Tori is an absolutely wonderful photographer and person! She made my first boudoir shoot such a great experience for me and I am SO glad I decided to do it. At first, I was feeling nervous and self-conscious about being photographed in close to nothing... but Tori had a way of making me feel not only comfortable and at ease, but sexy and confident in my own skin! Not to mention, we had a total blast during my shoot! In addition to her skill and expertise, Tori has an awesome personality and was so much fun to work with. And I love love love the way my photos came out! So much that I ended up getting an entire album as a bday gift to my boyfriend. Needless to say, he loved his gift just as much as I did,... probably more ;) Tori is amazing at what she does and I would absolutely recommend her to anybody who is interested in doing a boudoir photo shoot -- something that I recommend every woman does at least once in their lifetime! Thank you so much Tori!! Best of luck to you in Japan!! :)
"If you're on the fence about doing a boudoir photo shoot - do it!!"
Tori did my boudoir session early April of this year. 2015 has been a big year for me. I turned 40 in March and had been going through a marital separation which was weighing heavily on me - not to mention I was weighing heavily at 30 pounds overweight when she photographed me! I booked the session and was very nervous but let me tell you, Tori is SO kind and so fun and she made me feel like I was the sexiest thing alive! I needed a confidence boost and not only did the finished photography look amazing, the session itself was so fun and such a wonderful experience that I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Tori's such a talented photographer and her work is just amazing!! If you're on the fence about doing a boudoir photo shoot - do it!! Even if it's for yourself, like mine was, it's just something fun to do for YOU. :) Thanks Tori!!
"Tori helped me feel beautiful again."
I was twenty nine years old when my life was turned upside down. I hadn't been feeling very well so I had decided to make a trip to the emergency room one afternoon. The doctors began all sorts of testing to get to the bottom of what was going on inside my body. What they had discovered, I wasn't really ready for. I had already been in the critical care unit for three days by the time I got the news. My doctor began talking to me of my diagnosis, all in medical terms, and nothing seemed to make any sense. That was until I heard a word I recognized, cancer. Cancer isn't something a twenty nine year old woman was supposed to be diagnosed with. I had my whole life ahead of me, how was I supposed to deal with this? I was feeling a whole mix of emotions: anger, sadness, fear, and even numbness. The next few months came as one big jumbled blurry mess. It consisted of doctors, radiation, chemotherapy, surgeries, and even more fear. I tried to keep my sense of humor, and when the cancer would pop up in other places I compared my illness as that of the game of "whack-a-mole". Once the doctors seemed to get a handle on this illness it would show up somewhere else in my body. Fast forward to two years later, to present day, and I find not so much has changed. The cancer has now found its way into my bone marrow. I have had more cancer treatments then I'd like to remember. I didn't feel like a beautiful, sexy, desirable woman anymore, instead I was a medical experiment that doctors could test new therapies on. When I looked in the mirror I would see the pale face, the red eyes and the stringy lifeless hair that multiple chemo treatments left me with. I felt I no longer looked like a woman, but instead a cancer patient. That's when I stumbled upon Tori's boudoir photography. I had seen other Boudoir Photographer's work, and never had any interest in having my own photos taken, but Tori's work was different. She photographed beauty and femininity. Something I felt missing from my life. Something I believe many other woman find missing in their own life, regardless of their circumstances. My photography shoot with Tori wasn't for anyone but my myself. Tori helped me to feel beautiful again. She helped me see past my illness, and I was reminded that I am beautiful and sexy, but even more than that, I was reminded that I am woman. Thank you Tori, you have given me far more than just beautiful photographs.
"Tori made me feel like a Victoria's Secret model!"
Iv'e always stuggled with my weight and self image, so I was apprehensive about having such intimate photos taken of me. Tori made me feel like a Victoria's Secret model! She gave such great direction and if I didn't completely understand the pose she jumped right in and SHOWED me how to rock it! Tori knows how to make any woman feel and look amazing with the right light and great posing.
"...I felt confident, sexy, and beautiful."
Not every woman goes into taking boudoir photos with the most confidence. I am a mother of 2 boys in my 30's and I haven't felt sexy in a very long time. Arriving at the photo shoot, I was nervous and shy but Tori made getting ready feel like playing dress up and having a makeover with your gal pals. She made posing in front of a camera fun rather than embarrassing. Every photo taken was tastefully done, and after seeing them all finished I felt confident, sexy and beautiful. Tori was professional,
friendly and trustworthy, all of which I needed to go through with the entire process. My husband couldn't be more happy with the outcome, not only does he have a new found confident wife, he's got the pictures to back it up.
"Tori was all sorts of amazing..."
Tori was all sorts of amazing for my boudoir shoot- It was hot (literally) and the photos still came out wonderful- my hair and makeup were perfect and the photos were done so tastefully. It is definitely a challenge to be down in your skivvies being photographed, but we had an absolute blast! I would recommend Tori. She is friendly, professional, and so much fun.
"...I felt like a REAL woman again."
I had Boudoir photo's done by Tori in August 2014, and I can honestly say it was one of the funnest most feminine experiences I have ever had! I have two small kids including an 18 month old, so I was a little nervous for the session but not only did Tori and her make-up and hair stylist make me over, they made me feel absolutely gorgeous throughout the entire session! Tori gave amazing direction on how to pose (from fingers to my toes!) so it was casual and beautiful, not raunchy and over thought at all! We did the session in the comfort of my own home, and used natural light to keep it simple chic and to make it feel natural, not staged or portrait-esque. The lighting was too dark in my bedroom, so we created an amazing space to shoot in my living room.... I never imagined she could have gotten those amazing photo's in such a small area of my house. But like I said, she is amazing and has an great eye for detail! After the session I felt like a REAL woman again, I couldn't wait to see the photo's and share them with my husband! Most of all... I wanted to do it again! Thank you Tori for making me feel like a perfect 10 model, even if it was only for the day! I had the best time at my shoot and if your interested in Boudoir photography, you will NOT be let down by Tori. She will BLOW YOU AWAY with her skill!