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 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.

Event Details


  • 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 freshly prepared by our chef & co-organizer Greg. (Please notify us of food allergies/preferences in advance).
  • Healthy snacks, water, and electrolyte drinks provided.
  • Transportation to/from local airports and to the shoot locations.
  • 3-7 locations with lots of shooting options within a max of a few hours of the home base. Alternating Sunrise/sunset shoots.


  • Be sure to bring hiking gear and be prepared to walk .5-2 miles round trip 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. 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. 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 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 allowed.

2023 Dates



  • June 19-23 New Mexico Landscape Tour – SOLD OUT!
  • July 10-14 High Mountain Adventure SE Colorado – SOLD OUT!
  • Aug 14-18 West Elk Mountain Adventure CO – 2 spots left
  • Aug 24-28 Sangre De Cristo Adventure CO – SOLD OUT!
  • Sept 11-15 Great Basin Tour UT/NV – SOLD OUT!
  • Oct 19-27 Spanish Villa Retreat NM – 4 spots left
See specific events for pricing details.
We do accept payment plans.
A deposit of $1000 minimum is required to hold your spot.
Our preferred method of payment is direct bank transfers via Zelle, we also accept paypal and venmo if needed. Contact to arrange payment.

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.



Customized private tours with 1 or more models are available at $1,000* per day, per model. Includes driver/tour guide.

*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. 



Studio 1764 Andy: 1, 8
Images Under Foot: 4, 6, 7
LD tate: 3, 10, 11, 13, 18
Paul Argobast: 2
Desierto Vistas: 9, 12
Aubeantigua: 5, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19


We look forward to working with you.

Muses of the West 2023
Which event(s) are you interested in?
Will you be shooting film or digital?
Have you ever photographed a nude model?