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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!

Hey Tay – Best of 2018

 

2018 for Hey Tay – and honestly for me has been a wild ride. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I went through a rebrand, going from “Tay Daliese Photo” to “Hey Tay” encouraging any and all people to message me by using this and people still won’t. (Please, I’m dying here. Say it!! I did it for a reason!!!)

I made a lot of changes within my business so that I can move forward with eventually making photography my sole income. I *attempted* to have a better work/life balance and although I didn’t always succeed, I made some big steps in valuing my clients and my own time.

I leaned into my weddings + boudoir brand and photographed 19 amazing couples +  15 amazing weddings while also working in the IT field during the week. That doesn’t count the 30+ boudoir clients and the few repeat families I saw this year.

This business isn’t easy or consistent but it’s amazing. Taking photographs you know will outlive you is a completely humbling experience that I couldn’t be any more grateful for.

With that I leave with you my favorite images from every single wedding I photographed this year and every couple I photographed. I love you all and be sure to tell your friends in 2019 so that we can keep this train rolling!

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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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