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You may remember these two from their Fairway Creamery Engagement Session that I’ve linked in this very sentence. Don’t worry, the creamery is actually back for a second time in this blog post as well! However, now we’ve got a wedding! An Uptown Broadway Room Wedding, that is. You see, The Uptown has several places you can get married. I’ve photographed in the main theater a couple times, never in the Valentine Room, and for the first time I got to visit the Broadway room!

Jenn and Jamel planned a wedding in five short months. They knew they wanted to get married, they knew they wanted to be together, and they knew the rest was going to simply fall into place. They were so intentional with their vendors that it absolutely blew me away.

They started the day seeing each other, which they both said they couldn’t have done without. They dressed in adjoining rooms with the doors closed and then dressed their son together. Their son walked Jenn down the aisle and their nieces and nephews all took part in the ceremony as well.

They told me from the beginning that they wanted everything to feel like a celebration. Not too stuffy. Not too planned. A big party with all their friends and family and they wanted a photographer who was inclusive. (You can read more about that little horn tooting in the link above)

This was truly a wedding that every single vendor brought the hype and energy that these two deserved and it carried until the end of the night where Jamel and Jenn grabbed cupcakes and handed them out in the line at Uptown. Please check out these sick dance moves, the love these two had for one another, and the OUTFITS.

Wedding Vendors

Flowers: Lily Floral Design
Macarons: Sugarfold
DJ: DJ Doop
Cake + Cupcakes: Dolce Bakery Cupcakes
Photography: Hey Tay Photo
Pastor: Pastor Ulysses Bestey Sr
Catering: Slaps BBQ
Ice Cream Truck: Fairway Creamery
Balloon Arch: Jubilee Balloon Co.

- 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"