Welcome! I'm Jaymi Heimbuch
Wildlife conservation photographer | Naturalist | Instructor
I help conservation photographers and filmmakers reach their BIGGEST creative goals through my online courses, workshops, and coaching at Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy.
Do you love nature and wildlife photography and are excited to
Publish Your Work!
Make A Difference!
You've come to the right place.
Photographers & Filmmakers…
Secret Storyteller Style?
Feeling the call do something more with your photos, find deeper meaning in your creative work & spark change for the wildlife causes you care most about?
Your power to inspire + make an impact is NOT in making single stand-alone shots… it actually lies in the visual stories you tell.
And your storyteller style is ready to be let loose in the wild!
Take the quiz to discover your super-strengths as a conservation-focused photographer (*ahem* visual storyteller!) AND get a custom action plan based on your results so you can lean into your unique storyteller style for clarity + momentum.
Whether you dream of protecting wildlife in your community or snapping stories for National Geographic, let's get the wheels in motion to reach your world-changing goals.
What I Do
I specialize in conservation photography education. My goal is to provide both the skills and confidence for photographers to make BIG impacts with their work.
Through one-on-one project consultation and customized portfolio review sessions, I help photographers push through barriers and achieve their highest goals.
From single assignments to long term conservation photography projects, I enjoy crafting story-telling images that get viewers engaged in our natural world.
There's Never Been a Better Time to Become a Conservation Visual Storyteller.
There’s nothing like a good story – especially one with beautiful pictures – to get folks stirred up enough to care, to act.
What we see, we understand. What we understand, we love. What we love, we protect. And photographs are that driving force for positive change.
Imagine creating beautiful photo stories that inspire smarter decision-making in your local community and beyond. You can craft the visual stories that make all the difference.
Hi, I'm Jaymi Heimbuch, founder of Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy.
With 10+ years experience as a wildlife conservation photographer and photo editor, I help you master the art of photographing impactful stories and getting them in front of publications where they can inspire audiences, spark conversation, and make a meaningful impact.
Let's get started.
What Students Say
I enrolled in the course in June, submitted my first pitch in September, and the story was published in Audubon Magazine in November… I think a lot of us are probably perfectionists or we're very driven, and we want to produce the best work we possibly can. But at some point, you need to just pull the trigger. Jaymi helps you see when you can do that, when to get out of your own way to get your story into the world. This course has been invaluable.
The growth that I've seen out of myself and my work has been huge. Storytelling was not even in my vocabulary before Conservation Photography 101. I was looking for just the wildlife aspects, but now I'm looking for those elements that make it different and make it a story… If you want to be here, and if you want to be in the action, and if you want to be inspiring others, this course will change your life if you let it. I am not exaggerating when I say it has changed my life.