I love all things cottage core, forests and prairies, wild plants and house plants, art, animals, and talking about ALL the things. If I could do anything in the world besides photography, I'd have a podcast like Joe Rogan's. (Minus the sports stuff. I'd rather go down the rabbit holes!) I am a super curious, open and intuitive person, and would also describe myself as laid-back, earthy and easy to get along with.
I fell in love with photography and weddings when I became friends with my wedding photographer in 2015. I had just gotten my first Canon and was starting this new hobby when she asked me to be her assistant. This began a five year partnership where I was second shooting weddings and engagement sessions for her business, editing the couples galleries, and eventually helped my friend grow her dream business into a successful wedding venue (now called Little Lights on the Lane).
I never expected this to become my path, but am so grateful for the opportunities my friend shared with me in her businesses and the resulting dreams of my own that got planted along the way. I just fell in love with weddings after falling in love with photography. Wedding days, portraits, the couples and their families are a never-ending source of inspiration for me, and I couldn't imagine my life without it.
A little more about me: I am down for any adventure. I'm super passionate about self-growth and I am eternally curious - about everything! Some of my favorite hobbies are reading, painting, gardening, herbal remedies and foraging, cooking, yoga, and astrology.
I have two pitties, two cats, two birds, and a chihuahua, so basically way too many pets. Myself, my husband and our two little boys wouldn't have it any other way. We are working up towards backyard chickens (UPDATE: we got five chickens) and someday another lizard or a parrot. (I kinda wish I was joking.) We love riding our bikes, hiking and going on road trips together.
Old timey things
Instant film cameras are so fun. I love the vintage feel. There's this almost instantaneous draw of nostalgia, even if the print just cranked out of the camera a few short seconds ago. I love that feeling.
Traveling is cool like that. It brings out the inner kid in me, because as I look around in wonder, everything is new, exciting, and nothing has been named and catalogued and stored yet as just another thing I see every day.
Hawaii has been my favorite place so far. Need I explain that one?
People are the best though. I love connecting with people other people and documenting their connections.
I'm calm & professional behind the camera.
I really, really, care about what's most important to you on your wedding day.
I won't show up to your session or wedding with the intention to build my portfolio, grow my following, or tell MY story. My intention is always to serve YOU and to tell YOUR story.
I'm here to share my gifts with the world through photography, film video, and the power of stories. And I hope we laugh and connect in the process.
"I have no words for both how phenomenal the photos Torey took are OR for how grateful I am to have such precious memories!
THANK YOU X A MILLION!"
Torey has photographed my family on more than one occasion and has always been completely professional. Torey has been working in the wedding industry for a few years as a second shooter but is a standout on her own. Torey is talented, creative, a professional and very easy to get along with. She was able to capture the best photos we've ever had. You will love working with Torey Rohde Photography!