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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. 

Niki & Paul | Tryst Falls Park Engagement

I love weather when it is just the perfect temperature, at the most beautiful golden time of day. And Niki & Paul’s super adorable love for each other, was as beautiful and magnetic as the sunshine. I had so much fun with them traveling up to Excelsior Springs to visit a new, refreshing spot for […]

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In the dessert + WPPI Las Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography International convention in Las Vegas Nevada… along with 16,000 other amazing photographers and a TON of us fun kids from Kansas City. It is, and always will be an amazing blast.  There are many more photos to share and stories to tell, […]

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Lifestyle, Personal

About Me

I am a girl who loves… Butter popcorn, summer nights, horses, flying, laughing so bad it hurts, skydiving, eating my boyfriends delicious food, watersports, cuddling, movies, chocolate covered strawberries, honest people, HUGE hugs, camp fires, fun kids, traveling, learning new things, playing the piano, chandelier, my kitties, basketball, warm fuzzy moccasins, my insanely fun and interesting […]

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See some of mine, and my clients and blog followers favorite images of 2010. Congrats to the beautiful couples and parties involved if you made the top favorites.  

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2011 Brides Choice Award, Award winning Wedding photographer, Jana Marie Photos, KC portraits

I won the Bride’s Choice Awards 2011 from WeddingWire!

WEDDING WIRES BRIDE’S CHOICE AWARD 2011 Independence, Mo – Jan 31, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Jana Maries Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for professional wedding photography! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent […]

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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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Kansas City Wedding {Heather & Patrick}

Cheers… to two very attractive people who had some of the most beautiful colors and decorations at their wedding. I LOVED seeing how drop dead gorgeous Heather looked, and the big smile Patrick had on his face any time his eyes met hers. And the little kids had SO much fun running around the dance […]

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Andy, Amber & Ellie and one of the 25,000 names from the baby book

Headed back to my good ole’ alma mater for the most perfect little American families photo shoot. This is Ellie. She is really animated.. and she is going to be a big sister soon. This is also Andy and Amber. Two of the sweetest employees at Graceland who are soaking up their last year in […]

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Children, Lifestyle

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