I'm Tori

Oh, hey you!

a wedding and portrait photographer, dream do-er, artichoke lover, and fuzzy sock enthusiast.

On a typical day, you can find me with fuzzy socks on, lying in my LoveSac, snuggled up next to my pup, Sam. There’s likely an episode of Friends or Gilmore Girls on in the background while I work hard on this big dream of mine! I’m an adventurous homebody who wishes that there were an arts and crafts major and mandatory nap time in college! I’m a passionate diy-er, dedicated napper, and artichoke devotee. I am always up for a night in as long as it comes with a side of vegan cookie dough and puppy snuggles! 






I make weirdly excited noises when I capture those raw and real moments because communicating emotions through images is my jam. My incredibly supportive family is the reason for this business baby of mine; they have always encouraged me to let my creativity serve others by giving them genuine memories to hold onto. I’ve lovingly built my photography experience with the intention of trying to leave others better than how they were when we met. So, you won’t be surprised to find that you’ll be laughing and smiling during most of your session, and, hopefully, feeling the same looking back on your final gallery. I adore those heart-skip-a-beat moments, the posed and unposed, the real and the authentic, and all of the candid and passionate parts of you.

We will likely be hugging by the end of the day and planning our next coffee date (is it still a coffee date if I don't like coffee?!), because this is so much more to me than just a business exchange. This experience is about making sure you know you are cared for through every step of the process. This is trust, vulnerability, and authenticity. I am so thankful you’ve taken the time to learn more about me. I hope you’ve found a home in some of my words here, and I am so excited to hear more about you and what you’re looking for.

"Leave others better than how they were when you found them"

i'm tori

oh, hey you!

a wedding and portrait photographer, dream do-er, artichoke lover, and fuzzy sock enthusiast.

On a typical day, you can find me with fuzzy socks on, lying in my LoveSac, snuggled up next to my pup, Sam. There’s likely an episode of Friends or Gilmore Girls on in the background while I work hard on this big dream of mine! I’m an adventurous homebody who wishes that there were an arts and crafts major and mandatory nap time in college! I’m a passionate diy-er, dedicated napper, and artichoke devotee. I am always up for a night in as long as it comes with a side of vegan cookie dough and puppy snuggles! 






I make weirdly excited noises when I capture those raw and real moments because communicating emotions through images is my jam. My incredibly supportive family is the reason for this business baby of mine; they have always encouraged me to let my creativity serve others by giving them genuine memories to hold onto. I’ve lovingly built my photography experience with the intention of trying to leave others better than how they were when we met. So, you won’t be surprised to find that you’ll be laughing and smiling during most of your session, and, hopefully, feeling the same looking back on your final gallery. I adore those heart-skip-a-beat moments, the posed and unposed, the real and the authentic, and all of the candid and passionate parts of you.

We will likely be hugging by the end of the day and planning our next coffee date (is it still a coffee date if I don't like coffee?!), because this is so much more to me than just a business exchange. This experience is about making sure you know you are cared for through every step of the process. This is trust, vulnerability, and authenticity. I am so thankful you’ve taken the time to learn more about me. I hope you’ve found a home in some of my words here, and I am so excited to hear more about you and what you’re looking for.

"Leave others better than you found them"

favorites

family
natural light
deep conversations
traveling
my boyfriend, shawn
succulents
oversized sweaters
black pens
ben & jerry's vegan ice cream
laughing with friends
luke's diner
client-turned-friends

just to name a few...

now onto the good stuff

there is nothing that cookie dough and fuzzy socks can't fix.

jeans are my go-to pants. i sleep in them pretty often.

don't worry, i own plenty of sweatpants, too. i'm not completely insane!

diys over buying. i would have majored in arts and crafts if it were offered.

britney spears is my soul sister. spirit animal. best friend. queen. she is everything.

i went to her las vegas concert for my birthday. yes, i did cry.

lorelai and luke... i shall say no more.

i have an incredible fear of groundhogs, and my birthday is on groundhog day.

Been cursed since birth.

artichokes are underrated by the world and over-consumed by me.

sam and i spoon while we sleep.

read above if you missed who sam is!

i have turf/fake grass carpeting in my bedroom.

i wanted it to feel like i was sleeping outside!

i am on a constant search for vegan donuts and desserts.

recommendations are greatly appreciated!

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