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Hi I'm Tori

I am an artist. I am a photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am college graduate now pursuing a career in commercial photography. I love photography more than anything else. Everything is beautiful when seen in the right way. I got my degree in fine arts. I grew up with a Dad who does graphic design so art has always been a huge part of my life. I also have a deep love for literature, movies and music. I love the Northwest, it will always be home to me. I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon and had incredible parents who taught me all that is good and right but they're not the reason I continue to be a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because it makes life easier and happier. I know that when I am striving to follow the spirit and am reading my scriptures and praying daily, He will always be on my side, He will always look out for me. When I am trying my hardest, he will make up the difference. That is such a comfort to me because some days are really hard, some days I don't know what to do with myself, some days I just feel lost. But I know that He knows me and loves me and has a great plan for me and so many wonderful things waiting for me as long as I do what is right. I know I can be with my family for ever because the Lord has provided a way through the Temple. I know I am in my family for a reason and that they were specially chosen for me. I know Heavenly Father knows me better than I know myself and as long as I do His will, everything will be okay. I know my Heavenly Father is aware of me and He loves me. I know Christ has felt all the same pain, confusion and frustrations that I have and the only way I can overcome those things is through Him and His atonement.

How I live my faith

I serve as a leader to the women in my ward. I am grateful for the opportunities the leadership position has given me to serve and to love. As I have served these women, I have served my Lord as well and my love for both has grown. In my position, I am in charge of the education of the women in my ward. I preside over the teachers for lessons in our Sunday meetings and any other educational needs that my arise. I am grateful for the opportunity I had for this as I love to teach. Education has always been very important to me, both spiritual and academic.