Let's do the                   dang thing...

I have always dreamt of the day, when I finally get to say 'I do'. Or watching my best friends finally walk the stage. 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 night But I GUARANTEE I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Morgan + Mike Bower 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.


Sabrina + Chase 2021

"I learned that McKenna really connects with her clients and is a good listener. I learned that she truly cares for her clients. I did a photo shoot with my boyfriend and I. She was interested in our love story and who we were as people. I love her approach because I felt super comfortable while we're taking our photos."


Emma + Murphy 2020

"Ohhh McKenna my love. You are an angel of light, a ray of sunshine, and such a HUGE blessing in my life. You were AMAZING at our wedding. Every single guest raved about how fun and professional you were. You knew how to direct people, made them all feel comfortable and I cannot stress this enough, captured the most amazing photographs and memories for a lifetime."


Liz + Jason 2020

"Her energy and vibrant smile made us feel so comfortable during the shoot, which was important to us because we had never met her and were visiting a whole new place. "


Alexis + Adrian 2021

If you're looking for someone to capture the raw, and authentic love you have for your significant other, McKenna is your girl! McKenna walked me and my partner through the whole process and although we were both pretty nervous, she made our session so personalized and so real. Nothing about our session felt forced.