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I'm a Photographer, Educator, Shop, sustainability guru, foster and adoptive mama, multiple hat wearing entrepreneur. My love language is hugs and my tank is filled by serving others. You can find me world travelin', renovating a vintage trailer/house or doing something fun with her husband, two boys and three fur babies. 

Emily & Steve

Married at the Legacy at Green Hills on a perfectly everything sort of October day, Emily & Steve collided all their sweet lovin’ worlds together to make one big family. I couldn’t have been more honored to stand up with such a duo as a bridesmaid, ALSO a photographer (yes, you heard that right) and […]

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Sarah & Stephen | Kansas City Wedding

Sarah & Stephen, married at St James Catholic Church and celebration at Briarcliff on 6.29.19   The way he looked at her was so sincere. She just smiled from ear to ear knowing she was loved far beyond she could’ve dreamed. Their friends and family laughed the night away in the midst of joyful tears […]

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Kelsie & Brock | New Years Eve Wedding

Kelsie & Brock, married at Cure of Ars & The Abbott in Kansas City on New Years Eve | 12.31.18   This family has continued to have us document their growing families. They have become not only some of my favorite clients but my favorite people. I’ve fallen for every one of them and their […]

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Kristen & Tyler

October 13, 2018 | Kristen & Tyler married at Our Lady of the Presentation & Lone Summit Ranch    What a wedding! I don’t think i’ve laughed this much at a wedding before. From the second I arrived  (I hadn’t met the groom before this day) and an ornery usher pretended to be Tyler and I fell […]

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Workman wedding, Jason and Melissa, St Joseph wedding, KC wedding photographer, Jana Marie Photography, Tip Top Tux

Melissa & Jason | St Joseph wedding

Melissa & Jason | Married in St Joseph, May 19, 2018 The wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle was well under way this beautiful morning and we were coming to celebrate yet another prince and princess. Melissa looked like true royalty in her insanely stunning gown, with sheer and lace wrapped around every inch of her body. […]

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Event planner, Madison Sanders Events, Destination Photography, Jana Marie Photography, Floral Design, Good Earth Floral Design Studio, KC Venue, Weston Red Barn Farm Weddings Timberbarn, Rentals, Ultrapom Event Rental, Artistry, Videography, Cork Creative, Band, LostWax Funk, Lost Wax, Cake, 3 Women and an Oven, Stationary, Little Yellow Leaf, Photo booth, Banana Who? Booth, Fall wedding, Weston Missouri

Alex & Blake, Married at the Timberbarn

I just can’t pin point what my favorite part of Alex & Blake’s wedding was. Maybe when dad was helping Alex with her dress before portraits, or when Blake was toasting to his father talking about him making him the man that he is and how grateful he is for that leadership, tearing dad up […]

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Grand Lake Lodge, Grand Lake Colorado, Colorado weddings, Rocky Mountain Bride, Trail Ridge Road, Mountains, Summer, Fox, Mountain goat, Coker, Walter, Jana Marie Photography, Destination wedding, Yellow Peony,, Mias Bridal and Tailoring, DJ Connections, Banana Who? Booth, Traci Morby Styling, St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bridal Solutions, Snow

Rachel & Johnny, Grand Lake Colorado wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Rachel & Johnny | Grand Lake, Colorado wedding June 8, 2017 We were at Indie Bridal last year, a smaller more intimate bridal show for creative people in the Kansas City and Denver areas. And I hear, “Oh you need to go talk to Jana!” Then I see two beaming smiles, a […]

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Destination, Weddings

Nelson lawn wedding | 10.8.16

Kali & Adam, just days after their engagement session at Loose Park’s Rose Garden in Kansas City, celebrated another Kansas City event. They tied the knot on October 9, 2016 and were the second couple ever to get married on the lawn of the Nelson Atkins Museum. Pretty monumental! This day couldn’t have been more […]

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Bat Mitzvah, Leawood Bat Mitzvah, Jana Marie Photography, Jewish ceremonies, Kansas City event photographer, KC Bat Mitzvah, Pro DJ, Teenager, Banana Who Booth, KC photobooths, shutter drag

Olivia Bat Mitzvah

Olivia celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with more friends and family than most midwest weddings we shoot in the Kansas City area…. she  also had a great time with us here at Jana Marie Photography and the Banana Who? Booth. See their hilarious pictures from the best Photo Booth in Kansas City, on Banana Who? Booth’s […]

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Emily + Aaron, Stone Church + Baltimore Club wedding

If I were to have a big sister, Emily would be it. Her little sister Katy has been my best friend since I was 5. And Katy will actually be my maid of honor also at my wedding. I know Katy, Emily and their whole group of friends and family spent a lot of time […]

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Best Kansas City wedding photographers, country wedding, Lone Summit Ranch

A midwest chic country wedding..

This wedding I was very excited for. Some of my favorite wedding professionals were all collaborating together with Jessica + Nathan to put this wedding together (see professionals listed below images). And it was JUST as fantastic as the bride and groom had dreamed it to be. I’m telling you, great weather follows me. And […]

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Giving back, Best KC photographers, First Hand Foundation, Cerner Corporation

Featured in KC Magazine + Masquerade Ball

I, Jana Marie, am honred to get to be on the court for the Masquerade Ball this year. It is the midwest’s most massive and most INCREDIBLE Halloween party to raise money for First Hand Foundation, an organization created by Cerner Corporation, providing funding for clinical necessities (such as medication, therapy and surgery), medical equipment […]

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Kansas City photo booths, Banana Who Booth, creative backdrops, introductory rate, Photobooth specials

Discounts on photo booths + make money too

If you’re looking for a totally amazing photo booth for your next event, check out Banana Who? There is a big discount with their introductory rate right now. AND you can make some easy cash referring to all your friends. See below. And if you are interested in some other incredible wedding professionals for your […]

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The Godwins married at Unity Village | Kansas City wedding photographer

Of course the midwest has been in a drought all summer long. The driest summer we’ve had they said. I’ve only had two outdoor weddings this 2012 season,  and for some reason, the ONE day that Casey and Brandon decide to hold their wedding outdoors at the beautiful venue, Unity Village… is the ONE day […]

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Beloved photography, KC couples, Jana Marie Photos, Plaza river walk, blue steps

Eskimo kisses & grandmas blanket {KC beloved photography}

April & Chad, both college athletes and now coaches in the suburb high schools of Kansas City, both very strong in multiple ways, he says to her “you look like an indian with that on.” Of course her wardrobe is what every girl wants her own to be, so she flaunts her head piece proudly […]

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