Photography by Alex Wisted

Photography by Alex Wisted

Our Love story

Jonathan and I met in an Origins of Great Traditions class at Kennesaw State University. It was actually the day he decided to drop his major (French major) and transition into Philosophy. I added on a minor of religious studies to have a better leg up on understanding religious practices from different cultures of the world when I wanted to engage myself in cross-cultural missions opportunities.

He walked into class, I clearly saw how attractive this man in the hallway was and let him seat himself first. Then I followed in pursuit. The professor generously gave the class an opportunity to introduce ourselves to the people sitting at the table. I took advantage of that opportunity and introduced myself to my now fiancé! We exchanged chatter among the table, and I asked everyone what they were doing for there long weekend. Jonathan replied with a grin saying, " I will be going to Athens to visit my girlfriend". I instantly understood and understandably so saw a very taken man sitting next to me. The next day, Jonathan politely sat at another table making his distance to respect his current relationship.  

Jonathan and I kept bumping into each other from time to time at coffee-shops while continuing our studies on religion. The more I learned about this man the more I knew he would have been a good one had I caught him sooner. One of my co-leaders for a small group I was leading was the manager at the coffee-shop and say "wow, who's that gent you should definitely marry that man", jokingly and I suppose I am now!

 Photography by: Emily Battles

Photography by: Emily Battles

Hi, I'm Jordyn! 

First off it's a pleasure that you'd like to know more about me!

ALL THINGS NOT PHOTOGRAPHY!

I strive to learn something new every single day. The value of knowledge these days is incredibly worthisome, and I'd like to know as much as I can about as many things as I can!

I really like to travel because it gives me the thill of being connected to people that aren't like me. It gives me a global perspective of who people are, and how they love best! I'm fairly sure if I tried hard enough I could relate to a wall so don't be weird we're all strangers in this world! 

I'm HORRIBLE at responding to people via my phone because I have a high value for the time I spend with people in person. Unplugged connected conversations are what I live for. There's nothing richer than people investing their attention and time in you, so I really try my best to love people by allowing them to know they are valuable enough to be listened to! 

I have the pleasure of loving my lumberjack, skater, philosopher, husband. We like to get away often and you can catch us doing something incredibly random whenever we're not working, or eating tacos and enjoying a good marg. We love to hangout with people socialize and be in community together. Even if we're all going on a hike or going camping. This world is big, but by being real in community it doesn't have to feel the way all the time.

 Photography above by Alex Twisted, below Emily Battles 

Photography above by Alex Twisted, below Emily Battles 

We kept in touch with our passing chatter not allowing one another to drift into a state where he was just another stranger from a class I once had. We were both very intentional with hearing what the other was saying during our random spirts of bumping into each other.

Then, my first semester of my last year in college I stumbled in a wee bit late to another philosophy class I had to take to complete my minor. Someone had stolen my seat so I had no choice but to make the walk of shame and sit in the first chair directly in the center of the room. It was there I once again laid my eyes on my now fiance. Only this time he was one of the guest speakers of my class and sitting directly in front of me. He smirked and waved and I pretended to not be too excited. When the class was over I packed up and walked quickly outside, Jonathan in a bit of rush came up to me and asked where I was going. I replied "to the parking deck", and then in a hesitant and slightly unsure voice Jonathan asked if I would walk him to his next class". He kept showing up outside my class after that day. We grew closer and circumstances in our life have pushed us even closer together than I ever could have thought.