The Cross-Country Couple - Tori + Antonio
I'm going to be taking this back to your college days... do you remember those? Where you would stay up late studying for an exam or stay up late just because you could? Only to regret it the next morning by meandering into class with yesterday's clothes on + having to sit behind the cutesy couple looking perfect. Yes, those two. You know the kind I'm talking about. Where their noses were buried in each other's faces rather than the books. The ones that looked like they got their full 8 hours of sleep + had time to make a healthy, organic breakfast. The ones where the girl curled her hair in the morning + the boy buttoned his shirt + ironed his collar. The ones that seemed to have every class together while managing an internship, a part-time job, + volunteer time at the local animal shelter.
You know who those people are? Tori + Antonio. They may beg to differ, but I see them. I see their hard work dedicated to their studies, their soft hearts toward the people around them, + their happiness + passion towards each other. They met this past year when they both were attending college in Iowa. Also they were friends with each other before they started dating. Yes, yes my friends, they were both resurrected from the Friend-Zone. (I told you it is a real thing, it did not just happen to me + Daniel).
This past semester Antonio graduated + will be working towards applying for the police academy in northern California. Tori still has a couple more years in Iowa to finish up her degree. They made a commitment + a promise to their long-distance relationship. It is beautiful + powerful to see them together - the way Antonio looks at his Tori + how she lights up simply by his touch. You can't help but root + rally for this young love.
If you found yourself smiling by the end of these photos, don't worry, I spent the entire time editing these with a cheesy one plastered all across my face!