"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film you have captured forever... It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten" - Aaron Siskind

Tessa Manu Photography has grown from a desire to connect on a deeper level, live in the present moment, and share the beauty of small and often overlooked details.


Photography allows me to capture a beautiful moment in time and make it last forever. For me these moments are found while exploring the rugged West Coast, wandering through alleyways in old towns, and climbing up mountain tops. For you this could be your growing baby bump, announcing your engagement to the world, or celebrating your love for each other on your wedding day with your family and best friends.


My favourite places to shoot are spruce tree lined forests, deserted beaches, and old characteristic towns. My curiosity and attention to detail are what keep me bringing my heavy camera gear each time I go out, shoot after shoot, adventure after adventure. Without it I feel lost. For me it is a way to connect deeper by slowing down and truly appreciating the beauty of that very moment. After all, it only happens once. 

Tessa Manu Photography is based in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. After years of traveling and living in various parts of the world, the west coast is where I truly feel at home.

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