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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!

Black Hoof Park Anniversary Session | Sheroquai & Jon

Last year I photographed the Hansen’s Kansas City Wedding at Foundation Event Space. It was magical. This year, we meet up at Black Hoof Park so we could document what a year in love looked like.

This year, my fiancé and I will be married 2 days before the Hansen’s actual anniversary. We’re so close to being anniversary twins! We had to sneak off to the park for an early engagement session because Sheroquai is a bad ass woman in the army and she’ll be leaving for more training in a few weeks.

In their year she’s traveled a lot and even become a freaking officer. I can’t even imagine how much hard work and dedication that takes. I’m not surprised at her tenacity, however. On her wedding day she was the epitome of calm & the day went smooth as could be. (I mean, other than the DJ cutting off their choreographed dance but we took that in stride).

It was so amazing that I was able to finally get someone to get up with me at the crack of dawn again. I always try, but it looks like the only morning people in this world are me and two others. Sheroquai and Jon. If nothing else, this is a perfect reminder that if you got your engagement photos taken somewhere way cooler than KC, like these two, and you book me for your wedding? We got options. They decided we’d do an anniversary session instead and it was so nice getting to see them after a year.

If you’d like to revel in how cute they are, please feel free to scroll and then head back up to that link up there for their wedding photos. They had such an adorable wedding and her dad’s dedicated dancing to her was… the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.


- 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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