Serving the Outer Banks and Blue ridge Mountains of North Carolina & BEYOND

“Timeless, romantic, vibrant images that tell your personal love story.” 

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dog lovers,
passionate at heart,
ice cream obsessed.

Hi there! We are Matthew and Riley-Payton, North Carolina based husband and wife team specializing in weddings. We travel throughout North Carolina photographing weddings but find ourselves spending a lot of time in the Outer Banks and in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are available for travel anywhere in the United States and worldwide!

We absolutely love working as a team and our clients love the friendly, comfortable, environment that we create during our time together. Through a creative, unique approach, we produce beautifully authentic, natural photos. Our timeless, romantic, and vibrant style of photography and editing will tell your personal love story beautifully. If you're looking to capture your wedding, family while on vacation, or other special moments in life in the most natural, authentic way, please reach out!

Hi! We're Matt and Riley-Payton, your wedding photographers. 

Our philosophy is simple. We create beautiful images and videos for you to relive your wedding day through today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the moments and looks that you'll want to cherish forever... the ones that you'll frame in your home for years to come.

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"They do an absolutely amazing job during their sessions.  They made us feel so comfortable while taking our pictures and made us feel so special when we got them back. We are so in love with our engagement shoot and we will be using them for our wedding as well and cannot wait!"

- Taylor D.

"Riley-Payton came up with a timeline, shot list, inspiration board, and became our unofficial wedding planner and helped to make sure our day went off without a hitch." 

- Trinity c.

"They made our wedding day spectacular and had us laughing and having fun the entire time! Truly one of the best photography experiences you will ever have!"

Jared i.

"Very professional couple who both have great personalities, which in turn help calm any nerves you may have and result in gorgeous pictures."

- trista L.

"Riley-Payton was so personable, answering every single question I had. She made sure I felt comfortable in my own body by giving me a few posing tips.  She helped create the day-of schedule including all details before she arrived on scene.  We have beautiful, creative, artistic images that provoke so many memories and emotion - all without feeling like our day was focused only on photography.

- Jessica L.

"I would recommend working with this team a million times over.  They not only saved our once in a lifetime images and gave us even more amazing ones through our reshoot, but they also became great friends through the process.  1000/10 recommend working with this amazing team!"

- Marina E.

"We will always use them for further photos and I will absolutely recommend them to everyone I know!! Thank you a million times over Riley-Payton and Matt!!!"

- Jessica I.

"Riley-Payton and Matt were increible, they provided a calming atmosphere as well as having an amazing sense of humor. My wife and I were so lucky to have met and hired them. Our photos turned out like something you'd see in a magazine!"

- aaron L.

"My husband and I were so pleased with how our wedding photos turned out. We were in a bit of a time crunch and hadn't quite worked out some fine details. Riley-Payton and her husband Matt had many great suggestions and totally put our minds at ease. They're a phenomenal duo and they work seamlessly together. Thank you both for making our day so special!"

- Tara K.