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CELEBRATE & HONOR THE SACRED SEASONS OF MOTHERHOOD 

Your Motherhood Story Matters Because You Matter.

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I'd Rather Be

adventureing

hopeful

current feeling

Fav Ice-Cream

s'mores

Drink of Choice

oat maple latte

watching

health documentaries

Take My Money

apple

Listening TO

wellness mama podcast

ideal travel spot

the beach

Secret Talent

pop n' lock

Guilty Pleasure

youtube-ing

Hobby

dreaming & scheming

Fav Food

sushi

I'd Rather Be

adventureing

hopeful

current feeling

Fav Ice-Cream

s'mores

Drink of Choice

oat maple latte

watching

Take My Money

Listening TO

ideal travel spot

Secret Talent

Guilty Pleasure

Hobby

Fav Food

health documentaries

small shops

wellness mama podcast

the beach

pop n' lock

youtube-ing

dreaming & scheming

sushi

Quick Facts 

Places I've Called Home

My Story

We had been trying for almost a year. We knew we wanted a family and couldn't wait to get the party started. After finding out my pregnancy might end in a miscarriage we were devastated. I had longed to become a mother and have a child. At 7 weeks we confirmed we lost the baby.

We were heartbroken.

When I first found out we were pregnant we were beyond elated. 

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That moment when we met had me changed and I just knew I was meant to do this thing called motherhood. 

With 15 month old baby girl we knew we wanted to grow our family again but I was hesitant because I've known loss and was afraid it would happen again. And sadly my story didn't end well for that next pregnancy. We ended up having a a tragic loss at 36 weeks. Later to find out my body was exposed to toxic mold at our home during that pregnancy and I had started to become chronically ill. 

Just 3 months after that we had another positive pregnancy test and this time I just felt in my gut that we were going to meet this baby. That little baby turned our worlds upside down in the best way! And we have never looked back.

I never thought I'd pick up my camera again. 

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As I've lived these years of motherhood that has grown me and transformed me, I believe in the undoing process. The beautiful ebb and flow of the seasons of life and how as mother's we are to lean into them. And I want to be apart of your journey by documenting these sacred seasons. 

I'm SO BEYOND grateful that I have images of me with my children and my motherhood on display for me to savor and celebrate. And I want this for you! Because motherhood is hard ya'll. But I know you wouldn't have it any other way!

It's taken me 4 years to build up the courage to dream again. To believe in the gift of being a mother and how I can honor and celebrate other's on the journeys to an honest, wholehearted motherhood. 

xo, tessa

Six months after our tragic loss we decided we wanted to try for another baby. That next pregnancy was filled with so much fear but a deep knowing that things were going to be ok set in and we met our 2nd rainbow baby June of 2018. 

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"As a mother, I know first hand the value of a photograph. I’ve lost and loved and photos help me grieve and to find joy in the midst of this wild journey of life. "

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