Rorie is a Chicagoland native, living in the city since her freshman year at Columbia College Chicago in 2013. She has a degree in Art Management and works as Director of Marketing for a team of real estate agents in Wicker Park/Bucktown. Rorie is an avid supporter of local agriculture, sourcing 80% of her produce from the Logan Square Farmer’s Market. She can also tell you, at length, the best (and worst) spots to get ramen in Chicago.
Rorie began photographing at age 11 after she was given her first point-and-shoot by her parents. She continued to take darkroom and digital photography courses throughout high school and a handful in college, as well. Choosing to focus on food photography derives from Rorie’s deep Italian heritage - she was taught food is more than just a meal, but a place to gather, share your day, and build community. Food is her love language.
Since diving into a passion for food photography in 2017, Rorie has started a private dinner series with her long time friend, called The Spread. The dinners focus on plant-based, whole food meals with over 90% locally sourced ingredients.
Rorie shoots on a Sony a7ii, most frequently with a 50mm 1.8.