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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!

Burr Oak Engagement Session – Shelby & Emma

When Shelby and Emma reached out about having their engagement session at Burr Oak Woods I was so excited.

You can usually tell a lot about your couple simply from where they choose for their photos. Fun fact. Even when we thought Burr Oaks may fall through, they found example images from my posts to find somewhere else.. They were still taken at Burr Oaks!

So we made it happen. We traipsed through their iconic trees, listened to some music and made magic.

Emma and Shelby are both teachers which gave me even more reason to do their story justice, with the background of a family of educators myself. They proposed to each other, at different times, and it was the sweetest thing I’d ever heard. Their rings are beautiful and unique and when I asked how cuddly they were they immediately responded that they love snuggles.

This is just a brief snapshot of the obvious love they share, but check out these photos and stay tuned for their wedding at the Uptown next year! They already told me a bit about their dresses and to be honest, I’m stoked.

Stay tuned for the bottom of the post, if you’re interested! Burr Oak is in danger of being closed off to photographers and clients everywhere, I wrote more about it in Shelby & Emma’s instagram feature.

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PSA: Take care of YOUR town and community space before there isn’t one for you to be a part of. Shelby & Emma had their hearts set on Burr Oak for their engagement photos. Even when I asked for a back up, they found another photo of mine they hoped was somewhere else. Nope. Still Burr Oak. We didn’t think our session would be possible because people DONT PICK UP THEIR DAMN TRASH. Stop parking in the woods. There are lots and you have legs. Stop bringing messes. Stop leaving your props.

I’m not Google, but search “leave no trace” and start living your life accordingly. If you don’t know how to respect a place, please don’t go there. Our clients shouldn’t HAVE to pay to use these places that we’re visiting and using to *respectfully* make art but we’re heading that way. Don’t be a part of the problem. Be the trash police if you have to. The cute hats cost nothing on Amazon. In fact, make a whole damn costume. Just help stop this madness.

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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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