North Dakota Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Welcome to Twelve9 Photography! I’m Tessa, a wedding and portrait photographer based in North Dakota, available for travel. To be completely honest, I never thought I would be someone who blogs. I am a very introverted-extrovert, if that’s even a thing. 

Anyway, I am so glad you are here. 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 let you know how good you look during your session, then we need to chat! I cannot wait to meet you.

XO, Tessa

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!