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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

Letters of Praise

"Your workmanship has been accepted as representing the highest standards in the stimulating and exciting art of professional photography. You have been accepted as an individual of high character, moral standards and good citizenship."

- Robert D. Lloyd, President, Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

"First of all, in the months leading up to our ceremony, you were always very helpful whenever I called to ask one of my zillion questions and never at any time did you make me feel as if I was bothering you with minor details. You always made me feel as if I was the most important customer you had and assured me that my plans were on track and everything was under control....And what can I say about Valeta--she's a gem! It was like having another sister around to help out and calm my nerves! She was by my side all the way and dropped whatever she was doing when I neeed her assistance....Danny and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did. We have a lot of beautiful pictures to remember of our special day by and it's all due to your professionalism and expertise."

- Gerry Jefferson


"Your photographs truly captured the spirit of the day and our relationship. We'll look at this album for years to come and no matter how many years go by, we'll still feel grateful to you for making our wedding day not only beautiful, but as stress free as possible."

- Vandana and Jason George


"We just wanted to thank you for taking such beautiful pictures at our wedding. You really captured the spirit and emotion of the day, and you have preserved memories to last a lifetime. It was a crazy and hectic day, but you really did a great job. We couldn't be happier with our pictures. Thanks again for being such a special part of our big day."

- Jenn and Greg Giesler


"Just a quick note to let you know how happy Eric and I are with the photography you did for our wedding! Everyone who has seen the proofs says they're some of the best wedding pictures they've seen. Thanks so much."

- Mary Helen & Eric Gregory


"What wonderful pictures! Thank you for capturing the mood of our wedding day so beautifully! Rob & I love to gaze at our album and recall how incredibly happy we were to be with our friends & family. You did a fantastic job, one we'll treasure for a lifetime! Thank You!"

- Love, Carolyn Simpson


"Dear Joe & Valeta, Thank you again for all your hard work in trying to take so many quality photographs of our wedding as possible. After watching Valeta in action we wondered how any good wedding photographer survives without such an able assistant!"

- All the best from St. Lucia, Rachel & Al Gombis