As an artist at heart, I value good craftsmanship, creating meaningful work, and authentically documenting my sweet couples on one of the most important days of their lives.
When I’m not photographing love stories, you can find me watching HGTV, playing frisbee with Willow (my Aussie!), or visiting someplace new with my college sweetheart, Ryan. We're firm believers that the best kind of adventure is one that is completely spontaneous!
I have a fascination with historic architecture (Savannah, anyone?!), a love for being by the ocean, and a serious craving for chocolate ice cream each and every night after dinner.
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After college, I took a 6 month leave replacement position working for an art gallery. At the time, it seemed like a good career move. After all, I was a fine arts major! At least I’d be using my degree....
I had prayed that they’d give me a full time position in the early months of starting that job.
However, as the weeks went on and I spent my days tucked away in front of an Excel spreadsheet in a windowless, isolated office, I knew that something had to change. And fast.
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Was given my first camera and started photographing for the school yearbook
Went to college to pursue my dream major (so I thought!) in theater
Realized my love for photography and switched my major to Fine Arts
Met Ryan at a party that our mutual friend was hosting at her townhouse on campus!
Tori Petrillo Photography became an official business!
Went to Savannah for the very first time and fell in love with the history and architecture!
Decided to go to grad school for marketing to learn as much as I could in order to enhance my business
Graduated with my masters degree and continue photographing love stories for my couples each and every weekend!
A late summer intimate wedding at a beautiful private estate
A fall engagement session on Governors Island
A classic summer wedding at Rock Island Lake Club