The photos I have taken are not staged in anyway. This is our day to day life.
In the high mountains of Montana on the edge of Yellowstone National Park my family owns and operates an outfitting. We’ve been in business for 36 years, taking clients on horseback rides that range from 2 hours to a pack trip into our wilderness camp that is about 22 miles out. We use Draft Cross mules from Tennessee to pack gear into our camp.
Living by Yellowstone, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and Gallatin National Forest means there are no motorized vehicles used once you leave the county roads. So, everything we do is by horseback. Packing mules is a dying art and lifestyle, so we are proud to keep this family tradition alive. We own just over 200 head of horses and mules to keep our operation going. I am deeply humbled to be able to capture and share this unique lifestyle I’ve grown up in through the lens of my camera.
The names of those photographed are: Warren Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, Graeson Cameron and Hunter Bell.
About the photographer:
Aimee M Johnson lives at the end of a dirt road on the edge of Yellowstone National Park; she expanded her desire for capturing life’s moments by attending L.A. Film School. Surrounded by the beauty of this incredible land, rugged people and amazing animals, she is delighted to record the work, hardship, and jubilation of this life with her camera.
Born with congenital birth problem, which required 5 open heart surgeries and several other ongoing surgeries. She is thrilled to be blessed with an incredible lifestyle in the high mountain country that her family calls home.