I currently call Kansas City home &

i'm a wedding and boudoir photographer.
it's the coolest damn thing.

In 2013 I graduated with my degree in photography with a specialty in portraiture. However, until fall of 2019 I worked in the medical IT field. Something finally clicked and I realized it wasn't my forever. I couldn't give both things my all.

"never half-ass two things.
whole-ass one thing."

So now we're here. I spend my mornings answering e-mails. I spend my days photographing people and hugging my really freaking cute dogs. I'm convinced I'm slowly running out of television to watch and once that's done, I'll move onto reading every book ever.

- Ron Swanson

these are a few
of my favorite things

• Dogs that fit in purses
• Dungeons and Dragons
• True Crime Podcasts (Listen to Casefile, thank me later)
• Board Game Nights
• Magic!! (We had a magician at our wedding)
• Double Dates
• Margaritas

like what you see?

call me, beep me

kind words

jenny & zach

Choosing Tay to photograph our wedding was one of the easiest and best decisions we made. Both my husband and I are awkward and uncomfortable with being the center of attention and photographed, obviously a bad position to be in on your wedding day. However, Tay made something typically uncomfortable for us into something fun and easy! The photographs are beautiful and captured a lot of special moments as well as the energy of our dance floor at our reception!!

Tay is simply the best! Her work is STUNNING, and we're so lucky to have found her. We had a blast during our engagement shoot -- Tay instantly makes you feel so comfortable, as if you've known her for years. Our family and friends loved the photos as much as we did. It was important to us that we find an experienced photographer who knows how to photograph people of color and is LGBTQ-friendly. Tay absolutely fits the bill. We're so excited to work with her again at our wedding in April. Also, brides-and-grooms-to-be: Check out her blog for some amazing tips! It has become a touchstone guiding us through this crazy process.

wes & jerome

I’m so glad I trusted Tayanna with my wedding day! She not only exceeded my expectations for what I thought our wedding photos could look like, but she had a beautiful sneak peek for me that night! The sneak peek was enough to make me sob. Then the rest of the photos came only 9 days later! I could go on forever. If you need a photographer that’s fun, energetic and on her game sooooo hard, you need Tayanna Harris. She’s killer!!!

katy & tim