Hopped up to the Pacific Northwest for a little bit of work and a little bit of fun last weekend. It was so fun getting back to a city that I love so much. I love the people, I love the coffee culture, I love the rain – it’s awesome.

Photo by  @bethanymarieco   Shirt by  Fear of God

Photo by @bethanymarieco

Shirt by Fear of God

I was able to meet up with my incredibly talented friend, Bethany Staudacher (@bethanymarieco), while we were both in town! My first ever blog post on my website were images that Bethany and I shot in Seattle, back in June. We always have a blast shooting; its fun, its easy, its creative and we always run into some sort of weather that keeps the shoot interesting. This time, it was the wind. As we stood on top of a very tall parking structure, the wind was blowing over chainlink fences, blowing my hair over to make a new part, and blowing up my shirt every once in a while. It made for a really fun, yet challenging, time!

Bethany is crazy talented. We were able to catch up on her adventure during New York Fashion Week this month and about what the future holds for her business! So stoked for her and can’t wait to see where her successes continue to take her. As for now, enjoy these incredible images by Bethany, wearing pieces from the new Fear of God line.

The grind continues. CMT

Photo by  @bethanymarieco

Photo by  @bethanymarieco
Photo by  @bethanymarieco
Photo by  @bethanymarieco   Flannel by  Fear of God

Photo by @bethanymarieco

Flannel by Fear of God

Photo by  @bethanymarieco
Photo by  @bethanymarieco


When I posted "CORY'S STORY", I finished the post with a note for readers to comment on the post or e-mail me to start a conversation of advice, questions or reactions. When you are blogging, sometimes it feels like you are writing into thin air and no one is actually reading your posts, but a moment last week has encouraged me to press on. 

I received an e-mail from a reader. Check this out!

Hi! Im Elizabeth from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I just read your last blog post and i just wanted to say thank you!
This month i started working professionally as a photographer and your post was such an encouragement. I've been working as a translator for a Bible College for the past 3 years but God had been speaking to me about getting serious with photography for so long, but it never really worked out for some reason or another, until now. 

[Elizabeth went on to ask me a question about my experience in the industry, and I have since replied with some advice for her]

Thank you for your time and you have no idea how much your story can impact others! 

WOW! I really was speechless after reading this e-mail. People really are reading my posts. People really do care about what is going on in my story. Not only do they care, they see me as inspiring and as a source of encouragement. As I e-mailed Elizabeth a few times, we were even able to find out that she has seen information for the church campus that has been planted in Buenos Aires that was started by the church that I currently attend in Orange County. She wants to go check it out sometime! 

I hope this is not the end of hearing from readers, fans, friends and family about my journey. All of your words mean so much to me in this story.

The grind continues. CMT

Photo by  @laurenscotti   Styled by  @hannypotter   Long Tee -  Asos   Black Jeans -  Urban Outfitters

Photo by @laurenscotti

Styled by @hannypotter

Long Tee - Asos

Black Jeans - Urban Outfitters


About a week ago, my manager called me and said, "Cory, I have good news for you!"

Good news is always amazing to hear. I was on a drive up to LA in traffic, so it was especially amazing on this day! He said to me, "We sent your book over to Heffner Management in Seattle and they want to sign you! ... TODAY!" YES!!!!

Guys, things are falling into place still. A "yes" is encouraging. How sweet it is to be wanted, believed in and accepted into the industry the way that I have been the last few weeks. 

Heffner Management is one of the top agencies in the Pacific Northwest. I had met with them back when I first signed with White Cross Management back in 2013, but the timing just wasn't right for everyone. I am so excited to begin this journey with the Heffner family! I will be flying up to Seattle this Friday to go and meet my team and figure out a good game plan for my future with them! 

The grind continues. CMT.

Photo by  @bethanymarieco   Leather Jacket -  Top Man   Short Sleeve Hoodie -  Top Man   RSQ Denim Jeans -  Tilly's   White Converse -  Converse All-Star

Photo by @bethanymarieco

Leather Jacket - Top Man

Short Sleeve Hoodie - Top Man

RSQ Denim Jeans - Tilly's

White Converse - Converse All-Star