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I am a Mammoth Lakes and Southern Utah Elopement Photographer who is obsessed with capturing your authentic story.

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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 | Mammoth Lakes

California

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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.

Ashley & DJ | Mammoth Lakes Maternity

Couples

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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?

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Resources

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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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California

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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.

How To Elope In Yosemite National Park

Resources

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Elopement is no longer something to do in secret. In fact, with the love of your life besides you, you can choose an incredibly romantic destination to elope to. Somewhere that has a special meaning to you both.

5 Reasons You Should Elope

My Work

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The process of planning your elopement or intimate wedding is ahead of you and you are not alone in this! This blog post is full of resources to help with planning your engagement shoot.

What To Wear: A Style Guide for Your Engagement Shoot

Couples

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Winter in Zion is unique—it’s quieter than any other season, slower, and when it snows in the desert it is extra magical. It’s the perfect recipe for a Zion proposal.

A Unique Zion Proposal

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Utah

Jaymie is a Mammoth Lakes & Zion Photographer. She specializes in documenting small weddings & elopements.