award-winning hybrid wedding photographer based in Houston, Texas and available international

feast on your life

hearing your story, honoring your heritage, embracing your traditions, celebrating your love and capturing your joie de vivre.



Whether your wedding plans involve Texas or Tuscany, I love to bring your story to life. For couples who are looking to create an experience for their beloved people, to enjoy these extra special, once-in-a-lifetime moments, my tailored creative coverage is a great way to make sure you have photos that tell the story you're telling with nothing manufactured in sight.

She did not just [take] photos, she captured moments and emotions. I am so glad we found April; she will be our photographer from now on

- a. adil



I love to capture your story as it unfolds. The treasure trove of images you will receive back will ring true and bring back memories of so many moments, some carefully planned and some completely spontaneous. 

Your gallery’s editorial beauty is achieved through a combination of careful, concentrated, and kind observation throughout your events, and gentle art direction to ensure we capture the beautiful aesthetics of a celebration you’ve worked so hard to conceive of.

1. initial consult

After you inquire, we'll set up a consult where we'll determine together if we're the right fit. This will involve a short zoom call, drinks in hand.

After our chat, I'll send you a tailored proposal, filled with everything you're looking for and nothing you don't want or need. Not a package filled with extra fluff in sight.


3. planning / consulting

We'll work with you and your planner to ensure your wildest dreams will come true and that we know which things are most important to you about your day. (All of them, we know!) This is where planners truly come alive!

4. pre-wedding sessions

As a storyteller, I know that your relationship is more than just a wedding day and I want to tell the engagement part of your story too. 
Many of my clients also enjoy a weekend-long celebration, so a rehearsal dinner is another way that you can capture the magic of your story while getting comfortable in front of the camera.
I also offer boudoir shoots, for the bride who wants to feel *extra* comfortable.

5. Pre-wedding prep

Every April M Payne wedding is different and unique, and holds different priorities and prerogatives. Because of that, I embrace whatever celebration you're planning and will confirm those details as you plan to ensure that I'm capturing exactly what you value.

6. the wedding

When the formal aspect of your celebrations begin, the intimate relationships which combine to tell your story take center stage. I believe in the true romance of your story and revel in capturing it for you to look back on over the years to come.
During the ceremony, I’ll be ever-present but quiet and unobtrusive, to honor your vows, and the experience of yourselves and your guests.

As the revelry begins, your coverage will take the shape of your priorities. Whether you have more unconventional nighttime celebrations planned or you value more traditional elements, we will honor the effervescent atmosphere of the community that surrounds you during your celebrations, capturing images of unencumbered mirth, beauty, and warmth.

7. the party

As you enjoy your newly-wedded bliss, I"ll be working hard to make sure your once-in-a-lifetime images are secure. From there, I'll organize an assortment of stand out images from your day for a sneak peek within one week of your celebration.
Your gallery will be delivered at a set time 6 weeks after your wedding. My greatest fear is that you'll first glimpse your wedding photos while in line at the grocery store, so I make sure you let you know ahead of time exactly when I'll send your gallery so you and your boo can plan a date night and soak in all of the moments you want to relive, or witness for the first time through my lens.

7. post-wedding


"holy crap. i love you.”

These are amazing. Holy crap. Those are UNREAL. This is EXACTLY what I wanted."

— cedar and zach

"These pictures feel like us!"

Thank you for capturing our love, our people, and our entire season. Love them so much and i'm so excited to show them to our kids and our grandkids!

— Gyeombi and allen 

“i can't wait to share these with the entire world.”

We ADORE these! You are an incredible artist. As someone who doesn't feel like they're great at candids, I was a little nervous, but I'm in love with these! They are so flattering and you're so good at capturing the best angles and sweetest moments!

— Jessie and Cullen

let's make something