Truly, you are amazing.

Nearly everyone I’ve talked to post-wedding has commented on how hard you worked. I know how hard you fought against the sunset lighting in the sunsphere it was no small task! But the photos were stunning and I am thrilled.

You even got some amazingly natural shots of my youngest sister - who by the way NEVER acts natural in front of a camera. You might as well sent me shots of a unicorn. These shots are just treasures to me.

Thank you once again, for everything.
— Morgan & James
We’ll treasure the amazing images David captured of our wedding for the rest of our lives. His working style is unobtrusive and highly professional. We were amazed by his ability to blend into the background during the ceremony and still get absolutely memorable shots of such special moments.
— Andrea and Gerhard
I got the album today and it’s awesome, I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for all you did for Leland and I. I am so glad we chose you as our wedding photographer! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Darla M.
Josh and I just saw your blog post! I love the pics! Oh my goodness you and Debbie did such an amazing job! I hope you had as much fun as we did! Thank you again for being a part of our wonderful day. You captured it perfectly!
— Caitlyn L.
Our wedding photos turned out beautifully! Thank you for capturing the joy and beauty of out special day. It has been so fun looking back at the shots of family and friends laughing, mingling and enjoying themselves. We are so pleased and know we will enjoy looking back over the photos for years to come.
— Karin & Irv
We got the pictures today! Oh my goodness, they are GORGEOUS. Above and beyond my expectations. You have no idea how excited we are. Thank you so much!!!!
— Megan T.
I originally contacted David because he offered a great price and I loved the work displayed on his website, and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved working with him! He was very organized, but was relaxed and made the whole experience fun and enjoyable! I absolutely love all the pictures and would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting great pictures at an awesome price!
— Erica
My husband and I cannot say enough about David Payne Photography. Hiring a good photographer for our wedding was a priority for us, and David exceeded all of our expectations. He is professional, fun, and personable. I felt so at ease from the first “click” of the camera. Most importantly, David was able to capture the emotions of that day in his photos.. We opted not to have a videographer and after seeing the photos captured of our day, we realized we didn’t even need it. The progression of the photographs told the stories, and showed the emotions, of that day in a more profound way than any video could. We love the photos and HIGHLY recommend David.
— Jennifer
David Payne did an AMAZING job photographing my wedding. It was very cold that day & I was so worried the pictures wouldnt turn out good but I was definitely wrong Dave did an absolutely fantastic job & our pictures could not have turned out more beautifully. He is not only an amazing photographer but a kind hearted nice man as well. He got shots of my wedding day that I will forever cherish. Anyone looking for a wedding photographer call Dave you will not be disappointed.
— Brittany
We had a wonderful experience being photographed by David for both our engagement and wedding pictures. He was so easy to work with, very quick to respond, and just overall a great photographer. Our pictures were absolutely amazing and we couldn’t believe how quickly he was able to get them to us after our wedding. His prices were more than reasonable and I would definitely recommend to anyone.
— Julie
I found David Payne’s website while I was shopping online for a photographer for my wedding! Soon as I saw his pictures, I knew I had to have him as my photographer... I just KNEW it.... I called and told my family and my in-laws about him and shared his blog with everyone! I noticed that his pictures were such high quality and it made me nervous that he more than likely wasn’t in my price range. I called and talked to David about what I was looking for and what my budget was. David and I worked out an agreement and stayed within my budget!! David even went above and beyond and came to the open house at my venue (on his day off)! The day of my wedding, it rained....all day... Up till the moment David Payne pulled into the parking lot!!! He brought sunshine with him (free of charge)!!! He did a FABULOUS job! I could NOT have asked for a better photographer! I wouldn’t say it was “luck” that I stumbled upon David’s blog, I would like to think of it is a “blessing”. Pictures are going to last you a lifetime! David even took the extra mile (AGAIN), in helping me make my pictures last by putting them on a SanDisk Memory Vault which keeps the quality of your pictures for at least 100 years! How cool is that! So you don’t have to worry about scratching a disc!! Overall, I was beyond pleased with David and my pictures!! I highly highly recommend David for any bride out there!
— Jill
Dave was absolutely wonderful to work with for our wedding. He did an amazing job keeping me updated throughout the wedding planning on what I needed to do with photography and working with our schedule. He was also a great at the wedding and made everyone in the wedding feel comfortable and ready to smile for him. Most importantly, the pictures turned out beautiful. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to use David Payne.
— Cindy
Dave was absolutely wonderful! Nobody noticed he was even there for both the ceremony and the reception yet he seemed to get every shot. He got some beautiful pictures too! We were extremely satisfied.
— Hannah
David Payne was our wedding photographer, and I knew from our first meeting with him that he would be great!! But, great is an understatement! He far exceeded our expectations!!! He took a ton of pictures and they are all outstanding! He did an awesome job of listening to what we wanted and making sure that we got all of those pictures and many many more!!! He also did a great job of getting our pictures to us in a very timely manner. Our wedding was two weeks ago today and we have ALL of our pictures and they have been edited!! That speaks volumes about the attention and effort David puts into his work!! David Payne is an outstanding photographer!!! We just can’t think him enough for how well he captured our wedding day by creating images that are timeless and that we will treasure forever!!!
— Lydia
David Payne did an exceptional job shooting our wedding, reh. dinner, and my Bridal Pictures. We couldn’t have been happier. Not only is he professional, but also a pleasure to work with. He worked very hard coordinating meetings, shoots, and emails while I was planning my Knoxville Wedding from California!
— Katie
This photographer was very professional. He does great work and a very smart choice to hire. We live in Charlotte and he is from Knoxville and he still made great accommodations for us. His packages are a great deal and wonderful quality. Would recommend to a friend!!
— Jasmine
My husband and I had the absolute BEST experience with David and his wife Debbie. He was prompt with all communication and production of the photos. His prices are VERY fair and reasonable. He is great to work with and has fantastic skills. I am so happy that I found him to take our wedding photos. The photos and album he designed are truly incredible.

I would recommend David for any type of event - especially weddings (big or small). His talent and personality cannot be matched! It was so easy to get along with him. I definitely hope to use his services again in the future!
— Celam
David did an AMAZING job on our wedding. He was so flexible and easy to communicate with, if he missed my call he would call back within the hour and he was very quick with emails. He was creative and worked hard to make sure we were happy. Everyone that saw our pictures said they belonged in a magazine. David was the only photographer I met with and I would hire him again in a heart beat.
— Darla
Loved the pictures. Our album was amazing, and David was extremely good about making sure we were satisfied with the pictures we received. Our family and friends couldn’t believe the quality of pictures we received for the cost! I’ve told several friends about him, and we will probably be back to him for maternity pics farther down the road. :)
— Amy