tessamarie.ca bio picture
  • About You

    You want gorgeous photos with the people you love.
    You want real smiles.
    You want laughing.
    You want to be yourselves.
    You want fun.
    You want your personalities to show.
    You want art for your walls.
    You want to look great.
    You want memories.

  • About Me

    I live in Tomahawk, AB (that's near Edmonton, between Drayton Valley and Spruce Grove) and I often work in Canmore and the Rocky Mountains.
    Contact me to see when I'll be in your area.
    More about me

Married – Ali & Kelly

Two drummers walk into a bar brewery…


This wedding was badass to say the least.

Ali is the drummer for Sexy-Psycho-Surf  band The Frolics – Go listen to their single “Sippin Lemonade” right now.

Kelly is the drummer for Post-Stoner-Skate-Sludge band Rebuild/Repair AND the drummer for Folk-Gypsy-Hillbilly-Punk band George Ireland and the Willie Nillies – Who played the reception (Cue up “Queen” for the reception photos)


These bands genres don’t really fit in a box, and neither does this wedding.

From Ali’s gorgeous dress, to the killer venue (Edmonton’s Yellowhead Brewery), to their first dance (Mad Caddies “Without You” – covered by George Ireland and the Willie Nillies) this wedding blew my mind with it’s awesomeness.


Facebook Share|Tweet Post|Email Post|Contact Me

Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Mini Sessions in Calgary and Edmonton are fast approaching. Take advantage of this great offer to update your personal, couple, children, or family portrait!

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in the mini session survey, your input was really helpful!
I’ve tried to schedule the dates to best accommodate the majority of the responses, but if these dates don’t work for you, let me know and we might be able to work something out 🙂

Saturday September 27th
Nose Hill Park

Saturday October 4th
Terwillegar Park


  • 20 minute session
  • Individual, couple, children, or family
  • Up to four immediate family members (9months old +)*
  • 2-3 family poses, individual poses
  • Private Online viewing gallery
  • Incudles 5 edited, high res, jpeg files with unlimited printing license**.

Mini sessions take place at a specific location, and are scheduled back to back to allow me to see a larger volume of clients in a shorter time. Since these sessions are designed to be very efficient for me, I’m able to pass on huge savings to you.

Mini sessions are a great opportunity to update your family photo, get a photo of you & your sweetheart that’s not a selfie, or create a photo to use for Christmas cards or gifts.

*If your family doesn’t fit into this category contact me for more details
**This means the files are yours forever, to share with family & friends, use to make prints or products from any lab of your choice – you just can’t use them for commercial purposes or sell them.

***Restrictions and conditions apply – not valid with any other offers, promotions, or discounts.

Mini Session vs. Full Session, which one fits you?

Mini Session

  • Time: 20 min
  • Subjects: 1-4 max
  • Subjects: Must be 9 months or older
  • Location: 1
  • Location: Predetermined
  • Poses: 2-3
  • Style: Posed portrait
  • Outfits: 1
  • Files: 5

Full session

  • Time: 60-90 min
  • Subjects: 1-4+
  • Subjects: any age, includes newborn
  • Location: 1-2
  • Location: Your choices
  • Poses: unlimited
  • Style: Mix of posed, photojournalistic, variety of compositions, capturing children at play, being themselves, time to warm up, interaction between family
  • Outfits: 2-3
  • Files: 30

See more details by clicking “details” then “Rates on the menu bar above.



Facebook Share|Tweet Post|Email Post|Contact Me

Married – Kyla & Andrew

I was so excited when my brother’s good friends Andrew & Kyla asked me to photograph their Canmore wedding.

Two awesome people, a love story ten years in the making, and the gorgeous rocky mountains? What could be better??

Still, I had no idea how great this day was going to be. Kyla put so much thought and work into the details, everything from the macaroon jewelry boxes to the S’more favours to the luxury car theme seating chart was amazing.

And, when the bride & groom have been together since they were teenagers, their circle of family & friends are a tight knit group, with a rich history and plenty of memories to share. There were more happy tears shed at this wedding than I’ve ever seen.

…also, more stories about poop than I’ve ever heard, but we won’t get into that.

Among the highlights of the night was Andrew’s sister, who not only rocked as MC but had some awesome stories, and a speech that sums up Kyla & Andrew’s love story. Here’s a little excerpt:

“…today I am especially happy to finally be able to call myself the bride’s little sister too. I have had the great pleasure of seeing Kyla & Andrew fall in love and grow together since they met nearly ten years ago, something I’m truly thankful for.
Now since I was so young and very easily influenced when the two started dating, I very quickly fell under the impression that to be truly happy and in love like Andrew and Kyla, I had to BE  Andrew & Kyla… I had to date an engineer who loved mountain biking and fast cars and I had to be a business student and an incredible baseball player and an Oilers Octane girl…  You can imagine my father’s consternation when at 13 years old I announced that I needed a wiener dog because HOW ELSE WAS I EVER GOING TO FIND TRUE LOVE??
After a few years and just a little bit of maturing, I came to realize that Andrew and Kyla were not a textbook, step-by-step guide of how to be in love. However, they are a beautiful example of deep and blissful true love. Thank you for being the most amazing role models a teenager could have ever hoped for. I love you so much!”

Congratulations you two, it was a pleasure to be part of your special day  ( :


Makeup – Madd Pretty, Calgary

Cake- Cake Rhapsody, Canmore

Dj- High Fidelity Dj, Calgary

Photo booth- Creative Photo Booth

Officiant: Klaus Ohloff, Calgary

Ceremony music – MUSIC MOSAICCanmore, AB


You can check out Kyla & Andrew’s engagement photos (with the famous true-love-wiener-dog) here.
Facebook Share|Tweet Post|Email Post|Contact Me

Married – Cody & Leanna

This wedding was just jam packed with love.

And laughs.

And crying – the bride’s sister wins “most time spent crying at a wedding” – luckily she’s one of those “still looks pretty while crying” girls – please tell us your secret (;

It’s easy to see why Cody & Leanna are so loved by those around them, and no one held back with kind words, heartfelt wishes, or embarrassing stories. It was such an honour  to capture the overwhelming outpouring of emotion on this beautiful day.

Thank you Leanna & Cody for falling in love, planning this perfect day, and choosing me to photograph it (:

Decor: Maria Bellotto at Events by Design
Flowers: Dahlia Floral Design (www.dahliafloraldesign.ca)
Cake: Lionel Groves
Caterer: Roma Catering (romacatering.ca)
Dj: Fayyaz K (Pez Productions): www.pezproductions.ca
Limo: Am/Pm Limo (www.ampmlimo.ca)

Facebook Share|Tweet Post|Email Post|Contact Me