It was clear we were made to be together. To work with each other. We traveled the world to find our next great adventure, only to find the one we would love sitting next to us at a small non-profit in Georgia.
Now based in Southern California, we spend our days capturing life's best moments and sharing incredible stories through photographs. When not taking pictures, you are likely to find us globetrotting, enjoying the beach, or throwing a party with all of our friends.
We first crossed paths at a retreat in Bangkok. Nick was nothing more than a crazy guy in neon orange shorts at the time.
We sat rows apart on a flight from China to LAX. Nick was the man that led his team in singing the national anthem when we landed.
We were assigned adjacent desks at our new job. An office romance ensued (and survived when Nick became my boss).
After we got married, we headed west for San Diego to settle down on the "best coast" (Nick's words).
I’m known for killer dance moves, audacious dreams, fearless hustle, making strangers my best friends, and singing songs I don’t know the words to. I never follow recipes exactly, have high paleo aspirations and a major gooey chocolate-chip cookie indulgence.
I can give a powerful speech on a whim, throw a killer party, and style any place to be beautiful and inviting. I lose countless hours (and dollars) “browsing” Anthropologie , JCrew and Lululemon. Barre and Orange Theory are my current work out musts. I cry a little every time I see a golden retriever puppy or anytime I listen to a worship song.
I have lived in 12 other countries and spend the majority of my day dreaming time planning our next trip. I truly believe T.Swift and I will be besties and in 20 years I could happily be the First Lady of the United States.
I want to live a life that slow yet full of flavor.
I'm married to the love of my life, who is also the most brilliant person I know and always takes the best care of me.
Most days you can find me trying to improve things, reading the latest book, playing yard games, and spending time with my beautiful wife. I can talk politics, religion, and business all day long, and I am constantly trying to learn new things.
I'm at home on the beach or the ski slopes, surfing, snowboarding, and playing volleyball. While my dream car is a Honda Odyssey, I'd prefer to get around via longboard or bike.
I try living each day loving people like Jesus did. It's my dream to bring practical, viable solutions to majors issues in this world. I love serving and serving alongside others who are making a positive difference in this world.
I've always loved visual arts, so it was only natural that I get involved with Jess' photography when we started dating. What began as me second shooting became a beautiful partnership where we compliment each other so well in all aspects of the business: She's the dreamer and the creative; I'm the businessman and tech support.
Between the two of us, we have been to 31 countries and counting. We absolutely love experiencing new cultures, meeting interesting people, hearing incredible stories, and growing closer together in the process. It's our belief that a unique experience is always better than the newest gadget. When traveling, we try to live like the locals to gain a better world view and understand how we can make a difference.
For the last 10 years child sponsorship has been a huge part of our lives. Over the last 2 years, we have had the joy and privilege to visit all of our sponsor children, meet their families, and give them a big hug letting them know that our relationship isn't just a monthly paycheck. We also have a huge desire to adopt a child of our own, and are hoping to start the process later this year.