June 21, 2019

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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kind words

jenny & zach

Choosing Tay to photograph our wedding was one of the easiest and best decisions we made. Both my husband and I are awkward and uncomfortable with being the center of attention and photographed, obviously a bad position to be in on your wedding day. However, Tay made something typically uncomfortable for us into something fun and easy! The photographs are beautiful and captured a lot of special moments as well as the energy of our dance floor at our reception!!

Tay is simply the best! Her work is STUNNING, and we're so lucky to have found her. We had a blast during our engagement shoot -- Tay instantly makes you feel so comfortable, as if you've known her for years. Our family and friends loved the photos as much as we did. It was important to us that we find an experienced photographer who knows how to photograph people of color and is LGBTQ-friendly. Tay absolutely fits the bill. We're so excited to work with her again at our wedding in April. Also, brides-and-grooms-to-be: Check out her blog for some amazing tips! It has become a touchstone guiding us through this crazy process.

wes & jerome

I’m so glad I trusted Tayanna with my wedding day! She not only exceeded my expectations for what I thought our wedding photos could look like, but she had a beautiful sneak peek for me that night! The sneak peek was enough to make me sob. Then the rest of the photos came only 9 days later! I could go on forever. If you need a photographer that’s fun, energetic and on her game sooooo hard, you need Tayanna Harris. She’s killer!!!

katy & tim