Truly. I'm over the moon that you've found your pretty self here in this busy whirlwind season of life.  First of all, just know that you are doing great and everything is okay. Take a deep breath. Count to three. We are in this together, my friend.

Adelaide Street was my childhood street growing up in a small town in Tennessee. I have fond memories of sunny afternoons in the backyard, riding in a little red wagon down the road to my grandma's house to play with my cousins.

When I started photography full time in 2018, I wanted to cultivate an experience that felt like being at grandma's house. And I guess for me that means showering my couple's with love, snacks, photos of my cat, and lots of old lady jokes.

We want you to feel actually, truly known and well-tended to. All our team members have a passion for people and can offer up all the Southern hospitality you could possibly handle.

I can't wait to create an amazing experience for you and your partner. Just because you are you.

I Seriously am so glad to have you here, friend.

- tessa

I started pursuing photography part-time in 2015 while studying Motion Pictures at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Since then I've photographed or filmed over 50 weddings in the Southeast and have transitioned into photography as a full-time job.

I love Harry Potter and the enneagram. My ideal afternoon would be a rainy fall day with a good book, a knit sweater, and a cup of English Breakfast tea. I'm obsessed with beautiful things, storytelling in all its varied forms, and making other people see the beauty in themselves even when they can't.

Don't be surprised if during your photo session, I compliment the heck out of your (and mean it). If I'm having a good time at your wedding, I've been known to break out some signature dad moves at your reception.

owner | Lead Photographer + videographer

Meet Tessa

Someone once said that you almost always return to the job you wanted when you were 6 years old. When I was 6, I wanted to be an artist.

My parents taught me to pursue my dreams with tenacity as they raised me in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Before photography, I spent years in classical ballet training and working in user experience + graphic design. I believe in the important of art, a well-crafted meal, and not faking anything. I've been known to tell some cheesy jokes to get you to laugh, but trust me: the pity laugh I get looks like a real laugh in the photos.

Most days you can find me editing your photos or designing websites from one of Nashville's grade-A coffeeshops. I also enjoy evening walks with my husband, Collin, and kindergarten-style craft projects.




Meet CAIA

Lead Photographer + RIGHT HAND WOMAN

your

team

 dream

I seriously couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Her photos are definitely worth more than what she charges for them. I loved working with her. I hate taking pictures and she made the experience so fun! This is her talent and calling in life. 

Chrissa & Doug

Tessa worked with my fiancé to capture the proposal and even included an engagement photo session right after. Her personality is easygoing, light, and cheery. She makes it known that these photos are about YOU and showcasing who you are. 

Samantha & AJ

Tessa shot our engagement and wedding photos—she made us laugh and kept it fun for two awkward people who never get their pictures taken. She was super helpful in the wedding planning process, offering suggestions and tips along the way...much much more than just photography.

Nicole & Dave

Kind words from good people.

Beauty isn't just how you look -- it's how you love those around you. We believe kindness can conquer a lot of things and it shines through to the camera lens, too.

you believe

beauty is
kindness

1.

Dogs, cats, fish, bunnies...! We have a special place in our hearts for animals and people that love them just as much as we do. Please overshare photos of your fur babies.

you can't stop talking about your

fur children

2.

Bring us all the flower crowns, teacups, and lace.

you are

living for vintage

3.

You'd rather spend a night with your loved ones unplugged than be on Instagram. You like for everything to go smoothly and look beautiful but you'd rather create memories than get caught up in details.

you value

the experience

4.

over all the little details

Roadtrips, flights, and last minute weekend getaways. Being able indulge in experiences is a priority for you. Whether it is freedom of your schedule or financial freedom, you enjoy being able to create amazing memories with your loved ones.

you love

spontaneous adventures

5.

Whether it is traveling the world, starting your own business, or getting yourself through medical school, you are an ambitious queen bee well on her way to making dreams reality.

you have

big dreams

6.

on to the next

reasons our

     
are the best

clients

Beauty isn't just how you look -- it's how you love those around you. We believe kindness can conquer a lot of things and it shines through to the camera lens, too.

you believe

beauty is
kindness

1.

Dogs, cats, fish, bunnies...! We have a special place in our hearts for animals and people that love them just as much as we do. Please overshare photos of your fur babies.

you can't stop talking about your

fur children

2.

Bring us all the flower crowns, teacups, and lace.

you are

living for
vintage

3.

You'd rather spend a night with your loved ones unplugged than be on Instagram. You like for everything to go smoothly and look beautiful but you'd rather create memories than get caught up in details.

you value

the experience

4.

over all the little details

Roadtrips, flights, and last minute weekend getaways. Being able indulge in experiences is a priority for you. Whether it is freedom of your schedule or financial freedom, you enjoy being able to create amazing memories with your loved ones.

you love

spontaneous adventures

5.

Whether it is traveling the world, starting your own business, or getting yourself through medical school, you are an ambitious queen bee well on her way to making dreams reality.

you have

big dreams

6.

on to the next

   reasons our            are the best

clients

you are enough

I photograph people who want wedding pictures and portraits that reflect their inner beauty, who believe that kind people are the most powerful people, and who maybe can’t decide where to put their hands in photos! (I love mixing things up with fun games instead of posing!) I am blessed to be in a position to remind my clients that no matter how much you’ve convinced yourself that you aren’t [insert adjective here] enough to have gorgeous images taken of you, YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Because I love capturing all the realness, it is my promise never to “photoshop” your body in any way. While I do basic skin smoothing, blemish removal, teeth whitening, and touch-ups, I never shed weight digitally, alter body parts or alter tattoos, piercings, or other body modifications without your explicit consent.

our philosophy

explore the experience

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