Portraits are how we hold onto moments in time that matter. Sometimes, we get so caught up in snapping moments of other people behind our phones that we forget to be in the photos.
Whether you're just taking your annual updated photos or wanting to capture a really specific time in your life, we're going to have fun. It's super important to me that taking photos doesn't feel like work to you.
We'll pick a place/activity that resonates with you and yours, I'll show you the ropes and the rest of the time is tickling, whispering, secret handshakes, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
"We recently had a session with with Tayanna and it was easily the most fun we’ve had getting our pictures taken. Tay was so easy to talk to and work with. She also helped us laugh the whole time. We were also totally blown away when she emailed us with sneak peaks a few hours after our session followed by a full gallery the next day, which we excitedly showed to anyone who would look! Thank you for capturing our love, Tayanna!"
"Tayanna is absolutely the most lovely photographer I’ve ever worked with. Everything was easy, from planning to posing to downloading the gallery. She worked with our large group (11 people and two dogs!!) with patience, grace and humor. I love that she showed us little sneaks through the shoot. Her attention to detail and light was phenomenal, and the final product shows. Tay captured each of my family members personalities so perfectly and gave me photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I cannot sing her praises enough. "
Within 24 hours I'll have some sneek peaks ready for you to look at and hold you over! 3-5 days later you'll have your full gallery ready to go. Order prints, download the whole gallery, or just gaze at it adoringly. It's yours!
The day of your session we'll meet at our choice of venue, hang out for about 90 minutes and change places and outfits when the mood strikes us. I'll give you lots of prompts to keep you feeling loose and excited.
We make it official! You sign your portrait contract and your session fee is due within 14 days of your session. Everything’s online and easy to navigate. Once I’ve got that, it’s time to party!
You'll also receive a fun questionnaire about you two as a couple/family to complete and help me guide your session.
Send me an e-mail! I’ll share some full galleries with you, probably ask for pictures of any animals you told me you have and get to know you and your boo a little better.
You don't need an excuse to take photos with those that you love but I'll give you a few:
- You're getting married!
- You just adopted a puppy!
- Your walls need updating with family photos!
- No ones believes you have a partner!
- It's Thursday!
Your session comes with 90 minutes of photo time, an outfit change, and an online gallery with all your edited images. You even have the ability to get prints straight from that gallery or go off and print them yourself with your print release!
I've been honored to be featured on these blogs or received awards from these businesses in my photographer career. One could say I'm #blessed.
Some people don't want to bother with an outfit change or location change which is absolutely fine, but it means everything might start to look the same and makes the session a little shorter. I've delivered anywhere from 50-100 images for a sesion!
Any session we book we can fit up to five people in it. Anymore than that incurs a large group surcharge of $200. Why's that? We always end up breaking it up into more groups for photos and there's additional editing time involved.
Most couples will receive sneak peeks the same night and their photos between 3-5 days. There's nothing I love more than a "holy shit you're fast, we love them so much" text at 2AM, so like-.. Be ready.
I bring multiple camera bodies and lenses to your session/wedding. If one goes down, there's another one shortly behind. I bring duplicates of every battery and flash as well because the show must go on. When I'm done I head home and back up to three different places.
Hey Tay is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Tayanna services the greater Kansas City area. She often provides services across the United States. She specializes in fun, unposed, and personality filled wedding and portrait photography. Available for travel worldwide.