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Tessa Shields

Hello! I'm Tessa Shields. I have a B.F.A. in Film Production and an Art Minor from Chapman University. I have lived and worked in Utah and California, but currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah as a freelance filmmaker, photographer, and artist.

artist, filmmaker, & photographer

I have always had a passion for nature, exploring the beauty of life on our planet through adventure, observation, and reflection. I understand myself as a woman and human being connected to the cycles of nature and all living things. The beauty and insight I continually experience inspires me to create art to empower, educate, and illuminate others through photography, documentary and narrative film, as well as digital art, graphic design, and many other mediums.

I am also endlessly fascinated by sound and music. My love for music has sent me on a life journey to express the beauty and mystery of song visually. I love collaborating with musicians to create visual art. In addition I continue to explore the science and mystery of sound in a documentary series that I have been creating in a collaboration with Marya Stark called, OUT OF THE SILENCE.

I am passionate about health and wellness and finally about women's wisdom. I feel deeply inspired to tell stories and make art that communicates the mythos and wisdom of women. I also facilitate workshops and gatherings with a focus on Women's Rites of Passage as a way to help women reconnect to their inner wisdom while honoring their cycles and connection to nature.

art & design

graphic design, digital art, painting, weaving, & crafting

I create and design graphics for print, web, and multimedia projects and make art in many mediums.


music videos, short, documentary & commercial production

I write, shoot, direct, produce, and edit documentary, narrative, short and commercial projects.


maternity, portraits, macro, landscape, & wildlife

I create unique photos to connect and empower people with the beauty of nature.

Connect & Collaborate

Email me for a custom quote or for any inquiries about collaboration. Let's create something beautiful!