Hey friends! I’m Tessa, I’m 23 and living in Rapid City, South Dakota with my husband Jake. I studied photojournalism in college, and channeled all that I learned into providing my clients with photographs that represent their lifestyle, their emotions, their world in the most real and raw way possible.
I’m a big fan of eating more burritos and pasta in all its glorious forms. I’m an advocate for justice and kindness. I haven’t met a dog I didn’t love, and I’ve never met a body of water I didn’t have the urge to jump in. I love the ocean when the sky turns pink after a storm and the salty breeze is warm, and I love the mountains in the morning when the fog and the mist are still thick in the air. I’m an introvert, but I love the company of good friends (and good dogs).
I’ve been in this business full-time for three years now, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Being surrounded by such amazing people on a monumental day in their lives never gets old. I’ve made so many friendships through this career, and I’m always reminded of how lucky I am to meet the people I work with.
Photography has taken me all over the country and Central America. I am so grateful for every opportunity I’ve had to travel the world and do what I love.
I can’t wait to meet up with you and create something awesome alongside you!
Based in Rapid City, SD
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WHAT CLIENTS ARE RAVING ABOUT
“Tessa did our wedding last July and we absolutely love the way she captured all the special moments of our big day! She was so easy to work with and went out of her way to make sure that the photos truly represent us and our relationship. As a bride, I know I can speak for other brides and say that we spend months and months buying decor, planning, Pinterest surfing and envisioning what our wedding day will look like. I knew the exact look and feel I wanted for our wedding and it was so important to me that the right “feel” would translate in the photographs (because after all, in the end photos are the best form of tangible memories we have).. and I feel Tessa really was able to do this for us! The way she captured the details were really beautiful. Her style is very natural and unposed, which allowed true and intimate moments of the day show through. Her passion for not only photography but for seeing others in love, showed through as she even teared up during our first look! She’s a very thoughtful and artistic photographer. She was also really quick to get our photos back to us! Thank you, Tessa, for being so wonderful!”
— Devin + Olivia
“When my boyfriend and I met up with Tessa, I was a little bit nervous at first. I had never met Tessa in person – however, we all immediately hit it off and soon were laughing and having such a great time. She made us feel very comfortable, and I had a wonderful time getting to capture our relationship during our session. She was very prompt on delivering our images, and now through booking her for a session I have gained not only a photographer I would recommend to others, but a friend as well. ”
— Desiree and Bronson
“Tessa made us feel comfortable being ourselves in front of the camera, and knew just what to say when we needed guidance. She has the ability to bring out the rawness in relationships and capture that in photos, which is a priceless talent! ”
— Kayla + Matt