A handcrafted wedding experience
for couples who want to venture off the beaten path and celebrate your love, your way. Capturing your moments between Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, Zion, and Southern Utah.

Mammoth Lakes Elopement & Wedding Photographer

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A handcrafted wedding experience
for couples who want to venture off the beaten path and celebrate your love, your way. Capturing your moments between Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, Zion, and Southern Utah.

Mammoth Lakes Elopement & Wedding Photographer

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Hello! I'm Jaymie. I use She/Her pronouns! I am an adventurous backcountry wedding and elopement photographer living, photographing, and forever exploring in the Eastern Sierra and Southern Utah. I am passionate about helping couples have the wedding experience of their dreams. I'll be there to capture the wild, messy, and imperfect moments of your story. Let’s do this!

Meet your Photographer, guide, & friend—The sassy-sweet redhead behind Desert Paintbrush.

Planning your wedding can feel a lot like being surrounded by seemingly impenetrable mountains. There can be a lot of expectations surrounding what your day is supposed to look like. When you choose to Elope, you're choosing to shed those expectations & do things different. Leave the large guest list, the long ceremony, and those external expectations behind and let’s hit the trail. Your wedding experience should be full of what makes you and your partner come alive. 

Leave those external expectations behind and let’s hit the trail because your love story deserves to be as wild as you are.

Are you overwhelmed by a mountain of wedding planning?

Ange-Elise & Mert

Jaymie is beyond talented and give you more than just photos, she helps create moments that you will treasure for a lifetime. We came in looking for a photographer but we ended up with a friend! Her photos are beyond breathtaking. Jaymie not only took photos of our special day, she added more than we could have ever imagined. I will always recommend Jaymie to anyone looking for moments to be captured and created together!

We came in looking for a photographer but we ended up with a friend!

Mindy & Michael

My fiance and I are getting married in Mammoth Lakes next fall, and wanted to take engagement photos during our annual camping trip to the Mammoth/June Lake area this summer. We booked a session with Jaymie and our experience was beyond amazing. She has such a quick turnaround and her photos are excellent quality. I'm very camera shy but felt comfortable during the session. Her calm and warm nature made it much easier to relax and feel natural. We enjoyed our time with Jaymie so much we would love if she could do our wedding photos as well! It definitely takes patience and a great attitude to try and photograph two cats and a husky at the same time.

Her calm and warm nature made it much easier to relax and feel natural.

Jillian & Nathan

Jaymie has expertly captured so many important moments of my life and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to relive these cherished memories. Planning our shoots was so easy and her work never gets in the way of my authentic experience. I get to just be myself, doing my thing. Most of these photos I didn't even notice her taking. What a gift! Many of the images feel so powerful that I can't even believe they're me! Jaymie has been there, behind a camera to bear witness to some of the proudest moments of my life. I couldn't be more thankful for her work. Book her! You will be so happy you did!

Many of the images feel so powerful that I can't even believe they're me!

Carlie & Mark

"My husband and I took our first trip to Mammoth Lakes and it was absolutely amazing! A big part of what made the trip so wonderful was Jaymie! We wanted one of a kind photographs of us doing what we love - being in a beautiful landscape, hiking together. Jaymie made our vision come to life! She is so friendly and personable and she knows her way around Mammoth. Not only did we get beautiful and thoughtful pictures, we had so much fun and made a new friend. Thank you Jaymie!!!"

Not only did we get beautiful and thoughtful pictures, we had so much fun and made a new friend.

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I take photos that will make you say “OMG THATS ME!” by hand tailoring an experience that honors you and your unique love story. I do this by planning, witnessing, and documenting unforgettable outdoor experiences. I’m here to document your real, genuine moments and deliver images for you to cherish for a lifetime.

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I work to capture your authentic selves and send you home timeless photos that are full of warmth and life. I do that by taking the time to genuinely connect with each person I work with. Our time together will not be rushed or forced. We go at your pace and craft photo experiences to remember.

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Want the stress free wedding experience of your dreams? I believe an elopement is for couples who crave an intimate and stress free experience. Elopements are rule free celebrations where the only focus is on this epic commitment two people are making to each other. 

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How To Elope in Yosemite National Park →
Mammoth Location Guide: The Lakes Basin →
We Celebrate Queer Couples →
A Purr-fect June Lake Engagement Session  →
Meet Your Zion Wedding Photographer! →

We know crafting your perfect photo experience can feel a bit overwhelming—when you have the freedom to make that time look however you'd like, how do you start? Our blog is a great place to gain inspiration!

We also share facts about the Mammoth Lakes and Southern Utah area to help you plan your trip to our homes.

The Desert Paintbrush Experience

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we specialize in photographing in zion national park.

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Jaymie is a wedding & elopement photographer based in Mammoth Lakes, CA. She specializes in beautifully documenting people in a timeless way.