About this Vendor

Montana & Destination Wedding Photographer

My name is April Payton and I am a wedding photographer serving Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, and any destination locations. I have photographed over 50 weddings around Montana and as far as Alabama the last few years and have had a blast creating beautiful artwork with so many lovely couples! I am truly passionate about getting to know my clients and their families so that my perspective on the wedding day is much more intimate, creative, and purposeful. I would love to hear about your plans and hopes for your big day so feel free to reach out!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Dramatic, Lifestyle

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing


Contact Info

Reviewed on 5/24/2017 Najla C

April is a wonderful photographer who takes stunning photos! I flew her from Montana to Alabama because of her expertise. Her professionalism is on point. She knows how to interact well with family members who are very particular. She flawlessly directed and positioned us. April... Read More never missed an important moment, and I will cherish these photos forever. Hiring her as my photographer is the best decision I made, besides marrying my husband ;) You will not be disappointed with the quality work that she produces.

2017-05-24T19:05:26 Response from the vendor

Najla, thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words and of course you letting me be a part of everything. I am so glad to hear that you were happy with everything from the experience to the photos. I strive to maintain a professional... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/27/2017 Sarah P

We cannot say enough wonderful things about April Payton Photography. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous! But what stood out to us even more was the special effort she made to learn the names and faces of all of our important people (bridal party, family, and best friends)... Read More before even arriving at our venue. She walked right in immediately knowing everyone's names, which not only personalized our whole experience, but also made rounding up all our VIP's much easier. She even picked up on specific nicknames and started using them too! April was incredibly professional, organized, and wonderfully fun throughout the whole process. She helped create the entire photo schedule for the wedding day, and she had amazing photo and pose ideas to help out two very awkward newlyweds. April (and Jessica!) made our day easy and fun, kept everyone laughing the whole time, and captured our memories more beautifully than we could have hoped. I wish there was a way to spam this review with all of our favorite shots. If you're looking for a photographer for any reason, April is the one you want.

Reviewed on 7/26/2017 Brittany S

Hiring April was vital to our outdoor wedding. Having no cell service and being about an hour away from any town was not an issue, which is what we needed. 2 photographers is a huge plus and provided us with the best in 'action shots' and beautiful stills. These girls are easy... Read More to get along with and more than willing to jump in and go the extra mile. Can't thank them enough!

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Judith C

I contacted April from California for my wedding in Montana after researching on the internet. Her portfolio encapsulated the style I was going for and knew she would be the photographer for my day. From the beginning, communication with her was easy and would reply to my emails... Read More immediately. On the day of, April and Jessica made me and the wedding party feel comfortable and relaxed. They're both great with kids, one of the flower girls was two years old and they just knew how to work with her to get the perfect shot. April and Jessica strive to get you the most amazing pictures and I really appreciated that. I honestly can't say enough good things about April and her team. Everyone at the wedding loved them and I feel I really lucked out in picking them.

2017-06-08T17:06:40 Response from the vendor

Wow, thank you for your review and kind words! I am so glad you found me all the way in california. Jessica and I had such a great time shooting your wedding. It all came together so perfectly. I strive to get the best images... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Boo S

April Payton Photography will impress you beyond expectations! My daughter's engagement photos were the first clue. Then, throughout the day of the wedding ...all the way until the final dances...April's presence and eye for wonderful candid shots produced amazing results!... Read More It really takes a keen awareness for someone to recognize all the layers of joy, emotion, humor, tenderness ~ and then to capture all ...it is true art and talent. Additionally, she was so easy to work with; looking through the photos allowed us to reflect on the wedding event at every stage. I can hear the laughter and conversations when I look at April's photos. The gallery of photos was easy to share with friends and family who were unable to attend the wedding. Book April Payton photography for your events...you, too, will be grateful!

2017-06-08T17:03:47 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your review and kind words. I am so glad to hear that you are happy with everything from the engagement session to the wedding and after. Jessica and I definitely do our best to capture the emotions of the day... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/25/2017 Kelli B

April did such an amazing job and both her and her partner were great to work with. We love our pictures and she was open to all our suggestions and made everything so easy on a very stressful day. We were on such a tight time schedule and she kept us on track and helped us get... Read More all our shots we wanted in. Thank you again April and we will be recommending you to all our friends and family and hope to use you again for future events!

2017-05-25T15:54:03 Response from the vendor

Kelli, I can not thank you enough! Your ceremony to this day has been one of the most touching we have seen. I am so very happy to hear that you are still in love with the photos. I hope to work with you guys... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/24/2017 Rebecca N

They did an amazing job! So easy to work with and I loved all of the photos we received (: look forward to using her in the future!

2017-05-25T08:57:13 Response from the vendor

Becca, the two of you made my job easy! Such a beautiful couple and your love for each other is still so apparent. I am happy to hear that you are still in love with the photos. I will look forward to working with you... Read Less Read More