Hey Friend - I'm Torie.
LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY: but what does that even mean. I like to think of life as a bunch of fleeting milestone moments - and I want to catch 'em all. My business started back when I graduated college in 2015 (Commercial Photography degree...we can chat about that later) and since then I've had the amazing opportunity to capture these milestone moments for my clients from the beginning of "their beginnings." Proposals, Engagements, Wedding/Elopement, Babies, Family, Cake Smashes, Holidays, etc. The relationships I've built and the experiences I've had with past & current clients is truly amazing and makes me absolutely love what I do. On a lighter side, I have had some amazing times with total strangers eloping to Vegas too - so do with that what you will!
Where it started: I've been professionally shooting for over 7 years but started with a point-n-shoot my freshman year of high school over 15 years ago. After graduating college, I started out taking odd ball sessions from friends & family to get more practice, freelanced for the casinos & a few other companies (again there's that degree), then dabbled in weddings.
How it's going: officially went full time into weddings & elopements while pregnant with my son in 2019. You're probably thinking it: oh man what a time to start your own business. Yes. What a time. Since then I have grown into a very outgoing Vegas Elopement Photographer, traveling Wedding Photographer and have returning clients that I get to take lifestyle photos of year after year. Oh and all while being a stay at home mom of two.
As a Lifestyle, Wedding & Elopement photographer, Torie Sweeney Photography specializes in capturing all the authentic moments in an edgy but timeless style. Being a lover of natural light, all final images will have that classicly natural look - with just a tad of fire.
Why hire me? There's so many key things I could say that every photographer wants to sell you on, but let's keep it short and sweet: I've been there. Through the process personally, so I definitely understand the expectation of being the photographer. If you're looking for someone you know has your back and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you feel as good as you look throughout the whole time you work with me: I'm your girl.
I'm a blast.
Me in a nutshell.
Mommy of two & wifey to my highschool sweetheart.
Gemini (trust me that should say it all) and aspiring social butterfly.
Sarcastic & bit of a sour patch.
Antisocial at times but a blast when I'm in my element.
Methodical planner slash, free spirit.
Lover of all things colorful but black is my calling card.
I see things in contrast but feel in the grey zone.
Curse like a sailor so ye be warned.
Pirates of the Caribbean. Harry Potter. Soundgarden. Metallica.
I quote movies all day er day & enjoy reading really fat fictional books.
Dr Pepper. Old Spaghetti Factory. IN-N-OUT. Skittles. Creamer with a shot of coffee.
“I don't know what to say, I'm literally crying.”