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Grand Street Cafe is obviously a grand ole cafe, but it’s also a tucked away wedding venue! When I walked into Grand Street, it was absolutely and undeniably adorable. There was all the room in the world to personalize the venue and vendors could be cleverly tucked away for things like dinner and DJ’ing. Jenny […]

couple poses in front of sweet clovers farm wedding barn

I have only ever heard great things about Herrman, MO. It lived up to every bit of the hype. Melanie & Ben’s Sweet Clover Farm wedding was so full of personality, I could barely stand it. I laughed the entire time and was so touched to see how much everyone cared for each other. The […]

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 […]

couple feeding each other pie during kc national golf club reception

The KC National Golf Club is a gorgeous establishment with lots of class, simplicity, and room for people in love. For the longest time, I knew Bridget without actually knowing Bridget. I worked with her sister-in-law at Cerner where I got to hear second-hand about her budding love story with Jordan. When Hallie Sigwing told […]

Uptown Theater Wedding brides on the stage during marriage ceremony

Shelby and Emma had an Uptown Theater Wedding and I could expect nothing less. It was vibrant, beautiful, and full of love. These wonderful women and I met under unfortunate circumstances. I don’t want to dwell on it, but they’re one of the big driving forces of my LGBTQ+ vendor list. They’re also why I’m […]

“Intimate Backyard Wedding” to me doesn’t seem to fully encapsulate what Terrance and Natalie had. In one way it’s because it was actually in the front yard. In other ways it’s just that they had a ceremony that was absolutely perfect for them and it was beautiful to witness. It was family only on the […]

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Ever see those engagement photos that make you go “huh, I’d never think of that”? There’s a secret sauce to making sessions fun and unique. Here’s my recipe to having a kick-ass engagement session. FYI you get a more extensive version of this in my client guide when you book with me! It helps create […]

  I’ve said it before. To be a wedding photographer is to wear many hats. We do so much more than just wedding photography. It’s why I preach so hard that people find someone they click with. We’re your cheerleaders – We wanna see you succeed. When you plan a wedding, you have to juggle […]

  Recently, I vowed to share more about me so that you all know there’s a person running this business. So, let’s keep me honest. Here are 10 “fun” facts about me. (If you know me IRL, please don’t expect to be surprised by any of these.) I have been reading since I was 3 […]

  In 2017, the average cost for a wedding was $25, 764.Ain’t nobody got time for that.Here’s some tips for ballin’ on a wedding budget. I did a little poll over on my instagram stories asking what my next blog post would be! Joke’s on you guys, I’m doing both. Really, I just needed to […]

  I’m getting married this August and I wanted something well suited to our personalities. Here are the 5 wedding traditions I’m ditching in order to achieve that. I have been telling myself for ages that I should blog more about me, but it always feels SUPER self-centered. I know that people would like to […]

  Your town has 1 million wedding photgraphers.Here’s 10 questions to ask them to find the right one for you. It’s my wedding day. All the sudden your camera stops working. What do you do? – These questions aren’t in any particular order, but I do feel as though this is one of the most […]

Hey Tay is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Tayanna services the greater Kansas City area. She often provides services across the United States. She specializes in fun, unposed, and personality filled wedding and portrait photography. Available for travel worldwide.