MUSES OF THE WEST
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.
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 10 years 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. Jessa is supported in all her endeavors by her husband Greg.
Greg has over 20 years experience in the outdoors with hiking, camping, survival skills, and location scouting. His cooking skills include home, campfire cooking and cooking in professional kitchens under time constraints for many people at a time.
All model fees for our 3 lovely muses (gratuity optional)
3-3.5 days of shooting
4-5 hours of shooting time each day
4 nights of lodging in the same house or property. Exact details are provided before each event. Rooms are first come, first serve.
3 home-cooked meals each day, 11 total. All food is prepared fresh by our chef & co-organizer Greg. (Please notify us of food allergies/preferences in advance).
Healthy snacks, water, and electrolyte drinks.
Transportation to and from shoot locations.
3-5 locations with lots of shooting options within a max of a few hours of the home base.
Be sure to bring hiking gear and be prepared to hike .5-2 miles round trip on uneven ground & in the sun, approx 30 minutes. Specific details on the length of the hike and elevation will vary with each event. Email us with any questions.
We suggest you bring a portrait lens, a 24-70 equivalent 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 all in one house or Inn so that we have individual privacy but also common space to edit together, have communal mealtimes, stretch, and relax between shooting times.
Photographers will take turns shooting with the models one on one in timed rotations. There will also be opportunities at each location to shoot duos or all three women at once. *NO Paparazzi style shooting allowed.
Transportation will be in two vehicles, the photographer’s van and the designated model car (models need rest/private time between shooting time, they may elect to ride with photographers but are not required).
- May 22-26
- June 19-23
- July 10-14
- Aug 14-18
- Aug 24-28
- Sept 11-15
Due to the high overhead costs, we can only provide refunds if we are able to rebook your spot with another photographer. Please let us know as far in advance as possible to make these arrangements.
Private tours with 1 or more models are available at $1,000* per day, per model.
*Price does not include food or lodging. Special arrangements can be made. Price does not cover travel costs to/from the airport or any alcoholic beverages. Photographers and models are responsible for their own flights.