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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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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 Photographer | Lindsay & Michael

California

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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

sunrise proposal

Couples

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When Mindy asked if they could bring their dog and two cats on their June Lake engagement, 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 […]

A Pet Friendly June Lake Engagement

Couples

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One thing I want to be abundantly clear through my website and my actions is that this is a safe place for the LGBTQIA+ community.

We Celebrate Queer Couples

Couples

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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’…

Eastern Sierra Rock Climber Proposal

California

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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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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

couple in zion

Utah

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