Consulting Photographic Services

Washington's local photographer with an

international reputation. Serving Washington,

Virginia, Maryland and the free world.

Tessmer of Fairfax f8 Photographic Adventure Tours for 2019 and 2021.

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A short cruise from Vancover to Alaska followd by a two week land tour of Alaska and north west Canada are available for late summer of 2019. In 2021 a full world cuise from Miami to London is planned. The cruise consists of 9 unique voyages of 12 to 21 dsys. You can participate in any part. (For additional information see f8 Photographic Adventure Tours.)

Joe Tessmer is a coauhor of The Early 21st Century Guide to Portraiture

Joseph Tessmer's work is expected to benefit thousands of photographers.

Within the guide, there are llighting diagrams and detailed instructions for use by photographers at any level of expertise. The guide of instructions and illustrations contains 14 different categories.

Tessmer of Fairfax receives 2014 Southeastern Award

The Southeastern Professional Photography Association Awards Joseph Tessmer theSoutheastern Award.

Joseph Tessmer a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman was prsented the Southeastern Award for "Outstanding Service and Siginificant Contributions to the Photographic Industry" by SEPPA president George Singleton.


Engaged couple in Italy


To Remember

Bride in Church


Tessmer of Fairfax is pleased to offer a large variety of professional photographic services which include but are not limited to:


Engagement portraits

Classic and contemporary portraiture in the studio or on location

Although at one time we specialized strictly in wedding and portraiture, at our client's request we now offer services that include:

Portrait Parties

Business portraits and corporate conventions


Pet Photography

Social Event

Fine art Photography

Workshops and Classes for professional and amateur photographers

Photographic tours around the world

Funeral coverage

A vist with Santa - for children of all ages