About Tessa

"When looking down the barrel of a lens, whether I’m photographing a person, a landscape or a still life – I feel honored to be part of that intimate space”

Tessa Chrisp is a commercial photographer working throughout the Southern Hemisphere. An accolade of awards under her belt including being Awarded "Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year" 2011 and Runner up 'Photographer of the Year 2013' and Best Portfolio 2015; she is a regular contributor to publications such as NZ Life and Leisure, NZ Herald, Kia Ora Air New Zealand, Cuisine, NZ Gardener, AA Directions, NZ House and Garden, North and South,  NZ Heritage, Green (Australia) Sunday (UK) Lecker (Germany) Maxi (Germany), Morning Calm (Korea) to name a few.

Renowned to ‘go that extra mile’ Tessa’s portfolio portrays her skill in working on location, rural or urban with advertising, commercial, editorial and private sector clientele. Her main passion is People, Travel and lifestyle, profiles in the environment, and architecture. An inspirational person, she is a master at making her subjects feel at ease in front of the camera.

A member of the ' AIPA' (Advertising Illustrative Photographers Association) ‘Artists Alliance’ and ‘Travcom’; the diversity of Tessa is apparent in her love of travel, the Arts, music and culture. She is also involved in large-scale productions as Crew Management, Assistant to Creative Director, and Assistant to Production Director.


Telecom, Air NZ, AA Automobile Association, Waitakere City Council, Wellington City Council, Netball World Cup, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook Book, Penguin Books, Pead PR, Natcoll Design Technology, BP, Rugby World Cup, Vision Group, Zymus International Ltd, Duty Free Galleria, Mayne Whetherell Finance and Corporate Lawyers, Johnson and Laird, Johnson and Johnson, Little Treasures, Fairfax Media, ACP Media, The NZ Herald, Lecker Magazine Germany, Sunday UK,  Eqvalan, Farming with Pictures, Domain Productions, Aim Proximity, Big Communications, Ballantyne Taylor, Ocean Design, Kumue River Wine, Nellie Tier, Wave design, NZ Maori Party, Bayleys Real Estate, Harcourts, Ddub, Batucada Sound Machine, Rhythm and Vines.