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I'm here, I'm queer, and I'm ready to party the night away with my people.

About Tay

Alicia and Beth were married the same day as Alicia’s parents 34 years later. Their most important friends and family flew all the way to Riviera Maya, Mexico to celebrate their love.

Alicia and Beth found me via an Instagram ad in 2019. We connected instantly and I loved that Alicia and Beth were both out here saving lives (in the medical field and as a firefighter). We headed to Winterset Park for their engagement session and had a great time playing in the creek that runs through it. Beth had recently hurt her bicep on the job, and somehow was still the biggest trooper I’ve ever seen.

Originally, their wedding was set for June of 2020. We all know how that goes. Ean and I had been married a few months prior with no real honeymoon plans. Alicia and Beth, the amazing women that they are, let us know we were more than welcome to stay at the resort for a few extra days as a little honeymoon of our own.

We luckily were able to get vaccinated right before the wedding so with some nervousness at being out for the first time in almost a year and excitement for a country I’d never traveled to, we met up with the brides for their El Dorado Royale wedding.

The first night they arrived, I’d already been there a couple of days. They saw me running through the resort after finishing an amazing 5 course meal at a dinner theater. We spent the next few evenings together drinking, eating, and planning for their Sunday wedding. The day of was beautiful and you could really tell the resort does this 20+ times per day.

They picked the perfect spot for their vows and everyone had chairs sitting right in the sand. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.


Photography – Hey Tay
Venue, flowers, food, etc. – El Dorado Royale
Travel Agent – DestinationWeddings.Com

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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"