Hi! I’m so excited you’re here.

Welcome! To be completely honest, I never thought I would post a blog. I am a very introverted-extrovert, if that’s even a thing. Actually, after taking the Enneagram test, I am a six. That makes it kind of comical that I’m skeptical about a blog since I like safe places, and this is definitely out of my comfort zone. The Enneagram test is so stinkin’ cool. It seems to know you better than you even know yourself.

Have you ever taken the Enneagram test? https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test

Anyway, I am so glad you are here. I’m Tessa. I am a wife. I am a mother. I’m a lover of coffee (who isn’t?) I love music. My husband would probably tell you that I’m always singing around the house (we won’t talk about the fact I’m not a very good singer). And for the real reason you’re here, I am a photographer. Photography has been a part of my life for over 10 years. In college I had to buy a DSLR camera for my area of study and I just fell in love. I have mainly photographed families and weddings over the years as a complete hobby. I had no idea in my early years that so many people would trust me to capture their special moments. So many people, that I actually ended up stepping away because I needed to focus on my “big girl” job and put my “hobby” aside. It was just too much. At that time I didn’t quite realize that this “hobby” would become something I strived to do in the future.

Fast forward to now. I have decided that there is no better time than now to pursue my dream and my dream is to capture YOU and your loved ones. I love love. Seeing the little smirks, hearing the belly laughs, and watching your families grow is so much more than a job to me. Being able to photograph your wedding, your growing family, and your High School Senior is such an honor and I cannot wait to capture these moments with you. 

If you’re looking for someone who is fun, but can be quiet when the moment calls for it, someone who will laugh with you, or cry with you, or someone who will constantly be letting you know how good you look during your session, then we need to chat! I cannot wait to meet you.


XO, Tessa 

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 spouse 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!

Why Choose twelve:9 photography?


Are you ready to adventure?

ready to make the first move?

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!