Who is Bryant Payden?

Photographer – Artist

I started my Photography career in 1995 apprenticing with a Wedding Photographer on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. After a few years I opened my own studio in Southern MD until I moved back home to Hampton Roads, Virginia and rebuilt my studio business. After several years in Hampton Roads we expanded back to The Washington DC area and now have offices in Manassas and Hampton. We serve all of Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, The Outer Banks of North Carolina and travel extensively shooting for clients worldwide.


What we do

Photography is all we do, We are passionate about our artwork. Your projects and professional photography needs are as important to us as if they were our own. We always strive for perfection with every project and place an emphasis on education and staying current with photography trends. We also spend a great deal of time giving back to the photography community through mentorships and working with emerging artists to improve their craft and prepare for a career in photography.

Where we work

While I’m based in Washington DC and Hampton Roads, Virginia, I have traveled extensively both in the US and abroad for clients, and look forward to working with you to exceed all your professional photographic needs no matter the location.

Most of our work in Virginia is centered around Manassas, Fairfax, Haymarket, Bristow, Gainesville, Virginia Beach and Loudoun County. We also shoot extensively in all of Washington DC, Annapolis, Baltimore, Rockville, Bethesda and Montgomery County in Maryland. Give us a call and we can schedule a custom shoot for your location.


Life outside work

I’m married and have three children, family is the most important thing in my life followed by my photography. We enjoy traveling as a family and experiencing new cultures, situations and experiences. I’m also very passionate about music, the arts and college football.