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Whether you are a local or are traveling into Salem for the week, there are so many beautiful spots to take your significant other on a romantic date. From starting your day off with a coffee, to going to an award winning brunch restaurant, a walk to the wharf and then stopping by a brewery […]


May 8, 2024

Best Salem Date Night Ideas

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If you are looking for the perfect beach location for your engagement or couples session, then you have come to the right place! Boston’s North Shore MA beaches are a great location for your engagement session!  Beach at Plum Island, Newburyport MA If you are looking for a beach session for your engagement session, look […]

Engagement, Tips

April 16, 2024

Best North Shore MA Beaches in MA for Engagement Session

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Looking to hire a film wedding photographer in the Boston area but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right spot!

Tips, Wedding

February 29, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Film Wedding Photographer

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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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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending an incredible editorial wedding styled shoot, set up by Lia Rose Photography & the New England Styled Shoots. From stunning décor to beautiful bridal gowns, this shoot was full of inspiration for any couple planning their dream wedding. In this blog post, I will be taking a […]


February 3, 2023

A Closer Look at an Editorial Wedding Styled Shoot

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Salem MA is the perfect place to Elope on the North Shore. While known for the Witch Trials and its Halloween lore, it is more than just a spooky destination tourist city. Salem is rich with history, culture &  award winning food. Making it one of the best cities in New England for your destination […]

Elope in MA, Elopement, Tips

January 25, 2023

How to Elope in Salem 

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Salem is more than just a hot spot for horror and witchy culture in October, it is also a beautiful city filled with culture, award winning food, and charm. All within a 18 square mile radius. This blog breaks down some of the best wedding restaurants in Salem for your ceremony or reception. So if you […]

Tips, Wedding

January 23, 2023

Best Wedding Restaurants in Salem MA

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Salem is a small gorgeous city to get married in. Whether you and your partner are holding a traditional wedding, eloping, or having a courthouse ceremony – Salem MA might be the perfect city for you! As a predominantly tourist city, Salem has many unique hotels to stay in, elevating your entire wedding weekend. Some […]

Tips, Wedding

December 1, 2022

Salem MA Wedding Hotels

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Rustic Farm weddings have been a staple in the wedding industry for the last decade. If you are planning your dream farm wedding in Massachusetts, look no further! Here are some of the best farm wedding venues in Massachusetts.  Connemara House Connemara House is located in Topsfield, MA. It has all of the charm of […]


November 28, 2022

Best Farm Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

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Ever wondered how to get the best getting ready photos on your wedding day? It is so important to start your wedding day off right cause it sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you want to have a calm and stress free wedding experience, it is best to start the morning […]


March 16, 2022

How to Get the Best Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding?

Getting ready details with his and her vow books

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