A little about me

A little about me

Meet Tori, your Tennessee Elopement Photographer

Meet Tori, your Tennessee Elopement Photographer

Hey there, I am so glad you're here! I'm Tori- photographer and adventure enthusiast here in East Tennessee. I live here with my boyfriend, Matt and our fur babies. Besides them, a few of my favorite things include warm summer nights, rainy days with cozy blankets, road trips, forests, chai tea, and documenting love stories.

Read a little more about me and why I do this below!

My Story

I grew up and lived most of my life in Portland, Oregon, but a few years ago I packed up one little suit case and headed to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee to pursue a life with my love after only knowing him a few months, which was probably the most free-spirited thing I've done in my life but has been one of the best decisions of my life. Although I spend more of my time in Tennessee now, I hop between here and Oregon whenever I can, since I'm still a PNW girl at heart. Since being in Tennessee though, I have spent countless hours exploring the mountains and meeting wonderful people, which has lead to me into pursuing my dream of years in the making- being a photographer for wildly in love couples and helping them create their dream days. When I'm not shooting, you can find me searching for travel deals online, watching a good thriller, adventuring with Matt or playing with my German Shepherd, Dakota. (She's my baby.)  

What to expect with me as your Tennessee Elopement Photographer

My Philosophy

Photography has been a part of my life for 10 years. In that time I've discovered that photos mean the most when they're honest. It's the power of human connection that fuels what I do. Our experiences with the ones we love have the strongest hold over our hearts. It's important to me that your photos are true and authentic to who you are- unique, intimate, silly, beautiful and real. I thrive when I'm capturing an experience. I'm all about couples who create a day that's 100% their own. Maybe it's a location that is special to you, with the people who are most important to you in the world to witness you become one, with your love story represented in each detail.

And here's the thing, I care what your photos look like, but I care more about what they feel like.

I do what I do because I love the uniqueness of everyone's stories. The reason I got into shooting weddings is because of my love for translating a story into a gallery of images that you can cherish forever. Photography to me is a way of story telling, and once time passes and memories fade, your photos will be a way of remembering- a window back in time you can look through whenever you want. Yes, I want you to have pretty photos, but it's so much more than that to me. Of course I'll be sure to get plenty of family photos and of course some cheesin' photos for your parents fridge, but my style revolves 100% around authenticity and connection, because to me, those moments are so much more important than any perfectly staged photo could ever be. 

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If you feel a connection to my work, and want a photographer who believes in documenting authenticity over perfection, and who lives to capture adventurous, intimate, wild, honest and passionate moments, we'll be friends in no time!

I can't wait to be your Tennessee elopement photographer!