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About Tessie

Guys. I have thought about rewriting this "About me" 500 times and I just can't come up with anything that sits well with me. I think this little blip is #cringeworthy, BUT updating my website is not one of my strong points. So, here is my generic self-description from 2017/2018. Maybe eventually I'll even get a picture of me up in here so you know who to look for in person. 


I am a natural light photographer located in Sewickley, PA. My family and I moved here in August 2018, but we fell in love with Pittsburgh in 2013. I'm a lover of people, light, art, colors, and a good joke. I'm intrigued by the uniqueness of each family, couple, and individual that I photograph. When I present the photos to my clients, it's my way of saying, "These are moments I noticed some magic happening that I don't want you to forget about!" But I don't actually say that out loud, because I'm not that cheesy in person. :)

In high school, I also developed a love of drawing portraits.  I became very observant of the different compositions of peoples' faces.  One summer I was lucky enough to work at the Norman Rockwell Museum (I grew up in Massachusetts).  Looking at his artwork made me excited and inspired!  My style is heavily influenced by Norman Rockwell.  He would compose his models (some of whom are my relatives!) to appear to be partaking in everyday life.  He would then photograph his models, and the photographs served as Norman Rockwell's reference as he painted his scenes.  His artwork is touching, humorous, and relatable.  It was the beginning of my love of “lifestyle” imagery.