Jamie was born in a cabin in a small town in Texas and subsequently raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
When she discovered her passion for photography at the age of 17, she moved to California to attend Brooks Institute of Photography.
After graduating, she moved to New York City to pursue her career in fashion and beauty photography.
Nelson’s work can be seen in over a dozen international editions of Vogue, Allure, ELLE , Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, L’Officiel, Cosmopolitan, Tush, Lula, and Vanity Fair to name a few.
She has participated in Art Exhibits at the New Museum in New York City as well as the Corpricudi Exhibit in Rome, Italy.
Her commercial collaborations include campaigns with Maybelline, Revlon, Urban Decay, Benefit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Target, and Forever 21; with celebrity clients including The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, Leslie Bibb, Solange Knowles, and all of the Sheezus Album artwork for Lily Allen.
Nelson is currently based in New York City and travels to Los Angeles, London, Paris, Germany, and Dubai where she is internationally represented.