Famous Clients


Tessmer of Fairfax Sweeps Recent Awards:

Tessmer of Fairfax wins Best of Show

At the recent competition for professional photographers in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia Master Photographer Joseph (Joe) Tessmer won best of show, two prints tied for first place and his 4th print won a 2nd place ribbon.

Tessmer of Fairfax Named Best Social Event/Wedding Photographer

The Virginia Professional Photographers Association honors Tessmer of Fairfax

It has often been said that Tessmer of Fairfax has lots of laurels they just don't rest on them. To prove the point the Virginia Professional Photographers Association has awarded JoeTessmer one of the highest awards a photographer can receive. Best social event photographer. Social events include weddings, anniversaries, parties and funerals.

Artistic and Financial Success in the Photographic Profession:

May 16, 2011, sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America

It's the little things that make the difference. Producing and marketing outstanding photography can depend on hundreds of small decisions that have a large effect on your overall success. The selection and use of equipment, making the best use of your website and social networking sites…all contribute to your success. Join Cyndy and Joe, two Best of Show winners, for their useful insights into these details. To register go to http://www.ppa.com/education-events/sm/states/sm_state_va.php

Famous Clients

Tessmer of Fairfax has been pleased to have been hired to photograph a variety of well known personalities at their weddings and other venues. A partial list, in alphabetical order follows:

  • Dick Armey
  •   Representative
  • Robert H. Bork
  •   Judge
    Supreme Court Nominee
    US Solicitor General
  • Carl Cannon
  •   Author
  • Lou Cannon
  •   Author
  • Tucker Carleson
  •   Author
  • John Cleave
  •   Author
    Architectural photographer
  • Eleanor Clift
  •   Author - Newsweek
  • Glenn Close
  •   Actress
  • Jodi Cobb
  •   Photojournalist
    White House News Photographer of the Year
  • Mario Cuomo
  •   Governor of New York
  • James Dobson
  •   Focus on the Family
  • Wayne Downing
  •   General
  • Bobby Floyd
  •   Pianist/Organist
  • Goeffrey Gallante
  •   Trumpet Prodigy
  • Jason George
  •   Actor: Sunset Beach and Titans
  • Joseph Gerlitzky
  •   Chairman of The Rabbinical Congress
  • Bernard Goldberg
  •   Author
  • Stanley Hamilton
  •   Author
  • Martha Ann Healy
  •   Pillar of the Corcoran
  • Walter Isaacson
  •   Biographer
  • Edward Kennedy
  •   Senator from Massachusetts
  • James Jeffords
  •   Senator
  • David Maraniss
  •   Author
  • Malachy McCourt
  •   Author
  • Thomas Menino
  •   Mayor of Boston
  • John Negroponte
  •   US Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines
  • Oliver North
  •   Military Officer
    Media Personality
  • Clarence Page
  •   Pulitzer Winning Columnist - Chicago Tribune
  • Ronald Palmisano
  •   President of the American Medical Association
  • Richard North Patterson
  •   Fiction Writer
  • Dana Priest
  •   Writer - Washington Post
    Author - The Mission: America’s Military in the 21st Century
  • Dahooleka S. Raj
  •   Author
  • Mitt Romney
  •   Governor of Massachusetts
  • Lolo Sarnoff
  •   Sculptor, Author, Philanthropist
  • Bob Schieffer
  •   TV News
  • Julian Schnabel
  •   Artist, Film Director
  • Paul Simon
  •   Senator
  • Paul Schott Stevens
  •   Pres. Investment Co. Institute
  • Harold Summey
  •   Percussionist
  • Dick Thornburgh
  •   Attorney General
    Governor of Pennsylvania
    Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Desmond Tutu
  •   Archbishop
    Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Edward Weiner
  •   Lawyer/Jazz 4 Justice
  • Ruth Westheimer
  •   Media Personality
  • Rick Whitehead
  •   Guitarist