Family Photographer, Shepherdstown, WV

The Bowers family is sweet and rambunctious! You might be able to spy a few outbursts from the littlest member of their clan, but Tessa and Jeff kept their chins up and were total troopers. They came prepared with a favorite toy, snacks, sippy cup, and baseball to entertain. Parents, take note!

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Jeff and Tessa met back in 2009 in Morgantown, WV. Tessa was finishing her master’s degree at WVU and applying to law school (yes, she’s hella smart). Jeff was working with a TV Station in Clarksburg, WV (Yes, he’s totally a local celebrity). Occasionally, he would come up to Morgantown to hang out with a friend who just happened to be a mutual friend of Tessa’s.

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Because they had such busy lives, Jeff asked Tessa out on their first date without even realizing it was going to be Valentine’s Day. Tessa decided to roll with it and they went to dinner and a movie. Four years later, through many moves and long distance love, the two tied the knot in August of 2013.

Sweet Guy Bowers arrived at the tail end of 2014 and life has never been the same. When I asked Tessa how life is different after having a baby, Tessa noted that everything is different, but yet, Guy fits perfectly into their lives. “We still go to Blue Moon,” their favorite restaurant in Shepherdstown, WV, “but now Guy comes too and it’s just more fun. We still go on trips, we just have to pack more!”

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Tessa and I have known each other since we were teens from State 4-H camp and now we work together during our “day-hustles.” She’s bright, talented, and really brightens up the office. I’m so glad she’s on our team! She taught me how to SnapChat and she’s even gotten on board with my new obsession with La Croix! (We swap new flavors!)

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Thank you guys so much for letting me capture this sweet time in your lives! I loved every minute of it. You have a beautiful family and have a inspiring love for one another. I wish you a life long with laughter and joy!

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Claire Watson is a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Martinsburg, WV; she serves clients in West Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.