Who are we?


Tess and Melissa both children of the 80's originally met in high school in 1998. Then their lives set off on different paths to then meet again after a couple of years at the Photography Studies College. It seemed that their lives were meant to cross paths again, quickly they grew a close friendship with their strong passion for photography a commonality. Taking down notes for each other when the other couldn't or helping each other out with assignments, the team work between them soon flourished.

With many students in their class they were two of a small group to continue there for the three years to complete their Advanced Diploma in Photography, not only passing but graduating with a Certificate of Excellence. Coming from a commercial and photojournalistic background Tess and Melissa have a flawless approach to photographing people. 

With many similarities they each have many different qualities that they share with each other to create beautiful imagery together or on their own. Each have their own strengths including attention to detail, patience, great rapport, gentle nature, love of children and that drive for perfection.

Melissa now has two beautiful children, William 5 and Isla 2. Tess and her partner Matt have a gorgeous dog named Chocco. Some people say he looks like 'Red Dog'. The now young ladies live just one street apart continuing to grow as a team.

Together Tess & Melissa started 27 Dresses Photography after realising they work seamlessly together whilst having fun, producing beautiful images and bouncing their energy and creative ideas off each other.

Please have a look at some of our testimonials to see what other people have to say about Tess and Melissa at 27 Dresses Photography.

How we shoot? 


We document unobtrusively but also see times for gentle direction.

We take the time to connect with everyone we photograph.

Everyone is their own person and we try to reflect this in our photography.

Our relaxed and fun approach makes everyone feel comfortable during their photo session.


What we cost?


Our wedding prices can be found under the tab 'wedding' then in the 'packages and information' section. If you do have any further queries please don't hesitate to contact us. 

If you would like a quote for your up coming photo shoot in any other area please send through an enquiry via our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We’d love to hear from you!

Specialising in Weddings, Newborns, Portraits, Maternity and Children.