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What do you get when you live in Bishop, CA and love the outdoors? Most likely a couple of rock climbers who would call themselves ‘dirtbags’…

Creative Rock Climber Proposal

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The Lake Basin in Mammoth Lakes is an incredible place for exploring! There are lakes to fish in, trails to hike on, and rocks to climb. This is why I recommend this as a location for family sessions.

Location Guide: The Lakes Basin

Local Guide

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Not sure how to pop the question? Read about how Brian proposed to Abby via a calm yet unforgettable lakeside proposal in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Lake Mary Proposal

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Ashley and DJ wanted to take photos to document their babies growth in a place they love—Mammoth Lakes. We started by walking trails in the forest and ended with sunset at a local overlook.

Forest Maternity Session

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We headed west and photographer a couple on the central coast of California, just outside San Luis Obispo. Golden hour on the coast!

Morro Bay Engagement

Couples

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Whatever reason you want to visit Zion, make it special—hire a photographer who can join you on your adventure! Mention this blog post for a special treat!

What’s The Best Season To Visit Zion National Park?

couple standing in zion in the snow

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Visit Mammoth Lakes during the best season possible with the advice from a local Mammoth Elopement Photographer.

The Best Season to Visit Mammoth Lakes

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In the fall of 2020, I posted on a local Mammoth/Bishop Facebook group and asked if anyone needed family photos taken—I wanted to connect more with my local community and use the tool I know best, the camera

Bishop Family Photos

My Work

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Tired of traditional weddings? Elope in Yosemite National Park instead. Committing to your partner will feel uber memorable here. Here’s how to elope in Yosemite.

QUICK OVERVIEW ON HOW TO ELOPE IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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It’s snowing in Mammoth Lakes, CA and I’m dreaming of warmer days. Today I’m remembering this engagement shoot on the coast.

Santa Cruz Engagement Session

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Couples

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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.