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I'm here, I'm queer, and I'm ready to party the night away with my people.

About Tay

Chark & I (that’s Charleen & Mark) headed out to Red Door Wine Store last week for their engagement session. I quickly knew upon their inquiry that we were kindred spirits. Ean & I also used our celebrity couple name (Tean) to create an e-mail to organize all of our wedding e-mail shenanigans. It felt good to know there are other people corny enough to do something like this.

Mark is in the military and Charleen is a nurse. Between schedules being crazy, these two buying a house and Charleen taking her nursing skills onto greener pastures? Heading out to get some freaking delicious wine was an amazing idea for everyone involved. We were able to chill. These two were also able to cuddle, and I got the cutest and most personality-filled photos ever.

Every minute was a new laugh and Mark practicing his blue steel for these photos was great because he broke every time Charleen giggled. Both of them love to get the other one busted up in laughter. A friend of theirs owns Red Door Wine Store which was amazing! The store was amazing inside and the wines were delicious. If you’re a fan of sweet red wine (like me) try the Roscato!

Charleen & Mark have worked hard to make this year happen. Their wedding at Union this fall will be absolutely perfect. There’s a rooftop, there will be family and there will be fun.

Follow along on the blog for their August nuptials!

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- 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"