“Payton Hartsell is a contemporary wedding photographer who unites classic art with modern romance in her images.”


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who is payton?

I was nine years old when my dad gave me my first point-and-shoot camera. From my own backyard to Narnia, Wonderland, and everywhere in between, that camera was by my side. A few years went by until I decided I needed something, well... better. In 2012, I purchased my very own Canon DSLR. I began to ask my friends to model for me and quickly discovered my love for portraits. When I started high school in a suburb outside of Houston, Texas, I wanted to find a way to incorporate my passion into my every day life. In 2014, I joined my school's yearbook staff. I learned a lot about teamwork, time management, and design. I became head editor my junior year. Because of the practice and knowledge I have gained, I have been able to work with companies such as Birkenstock, Refinery29, GlassesUSA, BANGS Shoes, and more. I've also been blessed with the opportunities to shoot with famous artists like Blackbear, Mod Sun, and Johnny Orlando. I am currently 20 years old, and full of hope and dedication to continue my creative journey as a wedding + portrait photographer for all the time ahead.


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