Wedding Artistry

We will make you feel a connection to family, community, commitment and tradition by creating emotional weddings images that highlight your intimate relationships. Above are example images like the ones you could own.



Now that you are engaged, there are so many decisions to be made. Each of those choices will reflect your personal style and the tone of the day that begins your lives together. Photography is the cornerstone in documenting your day and your vision. Choosing the right photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. Your wedding photographs serve as a direct connection to the emotions of your wedding day and allow you to relive - over and over, for years to come - all of the feelings of joy and sense of commitment, community and intimacy.


BRINGING YOUR DREAMS TO LIFE Memorable photographs begin long before the bride slips into her gown or the groom puts on his tuxedo. Your wedding is a reflection of you as a couple. To truly and fully capture the first day of your lives together, we think it is important to get to know you and what matters to you both. Remarkable wedding photography begins with your vision. We will work together with you to fully explore your dreams and goals for your wedding celebration to capture your love for each other with the most authentic photography possible.

WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY During your consultation, we want to share with you complete wedding galleries, portfolios and albums. Our quality, artistry and professionalism shines through in every image - from those once-in-a-lifetime moments to the most carefully chosen details.

RELAX, RELY ON OUR EXPERIENCE Regardless of location or environment, we have the knowledge and experience to capture your wedding day beautifully. We realize how important your wedding photographs are, but your experience should be amazing as well - so relax, we are there for you.

We are honored that you are considering B. Payden Photography to be an integral part of one of the most important days of your lives. We look forward to capturing your unique wedding and to preserving your memories to be enjoyed by you and your loved ones for many years to come.


Lifetime Investment & Lasting Memories

YOUR WEDDING PORTRAITS ARE NOT JUST PHOTOGRAPHS, but a tangible emotional connection to your most special of days and heirlooms to be treasured, admired and passed along for generations to come. After the cake has been eaten, the flowers have faded, the day has ended, and the guests have all gone home, your photos will be there as a reminder of how you felt on your day. We specialize in the fine art presentation of your wedding memories by offering many wall art options including canvas wall portraits and custom-designed archival quality albums. We keep your Wedding Investment very straightforward, so you have one less thing to stress over while preparing for your wedding day. We charge $300 per hour for your wedding day within The Washington DC Metro Area for Two Professional Photographers and an assistant as needed. Included in your hourly rate is Pre and Post Wedding Photo Consultations, Professional Processing of all images, hosting of your images on our website for One Year, a Proof Portfolio and Proof Photo CD as well as a custom wedding website for your guests, friends and family to view and purchase your beautiful images. We have payment plans available and will work with you to accommodate your budget so you don't have to choose your memories based solely on price. Please contact us directly, below, for Your Destination Wedding, a custom quote, additional information and for any questions you may have.


Philosophy & Wedding Style

OUR STYLE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY is authentic, capturing natural beauty and emotion in order to tell the story of your wedding day. Our work has been described as relaxed, romantic and classic, all while still looking natural. We strive to be unobtrusive, following and recording real moments as they happen because, from bridal preparation to your grand departure, your wedding day is about you and those you care about.

 When we photograph your wedding, we capture those grand moments, like that first kiss, the moments you never saw coming, and the subtle moments you didn't even notice that will tell the story of your unforgettable special day for decades to come.

 We combine classic style portraiture with a photojournalistic approach so that your images will look amazing but natural. We keep our portraiture relaxed and fun, encouraging freedom of expression, because natural beauty often comes best with little or sometimes no direction. Family is key to any wedding and we believe that wedding gatherings are the perfect time for recording your new genealogy. As such, traditional posed family group pictures are included.

 Your wedding photographs will have a timeless look and elegance. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery.


was established in 1995 and is located in Manassas and the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We work with many of the areas talented young artists to always provide you with one of a kind photographic art with an intimate emotional connection and memories for your family to cherish for generations to come.