owner, lead photographer + creative director
My name is Tori, I am the Owner and Lead Photographer of Dandelion Weddings + Co. with 18 years of experience am a 19 x Award Winning Wedding Photographer and recognized by the Charleston Multi-Cultural Bridal Association. I have had 29 magazine publishings. I have an amazing team and we all absolutlely love what we do!
co-owner, second lead photographer
Co-Owner + Second Lead Photographer. Former Military. Loves working with the Groomsmen and lives for catching candids.
Brittany- Second Shooter
Brittany is our amazing Second Shooter. She loves photography and loves working with every Bride + Groom. She is creative and one of our own. We love having Brittany as a part of our staff.
Sarah - Officiant
Sarah is one of the most authentic humans you could ask for to officiate your upcoming nuptials. She has such a huge heart and one of the most beautiful smiles. She is everything you want in an officiant. See Sarah's website full of testimonials from her former clients.
Why We All Love What We Do
Being the wedding photographer means being the one to capture the day and tell the story of their big day by freezing fraction of a second moments, that are otherwise gone, forever. As the one to document one of the most important days in someone’s life is a huge responsibility. But this concept of capturing these key moments (and the moments between moments) is truly what it is all about. These photos will be the only artifacts left after the wedding for couples to relive their big day and quite often they are amazed and enthused at the mini candid moments that are captured that they had no idea was even being photographed.
A lot goes into planning a wedding, this is why weddings are packed with so much emotion. By the time we first meet with the couple, through all of the communication and helping with planning, through the engagement sessions and ultimately the wedding we have established some level of a personal connection. On the wedding day we are pretty much with the bride and groom and also the family and bridal party throughout the entire day, by the time the night is over we certainly feel like not just another “vendor” but often feel like invited guests or friends.
Wedding Photography is an Art-Form
Every wedding is unique. Each day unfolds differently, poses different challenges, and gives you different subjects to work with, but, one thing that stays constant is it is YOUR imagery, and your art that you are creating. Every wedding photographer has their own unique style, both in terms of technical and composition style and also editing style, its refreshing and exciting to know that with each wedding we photograph those photos encompass our vision and our creativity within each photo.
Bride + Groom Appreciation and Enthusiasm
To me, the ultimate reward with being a wedding photographer is when your bride and groom tell you that they are head over heels in love with the photos, or their groom or mom/dad shed happy tears when looking through the photos. It is without a doubt the coolest feeling one can have. At that point you know you hit a home run and you have made an extremely gracious and happy client, one who will cherish your photos of them for years and years to come. The list can certainly go on and on but to us, these are the big main reasons why we love our jobs as wedding photographers!