Category Archives: portraits

new assistant !!!!!

exciting news !!!! i have hired my very first assistant / second shooter for the busy summer months !!!! everybody, drum roll please for mr. jeremy fehr !!! i’m sure you recognize him from my posts / insta stories but if not let me introduce him a little bit. jer & i grew up together in the same town & became best buddies when we were 16 + 17. in 2015 we both decided to move to calgary & become roommates; we’ve been living together ever since!! he is creative, caring, kind, helpful & has an amazing eye !! i’m honestly so excited to spend the summer with him capturing the most amazing couples on their special day. jeremy is going to make each wedding better with his support, kindness, & thoughtfulness with each exited bride & every nervous groom. so let’s ask him some questions!
what were your last three jobs?
-youth drop in centre
-zara
-MCC
what are you doing right now?
self tanning
what’s your dream concert?
shawn mendes
what’s your dream pet?
golden retriever or lady from lady + the tramp
if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Morocco

yay!!! very excited to have him along to help this summer!! ALSO, if you read up to here, congratulations, you’re one of the firsts to know that we are coming to a youtube channel near you!! that’s right, we’ll be vlogging the whole summer! YAY! okay that’s all for now. love you alllllllll <3

all photos taken by the amazing Tegan Jay Photography !!!!

Morris Family | La Crete

This is the fourth year in a row that I have got the amazing blessing of documenting this adorable family!! & let me tell you, with each passing year they become more comfortable in front of the camera, more comfortable with me and love each other so well throughout the family session. I love seeing the connection of each family member with the other. To see their family jokes and quirks, to see them cheering on their mom to show off her muscles, to see them laugh together and love each other. Oh families, thank you for coming in ready to love on your kids and your partner. Thank you for always finding a reason to laugh and celebrate no matter what the situation may be. Thank you for letting me document it all.

 

Natalee | Mentoring Week

The cutest, Natalie Faith came to Calgary for a FULL week of mentoring/work experience/adventuring!! I believe in Community over Competition so I am ALWAYS willing to have photography students come and shadow me for a day or a week! If you are interested in shadowing me for a week or just meeting up for coffee with me – I would be so honoured! I would love to talk photography with you and your beautiful ever- growing passion <3 Send me an email at hello@teresarenee.com. xx

 

Eden | YYC

When I was a fresh out of photo college student, I was terrified to take any photos in harsh light/in the middle of the day/ basically anything that was not back lit. This is something that I think most photographers struggle with because being in the photography industry we hear things like “only shoot in golden hour” or “harsh lighting is unflattering.” But my friends, don’t be afraid of shooting in the middle of the day! Embrace it. Love it. Look for that light & get that shot. Don’t be afraid of shooting in different types of light. Learn from it. Allow the light to teach you what is good for your subject. Experiment! Embrace it! Whooohooo!! Thank you Eden for being my subject and for being amazing.

 

 

Steven Driedger Music | Three Hills

// I love, love, LOVE photographing other individuals who are passionate about their craft. Steven, is coming out with his first EP Album & I got to photograph the artwork for it!! So stoked/honoured to get to connect with creative, like minded, passionate humans! Let’s support each other as artists & watch each other succeed!! WOOOHOOO. Community > Competition.

 

 

Hannah’s Graduation | Red Deer

graduation sessions are just so SO much fun. i lovvveee spending time with all of you RAD graduates. while my main love is weddings/couples, graduates are just such a breath of fresh air/have such a different energy that they bring to the front of my lens & it is just so so GOOD. Thank you Hannah for being epic/the  coolest/such a beauty. i had such a blast with you & was so blessed hearing all of your goals/dreams for the future. can’t wait to see the places you’ll go. xx

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Alex | Freedom Session

Freedom Sessions, 09.30.15

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I believe that we, as women believe a lot of lies about ourselves. Whether it be an opinion that someone has about you or a breakup that left you feeling worthless we begin to buy into those feelings and those lies. There are soooo many lies that I tend to believe about myself. Things like “you are worthless,” “you are not enough,” “you are unworthy,” “you are not loved or desired,” “you are forgotten,” and “you are broken and too much work to fix.” These and so many other lies, allow our hearts to become heavy, burdened and hidden. We hide ourselves because we believe that there is no beauty to unveil. We are afraid of being left behind, afraid of being vulnerable again and getting hurt. So we harden our hearts and say, “This will never happen to me again.” And then we proceed to do everything in our power to make that the truth. We hide behind our fake smiles, we hide behind busy schedules. We make ourselves so busy so that we don’t have a second to stop and actually listen to our hurting, captive heart. But my desire, is for us to stop. To stop believing these lies and instead be covered, emerged, and flooded with truth. The truth that you are beautiful. You are worth fighting for. You are not alone. You are desired. You are worthy of love. You are chosen. You have purpose. You are cared for. You are looked after. You are valued and important. You and your story matter. You are significant. You are enough. You are immensely loved – passionately and fiercely. I believe this with my whole heart – with everything in me.

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You may feel broken and in bondage from the lies that you have been believing for years but I’m here to let you know that there is freedom!! There is freedom for your burdened soul. In that freedom, you will find life, hope, joy and peace. These sessions are a safe place for you to come and let go of all of the hurt, anger, bitterness, and lies you’ve been believing. It is a time to stop from our busy schedules and to be covered in truth- to start believing the truth and stop hiding behind all of the lies. I can promise that this session will probably push you outside of your comfort zone, and I can promise that I won’t ask easy questions- not because I need to know, but because I believe that there is more for your heart and I want to see freedom and breakthrough. I believe in truth. I believe in freedom. I believe in love. So I can’t promise that you will be comfortable but I can promise that you will be in a safe place- a place where you can share your heart and your story. Free from judgment. Whether this be in a riverbed surrounded by the tallest mountains, or somewhere in a quiet room, I want you to be able to quiet your heart and start believing the truth. I promise that my truest desire is to see chains be broken and for you to see what I see in you. I see a fighter. I see beauty. I see someone who is worth it. I see someone who is strong. I see someone who is loved – as you are. You are loved. Fiercely. Deeply. Passionately.

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I know that these session won’t be for everyone, but I do believe that the words above are. So still your heart, quiet your mind & let love wash over you. Please don’t hesitate to message me if you want more info about these freedom sessions! or if you simply want to share your heart with me, I would LOVE to hear from you ♡

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you are loved. xo, t