I feel most at home when I hear the sound of the wind through the trees, when I am in the company of other free spirits, and when I see my clients beaming in the photographs I take of them.
My couples are creative and kind who love timeless design. They are inspired by nature and love traveling and creating and preserving traditions. They are looking to create a wedding that is all about celebrating THEM. 

upstate ny Photographer



am over the moon you’re here! As a photographer, I focus on creating joy-filled, romantically timeless images that will make a statement on a mantle 100 years from now with style and grace. I thrive in beautiful light, whimsical locations and love creating images full of natural emotion.


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Nearly 15 years ago I moved my life and business here to NY with the purpose to bloom where I've been planted in Rochester. 
In my free time I enjoy traveling, finding new areas to hike and explore with my family, restoring our old victorian home and dipping my toes in the water at my favorite Lake Michigan beach town, where I grew up.
My camera has been in my hand since I was 19 and every gorgeous soul who has shared their lives with me, has stamped an unforgettable impression on my heart. 

blooming where i'm planted in upstate ny

My background story

grew up convinced I was a mermaid, spending my summers camping amidst the sassafras trees, swimming in the moonlight.


A Look into my


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With one sister and 3 daughters, you can count on me talking fast, going with the flow, and being ready for any adventure. I come from a close knit family who lived and adventured together.  I knew I wanted the same. I’m a single mama and I can’t imagine living my life any other way. We laugh a lot, enjoy the slow days talking and watching movies and drink loads of tea. My happy place is with them, exploring and traveling and all the in between.

my girls


My Favorite Things

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Life truly is one crazy adventure.  A year ago, my partner and I purchased a 150 year old folk victorian home and now I feel like an archaeologist uncovering hidden mysteries.  
We've researched the home's history and are excitedly restoring its charm. We're learning so many things about power tools and structure integrity while trying to put our own stamp on things to be discovered in another 150 years! Currently, we're remodeling a      bathroom ... 

Making a home

Restoring my Victorian home

"Tressa was so kind and helpful through out the entire planning process and made the day of feel like a breeze! She maintained excellent communication with me and checked in frequently to see how things were going. I planned my wedding myself so her help in creating a photography timeline and organizing group shots was so appreciated! I'm only 48 hours past my wedding and our 10 picture preview she sent has BLOWN. ME. AWAY! Her editing style went perfectly with out sunny outdoor venue space. I can't recommend Tressa enough!"           - Kathryn + Zach

"We are so incredibly happy that we used Tressa for our photos! She immediately made us feel comfortable and was so fun to be around! She is so talented and we absolutely LOVE our pictures. We would highly recommend her!"
-Leslie + Chris

"I loved working with Tressa! From the first call to saying goodbye at the end of the night, she was wonderful! Tressa went above and beyond every step of the way, and always had such a positive and enthusiastic attitude. I know that a good wedding photographer becomes part of the background for the day, so they can capture every moment as candidly as possible (which she nailed), but I wish that wasn't an important part of her job so that I could have spent more time with her. Most importantly, she captured our wedding perfectly. Brides - you can't possibly remember every detail. Good wedding pictures bring it all back to you... great wedding pictures give you goosebumps when you see them. And that's what Tressa delivers." - Claire

"Tressa is a phenomenal human being which makes her the perfect choice as our wedding photographer. She was incredibly personable, organized, and proactive which is what every bride dreams of while wedding planning. If you're looking for a photographer who is down-to-earth, super organized, and is inventive/creative - look no further than Tressa. She was open honest and about her pricing and made us feel so comfortable when she shot us. She's amazing and hands the down easiest and best decision we made while planning our wedding was to hire her!"
-Brittany + Kyle

"We are so happy that we chose Tressa to be our photographer! Her photos are so natural and bright, and she captured all our special moments perfectly. From our first meeting to our engagement photos and then our wedding day, Tressa has such a kind personality that made us feel at ease throughout such a busy time. She was very organized and helped us throughout our wedding planning to create our day-of schedule and coordinate with all our vendors to follow it on our wedding day. She was always cheerful and on time, and she took incredible photos of us and our dearest friends/family. She was an absolute pleasure to work with during our wedding."  - Michelle + Paul

"Thank you SO much for these incredible pictures!! I have so many favorites and I can't wait to share them with everyone. It was so wonderful working with you and we could not have asked for a better photographer. You're so sweet, and your work is amazing. Gunnar and I will absolutely keep you in mind for photography needs in the future and will recommend you whenever anyone is looking for a photographer.
Thank you for everything!"  - Caitlyn + Gunnar

"Thank you again so, so much for such a wonderful engagement shoot. I can’t tell you how many family members and friends have made such thoughtful remarks and compliments about our photos — you really grasped what we were looking for, and who we are as a couple."  - Katherine + Connor

"Wooooww! So many great pictures! Thank you so much it was a joy to work with you. These pictures are amazing. Thank you so much!"  - Virginia + Devon

"Tressa did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding photos! She was so thoughtful and even sent us little notes and gifts before the wedding! We are in love with our photos, they really are so stunning!!!"
-Meghan + Mike

"Tressa was amazing from beginning to end. The second I saw her photos I knew I needed to work with her. Her photos were clean, natural, and beautiful. It was truly so much fun to work with her. When we took our engagement photos, Tressa helped us feel comfortable. We LOVED our photos. Tressa was perfect. She was in the background taking the perfect candid photos the whole time. We have had so many guests say that she took one of the best photographs of them ever. She captured everyone so naturally and beautifully. My most important decision, aside from the man and the dress, was the photographer and I could not have picked someone more perfect."  - Meeghan + Sam



You Deserve the best

I’ve photographed over 300 weddings and third wheeled on more couple & family sessions than I can count and I am in love with LOVE more today than ever. Passion + wisdom equals one very enthusiastic photographer - that’s me!

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