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About Tay

There’s a pandemic. We all can acknowledge that and move on. Moreover, we all realize the way that it’s changed our day-to-day life and the wedding industry as we know it. Madelyn and Quincy knew they wanted to get married on their 4-year dating anniversary. Luck would have it that in 2020 it was a Saturday. Come hell or high water, they were getting married. So, they did what they could and had a modified intimate KC wedding.

The guest count dropped from 100+ to about 20 people. The pews at Our Lady and Saint Rose Catholic Church were a lot more sparse and everyone wore a mask. It wasn’t the day they’d originally envisioned, but it held just as much love and promise.

There was a lot of communication leading up to this wedding. Unfortunately, we weren’t given a lot of guidance on what would be acceptable and what wouldn’t. It’s the same story you’ve probably heard as someone who is getting married this year. Or the same story because you’re a wedding photographer.

Therefore, Quincy and Madelyn made the best out of a completely unprecedented situation. One of their bridesmaids organized a car parade full of people who were originally invited. They made signs and drove up and down the streets of the church. Neighbors to the church walked out cheering for them and it was honestly the greatest display of love I’ve ever seen.

From the church we headed to Kessler Park and then to Top Golf where these two met!

Their proposal story? Perfect.

Running a marathon was on Madelyn’s bucket list, and she was training to run the Rock n Roll Marathon in San Diego June 2 2019. Madelyn, Quincy, Madelyn’s mom (Angie), and Quincy’s best friend (Sommari) took a trip out to San Diego for Madelyn’s Marathon. Quincy was planning to propose at the finish line but couldn’t get through the crowds (thank God because Madelyn was barely able to talk after finishing the marathon!).

After cooling down for about 45 minutes, getting Madelyn’s medal engaged, and signing up for a massage, Quincy suggested they take a photo in front of the Rock N Roll Marathon backdrop. Madelyn thought they were just taking a picture, and that’s when Quincy dropped to his knee and asked Madelyn to marry him. She said yes! And Sommari was recording the whole thing (actually went live on Facebook live accidentally, so the word got out quick). It was a very memorable trip 🙂 San Diego has a special place in our hearts because of it.

Wonder what three words they’d use to describe their wedding?

Last second magic.

Love their intimate wedding vibe? Check out these others:

Natalie + Terrance’s backyard wedding
Bebe + Ryan’s Burr Oak Elopement
Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement

- 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"