See, Mikaela is also a Kansas City wedding photographer. Or at least, she used to be. Her hustle is a huge part of what inspired me to hustle harder and quit my job. I got her a job where I was working and after she’d been there a while she found out being your own boss was better. I didn’t follow suit immediately, but I wish I would have.
She hit the ground running, built her wedding business and then realized maybe there was something else out there. A little less stress but still involved building relationships and getting to unleash the little creative beast. She found boudoir photography. Then I got to show her a thing or two. It’s an amazing part of the photography world that is growing daily. It’s been great watching her grow her business.
It’s going to be even more amazing to watch her marry Luke! They’ve been together almost an entire freaking decade. They ride motorcycles together, they flip homes together, and they laugh together. They also have like 5 dogs together and they’re all loud and amazing and perfect. #TeamGrape They’re a total dream team. They plan on taking me and another colleague on their epic elopement journey early 2021 and I’ll be sure to share the magic here. In the meantime, support her boudoir journey!
- 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"