Hey there!

i'm TORI.

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.
Thank you for stopping by!

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from my sweet boyfriend!

HUGS

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Savannah, Nantucket, & Charleston have the most amazing architecture!

HISTORIC HOUSES

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the fluffier, the better!

HYDRANGEAS

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especially chocolate ice cream. Need I say more?

ice cream

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the happiest, most energetic Australian Shepherd you will ever meet!

willow the aussie

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Fixer Upper and Home Town are two of my all time favorites!

HGTV

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I'm at the beach every chance I get! My favorite beach to visit is in Cape May, NJ.

the ocean

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drawing has always been one of my favorite ways to relax!

DOODLING

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the ultimate staple of summer, if you ask me!

making smores

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a bit of an obsession, really! I could shop for shoes all day long. Tieks are my favorite!

shopping for shoes

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My Top Ten

things I'm crazy about

IT WAS TIME TO MAKE MY OWN DREAMS COME TRUE INSTEAD OF WORKING TOWARDS SOMEONE ELSES.

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....

Right?

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.

My Story

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So, I bought a camera, and the rest was history. (j.k. there's more...)

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My Story

that's so cool

Get published in a wedding magazine

On My Bucket List...

Travel to Italy (and eat all of the gelato!)

On My Bucket List...

Go back to school to earn a masters degree

On My Bucket List...

Buy a beekeeping kit (even though bees scare me!)

On My Bucket List...

Go jet-skiing!

On My Bucket List...

Visit The Silos in Waco, TX (I'm a huge Chip and Joanna fan!)

On My Bucket List...

My Timeline

where I've been

2008

Was given my first camera and started photographing for the school yearbook

2010

Went to college to pursue my dream major (so I thought!) in theater

2011

Realized my love for photography and switched my major to Fine Arts

2012

Met Ryan at a party that our mutual friend was hosting at her  townhouse on campus!

2014

Tori Petrillo Photography became an official business!

2015

Went to Savannah for the very first time and fell in love with the history and architecture!

2017

Decided to go to grad school for marketing to learn as much as I could in order to enhance my business

2019

Graduated with my masters degree and continue photographing love stories for my couples each and every weekend!

Photo Sessions you've got to see...

A rustic, spring wedding at The Stone Terrace by John Henry's

alec + alessandra

A romantic, golden light filled engagement session at Cross Estate Gardens

brittany + ian

A classic, winter wedding at a historic plantation-style mansion.

more on the blog

caitlin + Jonathan