PAYTON RUDDOCK is a Los Angeles and Houston based Portrait and Sports photographer working with brands, athletes, and personalities globally. His photos have been featured in Lava, Triathlon, Trail Runner, and People magazines, as well as in ads all over the world. His different approach to photography and his love for interacting with people and clearly identifying brand direction gives him a unique perspective to the Commercial and Advertising world.

Payton grew up in Iowa before moving to Texas and attending Texas A&M University to study Biomedical Engineering. While there he fell in love with two things: his wife Samantha and photography. He started shooting in 2008 and made the leap into the professional world at the end of 2017.

Payton spends time in Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston working with clients, and when he isn’t working he’s enjoying time with his son Cullen getting outside and enjoying life. Payton is an avid athlete enjoying anything that pushes him outside of his comfort zone, and if it happens to be in the mountains, all the better.