These two are downtown OP dwellers so we made plans to head out to their space for photos. They are self-professed cuddle bugs and that made them the absolute easiest to photograph. After we walked down around town, we headed out with their motorcycle out to Antioch Park to finish off their engagement session. I think it was the closest I’ve ever been to a motorcycle. Then, in between all this? We stopped for Peanut Butter Whiskey shots. Holy. Freaking. Shit. It was delicious. I’m not a big sweets gal. I’m also not a big peanut butter gal. (Although if you get me a fun shaped Reese’s I’m down to clown). The whiskey was probably one of the best things I’ve ever tasted, though. My birthday is in 2 weeks. I wouldn’t mind a bottle.
Back to these two. They are probably my favorite couple to have ever filled out a questionnaire for me. It was honest, hilarious, and reminded me that the best thing you can do is just have fun with your partner. They’re getting married in Topeka next December and once we found out we were color palette trends, I was convinced it was meant to be. Granted, hers is entirely more appropriate than my middle of August wedding, but that’s okay. Stacie is taking a page right out of the “Your day, your way” handbook. Her dress will be burgundy, she’s getting married at her venue because of all the Christmas decor, and it will be beautiful.
Before you look through these photos, I’ll leave you with my favorite line from their questionnaire.
Do you have nicknames for each other?
Our nicknames change daily, though Stacie has taken an affinity to calling Jon, Jonalyn.
You should have seen his face when I mentioned it.
- 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"