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i'm a wedding and portrait photographer in kansas city!

I fell in love with creating a space for people to be themselves several years ago. Since then I have photographed so many people who care about each other deeply and I love sharing their stories with anyone who will listen.

Hey, I'm Tay!

Book Lovers at the Uptown | Hey Shuliks!

The Uptown Theater is an amazing venue that has several hidden gems among it. There’s a beautiful marquee for your name, an amazing stage of lights to be married on and it’s a staple of Kansas City.

Karen & Geoff are amazing literary nerds (much by myself) that incorporated their love of all things books in every detail. Their bouquets were made of the pages of books, and they chose to take a section of their portraits in front of the Kansas City Public Library. Why? Because there’s a giant book backdrop, of course! There was a small hiccup when I was temporarily left behind due to all the fun they were having, but it just ended up being a blip in an amazingly fun day. A blip we laughed at ten seconds later, I might add.

The dramatic lighting in the theater and the fun posters made their venue truly a place to behold. Their individual tables had personal popcorn bags, they had the sweetest and most beautifully lit first dance, and their family members filled the space with love and joy.

Congrats, Geoff and Karen! You’re going to do great things and I hope next time you come back to Kansas City, we can meet up! I’d love to hear how everything’s going.

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- ellen & Dru Johnston

I can't recommend Tayanna highly enough. Not only were our pictures beautiful, but also she was an incredibly wonderful person to work with. She responds to emails quickly, and was flexible and organized. On our wedding day, it was awesome to have her around: she was fun and positive, and made bridal party pics and family pics actually fun and enjoyable. She's the best.

"She's the best."

- BEBE & ryan Thompson

I am absolutely blessed to have chosen Tay for my elopement, both as a photographer and an ordained minister. It was an intimate ceremony and something so special that I will never forget. The ceremony and photos took place in the very cold snow, because I love snow! Tay was a champ making sure I got the best possible images that would bring back memories of this day forever! I have already had many people tell me that they were some of the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen! 😊 if you’re planning on eloping or need photos for your big wedding, Tay is your girl!

"Tay is your girl!"

jordan & eric dalbey

Tayanna is amazing! Her pictures are beautiful, she listens to exactly what you are looking for, helps you come up with a timeline for your big day and makes you feel comfortable having your picture taken. She was recommended to me by 2 friends whose wedding pictures I loved and after meeting with her I knew she was the one to capture our wedding day. Now I'm recommending her to you! Hire her. You'll be so happy you did!

"Hire her."

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