A little bit about me...
Lynsey Tedesco

Odds are you stumbled upon me from a family member or friend who  have been in front of my camera before and that is exactly what I’m looking for! More amazing clients who want the joy and laughter they share with their family photographed. My style is clean, organic and classic… I don’t do a lot of trendy editing or unnatural poses. Clients choose to hire me for the way I see their unique family, not the expectation of a predetermined set of photos that look like everyone else’s. I want you to look back at your images with a timeless feel. My main goal during any session is for you to have a good time while I capture the connections and genuine love between you and the most important people in your life. In order to do that, I work hard to break the awkward and uncomfortable feeling that often comes with having your photo taken. By the end of the session, I want you feel like it was a fun experience!

My love for photography came from my Dad, who taught me all about film photography while I was growing up. It grew in college when my then-boyfriend and now-husband and I made a hobby out of photo field trips around St. Louis. After college I began my professional career as an accountant and immediately I knew…it simply was not the right path for me. To keep my sanity in a job I didn’t love, I took more and more photos and invested in my equipment. Within two years, I quit my full time career in public accounting and began work part time as an office manager/accountant for a local law firm. Two years later, here I am working full time for myself and overly appreciative of the journey I went on to find my true love.  My job gives me the flexibility to stay home with my babies while still getting to do what I love!

Thank you so much for taking the time to take a look at my work. I truly love what I do and the connections I make with my amazing clients turned friends. I put all of myself into my work and love photographing people who are as excited about their photos as I am!

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW
  • My Family:
    I live in Edwardsville, IL with the boy I fell in love with at 16 and married at 22. He is also my business partner and helps me behind the scenes.

    We have a crazy, high-maintenance dog named Osborne (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll be quite familiar with this cutie). We're also expecting our first baby this summer...which will ensure tons of photos of him/her all over the blog and social media as well. Poor baby...but I guess that is to be expected when your parents are photographers.

    Tommy (that’s my husband) brews amazing beer with our friend, Adam and we are starting the journey to becoming a household name in the local microbrew scene. Our beer is called Grandesco Brewing Co...keep an eye out!
  • Tommy:
    This handsome guy is my husband and business partner. He helps me make all the big decisions and supports me while I'm out of the house working. He is a huge asset to my business and helps me so much in all aspects of it. Plus, he's built me a pretty awesome office space in our house, so he gets extra kudos for that!

    Some of his favorite things:

    Brewing beer, EPL soccer, Cardinal's baseball, any fantasy draft, traveling, grilling and hosting parties at our home, collecting records and going to concerts...specifically the big festivals like Bonnaroo and Memphis in May.

    His Instagram handle is @tsqwhered
  • Music:
    Music is a huge source a inspiration for me. I constantly have my iPod or iPhone plugged in and blaring. In the car, while working, at the coffee shop, while cleaning...all the time. I'm always looking for great new bands and we love going to concerts. Small venues are a must...I'm not a fan of the big stage, sitting in the lawn and only seeing the singer's face on the screen....that's just not for me. The Pageant and the Firebird here in St. Louis are some of our favorite concert locations. I'll be updating my blog with posts on my playlists and sharing my favorite new finds in the music world!

    MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS: Civil Wars, Foals, Freelance Whales, She & Him, A Fine Frenzy, Florence and the Machine, Foo Fighters, Young the Giant, Alabama Shakes, Incubus, Silversun Pickups, Rilo Kiley, Common, Drake, Ryan Adams, Lupe Fiasco, + The Gaslight Anthem.
  • My Favorite Things:
    MY FAVORITE STORES: Anthropologie, J. Crew, H&M, Gap + Urban Outfitters.
    MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Dorthea Lang, Jose Villa, Annie Leibovitz, Katrine Naleid + Jonathan Canlas.
    MY FAVORITE FOODS: sweet potato fries, gyros, fried pickles, lots and lots of pasta (we're Italian!), sushi, anything chocolate, fresh bread, all fruits and veggies.
    MY FAVORITE DRINKS: Grandesco Brewing Co. beer, strong coffee, Newcastle, Guinness + any red wine.
    MY LOVES: Our dog Osborne, sleeping with the windows open, laughing loudly, my family + friends, Trader Joe's, cooking, organizing, gardening, photographing people in love.
    MY FAVORITE MOVIES: Juno, 500 Days of Summer, 10 Things I Hate About You, all Batman or Star Wars + anything with Will Ferrell.