Women who inspire us: Tessa Moan

This month Women who inspires us is the talented photographer Silje Tessem Moan. She is a bubbly, positive and hard working lady that takes breath-taking photos for weddings, events, fashion and portraits. Silje has taken a lot playful photos for Kepaza and she keeps inspiring us every day!

Silje Tessem Moan. Photo taken by Karoline Andersen.

Silje Tessem Moan. Photo taken by Karoline Andersen.

Tell us about your self:

My name is Silje Tessem Moan, I am 25 years old and I live and work in Oslo, Norway as a freelance Photographer. My photography business is called Tessa Moan Photography. I am also a student.

 

I am at my happiest whenever I am doing something that I am really passionate about or when I am with my favourite people in the world.
— Silje Tessem Moan

How is a normal day for you?

I mean in Photography every week is different but my ideal routine is waking up at 6 and being at my favourite coffee spot at 7. I am also taking a bachelor in Psychology online so being at that coffee house for a couple of hours in the morning really are a huge motivator to me. After 12 it really depends on my work, a family or portrait shoot usually take place between 13-17 or if I am shooting and event it’s after 18 so any other plans like working out or being social all depends on when I am shooting.

 

How is your photography style?

I would say my style is creativity, mixed with natural/raw moments. What I love most about photography is connecting and showing real emotions but because I started in fashion some of those elements do emerge in my pictures, which I think is the best of both worlds!

What is your favourite picture this year?

It is so difficult but maybe these four above: I have always loved taking pictures and when I lived in NY the idea of making my hobby into something more started to really take form.

 

What got you interested in what you do?

Being a creative person and then finding a way to express myself was key and by turning that into a career it forced me to take it to a different level and really challenge myself which is one of the things I love the most about my job. I never stop learning and I always want to improve and there is nothing like having a job that you are so passionate about and just gives you so much purpose and joy!

 

When are you most happy?

I am at my happiest whenever I am doing something that I am really passionate about or when I am with my favourite people in the world.

One of the amazing photos from Tessa Moan at a wedding.

One of the amazing photos from Tessa Moan at a wedding.

What is your biggest inspiration source? 

My biggest inspiration is other photographers, Pinterest, YouTube, but also every single person in my life, who is important to me. I draw energy and inspiration from all of them and who I surround myself with is key.

 

If you got a dream day, what would you do?

Either my normal 7-12 routine sitting at the coffee shop either studying or editing a shoot or breakfast and Netflix with my boyfriend before the day starts. Then off to do a shoot that just gets me so excited and pumped up which is honestly How I see them all and then going to a restaurant somewhere in Oslo and just eating good food!

 

What is the next fun thing you are going to do?

It’s summer so next fun thing is a wedding and then I am launching my new website which I am very excited about!

Where can we find you on Social media?

Instagram: Tessa Moan @tessamoan

Facebook: Tessa Moan photography

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