West Virginia Wild and Wonderful Wedding, Portrait and Editorial Photography.




My name is Toril Lavender. I’m a full time Freelance photographer working in the Huntington, West Virginia area.

I grew up in Fayetteville, New York and became enthralled with photography during my travels overseas to Australia, India and Europe.

I took my hobby on as a major at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.

Quickly I moved into the realm of newspaper photojournalism, something I still dearly love to do today. Through the adventure of newspapers I met and married my new travel companion Dave Lavender. Together we’ve forged a life less ordinary with our two wild and wonderful red headed children Jacob and Will.

As a mother I’m thrilled I can capture and preserve their every changing personalities. The documentary aspect of photography is priceless. A single photo can be one of the most powerful things. It will help you remember when and even catch a glimpse of who your children will become.

With our ever moving, constantly connected culture it is refreshing to me to take a moment and stop it in a photograph.

I’m fascinated by how everyone lives and would be thrilled if you let me into a small slice of your life. To capture the precious curves of your newborns first days, the joys of your wedding, the little looks between siblings, whatever moment you hope to stop and save.

Let me help you save those moments forever!

Thanks for visiting Lavender Photography.