John Muir also said “To go to the mountains is to go home”. Linda Marquis & I each felt the call to “come home” to the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming.  She left a teaching career in Maine in 1986 & I left my photography studio in Texas in 1988.  There are no regrets when you live in a place like the Teton Mountains.  The stunning beauty of this valley & the rugged mountains that contain it are daily inspiration.  

  I’ve been a portrait and wedding photographer for almost 40 years.  I quickly learned my creativity came directly from the landscape & was heightened by the dynamics of the people I was photographing.   I am at my best when the grandeur of the Tetons & the intimacy of wedding or family overwhelm me.

  Picking up a camera, Linda Marquis realized she had a way to capture the magnificence that drew her to Jackson Hole 30 years ago.  She soon was hooked on the emotional thrill of working with people & she delights in bringing the best elements of nature & humanity together.  Her warmth & enthusiasm draw easy smiles from anyone she photographs.

     Linda M. hits the slopes at least 3 days a winter week as an expert skier.  I prefer the solitude I find on cross-country skis. In the summer we spend time in our kayaks, drifting with ducks on pristine alpine lakes.

     As co-owners of Swope’s Mountain Photography, we agree on two things: whatever your photography needs are, we want to make you feel special. And we want you to have fun. We promise you will love working with us!

  Recreation is the keyword when you live in the mountains!  We try to bring that energy & mainspring into our work.  When we say Swope’s Mountain Photography offers “fine photography that’s fun!”, we mean exactly that!      Linda Swope

Climb the mountains & get their glad tidings: Peace will flow into you as sunshine into flower; the winds will blow their freshness into you & storms their energy, & cares will drop off you like autumn leaves.    John Muir 1838 – 1914


The pictures arrived yesterday... we are so pleased. We so appreciate your excellent skill, thoughtfulness & talent.  The pictures will be a forever memory of our special time. Jeanne~      I got the pictures today & I wanted to thank you for such an excellent job.  They are beautiful!  You have captured a moment in time for us we'll always treasure. Rena~   The pics are splendid! Molly~     Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures.  It takes a real pro to make such a camera shy person smile with conviction.  Linda made everyone so comfortable that we all look great! Anne~      We had a magical time!  Linda Marquis was wonderful! Julie~      Our order has just arrived & they are absolutely fantastic.  Thank you for your exceptional photography. Dan~       Thank you so much, the photos were absolutely wonderful. My brother got married 2 months after we did & our photos are so much better! Thanks again for all your hard work & for making our wedding memorable. Becky~       We had such a great time & Linda M. was wonderful!  Really a joy to work with! Colleen~      I wanted to thank you for taking such great care of us on our wedding day.  We had a wonderful time. Jan~    Just a note to let you both know how much we enjoyed working with you!  What incredibly "cheery" people you both are. Laurie~      Linda M. exceeded our expectations!!!! Please pass along to Linda our thanks for the quality of her work & also how delightful it was having her with us!!!! If you ever need us as a reference please feel free to use us!! Paula~      I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for capturing my daughter's wedding so beautifully.  You made it really fun too. Leslie~   Every time I look at my photos I am SO pleased with how good they turned out.  I had a friend who just got married in Hawaii, & I have to say, I still think my photos had the best scenery!  Thanks again for the great job you did. Tracey~       I just wanted to send you both a note letting you know how thankful I am that I had my pictures done by you. Not only were you a delight to work with, you were also very helpful in setting up everything. I just wanted to thank you... Brandi~      Thanks so much for the pictures & the extraordinary effort you put into making our wedding a special, sacred & treasured event.  We have enjoyed telling people about our private ceremony on the shore of Jenny Lake.  We love the photos you took. Randy~    I don't think Bryan & I ever wrote to tell you just how GREAT you made our wedding day.  The photos you took captured a lot of the emotions we were feeling that day & you helped us to relax & enjoy the special moments. Elli~      Thanks so much for the great job you did with our photographs. I have had several people tell me they are the best wedding pictures they've ever seenLiz~     We got the pictures & they are FABULOUS!!!!  I can't believe how wonderfully they turned out.  We love them all, especially the precious moments that you managed to catch. Sheara~       Holy Cow! Jason & I are so overjoyed with your photos! You did an absolutely amazing job capturing the day! Monica~       Two words... ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Donna  You were professional, unobtrusive & fun!  Eileen~     Thanks you for your light hearted professionalism & capturing the events of our wedding so beautifully. Dan~     You all are amazing! Susan~      Everyone loved the pictures. They couldn’t believe how gorgeous our photos are.  Stacy~       Thanks again for our incredible wedding photos; we couldn’t have asked for nicer people to work with. Beth~

   I sent out our Christmas cards with one of the pics you took and have never received so many lovely compliments. I gave you all the credit. We love your work!! Thanks so much. Melissa B.

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