Jesslyn Marie Photography

Jesslyn Marie Photography

Based In: Bozeman, MT
Photographer: Jesslyn Marie Photography
Jesslyn Marie Photography
Wandering Since 2020

Jesslyn Marie Photography

Based In: Bozeman, MT

Hi, there! I’m Jesslyn, the human behind the lens and Queen of S’Mores. I have been a hiking and backpacking fiend my entire life and spent several years photographing traditional weddings — all of which has culminated into my passion for documenting your love in the places we cherish most. As someone who has witnessed first-hand those who have felt constrained by the expectations of a traditional wedding, I understand the desire to do things differently.

I like to think outside of the box and push boundaries, and I strive to be a resource for those who wish to do the same. For those who want to rise above the status quo to create a wedding day that is authentically you, I will see you through the entire process smoothly and effortlessly. Yes, this includes taking some epic photos of you in gorgeous locations, but I’m so much more than just your photographer! I will help you plan your elopement day from top to bottom via location scouting, planning questionnaires, personally tailored itineraries, back-up plans, vendor recommendations, and so much more. I also don’t shy away from being your professional pack mule, personal cheerleader, and Sous Chef de S’Mores. You get the idea — whatever you need, I’ve got you covered for a stress-free experience!

With my free time, I like to give back to the outdoor community — I regularly volunteer with local and national organizations, teaching others about recreating ethically and responsibly in the outdoors. Classes I’ve taught include backpacking basics, winter backpacking, map and compass navigation, Leave No Trace, and the Ten Essentials. I also donate my time, finances, and photography services to various non-profits and local community events (this includes a portion of all proceeds from booked elopements!).

01 / 19
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We love Jesslyn. Seriously, she is the absolute best. From the get go we just clicked with her. She is so fun and down to earth while also being professional and talented. How she got so many amazing shots, I just don't know. She might also be a wizard. Our engagement shoot was perfect. We went down the Gallatin Canyon, which she'd driven and done some scoping of good spots the week before. A two hour round trip drive you all! She was super accommodating when I complained about the wind blowing us like crazy and having a vision for something (which she totally nailed BTW). After seeing those photos I was so excited for the wedding ones. She nailed it. Nailed it! Our day was so wonderful to begin with, just perfect and so much fun. The photos really reflect that joy and fun. It's been about two weeks since she got them to us and I still find myself looking at them almost daily. Besides her absolutely terrific work, she is a cool person. As in, I hope we get to hang out when we are back in Bozeman, cool. Like I said above we just clicked. I'd heard your photographer is the most important person you hire because you spend basically all day with them, which was true, but also Jesslyn did such a great job of getting photos of all the actions, not just with me, the bride. Seriously, I can't say enough great things. Hire her now. Just do it. Go. Do it now!

Stephanie + Neil

Jesslyn is perfect in every way. I had talked to a couple of other vendors before Jesslyn, and I was getting discouraged. Some photographers don't listen to your vision ("Oh you have to do "x" or you'll regret it"). I sat down with Jesslyn and that was it. First of all, she's just a really awesome human. Second of all, she's passionate about helping her clients express THEMSELVES, not some traditional version of what weddings should be. She wasn't pushy with poses, she loved our campsite/backyard wedding vibe, and was there to support us every step of the way. Third of all, she takes beautiful photos. Doing an adventure elopement? BOOK NOW! Our engagement and wedding photos incorporated beautiful venues and she captured it, and our personalities, in the best way possible.

Kate + Seth

Jesslyn provided us with the best possible experience a photographer could. She took beautiful photos, helped us in any way required (like crawling through 3 feet of snow to retrieve our bags), and provided us with a fun, memorable experience. Having a photographer willing to hike out three miles with all of their gear is hard to find; and Jesslyn did it with enthusiasm! I can not say enough praise to accurately represent how awesome she/this experience was!

Lis + Wyatt

My partner and I had the most wonderful time with Jesslyn! She was on time, ready to go at arrival, such a pleasure to be around even at 4am, had really creative ways to "pose" us (it felt so natural I don't think I can call it posing), the photos turned out beautifully, and I think I fell in love with my partner even more that day. Jesslyn made me so comfortable in front of the camera that I sometimes forgot she was there, totally absorbed in the moment with my partner. She is a badass backcountry photographer. 10/10 would recommend!

Kayli + Ricky
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A panoramic image of a couple in wedding attire atop a cliff. Its shadow looms over the valley below in the sunrise, and surrounding mountains seen in the distance.

Backcountry weddings for the wildly in love

Wherever you feel most comfortable on your wedding day, I will be sure to happily follow. From lakesides and cozy cabins, to cliffs and mountaintops — be it in the heat of summer, the cold of winter, or anywhere in between — rest assured that no place is too far, and no moment will go uncaptured.

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