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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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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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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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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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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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Winter in Zion National Park is unique—it’s quieter than any other season, slower, and when it snows in the desert it feels a little extra magical.

A Unique Zion National Park Proposal

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Mammoth Mountain isn’t the only attraction Mono County has to offer. Here are 5 Activities you don’t want to miss during your visit to Mammoth Lakes, CA—that don’t require a ski pass.

How To Do Mammoth Lakes Without A Ski Pass

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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.