my name is payton hartsell
I was nine years old when my dad gave me my first point-and-shoot camera. From my backyard to Disney World, and everywhere in between, that camera was by my side. A few years went by until I decided I needed something with a little more power. 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 graphic design and came to love that as well. I became head editor my junior year. Because of the practice and knowledge I have gained, I have been able to work companies such as Birkenstock, Happy Socks, GlassesUSA, BANGS Shoes, and more. I am 19 years old now and hope to continue my journey as an entertainment and portrait photographer.