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!
SERIOUSLY WOW. You are literally the most talented (and sweetest) person I've ever met. I'm crying tears of joy over here. The photos are incredible and you captured everything so perfectly. I also couldn't think of a better way to announce our little love. You have no idea how much this made my week after such rough events this past one. Thank you for EVERYTHING. I can't wait to see you again! Let's have a Jamba date when I can come up from Ventura :)
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!!! ️️️️
Holy crap Tessa. NO WORDS. I’m sitting on the beach here in Mexico, crying like a baby. These pictures are unreal. You made our honeymoon THAT much sweeter. You’re amazing at what you do and I am so beyond thankful for you. AHHHHHHH!
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.
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! I can't wait to share with friends and family. You are THE BEST! gahh! Cant stop saying thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW.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.
You have ABSOLUTELY made my bridal dreams come true! I knew you would be everything I’ve ever dreamed of! I can’t express how grateful I am for everything! You are SO beautiful inside and out! In TEARS!!!!! Love love love you FOREVER!
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!!!
Ahh! 😍 Def the first thing I did this morning was look over them all again!! Thank you thank you THANK YOU a thousand times over for such absolutely perfect memories 💗️ There's absolutely no one else Jake and I could've imagined capturing our day! Our family and friends all love the pictures so much and getting to relive it all again has been incredible!!!! 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 you as a photographer! 💗thank youuu!!!
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!!! 😍
You. Are. Magic! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍Seriously Tessa! Can’t wait for the big 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. Thank you Tessa!
Oh my goodness I LOVE them!! I was late getting to work bc I couldn’t stop looking though the photos! You are AMAZING!!!!! Thank you sooooooo much for capturing our special day 💗💗💗💗💗
We are in LOVE with everything you captured on our day. Especially the champagne mouth explosion series But really, you did such an incredible job and thank you just doesn't really seem adequate for how appreciative we are.
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.-Christina
Tessssssaaaaa You replay a day or a moment in your head over and over but to see it captured the way YOU captured it . . . I mean I have no words. THANK YOU! I cried when I saw these. CRIED. I am still so amazed at how gracefully you handled the bridal party and family portraits. Not to mention you knew how to place us to create and capture moments of pure love and happiness❣️ You and Jimmy work so well together and I could not be more happy I chose you two. Thank you thank you thank you :) I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos and thank you again for making it such a fun and playful experience for John and I!!
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!-Kristina
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.-Nicki
Merry Christmas Tessa!! I hope you are enjoying your holiday with your fam and you don’t even need to respond, but I wanted to tell you that I just video chatted with my parents as they were going through their wedding album. Lots of very happy tears. Thank you for doing such an incredible job and capturing everything about our day so beautifully! You are so very talented and I am looking forward to see the wonderful places your talents take you! Merry Christmas and thank 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!
Ahhhh Tessa! Wow! There are not enough words. You are absolutely incredible, both as a photographer and a person! Thank you for capturing our special day and sharing in our joy. It means the world to us! You are incredible at capturing moments! You are magic! Thank you for everything!-Zoe
Our official wedding photos are HERE and they are better than I could’ve ever imagined!! Tessa you captured our magical day PERFECTLY! Every picture is a beautiful work of art and I’m so glad I found and chose YOU!
Thank you so much for our AMAZING photos! We can't say enough great things about them! It was so great meeting you (and Jimmy & Camber)! Thank you for making us feel like old friends and for letting us (and Sawyer) play with Camber! You are so talented and we feel so fortunate to have you document some of our memories! We will cherish these pictures forever! Hope that we stay in touch! Let us know when you are in Orange Country - you always have a place to stay! Thank you again! xo Meg, Kord & Sawyer
Your email came in first thing this morning and I had theeee hardest time not sneaking a peak while I was getting ready for work because I wanted to be able to wait and look at them all at once!!! I don't think I've ever had a work day go as slow as today cause I was so anxious to get home and look through our album :)It's so bittersweet seeing all of these. I'm on to week 4 now of my deployment, and it's been rough being so far away from Alex. Looking at these pictures and remembering how incredible this day was makes me miss him even more. At the same time, I can't thank you enough for how wonderfully and beautifully you captured this day. It's honestly so hard to find words to express how special these are to us. Thank you for being so tirelessly devoted to your work and to us as your clients from day 1.
Tessa you were amazing last night and at the ceremony!! We absolutely loved working with you, you have such a great presence about you! I'm still in total amazement from our engagement photos and now we have to absorb the stunning and memorable shots of our wedding photos .... our hearts are full and have nothing but love and respect for what you do!!-Heather
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.
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)!!!!
My husband Karim and I don't have enough good things to say about Tessa. We didn't know her at all before our first engagement photo shoot but she was so relatable and easy to talk to. On the way to the shoot I was nervous because neither karim nor I take a lot of photos so I thought we would be awkward in front of the camera. Tessa gave us clear directions that helped us become comfortable but also just had us be ourselves and captured it so beautifully. Her excitement also put us at ease. We were blown away by the results and used so many photos for the wedding website.During the wedding Tessa was so unobtrusive I felt I barely noticed her. She did an amazing job at pulling us away for personal photos, then following us around when we were mingling. When we got our wedding photos back (amazingly fast) I couldn't believe the shots she got and how close she was to everything, I felt I never noticed her!She gave us an amazing amount of photos back at an incredible speed. That was one of my favorite things about her. She works incredibly hard to get your photos back quickly but doesn't lose any quality and it's so worth it when she does. The wedding day goes by so quickly that all you want to do afterward is relive it and when we quickly got our photos back it was so good to go through them all.I hope that wasn't too long of a review, both karim and I just really loved tessa and couldn't give her a high enough rating. We did use her boyfriend Jimmy for both the wedding and engagement photo shoots as well. It captured us perfectly and our friends and family loved it so if you need a videographer recommendation, we would suggest him. Since meeting them we have all become good friends and still keep up with each other. They're an amazing couple.-Kym
Thank you soo much for your time, talent, and awesome personality. You made our shoot such a fun one and produced such amazing work! We can't wait to share these with our love ones. We got an album, we love it!!!! I can’t stop looking through it! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!-Cindy
Kyle and I were really lucky to have Tessa Tessa Tadlock as our wedding photographer! I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a photographer! She was so nice to be around while taking our portraits, we can't wait to see the album.-Hannah
Tessa Tadlock, was awesome to work with, she truly has a gift...as you all will see! She has a sweet soul and was freaking out over the session in awe of our setting! We are still amazed by how these breathtaking photos came out!!
THEY ARE AMAZING! We were both late to work because we had to go through all of them as soon as we saw the email this morning!! Thank you SO much!! SO EXCITED!! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!
I couldn't get a better photographer for my wedding than Tessa! She was awesome!!! She didn't miss a moment thanks to her attentiveness and captured many great moments of my wedding. Her personality is sweet and caring. Very easy to work with and great communication! In addition to all of this, her work is beyond amazing and beautiful!!!! Very creative and thoughtful ! I would recommend anyone to hire her!-Alicia
Everything was wonderful with Tessa. She is very friendly and will make you so comfortable with every picture she takes. My husband is a person who doesn't like being infront of a camera. He hates to be the center of attention. But with Tessa, he was comfortable! That meant so much to me! I loved how professional Tessa was. She really presents herself and her products professionally and with enthusiasm. And communicating with Tessa was very easy and pleasant. Thank you Tessa, for giving us a wonderful experience on our special day. :)-Amy
Tessa, WHAT?!? HOW?!? –my goodness. We are at a total loss for words!!!! Thank you for being so patient with us. Thank you for being part of our day, the whole thing felt like a dream and looking at these pictures are blowing our minds because this dream was actually real life, and you captured all of the special moments and made them more beautiful than we ever imagined. Thank you a million trillion bagillion times, our hearts are so full and bigger than our freakin bodies right now.
Our vows were beautiful, intimate, and just so fitting for us. We could not have asked for a better photographer to capture these special moments. Thank you Tessa Tadlock
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