Heyo! So glad you found me, I'm Jess Haidle. A Michigan native living in the Big Sky state. A lover of adventure, sunshine, water, houseplants, my chemex, and allllll the doggos.
I grew up in west Michigan on my family's farm, Summer weekends were spent lazying on sandy beaches, picking fruits, and late night bonfires with friends. The rest of the time I was outside on the farm or in a gym doing a random assortment of athletics... rowing, volleyball, bowling, tennis...
I attended GVSU earning my BBA in Marketing.
I moved to Montana in 2020, my husband works as a youth pastor at a church here, and I'm a photographer (hopefully that's obvious.) I'm so grateful you're here, welcome!
Trey, my husband, and I have kind of a unique story:
It all starts in 2017 when my good friend, Whitney told me that she thought I'd like her brother. She showed me a picture of Trey, and at the time I thought it would never work out. I was only in Montana for Summers, and back in Michigan for the rest of the year. So finding a Montana-man boifrand was not top of my list.
I actually got to briefly meet Trey in 2017, but it was super brief.
Fast forward a year, Trey and I both started working at Clydehurst. Long story short- he thought I was cute, and I wasn't in to it. Big 'oof' on my part. Then, halfway through the summer of the sweetest little flirtations (think things like asking him asking me my favorite breakfast food over a radio while we are leading 50 kids up a mountain together.) our attitudes flip-flopped. Trey realized I wasn't interested right when I became interested. That Summer ended and we went our own separate ways for the next two years. Then two Summers later in 2020, I worked at Clydehurst again. one weekend a group of us decided to go to a rodeo, at that Rodeo was Trey!
Reconnecting with Trey felt so right. A few months after I moved to Montana full time, on Thanksgiving, we started dating, 8 months later we were engaged and 3.5 months later we were married on November 12, 2021!
It's seriously so crazy to me, that that is our story. I always said I had to marry someone I had been with for at least two years, and preferably most of that would be in the same city, (which we weren't) but the old adage is right, "when you know, you know," we didn't want to wait any longer than necessary to start a life together.
It was fast, but it was perfect, and it was so us. I wouldn't change our story for the world.