lifestyle and wedding photographer in bismarck, nd

traveling to you.

Cling to what is good.

My goal is to showcase a couple's life, love, and their big event in an authentic and realistic manner. Capturing the real moments between you and your loved one without super "posed" images is what I strive for. I want to make your day go as smoothly as possible and I want it to be as fun as possible. Bring on the laughs, the tears, and the dancing!

The twelve:9 photography mission.

Tessa

Hi, I'm Tessa!

destination wedding and elopement  photographer based in north dakota 

I aim to create a space where you feel comfortable being yourselves. I want to capture the love that you have for your people. Photos are such a timeless investment and you deserve to have photos that you will love for years to come. The little smirks, the belly laughs, and raw emotions are what set your relationship a part from any other, those are the moments I aim to capture. Let me tell your story. 

Every single day that passes is a blessing. I love hearing about your love stories and celebrating your milestones. Let's capture your moments so they are never forgotten.

let's work together

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For the next chapter in life

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For the traditional lovers

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For the special moments

Oh Tessa, where to begin with how pleased we are with your photography! We were so impressed with how you worked out everything during the wedding. You were so attentive and quick to catch the special moments, and all the while being gracious with everyone. Your eye for detail is astounding and you were able to capture the light and take the photos from flattering angles. Viewing the few sample photos you quickly uploaded for us the night of the wedding caused me to gasp in delight. You froze precious moments in time, allowing us to view over and over again the sweet hours that passed so quickly. You somehow brought out the beautiful in even the simple things. What a treasure we have now, in the photos, to keep! Thank you so much Tessa!

You froze precious moments in time.

we're a perfect match if...

You have a passion for telling your story. I'm not talking about photographing you standing there smiling. I'm talking about truly showing the love that you have for your person. If you want the raw emotions that come from your love story to be told, I'm your girl!

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You want your session to be relaxed. I will do my best to make sure you are completely comfortable during our time together. 

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You love to laugh and have fun! I love being able to connect with clients in a real way. Connection is so important between me and my clients. After all, we could potentially spend an entire day together!

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You FRoze precious moments in time.

Thank you for making it a fun experience, I truly feel so awkward taking pictures but you made it so fun and comfortable. Can’t wait to see the rest and am excited for you to capture our wedding! 

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She was incredibly patient

Tessa was great to work with! She was incredibly patient, accommodating, and thoughtful in how she interacted with our group. It was easy to see that this is simply her, and it made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Our group ranged from challenging toddlers to great grandparents, and her talent and skill clearly aided her ability to capture incredible photos that seem to portray a traditional photo while still encompassing lifestyle and creativity. We can’t recommend her enough!

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I highly recommend her!

Tessa assisted with photography at my wedding. I highly recommend her for any of your upcoming photo needs! She's kind, driven, and professional! Looking forward to working with her in the future!

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let's go on an adventure.

I want to tell your story.

My dream clients love adventure, laughter, and are passionate about their love! If you value the quality time spent together, know your partners love language, and are totally up for going along with my goofy prompts then we'll definitely get along!