Life & LOVE


May 17, 2013

Who doesn’t love NYC?!  It was a beautiful day yesterday and I had the pleasure of seeing Hilary and Max in the city for their engagement session.  We made the time to chat and catch up on all their wedding plans.  I have already gotten to know Hilary and it was a pleasure meeting Max, […]

May 17, 2013

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on this gorgeous country chic wedding, I’d like to introduce the beautiful bride, Casey, and her handsome groom, Doug.  They had their wedding at the quaint and intimate Bates House in Setauket, New York.  Yes, there was rain in the forecast and it was perfectly timed to fall […]

May 16, 2013

This was a wedding full of DIY that was a feast for the eyes!  Casey and Doug invested a lot of time into making their wedding personal and intimate.  Their theme – Country Chic.  There was burlap and lace… it wrapped Casey’s beautiful bouquet of roses …it decorated the invitations designed by Casey herself  …it […]

Apr 23, 2013

Christen and Keith are getting married in just under a month and I can not wait for their wedding!  We spent last Sunday afternoon down in Port Jefferson celebrating their engagement with a photo session all about them!  When the warmth from the sun was swept away by a cool breeze, that was their cue […]

Apr 8, 2013

Molly and Ryan are getting married this fall at one of our beautiful vineyards out here on Long Island.  We spent some time together last week to celebrate their engagement.  Molly is beautiful, sweet and outgoing with a smile that lights up a room.  Ryan is quiet, sincere (he laughs at my jokes) and just […]

Apr 1, 2013

It was quite a few years ago that I planned my wedding.  I had the wedding binder (from Martha Stewart, of course!), filled with pages ripped out of bridal magazines.  Between the hard covers were all the bits and pieces of my vision for my perfect wedding.  That was the easy part.  The time it […]

Mar 28, 2013

Daniela and Igor eloped at the Ladies Pavillion in Central Park just three days earlier, and are now celebrating their marriage at the Pera Brasserie on a Sunday evening. If you would like to see their Central Park elopement, click here!  Daniela and Igor celebrated with family and friends over a delicious dinner.  Details of […]

Mar 26, 2013

I was so moved when Daniela and Igor invited me to document their elopement in Central Park that took place last week.  You see, Daniela is the sister of a very dear friend of mine, Ylenia.  Ylenia is not only an amazing make up artist, she is the sister anyone would love to have!  We […]

Mar 22, 2013

What an amazing opportunity to work with Mike Larson during my trip to Santa Barbara last month.  Specializing in fine weddings at Private Estates and Vineyards, Mike was gracious enough to share his approach to capturing everything that is so beautiful about a wedding taking place at such gorgeous venues.  Here is my visual interpretation […]

Mar 18, 2013

This is the Part 2 of the beautiful Yacht Shoot in Santa Barbara, CA.  Once again, with many thanks to Stacy Childers for making it happen! What a beautiful Santa Barbara sunset… Hugs, Tessie

Mar 15, 2013

I had the amazing opportunity to participate on a yacht shoot that was orchestrated by the super-talented Stacy Childers.  I love being out on a boat!  In fact,  I remember spending weekends with my family on our boat and how much fun it was for us.  I have wanted to photograph a couple out on […]

Jan 19, 2013

Georgeanne and Jimmy are a very special couple to me.  They are family and there was no better way for me to start off 2013 celebrating their wedding day and capturing it all!  They are a fun couple who really enjoy the company of their friends and family.  They looked absolutely beautiful and there was […]