A Little Long Distance

traveling storytellers

Photos & Films by Josh + Jess Helton

Hi, we're the heltons.

We're Josh + Jess Helton, a husband and wife photos & films team. It isn't surprising we fell in love through writing while we were living across the world from each other (Nashville to Nepal)....'cause that's who we are-- travelers and storytellers. Now we're hitched and doing both of those together.  

We are currently located in Spring Hill, TN, but stoked to travel to you. It's just a little long distance, after all. 

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Hometown: suburbs of Chicago, IL

Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship from Belmont University

Favorites: chocolate milk, documentaries, skydiving, grace, off-the-grid living, Waffle House, ultimate frisbee, surfing, crowd-surfing, CraigsList, camper life

Fun Facts: Josh is training for his long-term goal to run a sub-4 minute mile. In college he hitchhiked across the country, twice. He has a secret dream of being a rapper and a theologian.  

Storytelling Background: grew up making claymation and Jackass videos

Life Motto: "If you're gonna laugh about it later, you might as well laugh now."

Hometown: suburbs of Nashville, TN

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Writing with a Psychology Minor from Maryville College

Favorites: classic lit, bacon, folk music, social & poetic justice, the holidays, red lipstick, design, figure skating, Europe, thrifting

Fun Facts: Jess is a World Race alum and has lived short-term on every continent (minus Antarctica.) She is a color processor for multiple international photographers. She's deeply passionate about adoption and girls' education & literacy.

Storytelling Background: creative writing was my first love; bought my first dslr camera before studying abroad in Germany

Life Motto: "timshel" -- John Steinbeck