Your love documented authentically...

As a documentary wedding photographer I am here for all the big and small moments and everything in between. I love capturing photos that make you feel something, and watching you connect with you partner in the in-between moments on your wedding day. I love when my clients receive their full gallery and come to me saying wow I didn't even know you took that photo, that is what I strive for!

Based in Asheville, NC

Whether it’s high in the mountains, on a beach near the ocean, or in a forest meadow - you deserve to get married however you want to. I absolutely love to travel, seriously TAKE ME ANYWHERE. Weather you are having an intimate elopement or elaborate wedding day, I’ll be sure to help you plan every step of the way! Check out some of my favorite client stories from the past years.

Internationally Published

I have been featured in the Like a Lion magazine based out of Australia for my editorial shoots and Vigour magazine in Canada for my fashion photography. I am published through the Associated Press nationwide!

I would love to work with you... now what happens?

I would love to work with you... now what happens?


Step 1- Reach Out

After looking through my work and making sure our design styles align, reach out through my contact sheet. It's lengthy, but gives me the best background on you and your wishes for your big day! I will get back to you in less than 24 hours to schedule a call to go further in-depth about your vision.

Step 2- Planning

Once we have booked I'll send out a contract and invoice (where you can set up a payment plan) that legally cements me as your wedding photographer!! After the boring legal stuff is out of the way, we will have several calls and meet up for coffee to discuss your timeline and booking other vendors. I love to be hands on in helping as much as you need!

Step 3- Engagements

Around 6-8 months out from your wedding day we will book the complementary engagement session. This can be in a location of your choosing with 2 outfits. I love shooting these to get a sense of how we will work together and to learn more about you and your partner's love story!

Step 4- Wedding Day!!

Right before the big day we will finalize any loose ends of the timeline. I will request a family list for photos and important detail items to be set aside. After being in the industry for 6 years I have my schedule down, so that you are relaxed through the entire day. I want you to have the best time and make lifelong memories, while I focus on documenting it all!

Welcome Friends!

Hey y'all, I'm so happy you are here! I'm Payton. When I'm not on a photoshoot I'm either traveling, hiking, or spending time with my family. I have been a photographer for 10 years and shooting weddings for 5.

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