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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!

8th & Main Kansas City Wedding – Hey Mitchells!

On June 15th, Shanon Farebrother became Shanon Mitchell at 8th and Main in Grandview, MO. Their wedding was full of choreographed dances, french toast flavored cake, & 48” sparklers.

Check out their highlight slideshow if you’d like the photos paired with music, otherwise, carry on through the blog post!

Shanon came to me as a friend of Kelsey Diane, who I photograph with constantly. I’ll admit there’s a bit of pressure when you’re taking care of a fellow photographer’s friend, but I honestly had so much fun. During our consult, we both complained about all the standard wedding things that are expected of us. We swapped vendors for our planning process & clicked instantly. It’s rare to find people with similar attitudes about traditions and unneeded costs, but it’s really cool when you do! We even have the same caterer (which was amazing because we didn’t have time to taste our actual meals. My fiancé just loves the market)

Shanon and Matt met on OkCupid! Which is awesome because so did my fiancé and I. There’s a wonderful art to online dating where you can get to know people first. Even if it’s intimidating. They met up for the first time a UMKC and eventually had their first “real” date at Bucca Di Beppo. Where later, Matt proposed! Which is amazing, honestly.

I asked Shanon what she couldn’t have done without on her wedding day and her answer was her flowers Which were beautiful. And as for her advice for currently/future engaged couples? Go on date nights! She said everything easily became about the wedding and you have to make an effort to stay connected as a couple

If you’re interested in their vendors, as always, they’re linked at the bottom!

vendor list:

Venue – 8th and Main

Dress – Belle Vogue Bridal

Shoes – BHLDN

Hair – Hair by Emily Metzger

Tuxes – Tip Top Tux

Cake – Kate’s Kakes

Caterer – McGonigles

Floral – Teefy Flowers

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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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