Hi! I'm Tess Cagle-Rolli. 

Photos by Darice Chavira

Welcome to my website, a tiny window into my life and my passions. Capturing the joys and major life milestones for my community has always been a love of mine. I realized I wanted to hold a camera for the rest of my life when I was in 7th grade and I'm still in awe that I get to do this for a living. 

I dived into photography as a journalist and opened up my own private photography business in 2015, during my junior year at the University of Texas at Austin. I currently photograph weddings, portraits, concerts, events, and more—I’m always down to try something new.

I believe that you deserve to be seen.

And as a photographer, I get what it feels like to think you aren’t getting that. (Helllooo, I hide behind a camera for a living!) So when I show up to your session, my number one priority is making sure you know that you are the star of the show.

I’ve been told that I have a way of making folks feel comfortable when they step foot in front of my camera. (It’s the biggest compliment ever for me.) My dry—although also at times dumb—sense of humor is my secret super power. Get ready to laugh at your session; at me, at my anecdotes, even at yourself.

In addition to that, I prioritize capturing who you are in an absolutely authentic way. I combine my background as a photojournalist with the unique, vibrant style I have built throughout my decade of making pictures to make you stand out and shine. That means less posed photos and more of you simply living. I want to help you memorialize the laughs, the (happy) tears, and ultimately who you are.

Connect with me on Instagram at @tesscaglephotography. 

Some personal facts about me: 

  • I was born and raised as south as it gets in McAllen, Texas.

  • I am a follower of Christ and a member of the Well Community Church.

  • I just got married to the love of my life, Bryan, in December 2018. (But we’re still planning our big wedding in 2019—so brides, I feel your pain!)

  • I am also a freelance writer. Check out my clips.

  • I am one of the founding members of Womxn In Music ATX.

  • I love, love doggies and am counting down the days until I bring home our golden retriever puppy, Martha, in February.

  • I never say no to soft service ice cream.