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“Payton exceeded all of our expectations. She is absolutely amazing! We had her take our engagements + wedding photos. I highly suggest doing that because then you can get to know her shooting style and not feel any awkwardness on your wedding day. Although I doubt you’d feel awkward with Payton taking your pictures either way because she made us feel so comfortable and not like we’re being weird with posing or anything! Payton is the absolute sweetest, very very organized, prepared, and so incredibly talented. You won’t be disappointed with any photos she takes.” - Jess + Rob
what to expect
what to expect
crazy fast communication
plenty of dad jokes and bad dance moves to keep you laughing
giving you the best vendor recommendations
going above + beyond to make you guys feel like the confident, beautiful badasses you are!
listening to what’s important to you + caring about your story
being super chill and laid-back and hella fun to work with
giving you authentic images that are candid and personal and unique and feel like you!
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. I want you to look back at your pictures and remember every moment and emotion. Whether you’re inviting 200 people or saying your vows alone in a national park, I am there to capture the unique vision you have for your day and document your celebration from beginning to end; from the anticipation on your faces right before your first look, to the moment you look into each other's eyes and say "I do" for life, to all the people you wanted there to celebrate with you.
I'm not the type to just show up, take pictures, and leave. I want to sit down with you over coffee and get to know you and your love story, your favorite things to do together, the people who are important to you. I want to know what makes your heart sing and what makes you laugh the hardest and if you totally think Rose could have shared that stupid door with Jack. I'm with you every step of the way to make your wedding day as incredible as you envision. My posing is natural and candid and far from everything cringy and awkward (I hate posey photos more than I hate Ross on Friends), my colors + editing are true to life, and my experience is hella fun. Also, there's an 80% chance I will cry during your ceremony, and a 1000% chance I will dance with you at your reception.
I know. Don’t we just sound like a dream team?? I can’t wait to be your friend!!
OKLAHOMA WEDDINGS - $1800
DESTINATION WEDDINGS - $3500
ELOPEMENTS - $1600
COUPLES SESSIONS - $350
all packages come with an online gallery full of high-res photos, printing rights, + a wedding day timeline
all it takes is a signed contract and flat $1000 deposit to lock down your date!! (50% deposit for couples sessions)
Listen. I know money is not the easiest thing to talk about. But it’s only awkward if we make it awkward! So let’s not do that, okay? Let’s chat about your budget! No judgement, no worries. I know you’ve got a budget, and I’ve gotta pay my bills, so as long as we’re open and respectful, we can be a dream team!
And hey, if you’re looking around thinking, “Man, I love her style and I’m totally vibin’ with this pizza queen, but I truly only have this much to spend,” then let’s talk!! Tell me your story, and I’ll see what I can do for you, babe. I promise I’ll be totally honest with you, and make all this money talk a breeze.
HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?
HECK YEAH LET’S DO THIS. Head on over to my contact page and shoot me a message! Give me all the deets on your wedding day, I’ll get back to you faster than JVN can flip his hair, and all it takes is a signed contract and $1000 deposit (or 50% deposit for sessions!) to make this thing official!!
DO YOU MEET WITH PEOPLE BEFORE BOOKING?
It’s totally up to you! If you wanna see my face and grab a coffee before booking, I would love to!! But if you’re more of an email or over the phone kind of human, then I’m down for that too. You tell me what you’d prefer!
WHAT IS YOUR TURN-AROUND TIME?
For sessions, my promised delivery time is 2-4 weeks. For weddings, delivery is 4-6 weeks. I've been on the other side of the camera and know 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 A WEDDING DAY TIMELINE?
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!
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE GET?
Realistically you can expect around 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!
MY FIANCE DOESN’T LIKE PHOTOS… HOW WILL YOU HANDLE THAT?
Ohhhh don’t worry, I get it!! No one feels naturally comfortable in front of a camera. (Not even me! You put me in front of a camera, and I have the amazing ability to instantly look like a gremlin.) But never fear, that’s why I’m here! The last thing I want is for your photo experience to feel awkward or forced. I focus on getting to know my clients and knowing their personalities. I won’t make a couple of introverts do a bunch of jumping around and being extra lolol. I focus on direction rather than posing; giving you actions to do, questions to ask each other, really everything I can to help you focus on each other rather than me. I tell my best dad jokes to get you laughing and play music to set the mood! Photoshoots shouldn’t be something to dread. My goal is to make it one of your favorite memories together!!
WHO IS YOUR SECOND SHOOTER?
My husband! He started shooting with me over a year ago, and he’s my go-to assistant. But when he’s unavailable or working at his other job, I have an amazing group of local photographers I’ve worked with and trust to assist me or take over if something drastic happens to me.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED, AND DO YOU TRAVEL?
I’m based in good ol’ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (one of the most underrated cities in America, in my humble opinion). And OH YES, I travel!! I have several package options for destination weddings, elopements, and adventure sessions. With locations like Joshua Tree, Chicago, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Israel, and England under my belt, I’m more than ready to help you find the perfect location for your dream wedding or session. PLUS, travel costs are built in so you aren’t surprised by any fees!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR WEDDING?
I’ve booked over 50 weddings and never missed a one. I don’t intend to start now!! But in case of the utmost emergency, I will do my absolute best to find a replacement photographer in the area to shoot your wedding in my place. I will edit and deliver the images they take so that your photos will be consistent with the brand/style you hired. If a replacement can't be found, you will be fully refunded.
HOW WILL YOU DELIVER OUR PHOTOS?
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. Plus you get printing rights so you can display your favorite photos in your home or in an album.
HOW DO YOU CHARGE TRAVEL COSTS?
For weddings or sessions outside Oklahoma, travel costs are built into my package prices so that you don’t get surprised with travel fees later. And I always take care of booking my own accommodations, flights, and rental car, so one less thing for you to worry about!
WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE OUR SHOOT?
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!)
DO YOU DELIVER RAW OR UNEDITED IMAGES?
Sorry, no. My editing style is a huge part of my business and brand. I work crazy hard on each image you receive to make sure it’s absolutely perfect. If you're looking for a different kind of editing, then I'm probably not the photographer for you!
WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST PIZZA EVER?
I'm so glad you asked. Hall's Pizza Kitchen in Oklahoma City is what all my greatest dreams are made of. Order the Samwise or the No Fig Deal, and you can thank me later.
More questions? Shoot me a message and let’s chat!!
“When planning our wedding, my husband and I were very set on having a photographer who could capture our love and wedding day with the greatest authenticity. We wanted someone to capture genuine moments and that is exactly what Payton did! Choosing her as our photographer was the best decision we made. She gave us perfect engagement and wedding pictures that fit our style. Her photos are one of our most cherished things from our big day. Her joyful attitude and her drive to go above and beyond for her clients is so appreciated. She always made us feel so comfortable behind the camera. We felt like friends by the end of it! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to have beautiful wedding and engagement pictures. We will use her again in the future!” - Raegan + Tanner