Hello. My name is Jess. I grew up in south Georgia in a small town and didn't see snow until I traveled to Colorado when I was 18 (also my first flight). I was an avid reader and found solace in stories of places and people I had never known. I attribute this to my curiosity and need to understand more than what I had been given, and three days after graduating high school I moved 3000 miles away to Alaska, where my life was forever changed. It is quite beautiful to me how the smallest decision can can lead to some of the most significant alterations of your life...I've found this to be true for many of the love stories I've photographed.

 

photo by Jacob Loafman