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Before we start

In a world that rewards sameness and validating beliefs that aren’t your own, I find it much more exciting to embrace honesty and vulnerability both in business and in life.

I'm a straight shooter.

Mostly the expectations, rules, and pressure to do absolutely anything that doesn’t feel aligned with who you are.

There’s a lot about the wedding industry I don’t love.

There’s something incredibly fulfilling about helping couples plan a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of their love and then getting the opportunity to not only experience it — but document the entire thing — all while exploring this big beautiful world.

Photography and travel are at the core of who I am.

It’s my mission to limit the environmental impact we have on the Earth by following Leave No Trace principles everywhere I go. 

The planet comes first.

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So what do you say? Will you go on the adventure of a lifetime with me?

The first time I fell in love with a place I’d never been was while pouring over the glossy pages of my dad’s National Geographic magazines as a kid. From there, an insatiable craving to explore, to go, to experience this world settled deep in my bones. Shortly after, my mom gifted me a camera and I realized not only did I want to experience the world, I wanted to document it. To tell the stories of faraway people and places in a way that made them feel real, tangible — even if you’d never been. 

I started photographing everything and everyone who came into my orbit. I couldn’t put the camera down. I couldn’t stop seeing life as seconds of time perserved forever. But somewhere between childhood wonder and the adult need to “grow up” and get a “real job,” I put my dream on the back burner and pursued a career in something that grew my bank account but drained my soul. 

Then one day I woke up to the realization that if I didn’t pursue my dream now, I would regret it forever.

So here I am — a few years later, living my childhood dream. I might not be on the cover of Nat Geo (yet), but photographing adventure elopements is about as close as it gets (with fewer lethal wildlife encounters). 

Elopements combine everything I stand for and everything I’m passionate about. They’re an incredible combination of adventure, commitment, and staying true to yourself. And just like the stunning images found within my favorite magazine, your elopement photos allow the people who weren’t there in person to feel like they were. 



How getting lost led me here

My story

Today, you can find me helping couples turn their wildest travel dreams into a reality. And not just from behind the camera — I’m beside you and with you the entire way. 

Together, we can pick a location, plan an adventure, and document the entire story as it unfolds; so you can relive it forever — like an artifact in the museum of your life.

The best part? The opportunities are infinite. And I’ve already got a few places I’m dying to visit. Come see what’s next on my list!

What My World Looks Like Today

It’s about more than perfectly posed portraits — it’s about telling the entire story of your day; no detail forgotten, no moment too small

No. 5

Every problem has a solution — and I’ll do whatever I can to find or create it

No. 4

If you’ve dreamed it up in your mind, I’m down for the ride — no adventure is off-limits

No. 3

We’re going to have a really fun time — but we’re going to go deep (it’s the only way I roll)

No. 2

It’s my job to find the best angles and shots – it’s your job to be present and exist

No. 1

Beliefs I’m Bringing To The Table

A few of my truths

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Natural grey is fabulous – when my hair turns, I’m keeping it

MY CREW: Zucchini the dog & Ham the cat, Ugh the dog & Nicholas my hunk of a husband

FOREVER DAYDREAM: Award-winning Nat Geo photographer

HAPPY PLACE: Kayaking or white water rafting

DAILY NON-NEGOTIABLES:
Coffee, Bread, Dogs, Cats, Sleep, Good Food & Music

MY VICES: Bread, cheese, and all things salty

ON REPEAT: The Love Lines Album, LP

living my best life

this is me

CYNTHIA

On the most special day in your life, you want somebody who gets you who celebrates you, who’s going to be your biggest hype person! This is exactly what Jayne provides, from beginning to end she listens, she provides the most amazing advice, and she’s just amazing at what she does! Jayne gives so many options to make the day absolutely special and catered to us as a couple. She captures who we are, she celebrates love, and she’s absolutely the kindest loving human being. We fell in love with the Oregon coast and that’s where we wanted to go so it was important to us to have somebody who knew the area and man did Jayne deliver! She served as the best guide for locations, restaurants and adventures to go on. She makes you feel like she’s your oldest friend who just happens to take the most amazing pictures. We absolutely love Jayne May and she will always be a part of the most amazing special day. An absolute dream.


"She captured who we are, she celebrates love, and she’s absolutely the kindest loving human being."

OCTOBER 2023

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