will last a lifetime. 

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

FRIENDS + FAMILY             X

My friends and family mean everything to me. This sentiment is usually shared by couples who book me. A common regret I hear from couples is that their photographer didn't spend much time or care documenting their guests. It's a real shame, especially considering how many guests often travel interstate or internationally for weddings these days.

As such, I make every effort to capture & deliver as many candid photos of my couples with their friends + family as possible. If this is something that's extra important to you, and you're having more than 80 guests - you should consider having a second shooter to help capture more of your guests!

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY       X

One of the greatest compliments I've ever received was that "I capture the true essence of my couples, no matter the style of their wedding or elopement." I am a huge advocate for couples doing what feels true to them. If you love traditions, I'll be there to capture them all. If you're a fan of breaking the mould and doing something different — I'll cheer you on in that, too!

Whatever it is that would make your day feel like your own, I’m a full-on supporter, and am here to help you every step of the way. Anything you’re wanting documented is worth being captured in a way that will bring back all the feels for generations to come. I want you to be able to look back at these photos for decades and feel the love you feel for each other right now. I want them to be meaningful to you. 

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the right fit

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

Friends + family

relaxed, but thourough

invest in memories

A typical day

Unposed + Authentic

THE RIGHT FIT                   X

If you've made it through points 1 through 7 and you're still keen to work together, that's a great sign!

I put this all out in the open to give couples real insight into my business, to see if we’re the right fit for each other. If you don't vibe with these points, I would much rather you go with another photographer for you to get the best possible experience. The experience you have with your photographer strongly reflects how you feel about your photos later on.

If you think I might be the perfect photographer for you, reach out and let's chat!I want us all to feel excited and confident about working together. Mutual trust, respect, and excitement creates the space to take heart-stopping photographs.

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This is hands down the most common thing I hear from couples when they first inquire. Couples come to me wanting authentic + raw imagery, but thinking they're too awkward to achieve this.

Don't fret! I have so many methods + tricks up my sleeve to ensure my couples are having fun & not feeling awkward. I place equal importance on capturing effortless + natural images, while making sure my couples feel comfortable. This results in the effortless candid imagery I'm known for.

As long as couples are willing to put their trust in me + be vulnerable with me during our time together — I promise we can make photos you will love forever! 


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"we're so awkward"

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

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A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

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invest in memories

06.

Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

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My work is heavily focused around real moments. I'm not going to make you do anything that feels forced, and I won't interrupt important moments to pose you. I encourage all my couples to relax, let go, and enjoy the day. Then, I capture all the beauty that unfolds naturally. In this way, we create together. I am happy to offer my couples directions + prompts if needed. However, often couples are so caught up in having a great time - they don't need my help!

Capturing these unplanned moments, which showcase all the authentic emotions you were feeling, allows us to freeze those feelings in time. You can look back at your photos, even decades down the line, and remember it all with ease.




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Unposed + Authentic

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

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A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

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invest in memories

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Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

Another common question is "what does a 'typical' wedding day with you look like?" The answer: there is no such thing as a 'typical' wedding day. 

While most weddings do generally follow a similar flow, each couple is unique. Their wedding day deserves to be seen as unique, too. Viewing my couple's wedding days in this way keeps me on my toes + ensures I'm never on 'auto-pilot.'

Each couple can expect a mix of me being either an observer or a participant in their day. Sometimes, I'll be a fly on the wall - discreetly capturing quiet + intimate moments. Other times, I'll be right in the action, encouraging laughs + big smiles.



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A typical day

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

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A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

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invest in memories

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Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

It's all about a balance. 

Couples come to me wanting a relaxed photographer. Someone who will be a calm and collected presence on their wedding or elopement day. They also come to me wanting gorgeous photos and knowing I have a strong eye for detail. Often times, it's the smallest little details that take a photo from good to great, and from great to epic. 

I'm relaxed enough that I'm very easy to work with, but not so relaxed that I'll lose sight of those little details. I let the day flow organically and won't interrupt important moments for a photo. I will, however, give suggestions to my couple if a gorgeous photo opportunity presents itself & I don't want them to miss it!




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relaxed, but thourough

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

03.

A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

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invest in memories

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Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

Photography is the only thing that lasts past your wedding day. Your photos are something that will only increase in value over time, as the images get passed down from one generation to the next.

If photography isn't something you value + you’re shopping around for a deal, trust me — I’m not that. And that's ok! Everyone values different things.

I'm priced to reflect a unique style, my razor-sharp eye for detail, years of practicing + perfecting, and the experience I provide to my couples and their guests. Couples on average invest $8000 or more with me. I’m passionate about working with couples who believe in the value of meaningful, authentic photographs that will last a lifetime. 




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invest in memories

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

03.

A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

05.


invest in memories

06.

Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

My friends and family mean everything to me. This sentiment is usually shared by couples who book me. A common regret I hear from couples is that their photographer didn't spend much time or care documenting their guests. It's a real shame, especially considering how many guests often travel interstate or internationally for weddings these days.

As such, I make every effort to capture & deliver as many candid photos of my couples with their friends + family as possible. If this is something that's extra important to you, and you're having more than 80 guests - you should consider having a second shooter to help capture more of your guests!



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FRIENDS + FAMILY

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

03.

A typical day

04.

relaxed, but thourough

05.


invest in memories

06.

Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

One of the greatest compliments I've ever received was that "I capture the true essence of my couples, no matter the style of their wedding or elopement." I am a huge advocate for couples doing what feels true to them. If you love traditions, I'll be there to capture them all. If you're a fan of breaking the mould and doing something different — I'll cheer you on in that, too!

Whatever it is that would make your day feel like your own, I’m a full-on supporter, and am here to help you every step of the way. Anything you’re wanting documented is worth being captured in a way that will bring back all the feels for generations to come. I want you to be able to look back at these photos for decades and feel the love you feel for each other right now. I want them to be meaningful to you. 




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Your day, Your way

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

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A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

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invest in memories

06.

Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit

If you've made it through points 1 through 7 and you're still keen to work together, that's a great sign!

I put this all out in the open to give couples real insight into my business, to see if we’re the right fit for each other. If you don't vibe with these points, I would much rather you go with another photographer for you to get the best possible experience. The experience you have with your photographer strongly reflects how you feel about your photos later on.

If you think I might be the perfect photographer for you, reach out and let's chat!I want us all to feel excited and confident about working together. Mutual trust, respect, and excitement creates the space to take heart-stopping photographs.




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the right fit

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"we're so awkward"

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Unposed + Authentic

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A typical day

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relaxed, but thourough

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invest in memories

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Friends + family

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YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

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the right fit