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Hello there!
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. 

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I love the fall for sessions

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Seniors, Specials

Fire trucks, senior photos, creative school portraits, Jana Marler, Color Guard, Blue Springs School District

Blue Springs High School + Color Guard

I had the privilege of taking the portraits for Blue Springs High School’s Color Guard team. Jessica is their coach, and after her Beloved session with her husband this spring, she really wanted to have me take their professional portraits at the high school.  It was seriously the breath of fresh air that I needed. […]

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Lifestyle, Seniors

Featured images, Kansas Citys best photographers, kayaking, lifestyle & portraits

Family bbq, pony rides, boating + Weatherby Lake

This family is just full of love and excitement. Who hosts a better family BBQ than Mrs Jeanette herself. Pony rides, kayaking, swimming, boating, relaxing, eating, catching up with family, friends and neighbors. They are definitely outdoors-y people… my kind of people. To see the rest or their rendezvous, click here. For the next 48 hours […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Featured images, Jana Marie Photography, Kansas City portraits, Beloved family

Chris + his glittery girls

I met Chris, these beautiful girl’s dad, at the Tour De Hope bike event in Kansas City this spring. What an honor to have had this spontaneous, totally into it session with these three! These girls couldn’t be more fun to be around, walking into the dart war zone as a Nerf dart passes my […]

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Fur, belly fat and eating teeth + 10 weeks

Floyd is 10 weeks (two weeks ago). The first time I saw him do this, I about peed my pants. I knew I wanted to do a photo shoot of him, so his fate was already determined. This is his fun lovin personality always. Look at that face after the mess.. he thinks he’s in […]

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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

Kansas wedding photography, Portraits, Jana Marie Photos, summer 2012, couples, Beloved, lovable, marriage, bride and groom

Sara & Justin’s sneak peak {KC wedding}

Congratulations to the two most lovable people I’ve ever met. This is Sara & Justin’s sneak peak wedding images from their June 2, 2012 wedding. So adorable together.. it makes me so happy!

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Fun, lick, hugs, red walls, Downtown lees summit photos, Beloved sessions, Jana Marie Photos

Matt & Lindsey engaged + downtown Lees Summit

Matt & Lindsey have the most cuddly dog in the world. So perfect for pictures with her ears perked up and tongue hanging out.. After dating 5, 6, 7, 8+ years these two know how to bring out the fun side of each other.  Enjoy in their Beloved session.. Congratulations to you both Matt & […]

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International photography demo video + Beloved

Thank you SO very much to: Video | Matt Hawley with Hawleywood Films Video | Bryce Veazy Script help | Nick Bauer Hair Accessories | Tessa Kim Hair Accessories | Handmade by Sara Kim  Umbrellas & accessories | Luna Bazaar Hair | April McReynolds with Neon Hair Designs Music | Mile Marker instrumentals by Amy Seeley  Couples […]

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Personal, Press

Color Run, Moving Rainbow, charity, Ronald McDonald House, Kansas City events, Jana Marie Photography

Be apart of a MOVING RAINBOW

Hi Friends- Our team of 5 for the COLOR RUN is determined to raise our goal of $1500, for the non-profit Ronald McDonald House. I still need $210 to raise for MY portion of the COLOR RUN our team is doing June 30th, 2012. Please help us support the Ronald McDonald house, large or small donations […]

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Baked Expressions, floral topper, beads, white floweres, Kansas City weddings, Jana Marie

Baked Expressions | yummy KC wedding cakes

I have brides and grooms ask me all the time about other spectacular vendors that they can trust and are very professional in their personalities, their business and their creativity is above and beyond. For all the Kansas City couples, I want you to go see Renea Feagin at Baked Expressions. She is one of […]

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Inspiration, Weddings

Kansas City portrait photographer, Jana Marie Photography, Crop ratios, Framing and canvas, vintage children

Cropping your photos for prints & canvas | Photographer tools

So you bought the perfect frame to match your darling new dining room, and you have that beautifully composed image you want to show off in the frame… and then you go to print it and realize that you cut off a piece of the picture, whether it be the background, a part of the […]

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For photographers, Products

Keepsake boxes + studio samples

I love these. What a simple idea.. I used to take shoe boxes you know, when we were kids, and we’d decorate them or buy fancy ones at the store to fill up with our lovely memories… Well now we have something as beautiful as a keepsake box, a high-end and creative way to display […]

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Freddy & Shannon + Spring at the Clubhouse on Baltimore

Such a pleasantly beautiful splash of love and purples! Congratulations Freddy & Shannon! You two are so wonderful for each other. Photographer | Jana Marie Photography Flowers | emmy-ray Venue | Avondale United Methodist Reception | Clubhouse on Baltimore Caterer | Clubhouse on Baltimore Cake | Kay Benjamin with Take the Cake Dress | Ida’s […]

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