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I'M TORI, A NJ BRANDING HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER. I WORK PRIMARILY WITH CREATIVE WOMEN, TELLING YOUR STORY AND LETTING PEOPLE INTO THE BEAUTY OF YOUR WORLD.
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Tori Sikkema Photography Thank you @design_nj and @katerumson for featuring my photography in the December | January issue of design NJ! I am also thrilled to announce that design NJ has endorsed me as a Professional Photographer! “High-quality photography is one of the best investments designers can make. We encourage the use of professional photographers […]

Published Interiors Photographer | design NJ

Interiors

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Personal Branding Photography for Creative Entrepreneurs Connecting with your clients is important to building trust. Now that we are meeting with our clients face-to-face, I have some tips on ways to increase your level of engagement: Give your clients something to remember by refining your brand identity Be visible by being the face of your […]

Building trust with your clients

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Samantha Angel MacKenzie On a brisk fall morning with the leaves of Central NJ changing and slowly cascading onto the ground, I met up with Samantha at Metta Yoga in Tinton Falls for her personal branding session. Her husband, Jack, whom she had married only weeks ago, escorted her inside with her props and gear […]

Personal Brand Session | Health & Fitness Coach | Central NJ

Branding Photography

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Corinne Kaas, Harmonizing Homes Living in Monmouth County, NJ, allows you to explore the beauty of central NJ, from horse country in Millstone and Colts Neck to the beach and Bayshore views of the Atlantic Highlands. It is in the Atlantic Highlands where I met up with Corinne and her team from Harmonizing Homes. Today, […]

Personal Branding Photography NJ Interior Designer

Interiors

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The install is complete, and now you must take over your client’s home for interior photos for your portfolio; how do I tell them I’m going to be taking over their space one more time? Trust me; every client is flattered when you ask to bring a professional photographer into their home for images of […]

How to Engage your homeowner while taking over their house!

Interiors

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What you wear in your photos is a reflection of your brand and overall business, so dress accordingly! Your attire should complement your overall vibe and give a powerful first impression.  Tips for choosing your looks □ Choose 2-4 looks for the shoot. A great place to start is to choose one that represents a […]

Choosing your looks for your Branding Shoot

Education

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IGTV Series “Topics & Trends with Tori” In case you missed it, Kellianne Jordan joined me on my inaugural episode of Topics & Trends with Tori on IG live! We talked about marketing and IG engagement, Kellianne also had a few extra tips about how to look professional and get more engagement! — Tori: “What is the […]

IG Engagement and the Importance of a Professional Presence.

Interiors

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You found your ideal location, maybe it’s your home or a rented space, but now you need to prepare for the shoot! Don’t panic. Spring is the perfect time to declutter those spaces and sell an item you don’t use on Facebook Marketplace. You can book your branding session with the profits you make from […]

How to declutter and prepare your space for your brand shoot.

Education

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AND WHY DO I NEED IT? Have you ever been to someone’s website, blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed and admired the beautiful images they show of themselves and of their work? That’s branding photography. Branding photography is a collection of professional images of you to tell the story of who you are and what […]

WHAT IS BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY?

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Choosing Your Props Props are one of the best ways to show off your personality! They can be as simple as the tools of your trade (laptop, camera, phone) or fun personal items that you love having in your life!  Adding these elements into your photos can give your audience an idea of what it’s […]

How to use props in your Branding Photography Session

Education

what clients are saying

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"As a young professional, I was in need of pictures for my LinkedIn and website. Tori helped me develop my personal brand, which allowed us to create images that truly speak to who I am! Working with Tori was so much fun! All pictures came across relaxed and natural."
—Rebecca

"Tori is talented, kind and was so much fun to work with. She had so many great ideas of different poses & styles for the pictures and she also let us do anything we wanted as well. Her suggestion of location was awesome for us. Tori provided us with so many photos that we love!"
—The Van Saders

"What a delight it was to work with Tori. She is focused & personable and offers the most cutting edge photo options! All of our proofs were gorgeous! We had so many that we loved to choose from! Great work Tori, Thank you!!"
—Karry

"She is professional and a talented photographer! Tori is creative and makes suggestions during photo shoot. Tori takes pride in her work. She made me feel relaxed and at ease. Tori is a pleasure to deal with and you will not be disappointed with her work."
—Kirsten

“Tori is a storyteller and has the technical ability, eye, and a way to make people feel at ease while photographing them. As a photographer, that is key so the person/people look as natural as can be.”

—Debra L Rothenberg, Independent Photography Professional/Author/Speaker 

"Tori takes the time to understand your business and the message you want to convey with your branding and photos. She is professional and conscientious. She captured my products beautifully."
— Ellen Karcher, Pleasant Valley Lavender