About Tess & Setter Marie


Hi! My name is Tess and I am a family (fur family members included!) lifestyle photographer & storyteller living near Pittsburgh, PA. 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. 

To this day, I wake up with excitement, ready to tell someone's story through a photograph. 

I also work to advocate for animals in need through photographs that tell the hard stories. To honor my commitment to this, the other side of Setter Marie, Setter Marie Boutique, donates 100% of its proceeds to animals in need. Join the Facebook VIP page to see what new releases have hit the shop! https://www.facebook.com/groups/656653995117827

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


About the founder of Setter Marie

Hi! 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). 

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, with a view of my dogs and kids playing, 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 been obsessed with accessorizing since I was a little girl. I am talking assortments of headbands and scrunchies, giraffe earrings, elephant rings, you name it, I loved, and still do love, using accessories to express myself <3

I love reading which is one of the reasons I love photographing pets & people so much. I get to tell stories with pictures! 


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