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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. 

Nick & Norm, Iberostar Grand Paraiso

I can’t say enough magical words to describe this styled shoot we did at this all-inclusive, Iberostar Grand Paraíso on the Riviera Maya. It’s located right on the beachfront and has been designed with adults in mind. This superior-category, majestic, elegant, and luxurious hotel is located in the Paraíso Complex along with 4 other hotels. Also, Iberostar […]

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Windy City, Chicago Engagement Session, Olive Park, Wrigley Bridge, Wrigley Stadium, Fall engagement session, Fall in Chicago, Cityscape, Chicago Illinois, Illinois wedding photographer, Destination, Love, City life, Couples, Engagements, Chicago, Sunset

Christi & Nick | Chicago Engagement

November 8, 2016 // We all know they call Chicago the Windy City. However, this past Tuesday, it was as if a mini tornado was about to brew with rapid droppin temperatures from the time I landed at the airport, to the time their session had started. We attempted to start at the oh-so-beautiful view […]

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Couples, Destination

Crock Pot meals, Destination Wedding Photographer, Dinner for six, Fall meals, healthy meals, Jana Marie Photography, Jana Marler, KC wedding photography, Soups, Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday | Veggie Soup

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Tasty Tuesday: Honey Bourbon Fried Chicken

If you read our blog from yesterday, you are probably here to see what new and exciting news we have for 2015. So excited to announce that we will be doing a “Tasty Tuesday” food feature throughout the year (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month). Philip my husband, has a really fun and really […]

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Amy + Mike | Lawrence wedding 2013

You can easily see, that this couple is as sincere and gorgeous as they seem! A lot of emotion went into this wedding. Both families very loving, and a groom that loved his bride more than anything else. I’ve had so much fun getting to know these two Kansas University grads (Amy, a KU cheerleader). […]

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Design Aglow, Photographic Art, Fine Art, photography products, Jana Marie Photography, KC portrait photographer, KC weddings

A cd of all your images is NOT fine art..

Why photographic art matters and is so important.. “It’s been a hard day. You’re tired–and let’s face it–a little cranky. OK, a lot cranky. So to cheer yourself up, you walk over to your computer and fire up the DVD of your recent family portrait session so that you can flip through the images. After seeing […]

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Grand Canyon, Travel, West

Headed west + summer bucket lists

And I’m off. Literally. I took off for the summer and headed west to conquer a massive family bucket list… and alongside my Golden Doodle puppy. So many people have asked how I even began to plan a trip like this. And let me tell you, it was so easy. A bit of organization and […]

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Lifestyle, Personal, Travel

Brides Choice Awards 2013, Wedding wire awards, Award winning Kansas City photographers, Jana Marie Photos, Best photographers in Missouri

Off to a good start in 2013

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – March 6, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Jana Marie Photography has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for  wedding + lifestyle photography in Kansas City, Missouri! The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five […]

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Kansas City wedding photographer, Jana Marler, Featured image, Winter sessions, Beloved portraits, love

A Loose Park snowy session | Beloved

Eyes, eyes, eyes. The light reflecting off the glistening snow, made their eyes pop incredibly. Even though snow can be bright, it is so clean, fresh, and breathtaking. All the leading lines of the trees, the soft fallen snow untouched, I love everything about winter photography. And this couple on their beloved session ended up […]

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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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Banana Who? Booth, Kansas city photobooths, Jana Marie Photography, Jana Marler

Photo booth

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Kansas City portrait photography + My little cousin turns THREE today!

I can’t believe it. I know they say kids grow up fast… but my little cousin and her little man (my second cousin) Kevin are just SPROUTING so fast! I can’t believe he turns THREE today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LITTLE MONSTER Kevin. Just look at that grin! So stinking cute.

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Children, Personal

Kansas City wedding photography + Demo Video Part 2

I have had so much fun with the multiple couples that are working with me to create my demo video coming this winter/spring. Because each couple rocked is so well, they will each get a post of their images. This is just love birds number 1 of the Demo Video Part 2. Tina is also […]

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Personal, Videography

Driving around town.. and look what I find..

…..Kansas City at it’s finest! I have ALWAYS wanted to venture around long enough to find a city scape of Kansas City that would blow my mind. BAM! Found it. Such a breathtaking site I was just so excited to share with you all.

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Melissa & Scott + Jacobs Well + The Villa {KC Weddings}

Melissa & Scott, I met at the John Knox Pavillion’s Bridal Show in 2010 and am so glad they came my way. They are as colorful a couple as their wedding colors. And of course their friends and family were just as much fun to spend the day with. Scott’s best man and their reader […]

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