Famous Clients


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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.

Famous Clients

Tessmer of Fairfax has been pleased to have been hired to photograph a variety of well known personalities at their weddings and other venues. A partial list, in alphabetical order follows:

  • Glenn Amer
  •   Pianist and Conductor
  • Dick Armey
  •   Representative
  • Charles F. Bolden
  •   NASA Administrator
  • Robert H. Bork
  •   Judge
    Supreme Court Nominee
    US Solicitor General
  • Carl Cannon
  •   Author
  • Lou Cannon
  •   Author
  • Tucker Carleson
  •   Author
  • John Cleave
  •   Author
    Architectural photographer
  • Eleanor Clift
  •   Author - Newsweek
  • Glenn Close
  •   Actress
  • Jodi Cobb
  •   Photojournalist
    White House News Photographer of the Year
  • Mario Cuomo
  •   Governor of New York
  • James Dobson
  •   Focus on the Family
  • Wayne Downing
  •   General
  • John Eaton
  •   Pianist extraordinaire
  • Bobby Floyd
  •   Pianist/Organist
  • Geoffrey Gallante
  •   Trumpet Prodigy
  • Jason George
  •   Actor: Sunset Beach and Titans
  • Joseph Gerlitzky
  •   Chairman of The Rabbinical Congress
  • Bernard Goldberg
  •   Author
  • Stanley Hamilton
  •   Author
  • Martha Ann Healy
  •   Pillar of the Corcoran
  • Walter Isaacson
  •   Biographer
  • Edward Kennedy
  •   Senator from Massachusetts
  • James Jeffords
  •   Senator
  • David Maraniss
  •   Author
  • Kenny Martyn
  •   Clarinetist
  • Malachy McCourt
  •   Author
  • Thomas Menino
  •   Mayor of Boston
  • John Negroponte
  •   US Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines
  • Judith Nordin
  •   President of The Arts Club of Washington
  • Oliver North
  •   Military Officer
    Media Personality
  • Clarence Page
  •   Pulitzer Winning Columnist - Chicago Tribune
  • Ronald Palmisano
  •   President of the American Medical Association
  • Richard North Patterson
  •   Fiction Writer
  • Dana Priest
  •   Writer - Washington Post
    Author - The Mission: America’s Military in the 21st Century
  • Dahooleka S. Raj
  •   Author
  • Mitt Romney
  •   Governor of Massachusetts
  • Lolo Sarnoff
  •   Sculptor, Author, Philanthropist
  • Bob Schieffer
  •   TV News
  • Julian Schnabel
  •   Artist, Film Director
  • Paul Simon
  •   Senator
  • Paul Schott Stevens
  •   Pres. Investment Co. Institute
  • Harold Summey
  •   Percussionist
  • Dick Thornburgh
  •   Attorney General
    Governor of Pennsylvania
    Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Desmond Tutu
  •   Archbishop
    Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Edward Weiner
  •   Lawyer/Jazz 4 Justice
  • Ruth Westheimer
  •   Media Personality
  • Rick Whitehead
  •   Guitarist