"After seeing a 'day in the life' session a few years ago I knew it was something I wanted to do with my own family and I knew very early on that I wanted Tess to be our photographer. I wanted to document an average day for my family at such a beautiful time, when my children were so young. For me, it was a once in a lifetime photography session!
The most important thing for me was that we could all be relaxed and go about our 'normal' day, even with a photographer around. Most people were skeptical when I told them what we were doing, but I had complete faith in Tess. She didn't let me down! She made us all feel completely comfortable and like we could be ourselves, she seamlessly blended into the background when she needed to and was there to laugh and play with my kids at other times. They absolutely adored Tess and she really brought out the best in their personalities and she captured every moment of it.
I was overwhelmed with emotion when I received the images. Tess captured all the special moments in our day, the big ones that I knew were special or important to me, but I was so surprised at the small moments that I didn't even notice happen, she got them all. I will always cherish these photos and will always be thankful to Tess for creating them."
"I'm so awkward in front of a camera and I don't like being in photos, but when I had my son it became important to me to document our life together. Doing a photo shoot with Tess was nothing like I expected. We spent an hour at our local beach just doing what we would normally do. Playing, laughing, dealing with toddler tears... Tess made everything easy and comfortable. I left the photo shoot feeling relaxed and hoping for one or two good shots.
Tess far exceeded my expectations! Not only did she deliver beautiful images, but they so accurately reflect the love and emotion between my son and I. I am so glad I chose Tess to document this little moment in our life and I have a feeling these photos are going to become more and more special to me as time goes by."
"We thought choosing our Wedding Photographer was going to be one of the biggest jobs on our list but as soon as we met with Tess, we knew that she was the one for us. For our special day she provided the perfect balance of professionalism and sociability with both ourselves and our guests. When it came to choosing a photographer for our family shoot, Tess was the obvious choice. Once again she had us all at ease and captured the very essence of our family in her images - Fun and frivolity, love and laughter. We can't thank Tess enough for being there to photograph some of our most important and special life events - And with such perfection."
Tess's photos are incredible. She has an amazing ability to capture the love and emotions in a scene, as well as the personality and spirit of who she photographs. The photoshoot was fun, light and real, making for natural shots filled with real emotion. We had our little family photographed in our home and surrounding parklands, and what a gift to now have an album that so beautifully illustrates this special chapter of our lives. Thank you Tess. I couldn't recommend you more highly.
My wife and I originally hired Tess for our wedding in 2012 after seeing her work through friends who had used her at their wedding. We were super impressed at the wedding by her professionalism, relaxed attitude towards us and the quality of her photos, that it was a ‘no brainer’ to ask Tess to photograph us with our new arrival, Bonnie and capture this miracle of new life.
Tess came to our house to take the photos and her vision for the photos was just beautiful. She was able to capture the purity of our newborn daughter in the surroundings of our home in way that made each photo look so natural. The house never looked better and the colour in the photos really popped and she framed the three of us in each shot perfectly. We loved her black and white photos which put such a classical touch to such a special moment.
Tess was very easy going and we were able to act so naturally while she took the photos. Of course there was the odd photo that was specifically set up, however they didn’t look that way in the finished product. We were really delighted with the finished product from Tess and we will definitely use her again in the future. We highly recommend her to anyone.
"We’ve used Tess twice now for our family portraits and we can’t recommend her highly enough. Tess's eye for detail is impeccable and her use of lighting and scenery produce some brilliant images.
What stood out for us the most though was the way she worked with the kids. They absolutely loved her and she knew exactly how to get them smiling and playing along the entire time.
As for the results, we were left speechless on both occasions. The number of amazing photo’s really surprised us and she absolutely exceeded our expectations. The hardest part of the whole process has been shortlisting which photo’s to frame."
"I love looking at images Tess has taken. Each one tells a story and are taken in such a way that they don't look set up or staged. Smiles aren't strained, the look is natural and most of all it looks fun! We have been lucky enough for Tess to photograph two family sessions for us over a couple of years. My daughter is quite shy and smiles can be hard to come by but Tess managed it. She manages to seamlessly capture the mood and a moment in a single frame. In fact one of our favourite images was not actually a smile but a moment in which she captured our young daughter and her personality perfectly. I can't wait for our next session."
"Love the photos once again, Tess! Our wedding day, and now beautiful photos of our two daughters capture our family together perfectly! Your fun, relaxed style, and the tricks you have to get our baby girls to smile is amazing. Thank you.