About Tess



My mission is to help people capture the important moments in life so that they can be more present in their everyday lives. 


My name is Tess and I live in Western Pennsylvania where I am a wife and also a  mom (to two humans and two dogs). I love the magic of photos and how they provide memories and a snapshot of time, long after time as moved on. 

Some fun facts about me: 

I love animals! Surprise! 

I have traveled all over the world for my past career and out of all of the places I have been, my back yard is still my favorite <3

I could eat Chinese food and doughnuts every single day of my life and not get sick of either one. 

I have a bachelor's degree in Special Education and a master's degree in university advising and my love for photography first came about while I was leading an international program to England with 25 college students! 

I love reading which is one of the reasons I love photography so much. I get to tell stories with pictures! 

I also love to run and explore the outdoors. So don't be surprised if I have your photo session in a fun outdoorsy location where we can capture that beautiful natural light! 


Have more questions? Just ask! Email me at settermariephoto@gmail.com or follow me on social media!