Storytelling Sessions

Whether you're a family celebrating a milestone or a couple capturing your love story so far, I promise a storytelling photo session will freeze this moment of your life in time. 

A Storytelling Session....

Captures your story with candid photos

Makes you feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera

Will feel more like a date or a family outing than a chore



the photo session

+ 1- 1.5 hours together
+ 35+ photos that tell a story  
+ Online Gallery w/ Print Rights

after the session

+ Sneak Peeks in 24 Hours
+ 1 Month Max Turnaround for Digital Images



Book a Session

Kind Words About Tess

The Process


If you like what you see and are interested in booking a session, click on our contact page and fill out an enquiry form. When I've received that i'll book a 15-minute call so we can learn more about each other.

Once you’ve booked your session, we’ll begin the planning process! I’ll send a “getting to know you” questionnaire and a session guide that includes what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect. We’ll also have a phone call to plan your session in advance. 

It’s time for the FUN part! We’ll meet up at the location of our choice. I prefer to shoot during golden hour (dawn or dusk) and typically only make exceptions for inclement weather. (Or, if it’s cloudy, we can shoot in the middle of the day.) Make sure to bring all of your outfits (if you’re bringing more than one). I have a pop-up changing room you can use to quickly change outfits. I’ll also bring a portable speaker to create a more relaxed atmosphere. 

The day after your session, I’ll send you 3-5 images as a teaser of what’s to come. Then I will get started curating a beautiful gallery of photos that tell a story. You'll receive your digital gallery in around 4 weeks.

Let's Connect

Session Preparation

Let’s Shoot! 

Receive Your Photo Story

Sound good to you?

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Have Some Questions?
I've Gotchu!

What is your turnaround time?

The entire editing process typically takes 2-3 weeks, but during peak season it takes up to 4 weeks. 

How and when do I pay for my session?

I require a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve your session date. The rest must be paid two weeks before your session. I’ll send you a digital invoice that’s payable by card or wire transfer, and I’m flexible with payment plans. 

What if we need to cancel or reschedule my session?

If you’ve already paid for the session, then your 50% deposit is non-refundable. I will try my best to accommodate a new date, but if I’m already booked on that day, then your deposit is still non-refundable. If I have to cancel on you, I will refund the full cost of your session and recommend you 3-5 photographers in my place.

Can I bring my dog?

I LOVE dogs. If I find out you have a dog, I will probably try to convince you to let me meet them. Dogs are always more than welcome. 

Can I edit my own photos?

Nope. You had hundreds of photographers to choose from (probably more!), and hopefully you picked me because you like my style and aesthetic. That means no Instagram filters, apps like Facetune/Vsco, or cropping images, either. 

How do you deliver final images?

I use a gallery-sharing website called Pic-Time. You can download your final photos in bulk or one at a time in high-res or web-ready sizes. It will be password-protected but easily shareable with friends and family.

Will I see every photo you take at my session? 

Nope. To honor the integrity of my work and of this industry, what you see in your final gallery is what you get. You didn’t just hire me to take your pictures—you hired me to curate the final product. By only sending you select images, I am saving you the time and energy it takes to sift through the hundreds of photos taken during the session. It’s super important that we trust each other when we enter into a contract—so trust me when I tell you that the images I deliver will be the best of the best.


Shyann & Carlos' Anniversary


Jessica & Joshua's Engagement

The Howeth Family Newborn


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