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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.

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5 More Amazing Kansas City Wedding Venues

Last year, I wrote a blog post about 5 of my favorite Kansas City Wedding Venues. You can find that post here.

I thought I would give you 5 more to check out as engagement season is just around the corner! Click the title of each to be lead to their wedding venue page!


  1. The Kansas City Public Library

Listen up book lovers. I didn’t even know this was an option! If I did? Better believe this place would have been on my shirt list. There are the famous giant books on the side of library that are perfect for portraits. They can seat 150-250 depending on the space rented and their prices begin at $2000 for rentals. The couple pictured chose to have their reception at Tom’s Town Distillery so I unfortunately do not have any photos of their reception space, but you can find more here & believe me it is beautiful. They have an exclusive caterer and specific alcohol policies, so if you want to pick all your own vendors this isn’t the place for your reception. If you love a place that will do the work for you? Here’s your spot!


2. Uptown Theater

Everyone knows Uptown as one of the most beautiful concert and event venues there are. Especially in Kansas City. But did you know you can get married here? Directly in the theater? You do your bouquet toss or your entrance from a way up high balcony, they have a caterer built into the venue, and there are also getting ready rooms for both spouses to be. Their prices weren’t readily available for me, but I believe they seat somewhere around 300 (a conservative estimate) and a nice wooden dance floor is put down for you when it’s time to party. Also pictured is the movie poster section you can put your own personal photos into. It’s truly a versatile venue with a dramatic flair that is perfect for most couples.


3. 8th & Main

8th & Main is another one stop shop. Bonus! Unlike the first two venues, this one has an indoor and outdoor ceremony option. The top left photo shows the arbor under which you will get married outdoor. Venue pricing ranges from $1750-$4250 depending on what day of the week you’re married & the venue can seat between 150-180 people. There’s also two suites for getting ready.


4. 28 Event Space

28 Event Space has two separate venues. The Station & The Kansas City Room. They seat 200 and 350 respectively. Both places have indoor locations for you to get married with “garage” like doors that can be opened during the ceremony. You’ll have to contact them for pricing but both spaces are elegant, have getting ready suites for both parties and the station, pictured, even has a bridge that connects the two for easy access. Wonderful for one photographer.


5. Barn at Schwinn Produce Farm

Schwinn Produce Barn is a venue I’d wanted to photograph at for ages. Not only is it an adorable barn in general… It seats 250, has beautiful string lights and there’s even a small home out back for getting ready in. There’s no need to leave the premises for photos as there are so many different backdrops available. Pricing is available after inquiry, but I can tell you whatever it is is well worth it.

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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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