Wedding Photography Philosophy

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

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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.

Wedding Photography Philosophy

It has been said that Tessmer of Fairfax has plenty of laurels, they just don't rest on them. We strive everyday to make that a reality not just a saying. Wedding photography is not just the application of the art and science of photography to an event in a couples life, it starts with capturing the love and joy between the bride and groom and blossoms from there. Emotions are high and time seems to slip away in the blink of an eye. One of our goals is to insure that you and your fiancé can relax and share the joy of the occasion with your family and friends without the hassle and frustration experienced by so many couples. To this end, we work with the bride and groom to develop a custom plan tailored to meet their specific wedding goals.

We have developed an award winning team approach to wedding photography that really appeals to couples. Joe has the artistic vision and is focused on the myriad of technical photographic aspects that have made Tessmer of Fairfax the wedding photographer of choice in the Washington metropolitan area. Valeta and Jennifer, on the other hand, provides a host of personal services. They insure that the bride and groom are relaxed and having fun, that the groom's tie is straight, that the lace on the bride's dress is lying just right, and that people are at the right place at the right time. Valeta and Jennifer provide emotional support. They'll calm the nerves of the bride and groom and sometimes the mom and get that nasty spot off the bride's dress.

We take the time to get to get to know the personalities and hopes of each couple so we can customize the coverage to reflect the Bride and Grooms' taste and style, not ours.

Years ago we photographed weddings to pay the mortgage, but we don't need to do that any more. Today we don't photograph weddings because we have to, we do it because we like to. We have as much fun as the bride and groom and it's contagious. Good news travels fast and we believe that a delighted client is our best advertising. We care about the success of your wedding as much as you do.