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I am not lying when I say that Monica & Chris’ engagement session in downtown Salem was a blast. They laughed and had a blast the entire time. As a photographer in Salem MA, I absolutely love doing engagement sessions Downtown Salem. We met up in front of Old Town Hall and roamed around Essex Street. […]


April 20, 2023

Photographer Salem MA: Monica & Chris’ Engagement Session in Downtown Salem

Photographer Salem Ma Engagement Session
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Earlier this month I had the absolute honor of co-teaching my first wedding workshop with fellow Boston Wedding Photographer, Rebecca Cee Photography. The event was through Hunts Photo and Video and sponsored by Sigma. Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding Workshop The Venue: Larz Anderson Auto Musuem The workshop was at the beautiful Larz Anderson Auto Museum. […]


April 17, 2023

Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding Workshop

Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding
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Karen & Tom’s perfect fall wedding at Sunset Hill House was a beautiful celebration of their love. Set in the stunning White Mountains, the day was filled with romance, laughter and joy as the couple said “I do” against a backdrop of breathtaking views. Surrounded by family and friends, it was a truly special moment […]


February 28, 2023

Karen & Tom’s Perfect Fall Wedding at Sunset Hill House

Wedding at Sunset Hill House
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If you’ve ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a bridal boudoir photography shoot, then you’re in luck! I recently attended a Valentines Day bridal boudoir photography shoot at the Newburyport Studio in the Stateroom. Four models donned wedding dresses for the first half of the day and then changed into boudoir outfits for […]


February 21, 2023

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Bridal Boudoir Photography Shoot

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Eloping in one of New England’s picturesque settings can make for an unforgettable wedding experience. With its mix of history, ocean vistas, mountains, forests, and quaint seaside towns, the region offers a variety of venues perfect for the special day. Discover some of the amazing spots to elope in New England and plan your dream […]


February 17, 2023

Ultimate Guide on Where To Elope In New England

Elopement at Prescott Park
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Are you planning to elope and not inviting family to your special day? If so, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive about breaking the news to your loved ones. This can be an intimidating task, but don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be. In this blog, you will find advice on how to […]


February 16, 2023

We’re eloping & you’re not invited! How to get married and not invite family

How to not invite family to your elopement
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If you’re thinking of eloping with family, you’re in luck! Eloping with family can be the perfect way to get married, especially if you want a simple, intimate ceremony. With the right planning, it can be easy to have a stress-free wedding while still including your family. In this blog post, we will explore the […]


February 15, 2023

Eloping with Family: Tips for Planning a stress-free elopement

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Are you looking for the perfect Salem Elopement Photographer to capture your special day? Look no further! With over a decade worth of experience photographing weddings, elopements and couples in love, Tessa Klingensmith Photography is passionate about helping couples feel comfortable in front of the camera, making us the ideal choice for your elopement. Read […]


February 15, 2023

Salem Elopement Photographer: Why You Should Hire Tessa & What to Expect

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Eloping in New England is the perfect way to make your wedding day special. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an intimate gathering, this guide will provide all the information you need to plan a perfect elopement in this beautiful region. From breathtaking views and awe-inspiring landscapes to urban escapes and rustic retreats, […]


February 10, 2023

A Beginners Guide to Eloping in New England

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Camille and Donny recently tied the knot in a beautiful winter elopement in Boston. On the brisk afternoon of December 22nd, they had their first look in the iconic Boston Public Garden before meeting up with their closest friends and family at Bistro du Midi for the ceremony. After their intimate ceremony officiated by Camille’s […]


February 6, 2023

Winter Elopement in Boston: Camille & Donny’s Story

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