Photos by Darice Chavira
Tess Cagle-Rolli is an event and branding photographer in Austin, Texas. She works with local creatives, small business owners, and organizations to share their stories through powerful imaging.
Tess has been taking picture since she was 12 years old and officially started her photography business in 2015. The first time she was ever compensated for her event photography was when she photographed the inaugural meet-up of #BossBabesATX in 2015, which instilled life-long confidence in her work’s value and the importance of investing in local businesses.
As a fellow small business owner and creative, Tess understands that powerful images are an integral part of any business’ brand; they are the best way to connect deeply with your audience and potential clients. She combines her background as a photojournalist with the unique, vibrant style she has honed throughout her decade of taking pictures to create authentic photos that capture your brand and, ultimately, who you are.
Tess also gets that standing in front of a camera can feel super awkward and intimidating — but not when you’re working with her. The common thread in testimonies from her clients share that although they dreaded getting their picture taken, they left their session feeling confident. Austin creative consult Liz Feezor said: “Being in front of a camera can be an uncomfortable experience, but Tess’ presence and calm demeanor made for a positive, fun experience!”
Connect with her on Instagram at @tesscaglephotography.
She was born and raised as south as it gets in McAllen, Texas.
She’s the dog mom to the cutest golden retriever of all time, Martha.
She identifies as a Christian and is a member of the Well Community Church.
She recently married to the love of her life, Bryan, in December 2018. (But they’re still planning our big wedding in 2019).
She is also a freelance writer. Check out her clips.
She is one of the founding members of Womxn In Music ATX.
She never says no to soft service ice cream.