I spent most of my life in a small beautiful coastal town in central Oregon. Taking pictures of the breathtaking views in the Pacific Northwest was one of my absolute favorite things to do and still is to this day. It was there in Oregon where I met my best friend, Spencer. We tied the knot in the summer of 2021 and we now live in Northern California with our two crazy black labs.

 Photography has always been a huge part of my life and being able to turn my passion into a career is a dream come true. My husband and I LOVE to travel and we do it often, so even if you decide to have your wedding on the other side of the world, we got you covered! So let’s grab coffee, chat about your dreams, and create a vision that reflects your unique story.

A Little About Me...

Working With Us

As a storyteller with a camera, I've danced with the golden hues of sunsets, celebrated love in all its forms, and embraced the beauty of imperfection. I'm not just a photographer; I'm a memory maker, capturing the warmth and authenticity that make your journey special.

So, if you're dreaming of photographs that transport you back to those moments – the ones filled with laughter, love, and connection – I'm here for it. Let's embark on this visual adventure together, weaving your love story into the very fabric of Northern California and beyond.


“Payton did an amazing job photographing our wedding ceremony! She made us feel comfortable and look like movie stars. We are absolutely thrilled with the results.The pictures perfectly encapsulated our special moment and will be hanging on our wall for a lifetime!!”


"Payton Did an Amazing Job"

“Best photographer I have ever worked with. It was a pleasure working with Payton, she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and the pictures came out stunning. I highly highly recommend.”

- Jael A -

"I Highly Highly Recommend"

“We hired Payton for our intimate wedding in Tahoe and she was BEYOND amazing!!! She was responsive, punctual, and most of all, a professional photographer with quality work!! She knew what moments to capture and translated it into such beautiful photos! To top it all off, she was so nice and sweet, she even gave some of my family a ride when we had to change locations. I couldn’t be happier that I stumbled upon her work. If you choose to work with her I promise you won’t regret it!! I can’t say this enough but she and her work are amazing!! ”

- Lea D -

"She Was BEYOND Amazing!"

“Payton went above and beyond for us! She gave us the most amazing shots and helped us get more comfortable in front of the camera! We are more of a shy couple, and she made the picture taking process 100% easier!”

- Makenna W -

"She Went Above & Beyond"

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