Tessa N. Brediger

Manifesto

 

This is for you. 
This is for you who love and laugh and cry and live with passion because the beauty in living is living with a fire in your soul. This is for those who lose themselves in the misty mountains and the ever-deeper sea and the covered forests. This is for those who don't seek applause or recognition for their lives and for their love,  but this is for those who will always remember how they felt in that moment with the person who made them forget everything else. 

Your love is different and worthy and appreciated and strong and filled with passion and it is unlike any other, but that doesn't make it any less glorious. It makes it ethereal and

mysterious and

fragile and 

beautiful. 

Infinite. 

For your love belongs to you and God and only you can decide what your love means, and will forever mean.  And other people will experience love through you. Through your spirit. Through the way you look at each other. Through the way you crave each other like the fire craves the air. 

If you wear your love like a warm blanket by a fire on a cold winter night; If you ignite one another, pursue one another, crave one another;  If you hike through the clouds to be among the treetops and take in the views like a breath of fresh air with your best friend; If you need one another to play the corresponding harmonies in your souls; If you are each other's fragmented sentences to create this fierce love story; If the thunder stirs your core and the lightning strikes restart your heart; If above all, your love is vulnerable and genuine...

I want to know you and your story. Let's create something amazing on a mountain peak and in the calming waters and in the waving wheat fields and in any place that makes you feel invincible. 

If this is you... I can't wait to meet you. Let's get started. 


 

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About Me

 

Hey friends! I'm Tessa, I'm 23 and living in Rapid City, South Dakota with my husband Jake.  I'm a big fan of eating more burritos and pasta in all their glorious forms. I'm an advocate for justice and kindness. I’ve never met a dog I didn’t love. I love the ocean when the sky turns pink after a storm and the salty breeze is warm, and I love the mountains in the morning when the fog and the mist is still thick in the air. I'm an introvert, but I love the company of good friends (and good dogs). 

I've been in this business full-time for three years now, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Being surrounded by such amazing people on a monumental day in their lives never gets old. I've made so many friendships through this career, and I'm always reminded of how lucky I am to meet the people I work with. I can’t wait to meet you and create something awesome.

 
 

 

Q & A

 

 
 

DO YOU WORK WITH ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER?

 
 

I generally shoot weddings solo. You and I will work together to create a timeline for the day that ensures I will be able to capture all the events you want. We can always talk about adding a second shooter for all or part of your wedding day. If your wedding is happening over a long time, in different locations, has a lot of people, and lots of other reasons, seconds are a good idea. 


ABSOLUTELY, YES, I'M READY. Just say when. Destination weddings, elopements, and engagements have proven to be so much fun when they take place during an adventure. Shoot me an email and let's talk details. I'm in. 

 

ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL STATESIDE OR ABROAD OR SPACE OR WHEREVER?


CAN WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION WITH OUR WEDDING?

 

Yes! Engagements are included with all wedding packages booked with me. An engagement sessions helps us get to know each other well and it allows you and your significant other to become comfortable in front of the camera while being intimate and affectionate. Whether you have an engagement session or not, the price stays the same. 


I am a documentary-style photographer who focuses on real emotions and passionate love as it happens in the moment. I studied photojournalism in college and I feel that background has given me an edge in understanding emotion and storytelling. I fall under the "dark and moody" style of photography because I love playing with dark shadows and beautiful patches of light. I pride myself on creating a bond with my couples in order to create the most powerful, dynamic, and meaningful photographs - photos you'll enjoy for years to come. 

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?


WHAT TYPE OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?

 

I am currently offering both local and destination weddings, elopements, engagements, anniversary sessions, honeymoon sessions, adventure sessions, and select editorials, family sessions, and seniors. 

I am not offering boudoir, parties, and pet sessions. If you'd like a referral to other photographers who do an amazing job with this kind of photography, I'd be happy to send some great recommendations your way. 


Absolutely. I believe love is love, no matter what. How you identify, whatever the color of your skin, whatever you do or don't believe in, whether or not you fit the "traditional" mold... I think you're great, and I think you're worthy. You deserve photos that capture the uniqueness of your love. I'd be honored to work with you. 

 

WILL YOU SHOOT A BIRACIAL, LGBTQIA+, ANY RELIGIOUS, OR OTHERWISE UNTRADITIONAL WEDDING?