This post has been brewing and brewing simply because I did not want to jump the gun. My weddings that were all set to occur in the past few months involved me speaking individually to the couples affected. Like much of the midwest, “wedding season” when not counting these summer months, is in the fall. The weather is much more bearable and everyone loves the colors in their photos.
I, like many other people, have been taking in as much CDC, WHO, & medical expertise/anecdotes day after day in order to know what the “right thing” is to do. I’m not a scientist, I cannot predict the future, but I have always been the type to err on the side of caution and safety. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything clear cut and a lot of things are still a guessing game. Therefore, I will be making updates to this as needed.
I cannot imagine how hard this must be to have to make these difficult decisions right now. Please know that I don’t take this lightly and above all I want you to be happy and healthy as well. My goal isn’t to shame anyone and it isn’t to change your mind. It’s to let you know that there are options and hopefully give peace of mind.
The most important thing we can provide each other right now is open and honest communication. It’s a hard time for everyone involved and being a small business owner means that we have to make a lot of tough calls right now.
I wish more than anything we could pretend this virus wasn’t happening and go back to having grand celebrations and that nothing else would matter. Clearly, we know that’s not in our immediate future.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns and if you’re looking to move your wedding or book me for 2021, reach out.
- 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"