Welcome to my little slice of paradise! I am so stoked to have you here! Let me tell you a secret: fairy tales are real and I am beyond thrilled to help bring yours to life! So, kick off those boots and settle in for an unforgettable journey! My ultimate goal is to make you feel all the feels - from heart-warming love to side-splitting laughter, steamy romance to pure excitement. Each experience will be a chance for you to let loose, love a little harder, dance a little sillier, and truly revel in this incredible season of your life.
This isn't just an hour or a day; it's a lifetime of love, happiness, and raw emotions that you'll share with your loved ones. So, grab those tissues and get ready to be swept away on an epic adventure! Are you ready to make some magic happen?

I'm here to Make rustic & 

Hi Loves, 

Raw wedding lifestyles A Thing!

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NEVADA NATIVE WITH big southern charm DREAMS

Nevada + California + Beyond 

A Destination Wedding Photographer

Indulge in perfectly curated wedding & lifestyle packages, ensuring not a single precious moment goes uncaptured.

Y'all, If I am being transparent enough - I'm here to be your forever best friend, story teller, dress holder, mimosa sipper, line dance partner, friend/family wrangler, cornhole champion and life-time hype woman. I'd like to say I'm a little bit Miranda Lambert mixed with a whole lot of Shania Twain. (did we just become best friends?) No really, let's hang out and not just share a business transaction. So dive on in, learn more about the girl behind the camera and all the things I love most...oh and you may learn a surprise or seven........ 

Hi Y'all,

I'm Mckenna...

- McKenna Payne Photo

When serving clients my goal is to leave you feeling like family. Connecting on deeper levels means our time together is more than just snapping my camera or posing you, its a relationship. 

You care more about the western way of life more than most things.

Everything tastes better with a tad bit more spice.

 every wedding dress bottom should be dirty from all your adventures.

you consider yourselves an extroverted - introvert.

fighting for what you want is more important than others opinions.

traveling the world with your best friend is on your ultimate BUCKET LIST.

growth only happens by breaking the mold and being a little different.

denim on denim. FOREVER!

We'll connect & Vibe if.....

Nailed it, let's do this!

Claire + Reid

McKenna was a blast to work with, she is so great at getting fun shots and making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. She did our engagements and wedding and WOW. She was so great to have at my wedding, she was excited to get all the fun shots and is seriously the best hype girl ever! She made me feel so beautiful and brought the energy I needed for the day. She also wrangles family and organizes your day (my hair dresser is still talking about what a great photographer she is and how she is the only wedding photographer that got all the vendors together in communication). I cannot say enough about how fabulous McKenna is. BOOK HER! Do it now!


Brie + Ricky

McKenna is AMAZING! From the second this gal walked into our lives, she has been a blessing ever since. From our couples pictures, engagement pictures, to our dream wedding, she has been able to capture all of our big life events. McKenna has become a part of our family. She was able to capture all the amazing moments at our wedding that we were not able to see. Looking back at our pictures, all the candid's, dancing, and behind the scenes as given us so much happiness to have forever. Pick her, choose her, trust her and you will not be disappointed. Biggest thank you to you McKenna.


Emma + Murphy

The only downside to McKenna is that we will unfortunately moved away from her and will literally NEVER have a photographer like her again.
My husband and I LOVE McKenna and all the photos she takes, every single time. Not only is she the most enthusiastic, supportive, lovely human in the world, she’s flexible with her work schedule, helpful in all areas of getting your ideal photoshoot, and quick to get your final photos. We first used McKenna for our wedding and it was amazing in every ideal way. We loved her so much that she’s the first person we called when we found out we were pregnant and wanted announcement photos! McKenna is an integral part of our family after being in our most favorite memories, and of course capturing them. We love her with all of our heart and dearly wish she could capture all of our life milestones forever.


Victoria + Keith

To say we are blown away is an understatement! We had McKenna come along on our Mini-Moon to Zion National Park and had such an amazing time. Not only was she incredibly professional, but she also was incredibly personable!

From scheduling to helping us plan the best trip ever! We felt like we were on an adventure trip with a life-long friend! Not only was the entire process seamless and easy, but we truly had such a great time.

When we got our photos back we shed a tear! She captured Zion's grace as we as our love beautifully! We are obsessed with the gorgeous photos and timeless editing and cannot wait to print these photos and display them all over our house. The only issue being, we cannot choose which to print since we love them all!


Kelly + Eric

"I couldn’t be happier with McKenna as our photographer. She has a natural talent and contagious positive energy. Her attention to detail is unmatched. She asks thoughtful questions to get to know her couples so that she can personalize each shoot and her passion for her work really shines through. The engagement photos came out so beautiful and way beyond my expectations! We are both so relieved we found her and it’s such a nice piece of mind going into the wedding."


Christina + Greg

McKenna was such a delight! We had last minute change of plans with our engagement shoot, I found her on IG and she was so responsive and jumped on helping us right away! McKenna has an incredible energy, makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and has a great eye for photos. We met at sunrise at Emerald Bay and she was kind enough to bring us hot coffee and hand warmers to keep us warm :D She sent a sneak peak immediately after the shoot and we love how the photos turned out!


Brooke + Nikki

Mckenna was absolutely amazing to work with! We did a fun little roof top garage shoot during a winter storm, and all I have to say is that the whole thing was such a vibe. It was my boyfriend and my first couples shoot together, and it was everything we could have imagined and more. He even said that he had a ton of fun, haha! We will definitely be recommending Mckenna to our friends for all their photography needs:)