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I am a foster mom, lover, goofball, traveler, night owl & love a cold glass of milk. My love tank is filled when serving others & I love investing in relationships. 

I'm Jana Marie

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A little bit about me

Meet Jana Marie

My real journey in photography began when I attended a missions trip in Mexico for the first time. It was the moments I showed those little faces their first portraits, when mama's tears rolled down her face when she walked into her new home with her first framed picture of her family on the wall.. It was then I realized why grandpa always had a camera with him. I finally understood the importance of photography. I'm lucky creativity & photography is one of my gifts & I understand I have been blessed so that I can be a blessing to others.  It is my joy to be a storyteller & preserve the authentic stories of people around the globe. A professional preserver of life. As a wedding photographer I get to do the same thing. I'm capturing & saving memories on one of the most important days of my couples lives.  I hope as you scroll throughout our site, you enjoy getting to know who we are behind the camera. Stay awhile!

My grandpa always had 3 cameras around his neck for every life event: A polaroid, a video camera, and a digital camera. we always laughed at it, but now I look back and understand he had taught me something so much bigger...

What We Do

I strive to create genuine photographs that will invoke a memory of a certain time in your life. I believe beautiful photography should capture the authentic connection & emotion of the life my couples have built together. we strongly believe in collecting moments and not things.

The professional bio

our family

Giving back

about menu

Bucket List

The professional stuff

business  Facts

Starting my photography business in 2009 I had no idea it would lead to my full time career. Having been rated by couples as one of the top 5% wedding professionals in the US & Canada we take our job very seriously (& also have a lot of fun along the way)!

What We Hope

In the midst of the hustel of being a business owner, We always believe in putting people first & photography second. We hope to provide a radical experience & relationship with all we are lucky to meet. We can't wait to share our love of collecting moments with you. 

Albums delivered

Images delivered each wedding

Countries visited

Years in business

U.S. states we
photographed weddings

#JMPweddings & #jmpcouples

50+

900+

9

9

14

200+

The Fun Bio

our family

Giving back

about menu

Bucket List

Meet our family

Jana aka "Jana Banana"

Dream doer, risk taker, adventure seeker & Entrepreneur. Owner of Jana Marie Photography, Banana Who? Booth & collective gatherings. Goofball & hopeless romantic.
obsessed with Milk, Mac-n-cheese, choc chip cookies, animals, nature, travel & hot baths. needs sunshine in her every day. loves a big hug or a big sangria. grew up a tom-boy, played 9 sports, Plays the piano, loves to renovate homes & old trailers & dreams of traveling the world in her airstream. A little too obsessed with her golden doodle FLoyd & is thankful for God's daily grace & hope.

HATES POLLUTION, CLUTTER & THE SMELL OF COFFEE & IS ALLERGIC TO MEAN PEOPLE. 

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Philip aka "P_Loe"

head roaster at Kansas City's first Brewery & Roastery under one roof, musician, professional singer, goofball & hopeless romantic, home body,  & peace maker. 
obsessed with cooking, icecream, pizza, coffee, roasting, napping, singing opera all day, playing on any piano he sees, & laughing. Loves the quiet & relaxing. requires 8 hours of sleep to function, googles anything he needs to know, is taking a leap of faith to start his own roasterie & Brewery soon. Loves the Lord!

Helped renovate our 1908 home & 1975 airstream trailer. 

HATES controversy, bullies, & obnoxiousness.

@JanaMariePhotos

@Rochesterkc

Floyd

Golden doodle, Best friend, hiker, playful, kind, lover.
obsessed with his ball, playing & going everywhere with us. Not pictures are our adorable kitties YoYo & Slinky, & our new adopted pup Jacomo.

@Dream.doer

A heart for generosity

Giving Back

I HAVE A HUGE SPOT RESERVED FOR CHILDREN, ANIMALS, AND MINISTRY, BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU, WE BEEN ABLE TO DONATE OVER $6200 TO THE COMMUNITY OF TIJUANA, MEXICO, HELPING BUILD OVER 9 HOUSES FOR FAMILIES IN NEED, AND A FOOD KITCHEN FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, FEEDING OVER 250 KIDS AND FAMILIES A DAY. WE HAVE A LOVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE LEAGUE, COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL, HILLCREST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL, PAL (POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE), FIRST HAND FOUNDATION, ANIMAL SANCTUARIES & MORE.

A PORTION OF EVERY WEDDING & SESSION BOOKED WITH US WILL GO TOWARDS ONE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS ABOVE. I RECOGNIZE THAT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE IN THIS MAGNITUDE IF IT WASN’T FOR THE SUPPORT AND BUSINESS FROM ALL OF MY MOST FANTASTIC CLIENTS SO I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR BEING A PART OF THESE BLESSINGS TO OTHERS.

What We Believe

We believe we have been blessed so that we can be a blessing to others. We also believe that we have been given this business and our gifts for the purpose of serving others, all living creatures & the world we live in. WE HOPE THAT OUR GENEROSITY RIPPLES GENEROSITY, RIPPLES GENEROSITY. 

About Jana

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our family

Take us
somewhere unique.

It is our goal to photograph a wedding, lifestyle session or humanitarian project on every continent, in every country, and in every state. We are ready for the next adventure. 

We are looking for wedding/elopements or lifestyle sessions for:

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

MISSOURI & KANSAS

Rhode Island

DAVIS, WEST VIRGINIA

DALLAS, TEXAS

DESTIN, FLORIDA

D.C. - NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

GRAND LAKE, COLORADO

VAIL, COLORADO

EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO

PUNTA CANA, DR

A MOUNTAIN TOP 

Africa wedding or humanitarian proj

water fall wedding/elopement

FIJI wedding

hawaii wedding, ELOPE, & SESSION

Alaska Wedd, Elope, & session

UTAH wedding, elope & session

peru wedding

Santorini wedding, elope, or session

scotland wedding

Australia wedd/elope, session

india wedding or humanitarian

SE Asia wedding or humanitarian

ALL OF EUROPE WEDDING & ELOPE

Where we shoot..

Giving back

about menu

About Us

Italy

My real journey in photography began when I attended a missions trip in Mexico for the first time over 15 years ago. It was the moments I showed those little faces their first portraits, when mama's tears rolled down her face when she walked into her new home with her first framed picture of her family on the wall. I finally understood the importance of photography & started my business in 2009.

I'm lucky creativity & photography is one of my gifts & I understand I have been blessed so that I can be a blessing to others.  It is my joy to be a storyteller & preserve the authentic stories of people around the globe. A professional preserver of life. As a  photographer I get to do the same thing. I'm capturing & saving memories on one of the most important days & experiences of your lives.  I hope as you scroll throughout our site, you enjoy getting to know who we are behind the camera & business. Stay awhile!

All About

Photography

Next

I strive to create genuine photographs that will invoke a memory of a certain time in your life. I believe beautiful photography should capture the authentic connection & emotion of the life my clients have built together. we strongly believe in collecting moments and not things.

What We Do

Next

In the midst of the hustle of being a business owner, We always believe in putting people first & business second. We hope to provide a radical experience & relationship with all we are lucky to meet. We can't wait to share our love of collecting moments & experiences with you. 

What We Hope

Next

We believe generosity ripples generosity, ripples generosity! We understand we have been blessed so that we can be a blessing to others. We also believe that we have been given this business and our gifts for the purpose of serving others, all living creatures & the world we live in.

What We Belive

Weddings we've photographed

Aside from connecting with so many incredible people, I love that my job is to make still moments, memories & experiences that would've otherwise been lost with some of the most important relationships in your life. I also have a huge heart for conservation and sustainability & firmly believe in a business that is executed with purpose and passion.

Starting my photography business straight out of college in 2009, I had no idea it would lead to my full time career for over 10 years. Having been rated for multiple years by couples, as one of the top 5% of wedding professionals in the USA & Canada, we take our job very seriously (and have loads of fun along the way too). 

200+

States we've visited

47

Countries we've visited

9

Albums we've delivered

75+

Houses for homeless we've built

16

Years I've been married.

6

team

meet the

Jana Marie

The Creative

The adventurous world traveler, risk taker, creative, humanitarian, conservationist, foster mommin', multiple hat wearing entrepreneur. This girls truest love language is servanthood. And hugs!

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rebecca

sweet soul

Our super awesome Associate Photographer. A mom of four,  happy wife, a lover of the outdoors, delicious beer, whiskey & coffee, fun times spent with friends and family. Life is perfectly imperfect, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.    

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Floyd

Mood booster

Pro ball shagger, obsessed with walks & swimming, mountain hiker, cuddler & mood booster. I don't know what I'd do without my little officer manager. We met Floyd as a pup when photographing a farm wedding in Floyd, Iowa 9 years ago.  He became ours & came home with us. 

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I am a mom of four, a happy wife, and a lover of the outdoors, delicious beer, whiskey & coffee, and fun times spent with friends and family. Life is perfectly imperfect, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.    

Before my dad handed me his camera when I was 7 years old, I actually remember holding my hands up to my eyes and making a little box with my fingers to see what life would look like through that tiny lens. Being a skilled photographer himself, my dad was the one who taught me my earliest lessons in the principles of photography. It laid the foundation for me, and I am grateful to this day for his support and guidance. In high school, I received my first camera and won several national print and portfolio awards. Finally, while I was attending college, my art teacher suggested that I photograph a wedding for a (very trusting) couple who was comfortable letting me try my hand at it, in exchange for them simply paying for the cost of my film. Sold. And I never looked back.  
 

Rebecca

Associate Photographer 

Are you ready FOR An           
 PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? 

incredible

work with rebecca

Back to the team

Associate weddings begins at $3,200

Couples begin at $500

lifestyle begin at $500

view Jana's portfolio

Starting my photography business straight out of college in 2009, I had no idea it would lead to my full time career for over 10 years. Having been rated for multiple years by couples, as one of the top 5% of wedding professionals in the USA & Canada, we take our job very seriously (and have loads of fun along the way too). 

Aside from connecting with so many incredible people, I love that my job is to make still moments, memories & experiences that would've otherwise been lost with some of the most important relationships in your life. I also have a huge heart for conservation and sustainability & firmly believe in a business that is executed with purpose and passion.

Jana

Owner & Photographer 

Are you ready FOR An           
 PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? 

incredible

work with Jana

Weddings begin at $4,000

Couples begin at $500

lifestyle begin at $500

Back to the team

view Jana's portfolio

Starting my photography business straight out of college in 2009, I had no idea it would lead to my full time career for over 10 years. Having been rated for multiple years by couples, as one of the top 5% of wedding professionals in the USA & Canada, we take our job very seriously (and have loads of fun along the way too). 

Aside from connecting with so many incredible people, I love that my job is to make still moments, memories & experiences that would've otherwise been lost with some of the most important relationships in your life. I also have a huge heart for conservation and sustainability & firmly believe in a business that is executed with purpose and passion.

Jana

Owner & Photographer 

Are you ready FOR An           
 PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? 

incredible

work with Jana

Weddings begin at $4,000

Couples begin at $500

lifestyle begin at $500

Back to the team

A few of our favorite things

I.

Our golden doodle FLOYD & fur baBIES

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A few of our favorite things

II.

OUR LITTLE PEOPLE

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A few of our favorite things

III.

CONSERVATION & ANIMALS

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A few of our favorite things

IV.

SUSTAINABILITY & our environment

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A few of our favorite things

V.

outreach & our mexico families

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A few of our favorite things

VI.

Entrepreneurship
(& all things apple)

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A few of our favorite things

VII.

travel

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A few of our favorite things

VIII.

a warm cup of tea

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A few of our favorite things

IX.

Hiking & waterfalls

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A few of our favorite things

X.

camping

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A few of our favorite things

XI.

old trailers & buses

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I have been a dream doer, entrepreneur, business woman & photographer for over 15 years. Faith leaper, risk taker, doer, & passionate about servings others. I have established & run 3 successful businesses single handedly, I've learned to master balance in both my business & personal life to achieve the freedom I desire. I understand the importance of connecting your heart & your branding to speak your truest message & I want to help you strengthen your business to sky rocket to the next level. Lets experience a life of purpose, passion, freedom & balance together. Won't you join me?

All About

Business

impactful

My Word of the Year

2% Milk

Drink of Choice

apple

Favorite Brand

across the universe

Movie on repeat

Our foster children

What I can't live without

the sunset

Favorite Color

A bit more about me...

Are you ready to rock a photography experience, or are you an entrepreneur & ready to skip the learning curves & learn the quickest so you can skyrocket your business to the next level. Lets chat!

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