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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.

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Kansas City River Market Anniversary – Grace + Colby

 

Kansas City’s River Market is one of my favorite photo spots. It’s perfect for families, weddings, and in our case… Anniversary photos.

Last year I photographed Grace’s boudoir photos in a cute downtown Airbnb. I immediately fell in love with her quick wit, quirky personality, & easy going nature. She’s a photographer herself, so it was an honor for her to trust me with these photos. She photographs all the stuff I never could. She also does a great damn job at it! If you’d like to see Grace’s food and lifestyle work, click here.

We originally found each other through twitter & over the past year I’ve gotten to live vicariously through her “weekend in photos” series. She’s constantly out here living her best life and I’m totally envious. Through these posts I’ve also gotten to “meet” who she affectionately only refers to as “boyfriend”.

It was immediately easy to see how these two fit. From their in sync and yet still somehow completely random noise making, to their loving giggles and stolen kisses throughout the session. Their first date was a trip to Chicago after meeting at a mutual friend’s epic and annual “Dive Prom” and the rest is history. My partner and I solidified our love for each other by taking an extended and intensive trip early in our relationship as well, so I definitely know how it can either bond or break you as a couple.

We met up in the River Market at the City Market parking lot and walked around the area finding alleys and eventually settled down at the river’s edge where the ice that has been broken up floated along. It made for the most adorable backdrop and for this sudden and warm weather was amazing to see. With a link to so much in the area, you can’t go wrong taking photos there.

If you ever want to just feel pure joy and love eminating from photos, please come back to this session. I know a lot of people claim to be able to “feel the love” in photos, but if you haven’t ever felt this.. I think now is your time.

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If you’re in the market for a Kansas City photographer for your anniversary or engagement photos, please feel free to reach out!

Looking for more annivesary/engagement sessions? Try these!

1. Anniversary Session at the Kansas Fair 2. Engagement Session at Family Tree Nursery3. Anniversary Session at Sar Ko Park

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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!

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