Legoland

I (Jess) often feel like if I'm not traveling often enough, I start to get a little stir crazy. My walls cave in, I feel restless, and I can't creatively give my job my ALL. When Jason and I both start to feel this way, we usually get out of town. Sometimes it's up north, sometimes to the beach, a staycation- WHATEVER. We just need space to rest, breath and not be surrounded by our every day norm.

This time we decided very last minute to surprise our kids with a trip to Legoland! We have been talking about taking them with Spring Break around the corner, we threw caution to the wind and made it happen. We got up early, surprised the kids as we were getting in the car and made the trek to San Diego!

We were in Legoland for two days and in California total of 2.5 days so it was a fast trip for sure. But it recharged our souls a bit, gave us some really good quality family time and some awesome memories were made. (click the photos for a short slideshow!)

And while we weren't rewarded or compensated in any way for this post, we do want to say thanks to Legoland for the fun times and to Hyatt House in Carlsbad where we stayed. We originally planned to stay at the Legoland Hotel, but they were booked solid. The Hyatt House's customer service was fantastic and it was an awesome place to stay. They even mailed our son back his two lovies that he accidentally left there and would have been devastated to lose! If you need a spot, it's a good one!

Make sure you make a plan to get out of your every day norm with your family. It might be a quick trip, you might not even leave town officially. Do something that refreshes you. For us, that's traveling and seeing new things and places with our kids as much as possible. 

We can't wait for our summer adventures coming up! We'll be announcing dates and cities soon!

Josh + Jennifer | Engaged

These two hold a special place in our hearts.

We have walked life alongside Jennifer since we met her a few years ago. We have laughed with her, cried with her, Harry Pottered with her, and we have prayed with and for her like something FIERCE. She is like a sister to me (Jess) and we completely consider her a part of our family.

When she met Josh, we watched their relationship unfold with such grace. It wasn't long before we both were chatting about whether or not we thought Josh was THE ONE. And as they progressed, it became more obvious (mostly because she was telling us haha) that Josh was her future husband. What a blessing it's been to watch them grow, find one another, and step into new life together.

To see their FULL engagement session, check it out HERE. We promise you won't be disappointed! 

*Wardrobe for Jen was provided by Frances Vintage.

Somewhere, New Mexico

This was somewhere in the middle of New Mexico while we were on our summer travels in 2014. The sky looked seriously enchanting and I asked Jason to snap this photo of our little Bravery. He captured it perfectly.

We can't wait to hit the road this summer again! Will we be seeing YOU? If you're interested in having us photograph your wedding, engagement session or lifestyle session, email us at hello@jayandjess.com and let's talk! We'll be on the road sooner than we think and we'd love to get you on our calendar!