About Me

Hello! My name is Tori Wild, owner and photographer for Wild Photography in Atkins, Iowa (just 10 minutes west of Cedar Rapids on Highway 30.)

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I’m a mom to four {Wild} kids, Parker- 13, Kaiden- 11, our red headed princess, Gabby (Gabrielle)- 9, and our youngest little spitfire – Quinn, who is very, very, VERY TWO.   They are my life, my loves, and my happiness.   I’m married to my best friend and high-school sweetheart, Jeremy, who is my biggest supporter.

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My lifetime passion has been art from the time I was a little girl.  I signed up for as many art and photography courses that were available in high school, as well as a few in college.  Of course, this was all PRE-DIGITAL age…. but I’ve always loved any avenue that gave me a creative outlet.  Despite that interest in the art world,  I started a part-time job in college which led to a 16 year career managing inbound and outbound sales programs, traveling, and entertaining clients.

Once I had children, my priorities changed significantly… and the days of travel and entertaining became much less enticing.  At the point my daughter turned 2, we made a HUGE decision and I began staying home.  For the first two years, I was a daycare provider for 8 to 10 feisty little ones each day— which was a great (but crazy) transition to allow me to figure out where my future was going to take me.  I loved taking pictures of my own kids… and that led me to my own self-study to learn the art of digital photography.  I’m constantly learning and have taken many amazing workshops, online courses, and read countless books.  I’m still always learning and working to perfect my craft.

A few fun facts about me –

1. My vice is Pepsi… it’s my morning (and night) substitute for coffee.  Along with chocolate, berries, and cupcakes. (I have a MAJOR sweet tooth!!)

2. I am CONSTANTLY doing projects in my house… whether it’s refurbishing old furniture, sewing projects– or countless other crafts that I think I need to try from pinterest.

3. I’m a total foodie… I will try almost anything!  This a FAR cry from my youth… my poor parents had to deal with tantrums and me only eating hot dogs and peanut butter sandwiches my entire child hood!!

4. I love home decorating… designing nursery’s is one of my favorite things to do!

I feel like the luckiest person to the world to be allowed to work in a job that I love and to be given the gift of staying home with my crew.   Some of my best friends are people that I’ve met in this industry, and it’s truly a blessing to work with my clients.

Contact me at wildphotography@gmail.com or 319-446-6100 with any questions. I would love to talk to you about planning a session to capture these fleeting moments that pass by ALL too quickly in life.