Wyoming Wedding Photographer

I'm JayCee Peterson

Explorer, photographer, knee slapper, burrito obsessed.

I’m a Wyoming girl who married an Idaho boy. Even though I miss my home state, I can’t help loving these Idaho mountains. I’m continually grateful I live somewhere I can get deep into the wilderness within just 45 minutes.
I’m known for my love of the outdoors and camping, my quirky personality, obsession with board and card games, and showing people how beautiful they are, as they are. Since marrying my husband, I’ve grown a love for long drives and fast cars.

This summer I purchased my dream car in CASH! Let me just say, that was a freakin’ awesome feeling. I am now the proud owner of a yellow Ford Mustang GT V8 Manual! I love it so much! And while it looks crazy expensive, my husband found it for an amazing deal under $5,000. He’s a gem like that!

I have always considered the mountains my second home. My dad was a major workaholic growing up. It felt like we would go weeks without seeing him with his early mornings and late nights. But the moment my mom started filling the cooler with the meal prep for Hobo dinners, and my dad loaded the trailer with the four wheelers, I knew it was camping time. We would drive about two hours out to the mountains in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.

There was no cell service, no paperwork, and no distractions. The mountains are where my relationship with my family grew, but especially my relationship with my father. That quality time in the mountains was something I looked forward to and would savor. It's where my dad taught me to fish, shoot a gun and how to start a campfire. It's where we drove on back trails, ate some of the best food on the planet, and would play games for hours. Life was always good in the mountains. My love for the mountains has only grown since I was a child. I believe that there is something special about those quiet moments in the mountains. There is something magical about being on top of the world and being able to see the beauties of nature that God created for us. 

Zach + Jeni • Rigby Engagements

It feels like just yesterday I was taking Zach Senior photos. And now he's home from his mission and engaged to the love of his life! It’s crazy how time flies. I’ve known the Meng family since I dated my husband and I've had multiple opportunities to document their entire family. Maddi and Wyatt's sand dunes shoot was a blast, and Tanner and Brittny's bridals in Pocatello were stunning! And those are just a few that I have on my blog. Jeni and Zach have a way about them that makes those around them want to have fun as well! And I'm so glad that's what we did during their session; had fun! 

My husband, Jacob, actually came with me to Zach and Jeni‘s engagement session. I sometimes struggle with the creative side of photography because I know the poses and the light that works perfectly to get good shots that turn out. But every time my husband comes he throws out an idea that just steals the show! It blows me away. This time he came up with an idea that involved our Mustang, of course. He ended up drifting on a dirt parking lot and creating dust behind Zach and Jeni. It created some super unique and interesting photos which are some of my favorites from the entire session! I am so glad my husband gets to come with me on these shoots, epecially with such good friends. He's known the Meng family for over 15 years! We consider the Meng's family so these sessions hit home for both of us. Congrats Zach and Jeni! Can't wait for the wedding in August! 

And here's a few behind the scenes showing what it took to get these epic shots! Thank you, Jacob for your creativity and helping make these cool shots! 

Shoot and Share 2018

2018 was my fourth year entering the annual Shoot and Share Contest. I throughly enjoy the Shoot and Share contest because it's unbiased and anonymous, (unless, of course, you've seen the photos before). I can send the link to friends and family because anyone can vote! And it gets pretty addicting. 

Finalist badges are given to the Top 3.5% of the entire contest. That includes all the photos entered! Top 30%, 20%, and 10% are given for each category, such as engagements, portraits, family, etc. 

This is an annual, world-wide photo contest. In 2018, 412,379 photos were submitted, and over 75 MILLION votes were cast by 124,894 people from 130 different countries! 24 of JayCee Photography's photos received badges in 2018.