Setter Marie Photography

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

– Aaron Siskind 

Hi! My name is Tess and I am a family (fur family members included!) lifestyle photographer & storyteller. I tell stories with pictures and capture candid photos that will last a lifetime. 

My initial love for photography started out with documentary photography. I began following a very well known National Geographic photographer named Ami Vitale, on Instagram, and absolutely fell in love with her photographs and the way she made a difference by telling stories through them. I knew then that pursuing photography, for me, meant making a difference and capturing the in the moment, natural and real part of people's lives. 

As an animal lover, I naturally wanted to practice my photography skills on my two amazing English Setters. Before I knew it, animal photos quickly became my specialty and are truly what I feel I was called to do. I find so much joy in freezing a moment in time and giving people the gift of being able to look back on the way these incredible animals changed their lives for the better.

To this day, I continue to try and tell stories through pictures by telling the stories of families. I also work to advocate for animals in need through photographs that tell the hard stories. To honor my commitment to this, Setter Marie has a boutique that donates 100% of its proceeds to animals in need.

Thank you for stopping in and I hope to hear from you soon! 


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