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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

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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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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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Interior Design Photography As a branding | interiors photographer + stylist in Central NJ and beyond, my interior designer clients, builders, and architects look to me to guide them on the best practices to styling for publications. Styling for editors and consumers is different from styling and decorating for residential and commercial clients. Having an […]

8 Tips on Styling Interiors for Publication

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Location, location, location! Choosing a location for your photoshoot is important because it will set the tone for your shoot and impact the look and feel of your photos. Choose locations that are on-brand for your business and don’t be afraid to look for new places that have an atmosphere that can uplevel your brand. […]

Choosing Your Brand Photography Location

Interiors

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Interior photography is not your average real estate photography, it’s so much more and made for the creative artist you are.  I absolutely love working with creatives and especially interior designers to photograph homes. As an interior designer, your have put a lot of thought into creating just the right space for your client. I […]

How is interior photography different from real estate photography?

Interiors

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When photographing a space, it is important to understand what type of equipment to invest in, what each piece does, and if it’s even worth investing in or if you should hire a professional to worry about these details (and to cover the cost of owning a lens).  If you want to figure it out […]

What lens is best for interior photography?

Interiors

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I know it sounds strange to design your home to maximize positive emotional energy. It may sound like a hippy way to do things, but let’s take a look at today’s world and see why this may not be so “far-out”.  Everyone has been confined to their home for a period of time this year […]

3 easy tips to improving your mental health through interior design.

Interiors

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Most people believe that interior design photography is just capturing a few images with your camera. I’m sure if you’ve tried this you have also realized that it is not that simple (or you wouldn’t be reading this). Interior design photography actually has a lot of rules that need to be followed in order to […]

8 tips for taking stunning interior design photographs on your own.

Interiors

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