A peek inside Tess Ender Photography

Hi, I'm Tess!

Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

I’ve been behind a camera for as long as I can remember. My first official session was in high school, photographing a friend’s family portraits. Looking back, it was the cringeiest session I’ve had. But my friend and her family still talk about how much they love the photos from that session. And that is why I continue, year after year, to do this work. 

I’ve always had a desire for adventure and travel and that comes through in the sessions that I work on planning with my clients. From glacial Alaska to the Appalachian Mountains, I’ve been along for some pretty neat adventures as a photographer over the years. My husband, Justin, and I are always planning the next adventure to a national park or a backpacking trip somewhere in the world. Who knows, maybe you’ll want a session at our next destination!

Meet the team

My team consists of two additional amazing people this year. You will likely see one of these two on your wedding day. And if you’re lucky, maybe one of them will make an appearance at your session.



I brought Justin onto the team in 2019. His natural talent behind the camera helped him quickly learn the ropes and ensure your day goes smoothly. "My favorite part of weddings are the first looks, personal vows, dances with parents, and scoping out the dessert bar."



Ashley joined the team this year and will be in attendance at most of the weddings for the 2023 season. Her talent paired with her degree in photography helps her capture amazing photos on your wedding day.

Making your memories a little easier to remember

Hear me out

You know how important photos are. I get it. I've spent countless vacations and events so wrapped up in getting the perfect photos to help me remember things that I forget to actually take it in. That's where I come in. My love for photography and perfectionism ensures that your story will be told through photos.

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For the families who want to remember it all

I offer a range of sessions for every stage of life

Most of my clients start with me as engaged couples. One of the best parts of this job is when I get to watch those couples that met me when they were engaged reach out as their families continue to grow. I can be there for your family as you welcome each new member (pets included!) all the way until their senior year.

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Let's take an adventure together

For the adventurous couples

Let's take an adventure together

If you're anything like me, you can't resist a good hike to a beautiful location on the North Shore of Minnesota, in a beautiful state park, or at a hard-to-reach location. These sessions might include a long drive, a little hike, and no shortage of that adventurous spirit to capture some great photos. Throughout the session, I will work with you to capture great images, stay on the trail and respect the landscape we're there to appreciate.

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