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!
Oh my daaang! These babes rocked this in-home session like none other!! I got connected with these two through one of my amazing wedding couples, Sabrina and Sebastian who are getting married this September! Sebastian and Zech are friends from the racetrack, and they saw Sab and Seb’s engagement session photos on Instagram and ended up reaching out for their own! <3 Darby and Zech’s engagement session felt so much like a casual date night, complete with pizza and cuddles! I absolutely LOOOVE that for their “prop,” Darby and Zech decided to order a pizza! They looked freaking adorable as they fed one another slices and sipped on some beers! The fun didn’t stop there though, as these two went all out with some pillow fights and the sweetest cute cuddle sesh!
After hanging out with Darby and Zech in their Airbnb, we headed out to Asbury Park for some beach time! It was windy and chilly as all heck, but Darby and Zech totally embraced the elements and really went for it!! The wind wasn’t all that bad in the end, and I totally LOVED how it swept Darby’s hair around and gave their photos such awesome movement! Darby and Zech made the most of the cold weather and took advantage of snuggling up together to keep warm, and since practically nobody was on the beach that day, they were able to have such beautifully intimate moments together! Such a blast with these two!!
Darby met Zech through mutual friends and after having such great conversations together, they quickly realized how much they really had in common! The more they hung out, the more their connection grew! Darby says, “We got along so well and still do. We’ve never had a fight, yet if we are arguing, it’s because I won’t pick where we are going to eat!” I feel you there girl!
One Christmas Eve, while Darby was home, Zech and her mom went out shopping for some last-minute gifts. Right as Darby was about to take a shower, they got home and Darby’s mom started yelling for her to come downstairs! Darby was a littttle annoyed by the interruption, but she put on a robe and headed downstairs to see what her mom wanted. She walked into the living room and remembers thinking her whole family looked extra smiley and awkward. Meanwhile, Zech was kneeling next to the Christmas tree, supposedly looking for one of his presents. Once Darby got closer to Zech though, he popped the big question!! Darby says that “The best part is that he was so nervous to ask me that he opened the ring box upside down, so instead of crying like most people, I was laughing. I wouldn’t have changed a thing!” These two are so precious!
I can’t thank you enough for inviting me to hang while you two visited NJ and for letting me capture this piece of your love story! I absolutely love that you two took this cozy in-home session and truly turned it into an intimate, yet playful pizza party date together! You totally rocked it and braved the chilly wind on the beach, which was SOOO worth it because you both looked so perfectly windswept and gorgeous! Ugh, I love it! I am so beyond excited that you two are tying the knot – you’re perfect for one another! Cheers, babes! <3