Intimate Wedding + Portrait Photographer
Based in northeast TN

“Experience and success don’t give you easy passage through the middle space of struggle. They only grant you a little grace, a grace that whispers, “This is part of the process. Stay the course.” Experience doesn’t create even a single spark of light in the darkness of the middle space. It only instills in you a little bit of faith in your ability to navigate the dark. The middle is messy, but it’s also where the magic happens.”

-Brené Brown, Rising Strong

tessa michelle photography
Hey there, I'm Tessa!

I'm currently living in northeast Tennessee, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and winding roads. I've dreamed of being a photojournalist for fifteen years - since I got my first camera at ten years old. After many years of hard work and buckets of dedication, I'm a storyteller for friends who seek adventure and truth.
I truly believe that every moment of this life is worth telling. The good, the bad, the in-between. We're all living, breathing humans and we all have stories to share. So, let's do the damn thing.

recent work
I specialize in engagements, portraits, and intimate weddings/elopements