oh hey you,

i'm tori!

heyooo, i'm your girl

Here's what I know to be true: your love story is unique. You deserve to have a wedding day and photography experience that represents that!

I'm here to help you have a stress-free and FUN day with your people as you marry the love of your freaking life! I'll be the one with the camera documenting all of the moments, big and small, that matter more and more as the years go on.

Since you're here with me, you probably resonate with my love for those candid moments and authentic, joyful holy-crap-we-are-so-dang-cute type of photos, right?! Yeah, I kindaaa thrive on creating a wildly fun environment to allow your real love to show through. None of that stiff, cheesy, fake stuff, pinky promise!!

if you're looking for a hype girl who captures the way your love really feels,

favorites & fun facts

food:

vegan mac+cheese

dessert:

cookie dough

clothing:

fuzzy socks

free time:

diy crafts

favorites & fun facts

music:

britney spears, my queen!

relationship:

engaged to shawn!

drink:

margs, beer, wine, & water

FAVE travels:

italy, denmark, ireland

favorites & fun facts

movie:

harry potter & crossroads

 (because britney... duh!)

tv show:

gilmore girls & schitts creek

Store:

target & anthropologie

Late night:

taco bell

I adore those heart-skip-a-beat butterflies you get when you look at your person. The unposed realness that makes up your unique and quirky love story. The raw, authentic, and candid. I’m so not about stiff, awkward poses here – I’m talking: rolling around in the sand while you make out and fall even deeper in love types of shoots. I’m saying: kick off the heels, shotgun a beer, and let’s chase the sunset types of wedding days. You in?

I’ll learn your story and dig deeper to create images that feel true and genuine to who you two are, not just stick you in some cheesy poses found on Pinterest. Let’s make some freaking magic happen and go on an adventure, I’m down for it all!

I’m not going to be some random vendor you hire just to check something off your wedding to-do list - nope!

I’ll be your support, your guide, your stress-relief, and the third-wheel-hype-girl-cheerleader we all need every day! I’ve got youuu.

This is so much more to me than just a business exchange. This experience is about making you feel truly cared for through every step of the process. This is trust, vulnerability, and just straight up FUN.

Squeezy-hug thank you for being here and trusting me with your memories. If you’re already feeling like “omg it’s gotta be her,” then you’re SO my person! Annnd, if this isn’t already the most extensive photographer bio turned dating profile you’ve seen, how about we just grab coffee or margs soon?! I’ll be the blonde one in the comfiest chair and a hug waiting for you!

your love deserves the most

I’m probably cozied up editing with fuzzy socks on and a bowl of vegan mac and cheese on hand. Most days, though, I'm exploring off-the-beaten-path spots with my couples or belting out Britney Spears on the dance floor. I’m an adventurous homebody who believes nap time is a mandatory part of the day. I’m passionate about all things business, keeping my plants alive for longer than a month, spending time with my family, and traveling somewhere new before I can unpack from the last trip!

if you’re looking for me,

a little more

My heart is full, my mind is open, and my bags packed for all of the best moments in life. Here's what you need to know to double check that we really are meant to be bffs (hint: we are!)

mac & cheese

I very well maaay have a stash of 40+ boxes of vegan mac and cheese that I consume more often than not... like, most meals a week!

shawn

He is my support system, my best friend, and I can always count on him for late night Taco Bell. We've been together for 7 years and we're newly engaged!

family

I'd truly be nothing without my family. They've supported every dream I've ever had and they're the reason I am who I am today! I'm forever grateful for them!

love stories

It's a freaking honor to get to witness so many love stories each year! I love my wild, fun, quirky adventurous couples so insanely much!

teaching

After 11+ years of photography experience, it's been a huge passion of mine to share what I know about business and photography to dreamers who want to grow their biz!

travel

I probably haven't even unpacked my last bag before packing for my next trip! I'm always up for an adventure and seeing the world! Take me anywhere!

my heart in all of this

After seeing so many different types of weddings over the years, I've realized one really important thing: the point in all of this – your marriage – sometimes gets lost a little in the planning process. My purpose is to create beautiful images, while my passion is to give you the permission and support to do your day however the heck you want.

I want to show off how your love actually FEELS. Whether you want your day to be entirely intimate and just the two of you vowing to forever surrounded by nature or a raging party that lasts through the night under the open-air dance floor surrounded by twinkle lights, the stars, and your favorite people – as long as you're choosing what's true to you, I'm so here for it.

The last thing I want to hear is that you wish you had eloped or not listened to what everyone else was saying. Here is your permission to make the choice YOU want for your day. Go wild, be those carefree babes you are, and do your day your way! I'll be there laughing, crying, and celebrating with you the whole way through.

i know, i know...

you came here to see my pictures

and didn't realize you were gaining a bff in the process!

It's so important to me that you connect not only with my images and work, but also with my personality, vibe, and style! We're going to be spending most of your wedding day together, and I want you two to truly feel like you're just hanging with a friend for the day - trust me, it makes everything SO much more relaxed and FUN!

Head over to my galleries to see all that gorgeous wedding and engagement session goodness that you came for!

weddings

portraits

sabrina & seb

I can't even begin to say how amazing and talented Tori is. Seb and I have never had our photos taken, so I really didn't know how they would turn out... it’s incredible how perfectly Tori captured our love. I just can't thank her enough for being an amazing friend and even more for capturing this special chapter for us better than we thought could be possible.

Love you so much, and seriously thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You're incredible and we are sooo so happy!

"i didn't even get half way through the gallery and i literally started hysterically crying."

paola & nick

Not only is she incredibly talented and her pictures come out beautifully, but her personality is just as amazing as her skill set.

My husband and I are both not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but she made it so easy and enjoyable, we both loved her to death.

Having Tori as a photographer was one of the best parts of our wedding, hands down. Thank you again, Tori!!!

"i will never be able to say enough great things about tori as a person and as a photographer."

jacqueline & thomas

Thank you for the most beautiful wedding photos. Thank you for the lunch dates and phone calls to answer all of my questions. Thank you for coordinating the timeline and working with us to make a wonderful elopement. I will cherish these photos forever.

You captured all of the romance and gorgeous scenic background. I cannot wait to see the album in print. I can't wait to show our children, and grandchildren.

I love you and am so thankful for you. CANNOT BELIEVE I GET A ROUND 2 with you!!

"i cannot wait to see the album in print. i can't wait to show our children, and grandchildren. "

carly & monica

We are obsessed with how our photos came out, and the overall experience we had working with Tori was amazing. It was important for us to have somebody we were comfortable with so it didn’t feel staged and posed on our big day, and she really is the perfect person for that.

Our family and friends thought Tori was extremely sweet and kind, and she made everybody feel comfortable in front of the camera. She helped us plan out the day, it felt like at times she was a wedding planner! She is very responsive, genuinely excited for you and makes sure you're happy and having a good time!

"it was important for us to have somebody we were comfortable with so it didn’t feel staged and posed"

jacqueline & dan

Tori was an absolute joy to work with! Aside from being incredibly talented, Tori made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera which really allowed us to be ourselves and get THE most beautiful, authentic photos. :)

Tori was super helpful throughout the entire process, made sure to ask for our input, and was more than willing to hike up and down mountains to get photos that one could only dream of. We truly could not have picked a better photographer and are so grateful for the amazing images she captured! We truly could not say enough about her!

"more than willing to hike up and down mountains to get photos that one could only dream of."

I can't even begin to say how amazing and talented Tori is. Seb and I have never had our photos taken, so I really didn't know how they would turn out... it’s incredible how perfectly Tori captured our love. I just can't thank her enough for being an amazing friend and even more for capturing this special chapter for us better than we thought could be possible.

Love you so much, and seriously thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You're incredible and we are sooo so happy!

"i didn't even get half way through the gallery and i literally started hysterically crying."

sabrina & sebastian

Not only is she incredibly talented and her pictures come out beautifully, but her personality is just as amazing as her skill set.

My husband and I are both not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but she made it so easy and enjoyable, we both loved her to death.

Having Tori as a photographer was one of the best parts of our wedding, hands down. Thank you again, Tori!!!

"i will never be able to say enough great things about tori as a person and as a photographer."

paola & nick

jacqueline & thomas

Thank you for the most beautiful wedding photos. Thank you for the lunch dates and phone calls to answer all of my questions. Thank you for coordinating the timeline and working with us to make a wonderful elopement. I will cherish these photos forever.

You captured all of the romance and gorgeous scenic background. I cannot wait to see the album in print. I can't wait to show our children, and grandchildren.

I love you and am so thankful for you. CANNOT BELIEVE I GET A ROUND 2 with you!!

"i cannot wait to see the album in print. i can't wait to show our children and grandchildren."

We are obsessed with how our photos came out, and the overall experience we had working with Tori was amazing. It was important for us to have somebody we were comfortable with so it didn’t feel staged and posed on our big day, and she really is the perfect person for that.

Our family and friends thought Tori was extremely sweet and kind, and she made everybody feel comfortable in front of the camera. She helped us plan out the day, it felt like at times she was a wedding planner! She is very responsive, genuinely excited for you and makes sure you're happy and having a good time!

"it was important for us to have somebody we were comfortable with so it didn’t feel staged and posed"

carly & monica

Tori was an absolute joy to work with! Aside from being incredibly talented, Tori made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera which really allowed us to be ourselves and get THE most beautiful, authentic photos. :)

Tori was super helpful throughout the entire process, made sure to ask for our input, and was more than willing to hike up and down mountains to get photos that one could only dream of. We truly could not have picked a better photographer and are so grateful for the amazing images she captured! We truly could not say enough about her!

"more than willing to hike up and down mountains to get photos that one could only dream of."

jackie & dan

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