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 was sooo excited for Madeline and John’s spring Historic Smithville Park engagement session! It’s such a fun location with the perfect mix of architecture and nature! These two were such a blast from minute one, and I loved getting to see the moments where they just lit up looking at one another! You can tell how comfortable they make each other feel, and that being held by their person is so natural for them!
These two have been so thoughtful and supportive since they reached out, and the message they sent me when choosing me as their wedding photographer is one that will stick with me forever! Madeline said, “I have shown everyone I’ve talked to today your work and everyone is blown away by you. I showed my mom and she said she can’t picture my wedding being photographed any other way. The way you capture photos is how I see my wedding being photographed so I can’t think of anyone else better suited to do this. I found myself getting emotional today going through your website and reading all the fun facts on your site and your email to me was so thoughtful I was just overwhelmed with emotions. The way you present yourself and your work and just the thought you’ve put into emailing me back and wanting to get to know more about John and I made me actually feel like you CARE about your job and also how you make people feel and that is so freaking important. I’m a hospitality major so caring about other people and putting them first is just second nature so to come across someone else that is similar is just wonderful because a lot of the time people don’t get it! So basically, I would love if you would be our photographer. I’m saying I DO to you before I do John abs I’m totally ok with that! 😂😂. I just can’t thank you enough because I can imagine how busy you are!”
Like, cut to me wiping tears from my eyes! THESE messages are truly what make my job so incredible. My couples who feel like friends and who are so invested in this journey together. It’s rewarding and humbling to capture the love of amazing people like these two! <3
Also, Madeline is an amazing baker and she made me homemade vegan cupcakes that were SO amazing! It was her first time baking vegan cake and they came out so delicious. How thoughtful is that?!
John and Madeline met through mutual friends. She was dating his friend at the time and when she met John, she just knew! The first thing she really fell in love with was his voice! She said, “I mean, ya he’s handsome, but his voice is just so calm.” Their first date was them just hanging out at his house, and Madeline had a bit too much Fireball! They still have the bottle from that night. <3 They have a super cute dog named Dobby who is a Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua mix! They said “He’s so bad, but he’s perfect in our eyes! We want all the dogs, but Dobby hates everyone but us so, for now it’s the three of us.” I got to meet Dobby over FaceTime, and he is just the cutest!!
I had such a blast getting to know you two better and documenting this exciting time in your love story! Thank you for being up for all the wild ideas and for sharing your love with me! I loved your spring Historic Smithville Park session and seeing all the pretty flowers starting to bloom! I can’t wait to celebrate your marriage with you in October, it’s going to be such an amazing day!! Love ya bunches xoxo Congratulations!
Do you love this spring Historic Smithville Park session as much as I do?! Come check out a romantic rainy session from this location here!