Wedding & Elopement Photography Worldwide + OK
Exploring new places is what makes my heart beat fast. Photographing those raw, emotional, real love stuff moments is what I live for.
Hi friends!! I'm so happy you are here! Documenting love stories has been my passion for years! Over time I have discovered that my heart lies in so many places around the world, including home! As much as I feel at home in OK, I feel at home when I am exploring new destinations and cultures. My goal is to document your love day in a way that is truest to you. I want your images to always remain focused on your connection while also showing off the beauty of the location you may have chosen for your day!
"Peyton makes you soooo comfortable in front of the camera and she truly is a master at her craft! Her vision behind the lens is astounding and she catches the light so flawlessly! She's incredibly creative and talented, which shows so obviously in her work. I am 10,000% happy with her services and will recommend her until I die! Not only does Peyton produce INCREDIBLE work, she’s also so easy / fun to work with! She makes you feel so comfortable and really has an amazing gift for photography. Her creative vision is EVERYTHING. She photographed my wedding and I recommend her 10000000%! Professional & organized. Talented as hell. Sweet as can be. Can’t say enough great things about her. You absolutely want to book her right now (& she books fast because she’s the best!!). Thank you, Peyton! You captured our love so perfectly and I am forever grateful!!"
"Every bride dreams of a perfect day. I dreamed of the perfect photographer, and got that in Peyton Rainey Byford. She was a photographer, coordinator, consultant, and friend all rolled into one. One added perk was having her husband, Colton, as our videographer. The two have an incredible working relationship and modeled what patience, collaboration, and good communication look like as a couple. I discovered Peyton through an Instagram suggestion and immediately fell in love with the cinematic quality and the retro coloring of every frame. During our first screening phone call to ensure we were the right fit for one another, I learned that Peyton was not only a talented photographer, but was also incredibly warm, hilarious, and had a great passion for travel. And I also learned her husband was an equally gifted creative. From the moment Peyton and Colton touched down in Oaxaca, a more under-the-radar destination wedding location in Mexico, they became part of the fabric of our wedding. They approached the wedding so holistically, getting to know the guests and the city, as well as Tim and I as a couple, which was reflected in the incredibly varied shotlist capturing every element of our dynamic wedding. Peyton and Colton were so energetic but also operated with an air of collectedness that if any last minute changes occurred, they didn't even flinch at the change and pivoted calmly. I cannot emphasize how much their flexibility meant to us.... (cont -->)
...The day before the wedding, we orchestrated a larger-than-life wedding parade called a calenda, carried out through the streets of Oaxaca with 100+ people. Peyton and Colton ran ahead of the crowd and walked backwards, stopping traffic in their tracks, and navigating through busy thoroughfares of Oaxaca. It was their willingness to make things happen that I loved most about them. On the day of the wedding, I asked Peyton and Colton to shoot in three different locations and there was no hesitation on their part to meet our needs. When the two were with me and the bridal party in the suite, they showered me with sweet compliments and kept the energy high and the anxieties low. Her husband was supporting the frazzled wedding party every step of the way, being his considerate and genuinely kind self. Bottomline: worked tirelessly on our wedding to ensure every moment would be covered. When we finally got the deliverables, needless to say the two did a phenomenal job! All the must-have shots were there, including the difficult confetti toss since it occurred in a split-second and the video was truly a work of art! Colton stitched together an atmospheric 9-minute highlight reel of our two-day wedding that showcased Oaxaca at its best, our love at its finest, and the merriment sweetly depicted. The photos and video are priceless and were honestly the best investment of all our wedding purchases by far! The Byfords are a picture-perfect team to capture a picture-perfect day. Five stars across the board in terms of professionalism, affordability, quality, communications, and kindness!"
"Peyton truly has the 'it' factor when it comes to photography, and she's as good as they come. I would choose her to capture our wedding 100 times over if I could. Having her photograph our big day was so much fun, and we were literally in awe when we saw the final product. Her images are more than just pictures, they are memories that will have you wanting to look at your wedding photos every single day! She captures the details, emotions, and love so effortlessly and beautifully. Plus, she's a wonderful and kind soul who will make you feel so at ease the entire time. Peyton has a gift, and if you are lucky enough to have her be a part of your love story, you will absolutely not regret it."
Flipping through the pictures is EXACTLY like reliving through the day. There was so much chaos with little ones and old people, etc. I was afraid my baby sister wasn't going to get the images she prayed for but wow. Every image... I remember the craziness behind it all but you cannot tell. It's perfection. Your artistry isn't just for picture perfect young families tying the knot, but for families with important 3 and 20 month olds and important 97 year olds and that says a lot. You didn't miss a beat. Between the sweetness, craziness, and passion that went into this weekend. Thank you. You KILLED IT!
"OMG! I can’t even begin to explain how amazing our wedding photos were that we got back from Peyton. She truly exceeded all expectations! Getting to look back at these photos honestly bring tears to my eyes. Peyton is also an amazing person and made our day feel so special. I would recommend her to every single person looking if i could!"
"Peyton is truly so gifted with her camera! She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout the day, and she captured so many in-between moments that we treasure as we look back on our wedding day. The photos she delivered to us are timeless, beautiful and moments in time we now get to cherish for forever! I highly recommend booking Peyton to capture any part of your story!"