Marie H Payne Photo

I’m a photographer based in northern Virginia/Washington D.C.  I crave real emotion and the beauty of the everyday.  Let me capture that for you.

To get in touch, email me at Check out my portfolio or find me on Facebook or Instagram at the links above.

Featured in: Hometown Focus, Two Wandering Soles, Love What Matters

What to expect

Before: We’ll communicate to determine a time and place of the photo session and what you’d like to get out of it. Maybe you want a photo for your holiday card or you haven’t gotten family photos in a while. We’ll make sure you get posed shots, but those are only part of the package. I’m really there to photograph real life, so it’s great if we can have something to do.  It’ll keep you guys relaxed rather than focused on the camera. Maybe you play your favorite game with your kids or play outside in your yard. Take a walk with your pup to the park you go to every day or go for a bike ride around your neighborhood. I want to tag along and capture you doing what you do, so that you can look back on those photos and remember the real memories you created in your home and your neighborhood.

During: I’ll meet you at the photo location, and I might scope out the area to figure out the lighting if I haven’t been there before. Then I’ll hang out with you guys as you do your activity, snapping pictures. We’ll make sure to take some staged photos as well.

After:  I will edit the photos to make slight adjustments, but my goal is to keep them true to life. When they are complete, I will email you a link with your files. You will have access to download them and print or use them as you wish.


I want to keep this simple. Most sessions will fit the pricing guides below, but travel distance and really elaborate ideas can influence the bottom line. The price we discuss ahead of time will be due on the day of your session.

2018 pricing:

Family sessions: $200

Couple sessions: $150

Headshots and product photography: Contact me to talk through your vision!