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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!

Backyard Anniversary Session | Ally + Luke

First of all, where are all of these Kansas city backyards hiding? Luke’s was absolutely perfect for their second anniversary session.

In my website re-design, my past two sessions of these two are gone! Never fear, I’ll correct that soon, but in the meantime I’ll just tell you a story. A story about how one day, while I was portfolio building, I offered a session to a couple of cuties. They had to bail on the session very last minute so when I put up an SOS on social media, Luke messaged me! He said he’d recently started seeing this great girl and he would reach out to her. If she didn’t think it was weird, they would meet me at the ass crack of dawn and be my models.

It has started a yearly tradition that I genuinely look forward to. It’s a chance to spend time with two of my cutest friends while also celebrating their growth and changes of their relationship. This year, like the previous years, we photographed a couples boudoir session (images coming soon over on Good Bodies!) in their home. After we headed to Luke’s family home which has the most beautiful pond, a ton of acreage, and some construction work that Luke has done himself!

I can’t wait for the chance to photograph them again next year and maybe next time Buck (they’re adorable beagle) will have calmed his running away enough to get his own feature.


- 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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