I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you’re reading this. It means the world that you’re considering having me document your love story. I’ve been photographing couples for almost seven years now, and it is never lost on me that my clients invite me to have a front-row seat to their relationship and trust me to capture it in the most honest way. Thank you for being here!
Hello, new friends!
I’m an explorer at heart, but OKC has found its way deep into my soul. I’m in love with this big-hearted city and the kind, creative people who live in it. But some of the best experiences of my life have been traveling. Whether it’s exploring slot canyons in Arizona, floating in the Dead Sea, or hiking waterfalls in the PNW, I believe that the world is too big and too beautiful to be satisfied with just seeing a small part of it. Out of all the places I’ve traveled, though, I feel most at home in Joshua Tree National Park, climbing boulders and watching the golden sunsets, feeling that grounding peace only the desert can bring.
I’m an explorer at heart, but OKC has found its way deep into my soul. I’m in love with this big-hearted city and the kind, creative people who live in it. But some of the best experiences of my life have been traveling. Whether it’s exploring slot canyons in Arizona, floating in the Dead Sea, or hiking waterfalls in the PNW, I believe that the world is too big and too beautiful to be satisfied with just seeing a small part of it. I have a goal to visit every National Park in the U.S. and hopefully step foot on every continent. Out of all the places I’ve traveled, though, I feel most at home in Joshua Tree National Park, climbing boulders and watching the golden sunsets, feeling that grounding peace only the desert can bring.
As your photographer, I create images that are a reflection of you, your story, your personalities, rather than just the latest trends you see online. I’m a bit untraditional, and strive for a balance between creative poses and quietly documenting what’s organically unfolding between you. I’ll be there to guide and direct you when needed, but also step back and let you be yourselves and be present in those in-between moments. I get to know you so that I’m not just a stranger showing up to your session, but rather a trusted friend who knows what’s important to you and how you want your photos to feel.
You deserve photographs that capture every detail of your relationship exactly how it feels - the way you hold each other, the way only your partner can get you to laugh like that, how your eyes soften when you look at each other, all the ways "I love you" is said without words. So whatever your love story looks like, I’m here for you, and I’m here to cheer you on as you plan the session of your dreams and give you vibrant, emotional images that tell your love story
and totally, completely feel like *you*.
Always on the hunt for new places to explore with my sweet pup Mumford, watch the sunset, and eat as much curry the world can offer. Some of my favorite days are spent basking in the sun like a lizard, catching up with friends at the neighborhood bar, reading into the late night, or listening to Taylor Swift on repeat. I’m that person who loves to ask deep questions thirty seconds after meeting you, is always down to go dancing, and will make sure your tires are properly aired up before cold weather.
My couples photo sessions are a bit untraditional. Rather than a rushed, awkward hour of standing in front of my camera and smiling, I focus on making these sessions relaxed and more unposed. After years of shooting and countless sessions, this is what I’ve learned is the best atmosphere for creating honest and authentic images. We’ll work together to fiigure out the perfect locations and vibes that defiine who you are as a couple. I take a balanced approach between letting moments unfold organically and giving gentle direction when it’s helpful. Rather than letting it feel like a photoshoot, I offer direction and prompts and then step back to observe, giving space for those honest moments to happen without posing or faking anything. Sometimes I’ll get a spark of inspiration and you’ll see the creative glint in my eyes as I spend a few minutes guiding you through a more specifiic idea or pose, but otherwise I simply capture all the honest emotions and beautiful in-between moments that happen when two people in love are just being themselves.
I see this journey as very collaborative. You are trusting me to document your love story, and I am trusting you to let go and trust my process. I understand it takes a great amount of vulnerability to step in front of a camera, and I don't take that lightly. Take some deep breaths, try to leave any reservations about awkward traditional photoshoots at the door, and open yourself up to the process. Focus on each other, let me guide you through it, and most importantly, just be present and have fun with each other!
You gotta feel it. You gotta be all in. If you let go and trust me, then I promise that together we will create some magic.
"Adventure session" is basically just a fancy term for a hell of a good time. This is an opportunity to document your love in a beautiful location. Maybe there's a national park you've been wanting to visit together; maybe you have a favorite hike you love doing every year. We’ll choose one or two locations, do a little exploring, and spend a couple hours taking photos and watching the sunset. Instead of posing for two hours, you get to explore a beautiful place with your partner and soak in some amazing views while I'm in the background documenting every moment. I will guide and direct when I need to, but I love to leave space for my couples to just love each other and be present and get lost in the moment. Rain or shine, we will create some art.
I believe your love should be as adventurous as you are. Let's do this.
so what exactly is an adventure session?
I specialize in artful, emotive photography for intentional couples. All of my session clients receive a free phone consult, access to my 50+ page Couples Session Planning Guide, lightning fast communication, printing rights, a la carte options to craft their perfect photo package, professionally-edited high-res photos delivered in a gorgeous online gallery, access to an exclusive store to purchase high-quality prints + albums, and of course my undying love for life. Plus,
- a custom location guide tailored to the kind of places you're drawn to
- help with acquiring the proper permits for shooting in outdoor spaces
- ideas for what your session could include (a picnic, an off-roading adventure, a good hike, a helicopter tour, etc)
- recommendations for what time of day to get the best lighting
- extensive planning assistance with any other questions you might have! I'll be here every step of the way.
After we have spent months emailing back and forth and creating your perfect session, we’ll fiinally make it happen! I’ll be there to lead the way, guide you through the photoshoot of your dreams, make sure you drink some water, and of course, document every moment with my many cameras. From the locations to the outfiits to the vibes to the emotions, these will be photos that make you feel. With true-to-life colors and fiilmy textures, your photographs will be works of art featuring your love as the star.
Afterwards, I will go back to my hotel and probably look through all your photos immediately because I’m just so excited. You’ll receive a small sneak peek gallery within one week so you have some photos to ooh and ahh over while you wait for your full gallery. I’ll edit your photos til they shimmer with perfection, and then one magical day you’ll receive The Email. A beautiful online gallery will appear in your inbox, full of photos that tell your one-of-a-kind love story. Settle in, pour some wine, and relive your incredible adventure.
Once you receive your gallery, you are free to download it as many times as you want, share with family and friends, and post your photos on social media. You can also choose to order prints, print products, and fiine art albums through your gallery shop to display your photographs proudly in your home as the universe intended.
And hopefully, we stay friends forever and I get to photograph your future big moments or anniversaries or milestones again and again. That’s the dream.
- 3 hour session (weekday dates only)
A little more time for exploring, more locations, a longer hike, or maybe some after-dark stargazing
- plus everything else included in the Adventure Session package!
- 2 hour session (weekday dates only)
- Access to my 50+ page Couples Session Planning Guide
- Travel costs included for your dream location anywhere in the U.S.
- Assistance with planning, location scouting, permitting, etc.
- Online gallery of professionally edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights
- 4 hour session split in half between sunrise and sunset so you get all the best light of one day. Time for multiple locations within the same area/state/national park
- plus everything else included in the Adventure Session package!
For all humans, all genders, and all bodies! Want to spend some time feeling sexy AF and surprise your significant other with some spicy pics? Boudoir sessions are meant to empower and spend a few moments celebrating our bodies and thanking them for making us look so damn good. This pricing includes 1 hour of shooting and rental fee for a private studio. Can be booked for just one of you or as a couple.
10 images - $75 / 20 images - $150 / 36 images - $215
Colorful, grainy, and filled with nostalgia, a few film photos can be the perfect addition to your session gallery. I will take a few images throughout your session to capture some highlights in the timeless medium of 35mm film. Your fiilm photos will be delivered digitally along with the rest of your gallery.
I always like to at least a chat on the phone, but if you wanna grab a coffee before booking, I would love to!! Many of my clients live in a different state, so we usually have a Facetime or phone chat instead.
DO YOU MEET WITH PEOPLE BEFORE BOOKING?
Hell YES. As a queer woman myself, this is a safe, inclusive space for all. Love is love, and it all deserves to be celebrated.
ARE YOU LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY?
Hell yeah. All it takes is a signed contract and 50% retainer to make this official! My contracts and invoices are all taken care of online, easy peasy. You can sign electronically and pay with a card or bank transfer.
HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?
Sorry, no. My editing style is a huge part of my business and brand. I work hard perfecting each image you receive to make sure it’s just right. If you're looking for a different style of editing, then I'm probably not the photographer for you.
DO YOU DELIVER RAW OR UNEDITED IMAGES?
Sometimes life happens, and if you absolutely need to reschedule then I will work with you to fiind a new date that works for both of us. Your retainer will be transferred to your new date. Additional fees may apply to compensate for any non-refundable travel bookings I have made. If you have to cancel your session, your retainer will be forfeit and fees may apply to compensate for any travel bookings I have made. When we schedule a session, I reserve that date for you, make travel plans and bookings (which are sometimes non-refundable), and turn down other jobs for that date. (And just so you know, I rarely reschedule for weather, because some of the best photographs I've ever taken are when the wind is crazy, storm clouds are on the horizon, or a little rain is falling. As long as the conditions aren’t dangerous, if you're down, I'm down!)
WHAT IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE OUR SESSION?
Art takes time to perfect. For engagement/couples sessions, my promised delivery time is 2-4 weeks. I've been on the other side of the camera and know just how hard it is to wait for your photos to be done, so I promise I won’t make you wait any longer than I have to! Believe me, I’m as excited to give them to you as you are to see them!
WHAT IS YOUR TURN-AROUND TIME?
I'm so glad you asked. Sheesh Mahal in Oklahoma City is what all my greatest dreams are made of.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST CURRY EVER?
Yes! When you receive your online gallery, there is a shop built right in so you can directly order prints and albums. I have chosen high-quality print labs that will do your photos justice. You can design an album yourself, or have me design it for you!
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS OR PRINTS?
Realistically you can expect around 50 edited photos per hour of shooting, but I also don't put a limit on how many photos you receive in your fiinal gallery. You deserve every beautiful moment!
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
I send your photos straight to your email inbox in a beautiful online gallery! You can share the link with family and friends, plus with unlimited downloads, you can save every photo directly to your computer.
HOW WILL YOU DELIVER OUR PHOTOS?
It's all included in your package so you don't have to worry about additional travel fees! I take care of booking my own flights and accommodation so that's one less thing on your to-do list.
WHAT IS YOUR TRAVEL FEE?
“Payton was AMAZING! We are not typically ones to feel comfortable doing a photo shoot of just ourselves, but with Payton she made us feel so comfortable and also have such a great time. We honestly felt like old friends that were catching up and having fun! We recommend Payton to anybody and everybody!”
- Tyler + Patrick
“We cannot say enough amazing things about having Payton as our engagement photographer!! It was our fiirst time having professional photos taken together and Payton made us feel so comfortable and like ourselves. She helped guide us along but everything felt so so natural - and you can totally tell all of the moments were genuine in each of our photos. All of our family and friends said these photos were the best engagement photos they've ever seen - because they look so much LIKE US!!”
- Sabrina + Travis
I could not be more excited to be your photographer. You think I'm kidding when I say I'm doing a celebratory happy dance? Think again because it's definitely happening. Get ready for the best time ever.
So you've decided to book me! I’m not crying happy tears at all! A signed contract and a 50% retainer are required to reserve your date (the balance is due 1 week before your session date). I'll send the contract and invoice straight to your email so you can take care of it all online in an instant.
I'm sure you've got some questions, so I'd love to give you some answers. Click here to schedule your free 30-min phone consult so we can chat about you two, your love story, and all the fun details! My relationships with my clients are essential to me so that I can tell your story well. And this is a perfect chance for you to get to know me too! Let's begin a friendship for the ages.