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! 

II. Welcome

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.

I'm Payton, a wedding + elopement photographer based in Oklahoma City

III. WELCOME
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 on your session, but rather a trusted friend who knows what’s important to you and how you want your wedding day 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*.
As your photographer, I create images that are a reflection of you, your story, your personalities...
IV. Welcome

MY APPROACH

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, unposed, and a hell of a good time. 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.

- Professional wardrobe assistant
- Expert stray hair adjuster
- Remarkable ability to relate anything to a Taylor Swift song
- Lacking in quality dance moves but makes up for it with vivacious enthusiasm
- Knows where to fiind the best chai lattes

Also unofficially included in my resume are the following:

I specialize in artful photography for weddings, elopements, and couples sessions. 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, vendor recommendations, 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.

THE SERVICES

v. The experience
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, unposed, and a hell of a good time. 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.
My Approach
VI. the experience

I grew up loving stories, hiding away in my room and reading for hours on end. But when I finally picked up a camera for the first time, I realized stories weren't just found in books. They are told through moments, through a gaze, through the way two people in love hold each other. 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.

You’ll receive a small sneak peek gallery within one week. I’ll edit the rest of 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 that dreamy day.

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.

THE RESULTS

VII. the experience

- 1 hour session inside your home or airbnb/studio/hotel (price does not include any rental costs)
- Access to my 50+ page Couples Session Planning Guide
- Assistance with planning, location scouting, permitting, etc.
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights

$600

II. The In-Home Session

- 2 hour session
- Access to my 50+ page Couples Session Planning Guide
- Assistance with planning, location scouting, permitting, etc.
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights

$800

I. The Couples Session

Couples PHOTO sessions

SERVICE MENU

VIII. the packages

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.

$500

Boudoir Session

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.

Film Photography

+ other sessions

A LA CARTE

IX. A LA CARTE

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?

FAQ'S

part 1

X. Frequent questions

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?

I get it, life happens. I offer one free reschedule if you need to postpone, but any more than that will require a $150.00 rescheduling fee each time. When we schedule a session, I reserve that date for you 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?

FAQ'S

part 2

XI. Frequent questions

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?

For sessions in Oklahoma, I charge $.66 per mile extending beyond 30 miles of my zip code. If the location is further than 3 hours from my home, I charge additional fees for an overnight stay. This total will be added to your invoice and contract.

WHAT IS YOUR TRAVEL FEE?

FAQ'S

part 3

Xii. Frequent questions

“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

Testimonials

"All of the moments were genuine"

XiiI. testimonials

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.

III. We do a happy dance

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.

II. Contract and retainer

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.

I. Let's go over the details

Are you ready for it? 

next steps

XIV. Next Steps