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Cara and Andy reached out to me about their Overland Park Arboretum Wedding when it was clear COVID-19 had other plans for their union.

Their plans involved a grand traditional Indian wedding to celebrate Anudeep (Andy) and Cara’s union and his family would come and celebrate and everything would be perfect. We were able to keep that perfect bit, but the rest got flipped a little on its head.

Their intimate wedding moved to the Overland Park Arboretum and the reception to a beautiful barn with donkeys, horses, and delicious food trucks. We started the day with a first look between Andy and Cara while their family stood in the wings looking on.

Then, their ceremony was held in a small off shoot of the park designated for just this. They had live music playing and after the ceremony we were able to explore the arboretum with the kindest volunteer. She made sure we were able to use all the best spots for photos (that you need permission to take photos at, so please don’t just wander in!) and was so kind and patient.

We left the Arboretum and headed out to the small barn that was adorned with cultural flags. The donkeys and horses had no use for us that day, but we still managed to grab a couple of cute photos. The reception was perfect and when Jerusalem Cafe caters, you know you’re in for a good time.


Catering: Jerusalem Cafe, 3 Monkeys Bakering, Flourine’s Flour Shoppe, & Louisburg Cider Mill

Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia

Looking for other downsized intimate weddings? Check out:

Madelyn + Quincy’s Wedding

Looking for ideas of how to make your wedding COVID friendly? Check out:

Covid, Your Wedding, and You

- 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"