Muses of the West is a scenic photography tour that takes place in Colorado and other uniquely selected locations in the Western United States. These adventures will be shared with a group of specially selected professional models and photographers who share a love of shooting artistic nudes outdoors.

Muses of the West is a perfect opportunity to grow your nude art photography skills within a community of like-minded creative minds.


Jessa Ray Muse is indeed a muse of the west. She was born and raised in Utah and currently lives in Colorado. She has over 11 years of experience as a model of many genres but is at heart a nude-in-nature gal. She is constantly scouting unique locations for shoots everywhere she travels. You can always depend on her to provide a unique shoot experience. Jessa is supported in all her endeavors by her husband Greg.

Greg has over 20 years of experience in the outdoors with hiking, camping, survival skills, and location scouting. His cooking skills include gluten-free, vegan, carnivore, baking, campfire cooking on location, and cooking in professional kitchens under time constraints for many people at a time. He is available to model for an extra fee on all the group tours and can be booked for custom private tours.

Event Details

Group Tours Include:

  • All model fees for our 3 lovely muses
  • A gratuity for the models and chef of $50-100 per model, per day is suggested.
  • 3-4 days of shooting
  • 4-6 hours of shooting time each day
  • 4-5 nights of lodging
  • 5-7 locations with lots of shooting options within a max of 2 hours of the home base.
  • Alternating sunrise/sunset and midday shoot locations throughout the tour so that we don’t completely wear everyone out as we know these tours are hard work for everyone involved.
  • 3 home-cooked meals each day including snacks, drinks, intro dinner, and farewell breakfast. All food is freshly prepared by our chef & co-organizer Greg. (Please notify us of food allergies/preferences in advance so we can meal plan accordingly).
  • Local airport pickup/dropoff.
  • Transportation to/from shoot locations. Please note that if you choose to drive yourself, you are responsible for any expenses incurred. Fellow photographers and models are not required to ride with you.


  • Be sure to bring outdoor gear and be prepared to walk within 1/4 mile from the cars on uneven ground & in the sun, approx 10-30 minutes. Specific details on the length of the walk/hike and elevation will vary with each event. If you have any concerns please email us with any questions.
  • We suggest you bring a portrait lens, a zoom lens, and a wide-angle lens at the minimum.
  • Exact details for where to drive or fly in to are provided for each event at sign-up.
  • We provide lodging in upscale Airbnbs or Inns with private bedrooms, shared bathrooms, with common space to edit together, have communal mealtimes, stretch, and relax between shooting times. We select the nicest accommodations possible so that in case of bad weather or if we feel inspired we can shoot in that space.
  • Photographers will take turns shooting with the models 1-1 in 20-30 minute timed rotations. There will also be opportunities at each location to shoot duos or all three women at once. *NO over-the-shoulder/Paparazzi-style shooting is allowed.

2024-25 Group Event Dates

  • June 9-15, 2024 New Mexico Landscape Tour ~ SOLD OUT – $4800
  • July 22-26, 2024 West Elk Tour CO ~ SOLD OUT – $4500
  • August 26-30, 2024 Great Basin Tour UT/NV ~ SOLD OUT – $4500
  • September 8-12, 2024 Southwest Desert Tour ~ SOLD OUT – $4500
  • March 24-28, 2025 Anza Borrego Tour ~ 3 Spots Available – $4500
  • June 1-6, 2025 Portugal Castle Retreat ~ 3/5 Spots Left – $6500
We offer payment plans with a minimum deposit of $1000 to hold your spot.
The tour must be paid in full 30 days in advance of the start date.
Email to arrange payment.
Non-participating family members can attend for an additional fee of $1200.
Due to high overhead costs, we can only provide refunds if we are able to rebook your spot. Please give us as much advance notice as possible to make these arrangements.



  • $550 half-day(minimum) – $1,000 USD per full-day, per model.
  • Customized multi-day, multi-model packages are available.
  • Multi-day discounts available. Inquire for more info.


  • Jessa Ray or Greg as a skilled offroad driver/tour guide(s).
  • Gas expenses in our Subaru Forester Wilderness within 30 minutes travel.
  • Filtered Water(please bring a refillable water bottle).
  • Basic first aid skills, and first aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Food(meals provided for an extra fee). Greg can be hired to cook for $50 per meal, plus the cost of food.
  • Transportation costs(local airport pickup can be arranged).
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Lodging costs are to be covered by the photographer. Local recommendations are available upon request.



We look forward to working with you.

Muses of the West 2023
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