Documentary-style shoot at home
"If you’re looking for a fun, flexible photographer .... check out Cidermill Photography. She will come to your house, a park, whatever works best for your family. She truly captured the spirit of each of the kids while they played in their own home. The kids had a great time and we ended up with AMAZING documentation of who they are at this stage of their lives."
Andy & Natasha
Newborn photo shoot
"We had a 5-star experience with Cidermill Photography! The shoot was fun, efficient, and incorporated things that were unique to our family. We absolutely love the photos and look forward to sharing them with friends & family."
Christmas photo shoot
"This is the second year our family has worked with Tessa on our annual photos. Tessa is so cheerful and energetic! Within minutes of her arrival, she charmed our kids, and had them alternating between showing off their toys and letting her capture some sweet moments of them playing/interacting. Tessa even sent some quickly edited family photos that I could use for some last minute holiday cards!"
Lifestyle photo shoot at home
"Tessa is great to work with! Very professional and made the process easy. With two small children, I was not expecting it to be an easy process, but Tessa was great with the kids and was able to snap some great photos. This is the second year we have had her do a family photo shoot, and each time the photos get better and better! We absolutely plan to have her come back next year."
Newborn photo shoot
"Tessa did our newborn pictures and they turned out beautifully! She was wonderful to work with and it was so nice to have her come to our own home. I absolutely love how both the traditional and lifestyle photos turned out! You have a gift with photography, Tessa!"
Professional headshots, Grand Rapids
"Tessa took professional photos for our Residence Life team at Aquinas College and the results are fantastic! Our professional staff and students enjoyed working with her very much!"
Fall family photo shoot
"Tessa was able to capture everyone's personality in our shoot. . . including our 11.5 year old boxer. Not only was she was willing to work with our sweet old guy, but she embraced it. Memories captured for years to come!"
Documentary and photojournalism session
"Tessa was such a pleasure to work with and did a beautiful job with our family lifestyle shoot! She was quick to edit our photos and send us the preview, and was communicative throughout the process. I highly recommend Cidermill Photography!"
Newborn twin lifestyle & documentary photo shoot
"Tessa captured 'a day in the life' with our newborn twins in simply stunning photography. We were so impressed with how she was able to work with the babies and us to create images we will never forget. Our package turned out beautifully and we couldn't have been more pleased. Tessa is so talented, professional, and creative. I would highly recommend her to all my friends and family."
"Tessa did an incredible job with our family session! Our sixth-month-old son was quite cranky and temperamental the morning of the photo session, but she managed to get some adorable shots of him and some amazing ones of our family. She's so personable and professional, and although her beautiful work speaks for itself, it's also her style and friendly demeanor that would make me highly recommend Tessa to anyone!! Thank you so much, Tessa, and I can't wait to have you do more family photos for us in the future!"
Family lifestyle photo shoot at home
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Tessa of Cidermill Photography! She immediately showed my two year old all her equipment and got to know him, which made the whole session go smoother. He actually asks when she's coming back! Her relaxed style put the whole family at ease for a very natural and fun session. I look forward to working with her again!"
Family photo shoot at the Ada Covered Bridge
"Tessa was amazing with my extended family. She did three separate families and then did multiple group shots. With kids and dogs ranging in all different ages Tessa captured all the smiles and joy of the day.
Scheduling the photo shoot was a breeze and the turn around time was quick. Cidermill photography made our Christmas shopping easy with amazing pictures to give to the whole family."
Baby lifestyle photo session at home
"Not only did Tessa make our lifestyle photo session fun and easy-going for us, she did a wonderful job connecting with both our 4-month-old baby girl and our rambunctious dog! We enjoyed the convenience of her coming to our home, the ideas she had for the session, and her ease while working with our family of 4. She was able to capture our everyday moments in such a beautiful way!! We will most definitely be using Tessa again as a photographer in the future."
Maternity photo shoot
"We had an amazing maternity session with Cidermill photography last month and would highly recommend Tessa to capture your family's special moments. Tessa came to the photo session with a wonderful collection of creative ideas and guided us seamlessly from one shot to the next. She made the session both fun and relaxed, and we couldn't have imagined a more enjoyable way to capture our maternity adventure. Tessa then did a very quick turnaround in sharing the photos, and we are thrilled with them all. True treasures! We're carefully compiling them in an album and printing our favorites to display prominently in our home. Thank you Tessa and Cidermill for these special keepsakes!"
Family photo session at the Ada Covered Bridge
"Family photo sessions can be challenging and stale. Everyone I know is a photographer these days and the few times we have tried to schedule a photo session it was such a chore that it seemed impossible. This is not true with Tessa. She brings a fresh approach that made it easy for my family of 5 to meet at an iconic location, capture some beautiful pictures and keep a memory frozen in time. Even in the midst of cranky kids, a crying baby and limited time, Tessa managed to make it easy for my family to carve out an hour on our way home for dinner. If you look at the pictures you can see moments of real laughter and joy. What you can't see is Tessa rolling on the ground and running around in the leaves trying to create a setting that my kids could be themselves in. She was creative at getting smiles and gentle with our newborn. She was able to capture my wife's timeless beauty and even got a picture or two of me not looking as old as I am (pretty sure that is thanks to the magic of photoshop). I give Tessa 5 Stars and a 10 out of 10. Thanks for being flexible with our schedule, understanding of our limited time and for the wonderful photos. I urge anyone reading this to schedule a session. You will be impressed."
Family photo shoot at Blandford Nature Center
"Tessa did our family photos in the fall, and they were nothing short of spectacular! She captured some of the most beautiful shots of our family on a late fall morning, photos that adorn our living room walls and get compliments from nearly everyone who views them!! We couldn't be happier with our experience with Tessa, in addition to being an incredibly talented photographer she was an absolute JOY to work with. Her enthusiasm and sunny demeanor made the photo shoot even more fun! We will definitely be doing another session with her in the near future!!!!!"