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About Tay

Jenny & Zach set their first date at Westside Local in Kansas City before they realized it was a busy hot spot. Instead they started their first date at the corner of 17th & summit and now it’s “their spot”.

In true Kansas City weather fashion, it snowed here Saturday. After rescheduling due to weather twice, we decided we’d had enough. So we packed up our bags and headed to Westside North for engagement photos. We figured if we had endured this long of a misguided winter, we could brave the cold for an hour or so for engagement photos. These two were troopers and through the shivers we just made sure they cuddled a ton. They started by getting a few drinks where their first date should have been, and then we headed out and found some cute spots in the neighborhood.

Westside North has a ton of local shops, including a french breakfast place that Zach swears has delicious crepes, and a local vegetarian restaurant that I almost visited during Restaurant Week once. (Yeah, that’s notable)

Jenny found me while we worked in the same IT space last year for a few months. Word got around the office that I photograph weddings, and Jenny who was already exhausted by wedding planning (can I get an Amen?) asked for some examples of my work and we were booked up just a couple weeks later. Like most people, these two were so nervous before photos! However, you can plainly see it was a misguided fear. If you have chemistry, photos are easy breezy and these two have chemistry. Zach fought tirelessly with the wind against Jenny’s bangs & they were down to try anything. I’m so glad they trusted me as Jenny wasn’t too sold on engagement sessions before, but it really helps put you in the right headspace for your wedding photos!

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Dru & Ellen at Nelson Atkins Museum

Dru & Ellen at the Kansas City Public Library Wedding

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MeKayla and Rory at Californos in Westport

- 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"