I'm not sure how I get so lucky with my clients, but man. I sure am thankful.
Ericka + Stephen are two of those people I knew I wanted to work with even before I met them. From the first few emails with Ericka, I was totally on board with their vision for their wedding and engagement photos. When we met up at a local coffee shop, my suspicions were confirmed: they are, in fact, two very delightful people. I listened as they told me the stories of how they met, funny dating moments, their favorite things to do together, how Stephen proposed to her in front of her whole family, and what they are most excited about for their wedding.
And when they asked my opinion on a location for their engagement session, well of course I said the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. With its diverse landscape, little hidden nooks, and that unfailingly beautiful mountaintop sunset, it's always my number one pick. We laughed and danced to Ed Sheeran and just had the most wonderful time capturing the joy of their engagement. Their love is simply effortless.
It's always so incredible that such wonderful people invite me to photograph their love. I couldn't be more excited for these two and to photograph their big day in July. Here's to them!
Payton Marie Photography is run by Payton Wilson, a local and destination wedding photographer based in Oklahoma City. She specializes in working with adventurous couples in stunning locations, showcasing the beauty of this world alongside the wild love shared between two people. No destination is too far, but whether at home or abroad, she focuses on creating photos that are real, emotional, and unforgettable.