Where do I even begin?! I am soooo going to get in trouble because there is NO WAY I can focus on work now with these AMAZING pictures in our hands!!! I am absolutely blown away. No words. First of all HOW did you make the windy shots look so freaking incredible?! And secondly I have quickly realized on my first scan-through that the "favorite" button on the album becomes entirely pointless when you favorite EVERY single one as you're clicking through lol. Like how am I going to even choose which ones to print and post?! You are absolutely hands down doing the job you were meant to do. I am tearing up thinking about how important the photography was to me, because I knew my family wouldn't be there, and I wanted them to be able to live the day through us, and for us to show our daughter one day that she was with us and how magical it was. This album does all of that and so much more. Again, NO WORDS. I will write again later once I've had a chance to catch my breath and go through them, but THANK YOU for capturing this day for all of the love and beauty that it was. I will never forget it, especially now! You are an angel!!!
HOLY MOLYYYYYYY 😭😭😭😭
WE ARE OBSESSED✨😍😭😘😍😍
These photos have taken us right back to those moments! I have so many favourites I don’t even know how to tell you which ones they are! We don’t have enough walls in our home to hang them all! OMG WHY 😭
YOU ARE MAGIC✨✨✨
I’m very aware I am stiff as a board and have ZERO experience in front of the camera, I’ve never worked my angles (lol) but these are so effortless! I remember not being able to wipe the smile off my face the whole day and for some reason (anxiety-brain) I had started to think that my stupid smile would ruin the photos BUT YOU CAPTURED THE LOVE POURING OUT MY FACE AT JAMES AND I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH! I’m looking at them and I’m right back to the best day of my life! I can feel the wind, hear yours and Jimmy’s voices, feel the ground through my shoes AND YOU DID THAT! You have an unbelievable talent and it’s so amazing that you can capture some of the most profound moments in people’s lives so that they can look back on them and feel instant, abounding joy!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!
Where do I even begin? In short, let me tell you, Tessa checks every box for what you’re probably looking for in a wedding photographer. Kind. Passionate. Organized. She will capture every moment and gracefully help you create the candid images everyone dreams of having. She probably didn’t realize it but she actually helped us de-stress from being pulled in 500 different directions from friends, family and guests. I cannot even put into words how grateful I am that Tessa captured our day so perfectly.
John and I have never taken professional photos together so we were both a little nervous that we might be a bit stiff in front of a camera. And honestly, we probably would have been with any other photographer and videographer other than Tessa and Jimmy. Taking pictures is exhausting (I know it sounds silly but it is) but Tessa helped us ease into it and we were giggling the whole time and honestly just having so much fun as our first moments as husband and wife.
It is so obvious that she takes her job seriously and that she pours her heart, soul and TALENT into what she does. I truly feel like she values her photos as much as we do.
If you’re questioning whether it is worth the investment – it is. Tessa delivered us more photos than any of the other photographers quoted us. She took the time to get to know us. She gracefully knew how to position us. She was present for everything. She went above and beyond capturing everything I requested. She was beyond patient with our huge, dysfunctional families and wedding parties. And being around her and Jimmy together was truly inspiring. They were a calming force in a whirlwind of a day.
It takes a special person to work in the wedding industry. It is so easy to get caught up in the planning but it really is only about you and the person you are marrying. I knew upon meeting Tessa that she was the type of person that valued that the most of any wedding – the couple. That was so important to me – she is a selfless photographer and truly wants to see her clients happy. She is intentional, sentimental and truly a dream to work with! The entire day goes by in the blink of an eye so THANK YOU so so so much, Tessa, for capturing every little detail.
Hey Tessa!!!! I just wanted to let you know we received our printed wedding photo in the mail and it's soooo beautiful we love it soooo much. We also wanted to thank you again for capturing our wedding day. We will cherish this photo's eternally they are so beautiful and you are so so so so talented and fun to work with. You captured our day so magically, better then we could have even imagined and we couldn't be anyyyyy happier!!! You truly did an amazing job and we are so thankful. We both had never gotten our photos taken before in any professional capacity and we're both nervous about the process but you made us completely comfortable which we didn't even think was possible while at the same time capturing our natural, real, raw emotions and love for each other in our engagement photos and on our wedding day. We will also always cherish the photos and emotions you captured of everyone else on our wedding day too. It's beyond sweet to see everyone else's emotions on that day as well. We can continue to literally look back on it for years to come with joy thanks to you!! We are so excited to find a place in our tiny house for the metal canvas once it's built!
Be still my heart!!!! I think I've died and gone to heaven!!! Tessa seriously!?!? I can't freaking pick my favorite because they're all my favorite you are incredible and I'm so grateful to have found you!! I seriously can't get over how beautiful these pictures are!! It's like fairytale magic on crack!
We're about to leave for Disneyland and we spent an hour and a half looking at all the pictures instead I can't wait to get them printed out and have them all over my house! I love love love love love love them!!! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!!! ️️️️
Tessa made our engagement session so fun and easy. Honestly, we had no idea what the pictures were going to look like because our session felt like just a blur of fun and laughter and we couldn't remember if we did good or not. Well, SPOILER ALERT, the pictures are absolutely incredible. Thank you Tessa for making us feel so comfortable and making it such an effortless experience, our pictures are phenomenal. We had tons of options to choose from and she got the pictures back to us fast and easy. Oh yeah, AND she was willing to come to a location that was really special to us and even though she had never been there before she was still able to make it look incredible. After showing our family the pictures from the session this was one of the comments we got, "she's like an angel sent from heaven and her camera had been kissed by baby angels so her pictures are pure gold." I think that says it best.
Tessa also shot our wedding and when I say that our pictures are my absolute favorite part of our wedding, I’m not kidding. The day was such a blur and viewing the images that Tessa took was like a experiencing our day all over again!!! She captured all of my favorite moments so beautifully and I am so grateful for her!!!! We will cherish the pictures FOREVER!!! Thank you Tessa!!!
Tessa, WHAT?!? HOW?!? – my goodness. We are at a total loss for words!!!! Thank you a million trillion bagillion times, our hearts are so full and bigger than our freakin bodies right now.
I’ll just start by saying this: If you’re looking for the best, most laidback, sweetest, funniest, detailed, most professional, amazing photographer, then Tessa is it! I’m definitely not the most photogenic and comfortable in front of the camera but Tessa knows some crazy magic and made us look like pros on our wedding day. She is most definitely worth every single penny because we are in love with our pictures and all of our friends and family cannot believe how perfectly she captured our day. She’s more than a photographer, she truly cares about your relationship and how to capture the love and emotion between you guys and you end up wanting to be her best friend for life.
Tessa is THE photographer if you want incredible shots and are an adventurous couple looking to get married in the most beautiful nature settings! She is so professional and so nice - what more can you ask for? My husband and I eloped in 2017 in Big Sur in a private opening in the redwoods. We hired both Tessa and her fiancé Jimmy to be our videographer and we were blown away by the footage. They both made us feel like natural models (which we totally aren’t) and captured the most incredible memories for us to look back on. She’s so sweet and so talented... she inspired me to pick up photography as well! What a boss! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Tessa photographed our elopement in Joshua Tree, CA, and hands down, she and her fiancé, Jimmy (for cinematography) were the best investment we made! When we booked with Tessa, we immediately felt a huge relief because we knew we were going to get beautiful, high quality, and one-of-a-kind photos. She did not disappoint! Our photos were incredible.
Aside from her insane talent, Tessa has a unique and amazing ability to guide poses, but it is never over orchestrated to where it feels awkward, cheesy, or intrusive. It is just the perfect amount to get you to relax and be yourself.
We had so much fun with Tessa and cannot thank her enough for capturing our day so beautifully! If you're lucky enough to book with her, do it! You won't regret it!
How come I want to get re-married to Brian just so I can have you take more pics of us!? Hahaha you’re the best, SERIOUSLY!
Where do I even start!?! We eloped in Yosemite and had zero clue what to expect or where we were going! Tessa was so sweet and had the most perfect plan of where to go to get the best pics! My husband and Tessa’s boyfriend (and adorable pups!) were in one car and Tessa and I followed behind. We got a little lost (hahaha), but her calm demeanor and genuine excitement for us made it soo enjoyable and much more relaxing! This girl is hands-down one-of-kind. I wouldn’t trade our elopement and the moments captured for anything in the world. So incredibly happy with how our pictures turned out!!
Once baby girl gets here (and mom gets her body back) we’ll have to figure out how you can take more pics of us lol! Thanks for everything!
We can’t thank you guys enough !!!! Ahhhh! It is coming out sooo beautiful!!! We appreciate you guys so much for helping us capture this beautiful moment in our lives. Eyes are burning with tears over here!!! SO Grateful to have had you both there!
You literally exceeded all of our expectations! We knew you were amazing but omg I can’t even express how much we love the sneak peek!!! It feels like you really captured US! Love you guys and thanks again for everything, we are so thankful to have had you guys there!
We feel so fortunate to have these pictures to remember our special day for the rest of our lives.
Tessa is the BEST! She took our engagement photos in Hawaii at Crouching Lion and I know they will be the best photos we will probably ever have of ourselves. She not only captures your personality and makes you share genuine laughs during the shoot, but she creates real art that you can hang in your home. I have had countless people tell me they are the best engagement photos they've ever seen. I hope to one day get maternity photos taken by Tessa as she is pure magic behind a camera. Also, I have made a friend out of her because she is just so fun and genuine!
We can't begin to express the amount of gratitude and complete shock we are in! These photos are more than we could have hoped for or dreamed of! Chad and I just looked through them a million times over! The amount of photos, the quality, the intricate details, the lighting...its ALL incredible! You truly have a gift and you made not only our day, but our entire lifetime! Thank you for how hard you worked to capture these images and editing them to perfection! Chad and I were just saying how we think you're a ninja because we don't remember seeing you! Seriously incredible! I am crying all over again toking at these and soooooo happy we put our complete trust in you. You not only delivered but you exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to hopefully book you in the future for big events! You are THE BEST! gahh! Cant stop saying thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Over a year later, i still have people commenting on how gorgeous our wedding photos are (and how they wish they had Tessa shoot their wedding too!). We are forever grateful!
Tessa was amazing!! She is so personable and has such an eye for capturing such special intimate moments of people. We loved how sweet and excited she was for us and she was so great at making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. I also LOVE how she edits photos. They turn out incredible. She was the best investment for our special day and now we have incredible photos to cherish forever. Book her ASAP.
I mean, WOW WOW WOW!
We can't thank you enough for capturing our day with such a high level of meticulous care, authenticity, and pure talent. These shot truly capture the intensity of this wedding, on every end of the spectrum, haha!! We JUST looked through these for the first time, so I am sure I will have more things to say as these shots begin to settle, but for now, I'm speechless. Thank you for what you do and thank you for saying "yes" to us. Jerren and I feel honored that you and Jimmy are forever engrained in our story.
TESSA IS AMAZING! Honestly, there aren't enough words to describe how 1) great she is to work with and 2) how amazing she is at her job!
We had her take pictures for our 10 year dating/1 year marriage anniversary and they are truly images we will cherish FOREVER! We have a few hanging on our walls and they make me smile every time I see them!
And to top it all off she let us come by her house after she got a new puppy to meet her! Hire her! Be friends with her! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!
Okay so words can’t even describe Tessa, but I’ll try! She is a photog GENIUS on top of being a BEAUTIFUL person inside and out. She has been my absolute fave for years and my dreams came true when she photographed my fiancée (at the time ;) and I for a fake elopement shoot.
She LOVES what she does like obsessed. Her colors, her way of making you feel like a model, her humor EVERYTHING. She gives everyone chills! I’ll always be grateful for her xo!
The moment I found Tessa I knew I had to get her for our wedding! You also know when your husband to be thinks her photos are rad you have found your girl! Everything about her I loved! Her style, laid back previous clients and over all personality was exactly what I was looking for!
Tessa was so good about communication leading up to our big day that we were already so comfortable with her when we met her. Brian and I are no supermodels but we sure felt that way on our wedding day! The way Tessa lead us and made us feel comfortable made it so fun that we forgot the camera was even there! What I truly love about Tessa is that she does not pose you like a typical photographer. She captures the real emotion and raw emotion. She captures the little moments that will always be the best moments.
We are so thrilled with every photo Tessa took of us and will forever be grateful for her and her talent! Once the photos were done we did a virtual reveal and it was so much fun! Tessa showed us all our pictures and from there we were able to purchase a beautiful album and canvas!!!!! Thank you Tessa for being so amazing!!!!!!!! We love y’all girl!!!
Tessa is an absolute DREAM!! 💗 Thank you thank you thank you a million times over for capturing such incredible memories!!!
Tessa shot both our engagement and wedding photos and they're absolutely irreplaceable! She made us feel so comfortable, relaxed, and made every second of the experience SO FUN!!! We were so nervous we were going to be awkward yet she made us feel like models and directed us so we didn't even have to think - we just got to be candidly us!
Even more than just her dreamy & vibrant style - working with Tessa is a joy because she is just the most incredible person!! Her happiness radiates every single thing she does and her smile is contagious!
There's absolutely no one else my husband and I could've imagined capturing our day! Our family and friends all love the pictures so much, and getting to relive those moments again and again through her photos have been amazing!!! I've had so many people text me who aren't even engaged yet saying they can't wait to get married so they can have her as a photographer! 💗 thank youuu Tessa!!!!!!
After getting engaged in October 2016, my (now) husband, Zach and I were quickly turned off by how many people tried to tell us what we “had to have/do/say/plan” for our wedding day. Within the first week, things were starting to look more like a stage production than an opportunity to exchange promises of love and commitment between two people… and that really wasn’t our style. We weren’t interested in anything more than standing in a beautiful place and doing exactly what we intended…. exchanging promises of love and commitment with each other. Adventure elopements weren’t something everyone was doing, when we started this planning process and we were becoming discouraged that the rigidity of wedding photography culture was squashing our elopement dreams. UNTIL…. I stumbled onto some of Tessa’s photos and could not stop obsessing over them. SHE WAS DOING THE THINGS WE DREAMED OF DOING. When I reached out via email after gushing over how obsessed I was with her work/nature/the outdoors/ breaking tradition and she didn’t think I was insane, I knew she was our dream come true. From location suggestions, hooking us up with an extremely talented videographer ;) to helping me lace up my dress (I had no other helpers, we were in the desert!) We couldn’t have dreamed a better day. Spending the day with Tessa and Jimmy felt like hanging out with our close friends. We told stories of our travels, basked in an incredible sunset in an absolutely breathtaking location, and we tell everyone we would never do it again any other way. We can’t say enough good things about the artists who made all our dreams come true, and for them we will forever be grateful.
OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH THE PICTURES!!! The colors and lighting are just so gorgeous, its straight out of a dream! Could not be more happy with them :) Couldn't have come at a better time either--Hudson deployed about two weeks ago and we barely got to talk this week, but seeing these pictures made me so happy and reminded me its okay hes gone and that I have these BEAUTIFUL keepsakes to keep me holding on. Crying tears of joy over here; THANK YOUUUUU!!! 😍
I am not just saying this, but I would HIGHLY recommend Tessa. She was wonderful to work with, and thoughtful at every turn. If you've looked at her website you know she has a lot of talent. I was a little nervous about hiring a photographer that I didn't know, because a wedding is a special day and to not have the photos you want from it would be tragic, plus very expensive. We met with one other photographer and then Tessa, and her professionalism and sense of humor put us at ease. I would say we got every bit that we paid for and more, and we are very happy with the results. It was pricey, but one of the best choices we made.
Tessa was very easy to work with and easy to communicate with. We could reach her easily by phone or email, and she was very prompt at getting back to us. We even talked to her a few days before the wedding to run through the schedule of events, and get her input on where and when we should take what photos. She has a lot of great ideas! I would definitely recommend using her, and if I was to get married I would use her again.
We got both the metal print and the photo album, and they look amazing. It is really everything we could have wanted. We loved working with her, and we are tremendously appreciative of her.
To celebrate nine years of marriage we booked a couple session with the amazing Tessa Tadlock HOLY MOLY am I glad we did this! Jared and I so rarely take photos together as my days are spent making memories for others. Tessa went above and beyond making our dream session come true. Three hour roadtrip to central Washington for some really wild landscape and amazing light. Our love has grown stronger every year we are together and having images to commemorate this journey together is priceless. Tessa, I can't thank you enough for creating these memories for us. I didn't want it to end. We could have stayed in that sunset forever. Girl, we are definitely cut from the same cloth and I just love your passion and heart! Having photos we love re-affirms to me what a wonderful position we are in as photographers...create adventures, tell stories, freeze time and fill hearts with love!
We are IN LOVE with the pictures and pretty much cried happy tears the whole time we went through them. when I was thanking and shouting out to multiple people for making our wedding day so amazing, I forgot to mention Instagram. Yes, I'm serious. Over a year ago I was searching for destination wedding photographers and I came across Tessa, these pictures prove that it was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. She is talented, genuine, and beyond creative. I don't think I'll ever be able to thank her enough for preserving the memories of our perfect day.
I found Tessa on Instagram a while before our wedding and fell in love with her work. There were a few things that I instantly loved 1) her editing style (aka REAL colors!) and 2) her brides always looked so happy and natural! From booking her, coordinating her travel, to Tessa being a part of our wedding day and the final photos, everything about working with Tessa exceeded every one of my expectations. She was so fun and so professional.
One of the things I was most impressed with with Tessa was her ability to get us to do interesting poses, without looking posey. My husband and I are not comfortable in front of the camera, but Tessa made us SO comfortable. She did an incredible job of directing us, which led to many of our most favorite photos. This aspect of her talent is truly invaluable, and irreplaceable.
Our final photos are beautiful works of art. Sometimes I can’t believe that they are OUR wedding photos. Tessa’s vision and editing talents show through in every image. We will treasure our photos forever. Overall, I would recommend Tessa to anyone and everyone I know. She has a true gift when it comes to photography and couples, just take a look at her photos to see the proof. Thank you, Tessa! We can’t imagine our wedding day without you!
From the moment I reached out to Tessa with interest, I was absolutely thrilled by her enthusiasm. Each of her emails were full of excitement and reassured me that she was just as invested in me as I was in her! My husband and I live in San Diego + were having a small elopement in the San Juan islands. Being far in distance, my husband and I were a little uneasy that we weren't going to meet Tessa and Jimmy (her beau - our killer videographer) in person before the ceremony. However, from the moment they arrived when we were getting ready - they proved to be exactly who we hoped for!
I was very transparent with both of them from the beginning in regards to my style + the vision I had for the day, etc. — I even created mood boards on Pinterest + shared with them. They were both totally open to hearing me out and set aside time to chat on the phone and go over the timeline for the day, details + just getting to know each another!
As for the day of the ceremony, Tessa was there when I needed her/had any questions, but for the most part escaped with whatever she needed to shoot + somehow managed to get all the shots I had looked forward to! During our portraits, Tessa gave the two of us full direction behind the lens (a gift in itself). They turned out absolutely incredible!!!! I am so grateful for her and Jimmy and the roles they played in our special day!
TESSA!!!!! Are you freaking kidding me?! I’m sitting here in tears with how amazing these pictures turned out. You really captured our love in most beautiful way!!! You made both of us feel so comfortable. Your golden touch really made all my dreams come true. I can’t thank you enough. I feel so lucky/blessed to have you as our wedding photographer. Tim and I both truly adore to heck out of you!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! Love you Teyoncé (it’s like Beyoncé but with a “T” for Tessa)!!!!
First off, thanks for sending me these during my lunch hour! I was the most anti-social coworker ever scrolling through these, looking TOTALLY dumb with a fat smile on my face!!!! I got all the feeeels!
We can’t thank you enough for capturing our special day. As you know, the wedding day flies by for the bride and groom and having these AMAZING photos to treasure for the rest of our lives is priceless!!!! We are so glad that we stumbled upon your Instagram last year and chose you as our photographer.