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!
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.
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!
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
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!!
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.
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!!!!!!!