Hi, I’m Jess.

I am a wife, mama, photographer, and nurse.

My husband and I have been friends since we were kids and got married when we were 20 & 21. We like to dance in our kitchen & chase our dreams. One of which was to own land to raise a family on. We decided to pursue this dream in 2015 & sold almost everything we owned to move 1300 miles away & build our home in the woods.

You’ll hear me talk about the Cottage, which is what we affectionately call our home. During the summer of 2015, we built the majority of the Cottage ourselves (with a lot of help from our family). My husband is a firm believer that you can learn to do anything if you watch enough Youtube 😉

I’m passionate about Jesus, motherhood & being a wife. You’ll see that I love photography & have a lot of fun documenting my family. I also strive to be mindfully minimalistic & this comes through in a lot of areas of my life. This space is for me to chronicle my family, a place for me to be creative & share my heart.

I hope it becomes a place of community. In the time I’ve been a wife & the very short time I’ve been a momma, I’ve realized it’s no easy job & I crave a community to walk this journey with.