Y'ALL, I have always dreamt of the day, when I finally get to say 'I do'. Or STAND BY my best friends WHILE SHE BRINGS A HUMAN ONTO THIS EARTH! I am beyond thrilled you are requesting me to turn your day of special moments into forever photographs. I'm always Outdoors, Traveling for weddings, or SHAMELESSLY editing at weird hours of the DAY But I GUARANTEE I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours.

(M) 10 AM - 6PM
(T-F) 7 AM - 4 PM

Emma + Murphy 2021

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.


Morgan + Mike 2021

"From the first email through our little wedding at Emerald Bay to the final gallery delivery, McKenna was a dream! She worked with our unique situation, drove out of her way to our destination, and instantly made us feel like we were uniting with an old friend while photographing us. Such fun, bubbly energy, and an exceptionally talented photographer
I wish she was on the east coast, so we could use her for every family event! We will definitely be calling her every time we visit Tahoe for anniversary/family photos. I can't recommend McKenna Payne Photography enough."


Kelly + Eric 2021

"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 2021

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!


Shyan + Shane 2021

"I’d been following McKenna on social media for a few years, and when I decided to take maternity pictures I knew she was the one! Everything was so detailed leading up to our photoshoot day, and she was so authentic and fun. She knew the perfect time of day for good lighting at our location & we couldn’t be happier with the pictures! Even the hubby had a good time which says a lot! Highly recommend!"


Caylee + Dustin 2021

McKenna is AMAZING! She truly knows how to capture any and every special moment in your life. She did our wedding and engagement photos and she delivered. She made it fun and eventful. Never made us feel rushed. Knew exactly what I wanted the entire time. She made us feel so comfortable and can’t wait for the future photos she’ll be taking!