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’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 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 wedding day for years, maybe you have spontaneously decided to elope, but either way, chances are you want a wedding day that feels right for you. You deserve photographs that capture every moment exactly how it felt - the tears, the overwhelming joy right after you say “I do,” the tight hugs, the loving glances from across the room, the energy of the dance floor, the champagne glasses clinking together, 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 wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re envisioning an all-night party downtown or an intimate ceremony in the woods, 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 wedding day for years, maybe you have spontaneously decided to elope, but either way, chances are you want a wedding day that feels right for you. You deserve photographs that capture every moment exactly how it felt - the tears, the overwhelming joy right after you say “I do,” the tight hugs, the loving glances from across the room, the energy of the dance floor, the champagne glasses clinking together, 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 wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re envisioning an all-night party downtown or an intimate ceremony in the woods, 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. Whatever kind of celebration you’re planning - a cozy wedding with your closest friends and family, a non-traditional celebration at your favorite coffee shop, or an all-day party - 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.

- Professional wedding dress fluffer
- Expert bow tie adjuster
- Remarkable ability to relate anything to a Taylor Swift song
- Lacking in quality dance moves but makes up for it with vivacious enthusiasm

Also unofficially included in my resume are the following:

I specialize in artful photography for weddings, elopements, and couples sessions. All of my clients receive a phone consult, access to my expert knowledge and wedding experience, lightning fast communication, a custom wedding day timeline, 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
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. Whatever kind of celebration you’re planning - a cozy wedding with your closest friends and family, a non-traditional celebration at your favorite coffee shop, or an all-day party - 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

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 anticipation as you’re getting ready, to the moment you look into each other's eyes and say "I do" for life, to the faces of the people you wanted there to witness it, these will be photos that make you feel. With true-to-life colors and fiilmy textures, your wedding 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 wedding day story. Settle in, pour some wine, and relive your perfect day.

And hopefully, we stay friends forever and I get to photograph your future anniversaries or milestones again and again. That’s the dream.

THE RESULTS

VII. the experience

- 6 hours coverage
- Wedding day timeline
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights

$3400

III. The Starter

- 8 hours coverage
- Engagement session
- Wedding day timeline
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights

$4500 (Most popular)

II. The Entree

- 10 hours coverage
- Two photographers
- Engagement session
- Your choice of a bonus photo session (boudoir, bridal, or day-after)
- Wedding day timeline
- Online gallery of edited, high-res digital images
- Unlimited downloads
- Personal printing rights

$6700

I. The Dessert

OKLAHOMA WEDDINGS

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 fees included for the continental U.S.

$2200

II. Destination Engagement

- 2 hour session
- Any location in 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 define 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.

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 fees included for the continental U.S.

$2200

II. Destination Engagement

- 2 hour session
- Any location in 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. (Note: a day-after session doesn’t literally have to be scheduled the day-after your wedding, just whenever works best!) 1 hour session included.

$650

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

$75/hr

Second Photographer

part one

A LA CARTE

XI. A LA CARTE

I am quite honestly a rockstar at shooting solo, but let's say you're craving even more angles and creative shots sprinkled throughout your gallery. Or maybe you're each getting ready in separate locations and logistically it could make things simpler to have another trusted person with a camera on deck. Make your day flow extra seamlessly by adding a second photographer to your package.  

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.

$450

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.

$475

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?

Yours! I’ve photographed luxurious 200-guest weddings with disco balls and live bands, as well as intimate national park elopements with just a couple and the mountains. For me, it’s all about connecting with my couples and seeing them plan their dream day whatever it looks like. There’s a special place in my heart for outdoor intimate weddings and elopements, but no matter the style or setting or size of your wedding, if we chat and the vibes are vibing, then let’s fucking go. 

WHAT KIND OF WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT?

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?

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. I know it’s rough, but when we schedule a session, I reserve that date for you and usually 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 ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

A timeline is basically a schedule of all the events and photographs that will take place during your wedding day! About a month before your wedding, I'll send you a little questionnaire to get all the final details, and type up a timeline for you to share with your bridal party and family. It'll let them know what time they all need to be ready for photos and what time important events are taking place. If you’re working with a wedding planner, then I’ll work with them as they create their timeline!

WHAT IS A WEDDING DAY TIMELINE?

Art takes time to perfect. For engagement/couples sessions, my promised delivery time is 2-4 weeks. For weddings, 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 75-100 edited photos per hour of shooting, but I also don't put a limit on how many photos you receive in your final 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 weddings and engagement 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

XV. Frequent questions

“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

“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

Testimonials

"BEST. WEDDING.
PHOTOGRAPHER. EVER"

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 wedding 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 wedding 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