Looking at these photos, it’s hard to believe Kory wouldn’t let Ryan get close enough to even touch her for the whole first part of their dating relationship. During the shoot, Ryan joked, “I think this is the most we’ve ever touched,” haha. Kory & Ryan have one of the funniest / realest origin stories – it wasn’t love at first sight by any means. In fact, Kory repeatedly told Ryan she didn’t like him. But he stuck around long enough for Kory to eventually realize Ryan was fully and wholly her person, and she couldn’t imagine her life without him.
Those are my kinds of love stories. Not the cliche “I knew the moment I met her, she was the one.” Love is messy and complicated and sometimes we don’t realize what’s right in front of us. Love is a conscious choice, and Kory and Ryan chose each other.
I had so much fun with these two out at Mount Laguna! The shoot started with clear skies and golden fields, and slowly turned to moody vibes and foggy forests, making for some seriously epic photos. Check those out at the bottom!