Hello! I'm Tessie, a Charleston, West Virginia based photographer who craves color, light, beauty and magic. I am drawn to documentary and lifestyle photography, which includes various portrait sessions as well as labor & delivery and newborn sessions. My goal is to capture real moments and connections in an artful way. I also specialize in underwater portraits and commercial photography, focusing on something I call the Above, Below and In Between. Underwater has become my passion and I am thrilled to offer these sessions to my clients. I also work alongside my husband as an artist-blacksmith and welder. My photography journey began 3 years ago when I needed a "good camera" to capture our wrought iron commissions. And because my son was 8 months old at this time, the focus of my photography quickly became capturing his chubby cheeks, his laughter and his everyday moments. I love to travel, I only wear high heels when forced, I speak Italian, I can whip up a batch of cookie dough in 5 minutes (which I do much too often), and I hate to shop, unless it's for food or new camera gear.
WHAT'S IN MY BAG?
Two Canon 5D Mark IIIs, Canon 35mm 1.4L II, Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art, Sigma 15mm 2.8, Canon 24mm 2.8, GoPro Hero 4 Silver, Dome.cam split cover, EWA BF-100
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