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Melissa, Kory & Tego | family photography


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June 22, 2012

Melissa, Kory & Tego | family photography






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World travelin’, sustainability guru, humanitarian, foster and adoptive mommin’, photographer, photobooth-er, educator, multiple hat wearing entrepreneur. This girl’s love language is hugs and her tank is filled by serving others. You can find her under a palm tree, on a mountain, renovating a vintage trailer/house or running through the sprinklers with her husband, two boys and three fur babies.

I’ve got to be doing something right, because this is the fourth session I’ve had the opportunity to do with Melissa & her family. Her and her brother for mothers day, her Beloved engagement session with Kory, their wedding day, and now their new “family portrait” with their (big) puppy Tego.  I very much love these two together and it’s always my pleasure to keep spending wonderful sessions with any of them.

And if you haven’t had the opportunity to eat at Lucia’s Tacos in Independence Missouri off Noland Road and 24hwy, you definitely need to. It is hands down, the BEST taco place in this area. And Melissa’s mom and their family run the business. They have been talked about and drooled over for years, and they have just opened a newly remodeled store right in front of Chrisman high school. Seriously delicious.

It’s a precious thing when we can all support each other… I’ll eat Melissa & Lucia’s tacos once a week with my mom and dad (and any other that may tag along) and I will keep shooting some creative sessions of these absolutely gorgeous people!

Thank you so much once again Melissa & Kory!

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  1. Natalie says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL, like always. I’m sure its easy with such a beautiful couple…and puppy dog. 🙂 LOVE!!

  2. Lucia says:

    Jana did a wonderful job taking family photos for my daughter! We highly recommend her!

  3. Sarah says:

    How sweet!

  4. Aldo says:

    Sweet pics!

  5. Adrian says:

    Cute dog!

  6. Leslie says:

    You guys are so happy!

  7. Aaron says:

    Cool, cool!

  8. Chelsea says:

    Love the necklace!

  9. Georgia says:


  10. Auna says:

    Love these!

  11. Melissa says:

    Love all the details!

  12. Craig says:

    Your dog is huge!

  13. Mike says:

    Love Tego!

  14. Antonia says:

    Cute pics

  15. Th says:

    Your dog is awesome.

  16. Luz says:

    Oh Melly, you guys are so cute

  17. Darlene says:

    I like Akitas

  18. Jeremiah says:

    Cool pics boss

  19. Tiara says:

    Awe, I like your dress.

  20. Michael says:

    Tego is the best.

  21. Nico says:


  22. Quilla says:

    Great pictures boss.

  23. Adrian r.w says:

    Cute dog

  24. Danielle & Josh says:

    Awe Mel amazing pictures! You look stunning!! You & Kory are sucha gorgeous couple together & Tego is so dang cute! Hope you get your free canvas!! let me know if you need more comments and ill have josh get on here and say something again;) lol xoxo

  25. Alisha says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  26. Briana says:

    These are soooooo good!

  27. Carly says:

    Love the one of you kissing while Layin on Tego! And I recognize those shoes 🙂

  28. carmen wakefield says:

    Awesome pictures..some of the best pictures I’ve seen.

  29. Ginger Thill says:

    I see happiness!! 🙂

  30. Michelle Young says:

    Such a beautiful and blessed family!!

  31. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! I wanted our dog in our engagement photos, but there is not way she would have been sitting still at all! Your doggie seemed to do a great job! I love these pics!

  32. Melissa says:

    I’m never disappointed with your work Jana. Thank you for spending so much time with us and being such a good friend!

  33. Kate says:

    I love them! Im going to need you to do my little family!!

  34. jennifer says:

    These are so sweet!

  35. Kara says:

    Amazing pics! Jana you are very talented!

  36. Tara says:

    Gogeous Melissa 🙂

  37. Willie says:

    Tego looks awesome

  38. robin says:

    Tego is huge,I want to play with her. awesome fam pics

  39. becky says:

    Such beautiful pictures. Love them Melissa, Kory and Tego.

  40. JT says:

    Kory has a sweet hat!

  41. Amy says:

    So cute! Tego’s big debut!

  42. Jennifer h says:

    Very cute!

  43. Jessica says:

    So good!

  44. D says:

    Great job Jana!

  45. Kelly says:

    Gorgeous couple… And of course Tego is the cutest!

  46. Angie says:

    BEAUTIFUL! You both look great!

  47. Casey says:

    You guys look great! Maybe soon there will be a little boop in the next family pictures!?

  48. Casey Montgomery says:

    I computer froze so you can disqualify my first comment if it eventually goes through. These are awesome pictures you guys look great! Maybe the next family pictures there will be another little boop?!

  49. Laura P says:

    Such a beautiful little family you have!

  50. Jr says:

    Great pics sis.

  51. Maggie says:

    Rad pics!

  52. Sarah says:

    Awe friend, love the pics!

  53. Al says:

    Oh TegO baby! Love these

  54. Brandon says:

    You guys look good.

  55. Bree says:

    You guys look so happy!

  56. Cherene says:

    Love your props

  57. Chris says:

    Great family

  58. Chris says:

    Your photographer did a fantastic job!

  59. Tony says:

    Awesome pics cuz!

  60. M says:

    Cant wait for our next shoot!

  61. Sarah says:

    My favorite family!

  62. Kim says:

    So impressive Jana!

  63. Celia says:

    Im going to need one of these!

  64. Cindy says:

    Goddaughter, these are perfect! Love u.

  65. Corey says:

    Tego has gotten so big! Great pictures

  66. Carme Wakefield says:

    Beautiful pictures…she did an awesome job!

  67. Dan says:

    These are really good, where were they taken?

  68. Drew says:

    She always takes great photos of you guys

  69. Julia says:

    Beautiful family!

  70. Katherine says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  71. tabitha says:

    Love them!

  72. Christin says:

    These are too beautiful! You’ve got an amazing looking family 🙂

  73. Lacey says:

    This looks like so much fun!

  74. Natalie says:

    Absolutely gorgeOus people inside and out!

  75. Jessica says:

    Adorable pics! Love the dress Melissa!

  76. Lacy says:

    These pics are amazing!!! I love the picnic ones – so cute and different!


  77. Cyndi says:

    Absolutely stunning! Your photography is so beautiful Jana.

  78. Vicki says:

    beautiful pixs. And a gorgeous puppy!!!!!!!

  79. Amanda Alcanter says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  80. Amy Nelson says:

    LOVE all these pictures!

  81. Alexis says:

    Love your pictures!

  82. Katie says:

    Love your little family!

  83. Alice says:

    You guys are a power couple in my book!!! Good Luck!!

  84. Ashley says:

    Awe, so great!

  85. Candice says:

    Love ’em!

  86. Chris says:

    Very cool photos

  87. Jo says:

    Your family is adorable!

  88. Ashley says:

    Jana is fantastic! Great job.

  89. Tom says:

    These are pretty sweet!

  90. Kory says:

    Jana you’re fantastic! Tego loved you! Thanks again!

  91. Aud says:

    These are super fun!

  92. Ky says:

    These are perfect!

  93. Nikki says:

    These are all so great, but the one where Tego looks like she has her head laying on Melissa is TOO precious!

  94. Cindy says:

    WOW, these are BEAUTIFUL – what a fun couple – – -including the precious dog!

  95. […] comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a puppy, (why has this not been added in the song yet) then comes a baby in a baby […]

  96. marsha sanders says:

    Beautiful pictures! Beautiful family! And did I hear they met at Lucia’s 🙂

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