Sierra reached out to me as a fellow 1/2 of an interracial relationship. She found me via an amazing list of Black Owned Businesses in Kansas City.We jived on social issues, living our truth in the mess that is 2020 and when we hopped on our first video call it turned out I’d even met her fiancé in another life. It was kismet.
We combined their love for plants with their love for Kansas City, Art, & a KC staple. Winstead’s. John’s Greenhouse was ready to go with COVID-19 pre-cautions aplenty and really short notice for us to have their engagement session there. They do rent on an hourly basis to photographers, so definitely reach out if you want a plant filled space for your client’s needs. They’re also always expanding and looking for ways to do more with artists and even have a lot next door where I took photos the last time I shot there!
After we left, we headed to the Nelson Atkins Museum, Some family of Sierra’s ran us some tasty Winsteads fries and shakes and we posted up on the lawn for even more cuteness.
It’s been absolutely amazing to learn about all of these couples and to absolutely break the stigma of finding love online. It’s out there, you just gotta swipe a little bit till you hit the jackpot. Their wedding in 2022 is going to be an absolute sight to behold, so keep beholdin.
- 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"