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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!

Kansas City LGBTQ Friendly Wedding Vendors

In 2018, I had more LGBTQ+ couples than ever come to me after being rejected by another wedding vendor. I hated it.

In order to do my part in stopping this, I decided to put together a list of vendors where people would not have to worry about experiencing this heartbreak. This list is also great for people who are making the decision to only hire inclusive vendors for their big day. I have tried to make it as simple as possible with direct links to either Facebook Pages or websites where contact info can be found. Please let me know if any vendor on this list you have experienced a moment in which they were not an ally as this list is only as accurate as the owners and client reviews can make it.

I have also added an asterisk, *, to any vendors that I have personal experience with and would willingly and lovingly send any of my clients to. (The photo below was taken by me and is of The Pavilion Event Space and floral was provided by Meg at Fine Line Floral)

Vendors, I am currently looking for more of these categories to add to my list. If you provide these services, please e-mail me at: mail@hey-tay.com

Calligraphy/Design, DJs, Bartending, Hair Stylists, & Male Wedding Attire, Dinner Catering

NOTE: This list is not anywhere near comprehensive and there are amazing vendors all over Kansas City. In an effort to keep this list concise and intimate, I have tried to take on only a few highly recommended vendors and vendors I personally can vouch for. Thank you for your understanding.

JUly 2019 update

This list is up to date as of Monday, July 15, 2019. Effective this date all vendors added to this list must be at the recommendation of a couple in the LGBTQ+ community if there is no other undeniable proof available (via website, reviews, etc.) that you are LGBTQ+ friendly. Earlier this year there was an incident with a nominated vendor who turned down a couple. This couple did not find them via my list, but they were a part of the list and I never want that to happen. If you loved your wedding vendor and would like them to be added to this list, please e-mail mail@hey-tay.com. I will continue to try to keep this list proportionate and will wait list any vendors that I currently have an overwhelming amount of in comparison to others. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

 LGBTQ Wedding Photographer Kansas City - Pavilion Event Space - Kansas City Wedding Photographer

DJ

Salinas Mobile DJ

Feel the Music DJ

All Set Events

Photography

Hey Tay

Emily Lynn

Sara Clance *

Kelsey Diane  *

Becky Lassiter *

Black Coffee Photo *

Elise Abigail Photo *

Elizabeth Ladean

Stephanie Nachtrab *

Hallie Sigwing *

Meredith Graves Photography *

Lauren Nicole Imagery  *

Morgan Miller Photography

Dinner Catering

The Bite

Granite City at Zona Rosa

Dutzels Catering

Beauty of the Bistro

Dessert

Cake Loft LLC

Yummies by Yoka

Mack Canvas & Cookie

Crumbs and Confections

Baby Bird Bakery

Midwest Cookie Company

Classic Cakes

Sherrie’s Cake Magic

Hair Stylist/MUA

Jessica French

Madee Stecker *

Dani Jo Bell *

Alexis Hagan Pro Artistry

Studio D Hair Loft *

Bartending

Top Shelf Bartending

Shots by Miko

Erin Cook Personal Bartending

Tom’s Travelers Private Bartending

Bars & More Hospitality Staffing

Diamond Girls Bartending (Also provides Alcohol for purchase)

Officiants

Over the Rainbow

LAP Studios

Heidi DeSchapper

KC Wedding Minister

MBF Sacred Ceremonies

Videography

Rushing Productions *

Move Weddings

My Forever Films

LFC Media

Robot Monster Creative

Parsons Cinema

Venue

Eventful at Locust Grove

The Venue at Willow Creek

Pilgrim Center

The Rhapsody

Overland Park Ballroom

The Pavilion Event Space *

Bliss Plaza Event Venue

Timber Creek Event Center

Wedding Attire

Something White Bridal Boutique

Urban Bridal Shop

All My Heart Bridal *

Savvy Bridal

Fabulous Frocks Bridal

Wedding Planner

C Watson Events

Wedding Elegance

Pretty & Planned

Twine Celebrations

Something Blue Event Planning

Brick + Ivory Events

A Little Luxury Events

Fiore Events

Belle Journée

Angie Bretches

Floral

Fiore KC

Good Earth Flowers

Collections Floral Design

J. Smith Events

Fine Line Floral *

Heart and Soul Floral

Jungle House Goods

Blooms by Breck

Calligraphy/Design

Hannah Kelm *

Kalos Designs

Event Rentals

Supply Event Rentals & Design

Photobooths

Mokan

Mirror Me KC

Jubilee Events

Snap it Upp Photo Bus

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  1. Amanda Yoka

    January 5th, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Thank you for compiling this list! It will be great to give to clients who are still rounding out their vendors!Amanda YokaYummies by Yoka

  2. Brytoney George

    January 5th, 2019 at 10:45 am

    The Bowery, located in Spring Hill Kansas, is also LQBTQ friendly and they have a beautiful venue!

  3. Kaylie

    January 6th, 2019 at 2:08 am

    KP Floral and Event Design is LQBTQ friendly:)

  4. Alisha Richardson

    January 6th, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Hello! What an awesome list! ThirtyOne:Thirty Events is also LGBTQ+ friendly and would love to be added to your list! Please reach out should you have any questions. And I look forward to working together on the future.Alisha

  5. Erin Cook

    January 6th, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you for putting this list together! We hope all couples experience joy when planning and celebrating their unions!

  6. Jodi

    January 6th, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for putting this list together! Lake Shore Plaza is aLQBTQ friendly venue!

  7. Andrea Adams Britt

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Classic CakesHas been LGBTQ friendly for 15 years!!!!

  8. Melissa Nelson

    January 9th, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you for including me on your list. Love should always be celebrated.

  9. KcCakelady LLC

    January 10th, 2019 at 5:27 am

    KcCakelady

  10. KcCakelady LLC

    January 10th, 2019 at 5:29 am

    KcCakelady has always done cakes for everyone and believes everyone deserves a cake for any reason!

  11. Kendra

    January 17th, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Thank you for including us on your list????

  12. Mary Ortiz

    February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I have just sent you an email regarding Diamond Girls Bartenders. I am confident we would be a wonderful addition to your selection

  13. Lucy Kull

    May 6th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Redux Society is an LGBT+ friendly dance studio so no one missed that First Dance moment!

- 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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