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!
I remember sitting down to meet with Jaclyn for the first time at Starbucks. She was so organized and gave me all the details on her vision for her day! It was so special getting to connect in person and talk for way longer than we had originally planned for, but I knew right away that this couple was something special.
From their engagement session to their wedding day, the overarching word I could use to describe Jaclyn and Vinny would be ‘joyful’. They are the happiest, giggliest, sweetest duo and you seriously can’t help but smile when you see them laughing together. They light each other up, and that showed SO fiercely on their wedding day.
Jackie and Vinny’s wedding day at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ was perfect from the moment I walked in. The rain subsided and gave us a gorgeous glowing day – they weren’t sure if they’d be able to stick with an outdoor ceremony, but I’m beyond thankful that they were able to! It was seriously such a gorgeous ceremony surrounded by loved ones and the beautiful landscape.
I got connected with Jackie through her cousins who I went to high school with, Dominique and D’Anna! It was so fun getting to reconnect with them and spend the day photographing this whole wedding party! They all had so much energy and excitement for their fave couple, which always makes the day a blast! I loved all of the little details that Jackie and Vinny worked so hard to put together from Vinny’s super uniquely designed wedding band to Jackie’s stunning diamond earrings that were her grandmother’s first full set of diamond earrings (her something old)! The florals by Floral Expressions by Maria and Larry were stunning and were the perfect accent to the blush tones throughout the day!
We had so much time to capture bride and groom portraits, which always makes my heart so happy! After getting the cutest photos of the MARRIED couple, they headed in to celebrate alongside the people who matter most! The live music rang in as they ran out on the dance floor and their loved ones went wild for the happy couple! I could not get enough of seeing these two out on the dance floor. They were seriously tearing it up from the second they got out there and you couldn’t get them off that dance floor! There were just so many fun moments seeing them crushing it out there! Seriously, an incredibly perfect wedding day with a couple whose love radiates so beautifully.
These high school sweethearts met when they were just 17, they went to prom together (and they keep the photos around the home!), and have grown up and more in love together over the last 10 years. One of their first dates together was supposed to be in Point Pleasant, NJ, but they got a little lost and ended up at Manasquan beach instead! It was that day that they shared their first kiss so many years ago! Vinny took Jackie back to that beach and told her that her brother and his girlfriend wanted to take pictures before the weather got too cold! As they were walking down to the beach, Jackie turned around to find Vinny on his knee while her brother and his girlfriend took pictures and videos of the entire proposal! Vinny completely surprised her – she had no idea it was coming!
We captured their love over a year ago during their engagement session! Check out the adorable in-home and Rutgers Gardens session here!
Jackie and Vinny, you two bring ME so much joy, so I can only imagine how much your families hearts explode over you two and your love. You’ve both had the kindest hearts from day one, and I’m beyond grateful we connected through your cousins! <3 Thank you for allowing me to document your love story and ride along on this journey with you two. I’m endlessly grateful. I kept catching myself smiling as I was editing these photos, and I hope that they always bring you back to your big day and all of the love that surrounded you! Congratulations, newlyweds!!! Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Mazzarella, I love you both so much! <3
Second Photographer | Tori Petrillo
Photography Assistance | Jaclyn Steele
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Crystal Springs Resort
Wedding Coordinator | Jenna Giaquinto, Grand Cascades Lodge
Dress Designer | Eddy K
Dress Boutique | Dolores Bridal Boutique
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist | Kathleen Benjamin
Rings | Blue Nile
DJ & Videographer | Extravagant Entertainment
Florist | Floral Expressions by Maria and Larry
Cake | Palermo’s Bakery
Bridesmaids Dresses | Joanna August
Bridesmaids Dresses Boutique | Bella Bridesmaids
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | The Clothing Center
Invitations | Sandra’s Creative Designs
Officiant | One Souls Journey
Favors | EFavor