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I'm Tori, a portrait and wedding photographer based in central New Jersey. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet; I'm so happy you're here. Come check out the full galleries from recent weddings and portrait sessions, behind the scenes, personal posts, helpful tips and more. Please feel free to take a look, and let me know if there is anything special you'd love to see in a future post. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Picnic Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA | Alec & Avery

Their Session: Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA

If you’re looking for styling a picnic, Avery is your freaking girl! These two crushed it with all of their engagement session details from the gorgeous picnic set up to the adorable cruiser bike! I had such a blast with these two getting to hang out, learn more about their love story, and explore Valley Forge National Historical Park! It has been a long time since I’ve been here, and it was nothing short of perfection! The gorgeous flower fields to catching photos of the moon at night were everything my photographer heart could have wanted and more! These two were such troopers since it was an insanely hot day, but they rocked it!

Their Love Story

Alec and Avery met in high school and have pretty much been inseparable ever since! They met when she was 15 and Alec was 16. It’s so sweet that they got to grow up together over the years, and now they have two dogs – a husky & samoyed – and a home in PA!

Avery told me, “He proposed in May on our favorite holiday… Cinco de Mayo 😉 in Aruba. We had the spa to ourselves and a private balcony with plenty of champagne and little appetizers. I was shocked. LOL.”

Date nights for these cuties usually consist of either a nice dinner out or making a new dinner dish at home! Doesn’t matter where it is, these foodies are just happy to be trying new meals together!

When I asked these two what their favorite qualities about one another are, Alec said, “That she is very independent and super family-oriented. She is genuine and authentic and down to earth, and that she loves adventuring as much as me.”

Avery said, “That he lets me be my weird self (even in public) and will be silly with me anywhere and everywhere. He thinks of me before himself 🙂 And puts up with my clothes and shoe addiction.” LOVE!!! So obsessed with this adventurous and heartfelt duo!

Avery & Alec,

I had so much fun getting to hang with you two, and I felt like our session FLEW by! I can’t wait to celebrate with you two at the gorgeous Winterthur in Delaware next year and see how all of your styling comes together again! So excited to see those whimsical, antique touches you’re planning! Thank you both for being up for anything at your session and rolling with the crazy heat – you both are so so amazing! Love ya bunches! xo

Picnic Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA | Alec & Avery

August 10, 2020

  1. Patty Picardi (Alec's Mom) says:

    You did an incredible job capturing Alec and Avery’s love and love for fun. Thank you for a joyful moment during this Pandemic. These photos are magical.

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