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 dream day. I’ve been photographing weddings for almost seven years now, and it is never lost on me that couples invite me to have a front-row seat to their most sacred moments. Thank you for being here!

Hello, new friends! 

II. Welcome

I love my hometown of OKC, but I’m an explorer at heart. Some of the best experiences of my life have been traveling. Whether it’s exploring slot canyons in Arizona, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking waterfalls in the PNW, or summiting mountains in New Zealand, 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 love my hometown of OKC, but I’m an explorer at heart. Some of the best experiences of my life have been traveling. Whether it’s exploring slot canyons in Arizona, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking waterfalls in the PNW, or summiting mountains in New Zealand, 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 on your day, but rather a trusted friend who knows what’s important to you and how you want your wedding day to feel.

Maybe you’ve been dreaming of your elopement day for years, or maybe it was a spontaneous decision, but either way, chances are you want a day that feels right for you. You deserve photographs that capture every moment exactly how it felt - slowly spending the morning getting ready together, the overwhelming joy right after you say “I do,” the tight hugs, the loving glances from across the room, the adventures you share together, the colors of the sky as the sun went down, enjoying sharing a candlelit dinner just the two of you, all the ways “I love you” is said without words. 

Whatever your love story looks like, I’m here for you, and I’m here to cheer you on as you plan the elopement of your dreams. Whether you’re envisioning an all-night party in your favorite city or an intimate ceremony in the woods or a weekend-long adventure in the mountains, I got you babe. And I will 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 day, but rather a trusted friend who knows what’s important to you and how you want your wedding day to feel.

Maybe you’ve been dreaming of your elopement day for years, or maybe it was a spontaneous decision, but either way, chances are you want a day that feels right for you. You deserve photographs that capture every moment exactly how it felt - slowly spending the morning getting ready together, the overwhelming joy right after you say “I do,” the tight hugs, the loving glances from across the room, the adventures you share together, the colors of the sky as the sun went down, enjoying sharing a candlelit dinner just the two of you, all the ways “I love you” is said without words. 

Whatever your love story looks like, I’m here for you, and I’m here to cheer you on as you plan the elopement of your dreams. Whether you’re envisioning an all-night party in your favorite city or an intimate ceremony in the woods or a weekend-long adventure in the mountains, I got you babe. And I will 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

In a world that puts so many expectations or obligations to tradition when it comes to a wedding day, I am here to empower couples to plan a day that feels true to them. And for some - like you! - that means an elopement. Whatever kind of celebration you’re planning - a cozy ceremony in the woods, a non-traditional celebration at your favorite coffee shop, or an all-day party touring your favorite city - I am here to document every moment in a relaxed and authentic way. Along with being your photographer, I’m also your hype man, your wardrobe assistant, your dance partner, and a calming presence no matter what happens.

I take a balanced approach between letting moments unfold organically and giving gentle direction when it’s helpful. The last thing I want is to intrude upon your day or be a distraction from your experience. Your wedding day is about *you*. How do you want it to feel? Would you rather sit around a candelit table and catch up with your friends than spend an hour taking portraits? Rather than making your wedding day feel like a photoshoot, I step back and observe, creating an atmosphere for and give 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. But otherwise I will be quietly documenting in the background, giving you the space to be present together and enjoy your day, while capturing all the honest emotions and beautiful in-between moments that happen when two people are just themselves.

This is, in fact, not my fiirst rodeo. I have spent 5+ years researching locations, learning about permitting rules for various areas, and gathering countless ideas and experience for how to make your elopement perfect for you. So along with giving you the elopement photos of your dreams, all of my packages also include (but not limited to): 

+ a custom list of handpicked location options for you depending on what landscapes you love, the level of accessibility you desire, what time of year you’re eloping, or any other location requirements you may have.

+ help and knowledge for acquiring any necessary permits for getting married in state/public parks 

+ various ideas for what your elopement day could include (a picnic, an off-roading adventure, a good hike, tattoos at a local shop, etc) and tips for how to incorporate those adventures seamlessly into your day

+ a custom elopement timeline with my recommendations for ceremony time, when to start sunset portraits, or what time you need to be dressed and ready, with intention and priority given to letting you enjoy and savor your elopement day

+ a wealth of vendor recommendations all over the state if you need to round out your dream team (florals, hair and makeup, a private chef, etc)

+ lodging recommendations + cool Airbnbs I have bookmarked

Plus, extensive planning assistance with any other questions you might have! I’ll be here every step of the way.

THE SERVICES

v. The experience
In a world that puts so many expectations or obligations to tradition when it comes to a wedding day, I am here to empower couples to plan a day that feels true to them. And for some - like you! - that means an elopement. Whatever kind of celebration you’re planning - a cozy ceremony in the woods, a non-traditional celebration at your favorite coffee shop, or an all-day party touring your favorite city - I am here to document every moment in a relaxed and authentic way. Along with being your photographer, I’m also your hype man, your wardrobe assistant, your dance partner, and a calming presence no matter what happens.

I take a balanced approach between letting moments unfold organically and giving gentle direction when it’s helpful. The last thing I want is to intrude upon your day or be a distraction from your experience. Your wedding day is about *you*. How do you want it to feel? Would you rather sit around a candelit table and catch up with your friends than spend an hour taking portraits? Rather than making your wedding day feel like a photoshoot, I step back and observe, creating an atmosphere for and give 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 specific idea. But otherwise I will be quietly documenting in the background, giving you the space to be present together and enjoy your day, while capturing all the honest emotions and beautiful in-between moments that happen when two people are just themselves.
My Approach
VI. the experience

After we have spent months emailing back and forth and creating your perfect day, we’ll fiinally make it happen! I’ll be there to zip up your dress, sign as a witness, hold your bouquet when your arms need a break, make sure you drink some water, and of course, document every moment with my many cameras. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and you’ll finish the day MARRIED. 

After your elopement, I will go back to my hotel and look through all your photos immediately and cry some more because I’m just so excited. You’ll receive a small sneak peek gallery within one week of your elopement 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 elopement day 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 fine art albums through your gallery shop to display your photographs proudly in your home as the universe intended. And every time you look at them, you’ll be flooded with memories of the most perfect day.   

And hopefully, we stay friends forever and we meet up again someday and I get to photograph your future anniversaries or milestones in more beautiful places. That’s the dream.

THE RESULTS

VII. the experience

- Up to 6 hours coverage
 Location scouting + assistance with vendors, logistics, permitting, etc.
- Custom timeline tailored to your perfect day
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights
- Travel expenses included

$5300

III. The Starter

- Up to 8 hours coverage
- Location scouting + assistance with vendors, logistics, permitting, etc.
- Custom timeline tailored to your perfect day
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights
- Travel expenses included

$5900 (Most popular)

II. The Entree

- Up to 10 hours coverage
- A day-after portrait session
- Location scouting + assistance with vendors, logistics, permitting, etc.
- Custom timeline tailored to your perfect day
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights
- Travel expenses included

$7300

I. The Dessert

for ELOPEMENTS anywhere in the u.s.

SERVICE MENU

VIII. the packages

- 2 hour session (longer options available)
- Shooting in your dream location anywhere outside Oklahoma
- Access to my exclusive 50+ page 'Engagement Session Planning Guide'
- Planning assistance + location scouting
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Personal printing rights
- Travel expenses included for the U.S.

$2200

II. Destination Engagement

- 2 hour session
- Any location within my home base of Oklahoma
- Access to my exclusive 50+ page 'Engagement Session Planning Guide'
                                                                  Planning assistance + location scouting
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Personal printing rights

$650

I. Local Engagement

My engagement 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 engagement 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’ll play music to set the mood and help you settle in, and we’ll chat and hang out just as much as we shoot. But 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.

You can come to me, I can come to you, or we can meet up anywhere you wanna go! Together, we’ll pick a beautiful place and explore it as we celebrate this incredible season of your lives. Maybe we hike a mountain, watch the sunrise in the desert, helicopter to a glacier, or hang out in your favorite coffee shop. The world’s our oyster! 

Engagement Sessions

IV. Engagement sessions

- 2 hour session (longer options available)
- Shooting in your dream location anywhere outside Oklahoma
- Access to my exclusive 50+ page 'Engagement Session Planning Guide'
- Planning assistance + location scouting
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Personal printing rights
- Travel expenses included for the U.S.

$2200

II. Destination Engagement

- 2 hour session
- Any location within my home base of Oklahoma
- Access to my exclusive 50+ page 'Engagement Session Planning Guide'
- Planning assistance + location scouting
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Personal printing rights

$650

I. Local Engagement

X. ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

A day-after session is for the couples who decided one day in their wedding looks just wasn’t enough! These sessions are the perfect excuse for the two of you to put your wedding clothes back on, pick a fun location, and get creative with some wedding portraits without the time constraints or distractions of your wedding day. Just imagine running around the mountains or going to a coffee shop celebrating each other and how amazing you look without a care in the world. It’s pretty much the greatest ever. 2 hour session included.

$750

Day-After 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 wedding day gallery. I will take a few images throughout your day to capture some highlights in the timeless medium of 35mm film. Your fiilm photos will be delivered digitally along with the rest of your wedding gallery.

Film Photography

$125/hr

Second Photographer

part one

A LA CARTE

XI. A LA CARTE

You will probably spend hours picking out the most beautiful honeymoon destination and planning the perfect trip. Why not commemorate the occasion with a photo session in a scenic place? I’ll pop in for a day, photograph you two dancing on the beach, curled up in a cozy cabin, or exploring the mountains. You could even bring your wedding clothes for some epic wedding portraits. 2 hour session and travel fees to anywhere in the continental U.S. included.

$2200

Honeymoon Session

Traditionally, bridal sessions are meant for, well, just brides. But that’s not how we do things here. My not-just-for-brides bridal sessions are for anyone who wants to showcase their wedding look a little more and spend some time separate from the wedding day getting creative, diverse, and detailed photographs in their wedding attire. Who says you can only wear it once?? 1 hour session included.

$500 + travel

Not-Just-for-Brides
Bridal Session

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 + travel

Boudoir Session

part two
A LA CARTE
XII. 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 $1000 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?

The beauty of having an elopement is that you can tailor your day toward what you want, take as much time as you’d like, and fiill your wedding day with experiences and memories you want to remember forever. Having a lot of coverage allows me to tell your elopement story from beginning to end. Getting ready in your Airbnb, the anticipation before you see each other, writing down your vows the morning of, exploring around for some wedding portraits, all the joy and emotion after you say “I do,” popping some celebratory champagne at sunset! Your wedding deserves more than “just an hour or two!”

Why would I need so much coverage for my elopement?

FAQ'S

part 1

XIII. 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?

A timeline is a schedule of your elopement day. About a month before your elopement, I'll send you a little questionnaire to get all the fiinal details I need. I always know where and when to fiind the good light, so I will work with you to create a custom elopement timeline with my recommendations for ceremony time, when to start sunset portraits, or what time you need to be dressed and ready. Plenty of time to include all your adventures in a timeline that is relaxed and focused on letting you enjoy and savor your elopement day.

WHAT IS AN elopement DAY TIMELINE?

Art takes time to perfect. For engagement/couples sessions, my promised delivery time is 2-4 weeks. For elopements, delivery is 6-8 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

XIV. 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 75 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 elopements and engagement sessions outside Oklahoma, travel expenses are included in every package so you aren't surprised by any additional fees. I also take care of booking my own flights + accommodation so you have one less thing to worry about. 

WHAT IS YOUR TRAVEL FEE?

FAQ'S

part 3

XV. Frequent questions

“From the very beginning Payton was a rockstar. Not only does her work speak for itself, but she is extremely punctual when it comes to contacting you wether it be the initial call, putting together a timeline, sorting out permits and showing up day of. She is extremely talented at taking photos of the couple/guests but also incorporating the surrounding landscape that makes her photos works of art. She was totally up for meeting us at an extremely early hour for sunrise photos in Joshua Tree NP and the whole experience was sooo easy as she had scoped out places in the days before and knew where to go. Her and her assistant made us along with family and friends feel sooo comfortable by keeping us laughing and smiling the whole time. Highly recommend her! She was a pure joy to work with and everything we could have ever dreamed of in a photographer.”

- Rylee + Michael

"Payton is incredibly talented and skilled, I don't even know where to begin. She truly has an eye for detail, creativity and ability to capture special moments, my husband and I were in awe of every shot. Aside from her amazing talent, she was a pleasure to work with. She was professional, respectful and even made my partner and I feel at ease. What I love about Payton was that her poses were authentic and true without feeling forced or weird, it simply reflected who we truly are. We couldn’t be happier with our choice of wedding photographer as she perfectly captured every aspect of our memorable day! Thank you, Payton!!"

 - Ivonne + Tom

Testimonials

"WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER"

XVI. 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 $1000 retainer are required to reserve your date (the balance is due 1 month before your elopement 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! We're gonna be together a whole lot on your elopement day, so let's begin a friendship for the ages.

I. Let's go over the details

Are you ready for it? 

next steps

XVI. Next Steps