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It has been almost three years since my last wedding at The Bride and the Bauer, and I missed it so much. The brick, the getting ready rooms,  & the large windows make for an amazing venue. It’s only fitting that two amazing people would get married here.

This wedding had it all. I was in awe of how well thought out every aspect was. The silverware and plates were compostable. Food came from the restaurant Kathleen works for and there were vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They made their wedding as sustainable as possible. One bride wore an emerald green jumpsuit and the other wore what I can only personally describe as ship captain’s garb. It was absolutely goddamn epic.

This is truly a wedding where I wish there was a transcript to sift through. I’d love for you to hear it and experience it all just as I did. Their ceremony included a powerful reading about all of the queer folk who came before Kathleen and Jerica in order to make their wedding possible. Their reception was decorated with an American flag and an LGBTQ+ flag in glorious symbolism as well. For their portraits, we were able to stop by St. Theresa’s, Up-Down, & Le Fou Frog. We were on a tour of their love and growth. During their processional, they walked down the aisle to Beyonce’s Love on Top. For the recessional? “Everything is Great” from the Muppets Movie. I’ve never danced so much before a reception even happens.

This wedding was an absolutely amazing end to my season and was a good reminder of why I do what I do. Their wedding was so unique and true to themselves that I had the most amazing time photographing it. See for yourself.

Wedding Vendors:

Venue – Bauer
Food – Jovitos, Le Fou Frog, Betty Raes, Donut King
DJ/Photobooth – Miles McMahon/Theater of the Imagination
Linens – Ultra Pom
Decorations – Le Fou Frog/Kathleen/Marian Nguyen
Wedding Mehendi – Eleanor Julia: Henna Artist & Calligraphy – Carolyn Alspaugh

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- kara + anudeep

"I knew Tay did great work from looking through her website, but it was talking with her and hearing her approach to her business that sold us. She is one of those people who exudes kindness and joy. We are an intercultural couple and it meant a lot to me that she had demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity in her client portfolios."

"Tay is simply the best. Contact her for a consultation; you won't regret it."

- ally + luke

"When I met Tay in the summer of 2017, Luke and I were freshly dating and filling in for a portfolio session that had cancelled on her short notice! And let me tell you... that was one of the best things to have happened to us! We had a BLAST and it was then that I knew I wanted Tay to capture our relationship along the way— so when Luke proposed she was one of the first people I told! I have never been the most comfortable in front of a camera— but she makes it feel so dang easy. Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them. Just recently, she delivered again for us. Seeing our wedding through her lens was the cherry on top of my favorite day. I cannot thank her enough for the joy she has brought us— and the photos she has given us to show genterations to come."

"Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them."

- jerica + kathleen

"Tayanna is a prime choice for a photographer.
She photographed our wedding and produced home-run, out of the park, Friday night lights photography. We asked her to focus on moments: people interacting with each other and less formal moments. Her professionalism, communication and quality is top-notch. If you want top performance, hire Tayanna. 10/10 would recommend, will hire again."

"10/10 would recommend, will hire again"