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Our own Forever Family day on National Adoption Day Nov 20, 2020. We had a small virtual party and celebrated these boys. J said, "Today was the best day of my life!"

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An itinerary from the ocean & islands of Phuket to the city & forests of Chiang Mai. 



Our first & only wedding of 2020 (thanks to Covid).
“A jewish military wedding” is how Lauren giggled while explaining it. 

Lauren & Andrew at Muehlbach Hotel


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more about me

I am a traveling storyteller; a photographer & educator telling epic life stories around the globe. We are based out of Kansas City or wherever you're from.  Proving you can be both a goofball & romantic. If not adventuring, you can find me cuddling with my fur babies on the couch with my laptop & a cold glass of milk, renovating an old vintage trailer of some sort with my husband or climbing trees with our kids outdoors.

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Holley & Jarek, Cancun Wedding

We’ve traveled and adventured as often as possible, but never once have be snorkeled in the ocean off a catamaran in a rain storm. It was a tad bit worrisome and chilly as it started to rain, but once we braved the (what we thought was) cold ocean, it was so warm. What an experience. […]

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Jones Holiday Photos

Happy fall,  merry Christmas, happy holidays & all the good things. Whether naughty or nice, it’s been wonderful seeing the few of you for sessions I had this year. How cute are these two? Mama is so creative!

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Children, Family

Support Small Businesses

If you all don’t follow me on Instagram on our new business page and our photography IG @JanaMariePhotos then you probably missed some of my favorite small businesses for BUSINESS and also PERSONAL and local to KC. This Small Business Saturday, consider supporting smaller companies and even local companies too.   We’d love if […]

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Business, Entrepreneurs

Our Adoption Day 11/20/2020

If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram:  You’re missing out. You missed our incredible news!   This was my A.M. post: My water has broke. Headed into labor. They plan to induce at 2pm. It will be two precious little boys. I’ve carried them in my heart for so long! I’ve been praying […]

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The Taylor Family

This family is something so special. Their journey to finding each other has been a roller coaster of emotions all around. I’m so seriously honored to have met them and get to photograph their precious, precious family. This mom and dad has so much love for their two twins and their family, it’s not even […]

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Children, Family

Nick & Courtney, Engaged

These two are something else. Just look at how much fun they are. Celebrating on the rainiest day we’ve had for awhile here in Kansas City. But Antioch Park’s stunning fall colors made up for it. We waited the rain out and toughed out the sprinkles. You wouldn’t even know would you? Congratulations to two […]

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Whitney & Nick, The Hobbs Wedding

October is full of beautiful color and beautiful weddings. But man, I think Whitney & Nick knocked it out of the ball park with their wedding colors and vibe. So warm and welcoming, exactly like them. They had a sort of celebrity status when they walked in the room. They carried themselves with grace yet […]

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The Ergo Family, at home.

There’s been something so special about how covid has forced us to stay in, document in our yards, in our homes and stay intimate. Actually, I REALLY love coming to peoples homes and doing lifestyle sessions. They are so intimate, in your environment with all your favorite things. It’s so special. I hope we continue […]

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Children, Family

Ciara & Grant, the Grand Hall

This couple has definitely felt the weight and impact of covid. Date changes, venue changes and all sorts of things that forced them to be flexible. But in the end, I’m not sure I could’ve put together a more perfect wedding for everything they described when dreaming up their day. Blessings in disguise.  I truly […]

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Lauribeth & Patrick, Engaged

Lauribeth & Patrick celebrated their engagement at their cozy downtown Kansas City condo, then at Penn Valley Park and Loose Park. Some of Kansas City’s best local spots. Fall colors are rolling in, the weather has still been warm and these two are soaking in their engagement. Congratulations to the gorgeous Lauribeth and Patrick. Your […]

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