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i'm a wedding and portrait photographer in kansas city!

I fell in love with creating a space for people to be themselves several years ago. Since then I have photographed so many people who care about each other deeply and I love sharing their stories with anyone who will listen.

Hey, I'm Tay!

Shawnee Mission Park Engagement – Mackenzie & Scott

Fall in the midwest is so hit or miss. We postponed this engagement from Wednesday with a hellacious windchill to just 4 days later which was 10 degrees warmer.

We were so worried that it wouldn’t be warm enough for this engagement session. Thankfully, we were dead wrong. Shawnee Mission Park was gorgeous and the perfect temp and color for their fall engagement session. I even have it on good authority that we had the best timing because the tall grass was burned 2 days after this!

Mackenzie is a total sweetheart. You may recognize her cute face from my blog already! She was one of Meghan’s best friends who helped make her wedding amazing and so sweet and fun.

Check out Meghan’s wedding here!

I love getting to connect with close friends and family at weddings because chances are if I vibe with you, I’ll vibe with them. Mackenzie is an adorable Kindergarten teacher with the most precious smile, fiance, and puppy. Scott is also a total sweetheart and they fit so well together. They’re both total goofs who were so sweet stealing kisses between photos and doing whatever they could to keep their pup occupied.

We started by walking the disc golf course and somehow didn’t run up on anyone playing. I thought we’d end up chasing Archer all over the place, but luck was with us. After we sent him back with Scott’s parents, we headed over to a way more crowded section of park that I loved. The sun came out and started to shine and then we popped a bottle of Prosecco! It was an adorable and cozy cuddly time that we were blessed to find mid-November, honestly.

Their wedding is in June at the gorgeous Countryside Chalet and I can’ wait to be there to capture it and see Meghan again! Getting to see my couples again after their wedding is over is my favorite thing.

Love park engagement sessions?! Check these out:

Antioch Park Engagement Session – Stacie + Jon
Loose Park Engagement – Wes + Jerome
Black Hoof Park Anniversary Session – Sheroquai + Jon

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- ellen & Dru Johnston

I can't recommend Tayanna highly enough. Not only were our pictures beautiful, but also she was an incredibly wonderful person to work with. She responds to emails quickly, and was flexible and organized. On our wedding day, it was awesome to have her around: she was fun and positive, and made bridal party pics and family pics actually fun and enjoyable. She's the best.

"She's the best."

- BEBE & ryan Thompson

I am absolutely blessed to have chosen Tay for my elopement, both as a photographer and an ordained minister. It was an intimate ceremony and something so special that I will never forget. The ceremony and photos took place in the very cold snow, because I love snow! Tay was a champ making sure I got the best possible images that would bring back memories of this day forever! I have already had many people tell me that they were some of the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen! 😊 if you’re planning on eloping or need photos for your big wedding, Tay is your girl!

"Tay is your girl!"

jordan & eric dalbey

Tayanna is amazing! Her pictures are beautiful, she listens to exactly what you are looking for, helps you come up with a timeline for your big day and makes you feel comfortable having your picture taken. She was recommended to me by 2 friends whose wedding pictures I loved and after meeting with her I knew she was the one to capture our wedding day. Now I'm recommending her to you! Hire her. You'll be so happy you did!

"Hire her."

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