I'm the luckiest man in the world, and she's why...

(Warning: gushy love post ahead)

If you follow me on any form of social media, you know one thing: I photograph my girlfriend. A lot.

She's my muse, my inspiration, who I bounce ideas off, my go-to model, and so much more. No one on the planet has been, is, or will ever be as supportive of my creative passion as she is every day. If I have an idea, she's my first critic. If I'm stuck, she talks with me until I'm unstuck. When I need someone to photograph for a concept, she gets in a dress and goes outside to shoot without even asking.

And that makes me love her so damn much.

(Yes, as you can tell, this is a different kind of blog post. Why am I posting this on my photo website? Well, this is photography-related. But this is me, this is my life, and this is something passionate about, so stick with me...)

I am the luckiest man on Earth, and it's all thanks to Tori.

How couldn't I be? To have a girl who is as loving, supportive, inspiring, and helpful as she is is something that doesn't come twice in a lifetime. But no, I found her four years ago in Spanish class, and I didn't know what I had in store. If I never found her, I wouldn't be where I am today on so many levels. Most importantly, I woudn't be the creative, successful photographer I am. If I never had a person to contribute those things you read in the first paragraph, I would be nothing. But that's not the case. Instead, I have her there night and day, and she is more than happy to be the inspiration I need to succeed.

And, of course, it doesn't hurt that she's absolutely gorgeous.

When I take a moment to put my camera down, look over the glass, and see the stunning, sexy, fun-loving woman posing in front of me, my heart skips a beat. I forget I'm supposed to be taking pictures because I am overcome by pure thankfulness that I am able to share my life with her. Her beauty is vibrant, it carries over to her personality, and it overwhelms me. Later, as I flip through the photos as I edit them, my heart races as I see her beauty radiate from every photo. Her smile, her eyes, everything is perfect. I'm overtaken by pure bliss. She's mine, she loves me, she isn't going anywhere. She's everything I ever wanted. How can one man be so lucky? 


I will not spend one day of my life complacent. Never will I take for granted what was given to me. This woman is my life. Not only that, but she is largely responsible for all the man I am today. My character, my values, and my career I can partially attribute to her. She motivates me to be a creative, ambitious and powerful man every single day, and I will never stop because of that. 

As I post the photos of her into this post, I'm getting those same feelings I described before. Words can never do her justice, but that doesn't mean I can't try. Friends, blog-readers, if you take anything from this sappy post, it should be this: find someone who inspires you. Find someone who motivates you to be the best person you can. Find a person who will stop at nothing to help you with everything you could ever need. Then marry that person and spend the rest of your life with them.

If you do that, you will be the best person you can be, and you will have the best life you could possibly have. Find that someone, and live life together as one.