"I just picked up the portrait you painted of my son Evan from Joe's Tessmer Studio this past Monday. There are no words in the English language that are adequate to express how completely thrilled I am with the finished product. To this Mother, it is a one of kind, priceless family heirloom that we will treasure always. My husband and I could not be more pleased! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us as it is obvious that a lot of time and love went into the creation of this work of art.
Evan was a year old when Joe captured this once in a lifetime moment when my rough and tumble, constantly in motion, little boy stopped and was, for ever so brief a 'moment, a peaceful and sweet little angel. It is in those moments that Evan most touches my heart. Thank you Joe for all you did to make this project a reality - from capturing the perfect image to working with LaVon to ensure that the portrait painting was everything that we desired. You are and always will be my favorite photographer.
This portrait is a shining example of what can happen when two incredibly gifted master craftsmen combine their talents to create a one of a kind work of art. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!!"
Valeta and Chuck Davisson