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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. 

Prairie Logic, Rooftop KC, Jana Marie Photography, Beloved photography, Engagement sessions, Danielle & Wes, EA Bride, Fall pictures, Couples

Danielle & Wes | Prairie Logic Rooftop KC

Beloved sessions are genuine, fun, relaxing, ‘non-posey’, documentary, authentic. I love them. It allows me to capture you… as you! Together, individually. How he makes her laugh. Her gorgeous and contagious smile. Beloved sessions break down the wall of feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera and by interacting, we get more images that aren’t […]

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Smithville Lake Beloved photography

Amanda & Zach are ENGAGED! And I think I might be a tad bit more excited than they are, for them to be getting married! They are two of my favorite people together. Oh Lord. Seriously affectionate, loving, fun, adorable, everything that makes your heart turn. This Beloved session for their engagement was taken at […]

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Krystal + Dakota | Loose Park Beloved session

Congrats to Krystal + Dakota as they enjoyed a very rare 80 degree evening in Kansas City in July. Their Beloved session was at one of our favorite parks, Loose Park in Kansas City right off the plaza.

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Beloved portraits, Couples in love, Jana Marie Photography

Jessica & Nathan | A winter Beloved

Nathan and I were on our way to Kingston, Ontario for a friends wedding. We had decided to go to Niagara Falls since neither one of us has been there. We get to the falls and start walking around the main part, which is absolutely gorgeous but super crowded. Nathan suggests we go up to […]

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Vail Mountains, Colorado fall, Aspen trees, roaring rivers, Jana Marler, Beloved couples, photography in Vail, love

The Gibbs mountain sunrise {Vail Colorado beloved}

One of my favorite things about my job, is growing closer to my couples and families I get to work with. Returning clients are the BEST. I see so much in people as they interact and it’s so neat that each session is completely different than the last. I really adore Janet & Bruce, I […]

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Couples, Destination

Black and White photography, KC weddings, Jana Marler

Abrah, Patrick & Butler | Beloved Couples

Meet Butler. Abrah & Patrick’s newest addition to their family. And so stinking precious he is. A perfect model ready for a great shot and a little lake adventure in the mud up to his knobby knees. Congratulations to your little family you are starting. And congratulations for receiving a mini Beloved session complimentary. If […]

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Melissa, Kory & Tego | family photography

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 […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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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Camille & Ryan Engaged

They always say that it’s best to love like children. With no worries, no concern about what people look like, just living life, loving what they’re doing and enjoying the moment they’re in. After Camille’s multiple attempts (after falling repeatedly) up the snowy hill, after the chilling cold of a snowball smeared into your face, […]

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The Double B’s & the weiner dogs

Britni and Bobby are the double B’s. The weiner dogs are, well, the weiner dogs. I really adore this family. Not only are they just super rad people, but I also get the privilege of shooting Britni’s sister, Erin, and her fiance Joe’s wedding this year, and then I did their cousin Kayla‘s senior photos. […]

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Melissa + Kory | Longview Farms Engagement

Cory and Melissa’s proposal story {slash} how they met story made my top ten list. Because of so many authentic proposals, I have been inspired to create a top ten favorite proposal story column to my blog (that will be coming at the end of the winter). So stay tuned to read Melissa & Cory’s […]

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