Desert Paintbrush

I'm an artist who lives in her favorite place in the world (the Eastern Sierra) and is pursuing what makes her come alive the most—being with people in the outdoors and working with her camera. This is a joy I get to share with all I encounter and even comes through in the images I create. They say joy is contagious and working with me will show you just how contagious joy is.

Oh hey! I'm Jaymie


Your Photographer, guide, and friend.

of my favorite things

These are a few

fave sport

Fave look

fave camping spot

but let’s cut to the chase, lemme tell you why i'm different

I’d rather be walking through the desert barefoot than stuck inside. I frequently consume coffee and have a healthy mug collection. My best friends would tell you I’m a whole bunch of lovable sass. When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I typically am holding my watercolor set and hiking to a vista to sit down and attempt to paint.

MY BEST FRIENDS WOULD TELL YOU I’M a whole bunch of lovable sass.

Working with me comes threefold. I am your Photographer, Guide, and Friend. After 10 years working with the camera, I put it down to learn a new one—Guiding. This brought me to the red rock canyon of Zion National Park where I worked as a canyoneering, climbing, and hiking guide. Let me tell you, it is SUCH an honor to watch people confront their fears and learn just how capable they really are. Working as a photographer is no different. From rappelling through a slot canyon to being in front of the camera, both are vulnerable things to do! That's where the friend aspect comes into play. We'll get to know one another throughout our planning process so by the time we are amongst it, we have a basis of trust to work off of. I cannot wait to help you achieve the experience you've always dreamed of. 

you might be my People if:

You care more about how your elopement day feels than looks.

Your favorite thing to do is run your toes through the desert sand.

Hair gets messed up by the wind? You laugh.

You have a bucket list of National Parks you wanna explore.

You’d consider yourself a outdoorsy (whatever that means)

You see a stranger’s puppy & it takes everything in you not to run up & cuddle it.

Your outfit gets dirt on it, and you shrug.

You know the power of a burrito and brew in your backpack to get you to the top of the mountain.

You LIVE for the feeling of first light on your skin & wind in your hair.

You’re already screaming YESSSS WHERE DO I BOOK YOU?

I know my experience in the outdoors and with the camera is an immense privilege and comes with responsibility. This is why I teach and follow Leave No Trace principals during each experiences and donate a percentage from each session to local non-profits working to conserve and protect our wild places.

I believe everything is

I have worked as a guide, am a certified Leave No Trace Master Educator, and professional photographer. Yes, I am passionate about what I do!

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San Francisco, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Zion NP
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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