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June 24, 2019

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.

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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.

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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!!!

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