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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!

Californos Westport Wedding – Hey Plantes!

 

MeKayla and Rory were a #matchmadeinwarby and the rest is history.

In honor of my unapologetic love for puns, I’ll let you know that MeKayla actually said, “We met while both working for Warby Parker. It was love at first sight! (get it? Because Warby Parker sells eyewear… but also, it really was love at first sight).” If you’d like me to immediately love you, make a pun and make it good.

Californos Westport is one of the most versatile and amazing wedding venues in Kansas City, and I was so excited when MeKayla and Rory told me that’s where they were getting married. It’s a restaurant/bar as well as a wedding venue that has adorable indoor and outdoor options. These two made their indoor space their own in the most amazing and thoughtful way with beautiful greenery and it was one of the cutest setups I’ve ever seen.

Their first look was perfect and intimate, and they had written their vows to read in private, which is a super cute tradition that I’m loving. Folks, if you know you’re going to be emotional and you’re not great with an audience, there is NO shame in making your vows completely private. I actually think it’s super adorable and it’s fun to get a quick picture of the setup then I can leave you alone to feel the love.

Wanna hear an even cuter proposal?

Rory had an elaborate plan for a scavenger but, the morning of the proposal day, MeKayla accidentally found the ring. Rory had to propose on the spot, which was in our apartment at 6:00am. We both had to work at 7am but were able to celebrate by leaving work early and hitting our favorite restaurant.

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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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