I got ordained in order to service my clients that choose to get married privately. I’m gonna sound like a robot on repeat if you follow me on social media, but I truly just want this drilled into your head.
Bergundy has never been one for tons of attention. We’ve been friends since we were in High School & it’s just not her style. She’s known she’s wanted to marry Ryan for literal ages, and when she texted me to tell me he proposed at their cabin in Colorado, I SHRIEKED out loud in excitement. I’ve never seen a couple more fit for each other. Ryan is so laid back. He is determined. He is a hard worker who just wants the ability to provide and care for them both, their two dogs, and their cat, Bruce.
Spoiler alert, if you scroll down you’ll see their pups. Sade & Etta. Named for Sade Adu & Etta James. Ryan also LOVES old school soul. Every time I go visit them, I feel like it’s a Sunday morning and my mom has turned on the music to get up and clean. It’s relaxing and he loves to grab Bebe and dance with her in their living room.
Basically, I’m saying that when Bebe texted me and told me she was over the whole “big wedding” thing already and just wanted to get married quickly and privately, I understood. Later, she came back to tell me she just wanted me to do it. I was overjoyed. We picked up & with her best friend and Ryan’s brother and we headed to Burr Oak. I wrote a short and sweet ceremony, they said their I Dos and in the 30 degree weather, Bebe and Ryan declared their love for each other.
This fall, they’ll have a large party to celebrate with their other friends & family, but for now they got to do this. Love each other. In a pretty place and with the stress of a huge day off their shoulders.
Head over to my contact form! I’m offering this service now & am so excited to do so!
- 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"