Hello there, my name is Tressa.
My love for photography started at a young age. Back in the seventh grade I signed up for my first darkroom photography course and never looked back. That year I was gifted my first beginner level professional camera. I spent all my free time building my talents and learning all that I could. After graduating high school, I then went to Portland State University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art Practices with an emphasis in photography. Once completed, I started my career at a few corporate studios to gain practical experience running a studio. After a few years I decided it was time to start my own photography business.
During this time my high school sweetheart and I got married and started a family. Flash forward twelve years and we have four children and two cats. Our house can be crazy, but we love it! I love my family and I love to help others document theirs.
My images are crisp, clean, and vibrant. I love to play with color to create fun, dynamic compositions. Black and white photography is very near and dear to my heart as it is what started my obsession. One of my strong suits is my knowledge of how each image will convert into a beautiful, timeless black and white photograph. My background working in photo studios gave me the experience to utilize a combination of traditional posing and innovative prompting to get natural expressions from my clients.
It would be an honor to photograph all the special moments of your life! I invite you to browse my galleries here, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, and shoot me a message below. I can't wait to talk with you!