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During this Convict Lake Elopement, Lindsay turned to tell me this was the perfect location and she was so thankful we ended up here.

Convict Lake Elopement Experience

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Gabe let me in on his secret after booking this sunrise session with me and as a Mammoth Lakes Photographer I knew just the spot.

Sunrise Proposal at Minaret Vista | Mammoth Lakes Photographer

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Hiking to McLeod Lake has it all—it’s dog friendly, straightforward, and doesn’t take all day to get to. Here’s what you need to know…

How to Hike to McLeod Lake

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Is Mammoth Lakes Open? Kinda! As your mammoth elopement photographer and teammate, I’m working to make this as clear as possible to navigate these closures.

Is Mammoth Lakes Open?

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This Sunrise Maternity Session in Yosemite National Park started with a lot of a bit of sweat. I ended up parking further away from our meeting location and ran to meet with B at Lower Yosemite Falls. She was striking…

Maternity Session in Yosemite National Park

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When Mindy asked if they could bring their dog and two cats on their June Lake engagement session, my answer was simple—”Hell Yeah.” When I work with people and they’re inspired, there is no way I’m getting in the way of that. You want to stand on top of a mountain? Hell yeah. Rappel off […]

A Paw-sitively Purr-fect June Lake Engagement Session

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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

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