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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!

St. Joseph Catholic Church Wedding | Hey Plankers!

Meghan & John were wed in front of their closest friends and family at St. Joseph Catholic Church on June 22nd. Soon after? They partied till the sun went down at St. Thomas Aquinas with 300~ of their favorite people.

Check out the slideshow below if you like adorable photos set to also adorable music or continue down below for their story and images from their amazing day.

Meghan & John met five years ago at K-State. They let me know that they bleed purple and they even had Willie the Wildcat appear for a magical dance number! Their love and their faith and families are such an amazing and large part of their lives that their ceremony at St. Joseph Catholic Church and their reception at St. Thomas Aquinas? It kind of made sense.

They had an absolutely amazing mass with their loved ones singing for them. The mass centered around their relationship and their families and their dedication to one another. It was plain to see just how loved they are. Especially when you take into account how many guests they have and how many people were in their wedding party.

Everyone looked proud and privileged to be a part of their day. The groomsmen were the friendliest and most excited ones I’ve ever had and John, who is relatively shy had a booming voice that day to help command attention. For one of the largest weddings I’ve ever photographed… It was certainly one of the easiest. Everyone was eager to help and quick to action.

Scroll through to see one of the most amazing weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing and as usual, the rest of the amazing vendors are at the bottom!


Floral/Rentals/Day of Design- Blue Bouquet

Band- Mikey Needleman Band

Cake- Cami’s Cake Co

Food- Garozzo’s

Make up- Maria Morris

Hair- Payton Quick

Dress/Bridesmaid Dresses- Bridal Extraodinare


- 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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