In a world constantly putting pressure on what your wedding should look like - and what your love should look like. I’m here for the couples who don’t give a shit. Rules? What are those?



I’m thrilled you’ve found your way here! 

I’m Payton, and I’ve been photographing love for over 6 years. My goal is to empower couples to create the wedding day they want, and to give them an incredible experience that results in artistic, heartfelt images that feel true to who they are. Of all the things I love - the outdoors, bread, deep conversations, to name a few - photographing people in love might be my favorite. How lucky it is that it’s literally my job. I’m based in Oklahoma City and I also travel anywhere and work extensively in my favorite place on earth, Joshua Tree, California. I believe life is to be savored, the earth is to be enjoyed, and work/life balance is key, baby. When I’m not taking photos or hitting the road, I’m usually reading my latest booktok fiind, painting some watercolors while listening to a podcast, or spending time with my people.


“Payton doesn’t just take pictures, she captures magic, personalities, the most special moments, candid smiles. Her photos are authentic and original. They are art. Booking her was the best decision we made for our wedding! Her photos are our only souvenirs of that day and they couldn’t be more perfect.” - Erin + Matty

"Her photos are authentic and original. They are art."

“Payton is incredible! She is so fun to work with, and even got on the dance floor and danced to some Taylor Swift with us!! She is so talented, her work is breathtaking, and I can’t stop raving about her to everyone I show our wedding photos to. We could not recommend her more and hope to work with her again in the future!! Thank you again!!” - Mekenna + William

"I can’t stop raving about her to everyone"

“BEST. WEDDING. PHOTOGRAPHER. EVER! Payton is truly a dream to work with. Payton photographed a wedding my husband was a groomsmen in and he could not stop talking about how great she was. When it came time for our wedding, she was our top vendor choice (even though she’s in Oklahoma and we are in CA)! Payton’s photos are absolutely incredible. I feel like she does such a great job not only capturing the moments, but also our personalities. I have great lifelong photos of my wedding but also gained a lifelong friend. I cannot recommend Payton enough!” - Brittany + Ben


“Hiring Payton was the easiest + best decision I ever made. Not only is she a lovely human to be around, but her talent is limitless. She is the perfect person to have with you on your wedding day. We had a tiny wedding of only 10 of our closest family members, and Payton fit right in, was one of the family, and captured our day so well. We just got our entire gallery back (wicked fast by the way) and each photo truly tells our story the way it felt. We have a perfect mix of classic, timeless shots and more artsy, creative ones. I have + will hire her again and again. If you're considering hiring Payton, do it.” - Crystal + Isaac

"The easiest + best decision I ever made"

“Everyone planning a non-traditional, intentional wedding should work with Payton. She is so lovely and understanding throughout the entire process from engagement photos all the way to the wedding day. She came in to the venue and you could immediately feel the light beaming off of her. Her photos are beautifully intentional and truly felt like us. She was so encouraging of our non-traditional choices in our wedding and fully embraced going against the grain! It was a pleasure to have Payton there with us throughout our wedding journey and surely beyond that. My partner and I are so grateful for her not only as our wonderful wedding photographer but also a new friend.” - Karis + Chad

"Her photos are intentional and truly felt like us"



Amazing. Whatever stage you’re at, shoot me an email with all the details and let’s chat. I’m here for you, and I can’t wait to hear more about your dream day.

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