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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. 

The King Family

Of course fall is a hot commodity in the midwest. It’s locations like this that are pretty parks around the KC metro, but little did they know I’d be photographing in the grassy patch right outside the buildling. It was the glowing light here with the beautiful halo effect the grass presented, plus the backdrop […]

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Children, Family

The Clough Family

Capturing Festive Magic in Blue Springs: A Photographer’s Hidden Wooded Gem As a professional photographer in Kansas City, discovering picturesque spots is a constant quest and request. A few years ago, I stumbled upon this wooded haven in Blue Springs, Missouri, that instantly transported me to the serene landscapes of Colorado—a perfect backdrop for the […]

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Family

2 week old Magnolia

What a happy mama. Chelsea is such so in love with her first born, her little girl Magnolia. I love this name so much and I loved all her sweet face expressions and little skin wrinkles during their at-home Lifestyle session. I’m so happy for you all. I pray many blessings over this little girl […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Spring minis, spring pictures, easter pictures, floral backdrop, kc children photographer, Jana Marie Photography, Kansas City family photographer, Girls, cousins, flowers, spring mini sessions, mini sessions, portraits

Spring minis, Floral backdrop

Oh melt me. These adorable dimples, the dance parties, the ornery cousins and all the twirling in our spring dresses along with this stunning floral backdrop made for some pretty fantastic spring mini sessions in Kansas City if I do say so myself. One of my favorite ways to photograph children is to just watch […]

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Children, Family

Christmas Minis, Christmas pictures, holiday portraits, Kansas City family photographer, Children photography, Kids, Winter, Classic winter, Christmas wreath

Christmas Minis, Spiking Family

Christmas minis were so so much fun last week with doors and windows open to this strange 60-70 degree weather the midwest has been having. Here is a peak at some of our favorites! Just look at those adorable little cheeks.. Merry Christmas to you all and your growing family. And a big thank you […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Tree farm pictures, Christmas photos, Family at Christmas, Blue Springs Lake, Jana Marie Photography, Kansas City family photographer

Holiday family photos

It means a ton when our clients have us document each important step in their lives. I’ve loved seeing Matt and Lindsey’s love and family grow. And I can tell you that I know personally, that this adorable little blue eyed babe is spoiled by both sets of grandparents. He is the most precious little […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

fall, family portraits

Rosson, Party of 6

This family just keeps growing, and growing and growing. Not only did they have two kids under the age of 6, but now TWINS! To say that this house was full of love, laughs and sounds of little feet on the floors, would be an understatement. It’s amazing friends such as Chris and KC, that […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Twins, 6 months old, Baby photographer, Kansas City family photographer, Lifestyle, Loose Park, Children portraits, Twin boys, JMPfamily, Jana Marie Photography, Best KC photographer

Murff Twins | 6 months old

These little guys, their hilarious serious faces as they watch mom, dad, grandma and grandpa dance behind me. They weren’t fazed at all. And it was hilarious. These cuties are 6 months old already! Time flies when you watch a child grow that is most definitely for sure. And two! Here’s to one of the […]

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Children

Nelson Atkins Museum, Nelson Art Museum, Kansas City family photographer, KC lifestyle, Jana Marie Photography, Art, sculpture, silver tree, glass maze, children, babies, teepee, tents, fall portraits

Allie & her very hip family..

These girls really might be the most precious little things. Model poses, they’ve got it. Outgoing humor, they’ve got it. Rambunctiousness, they’ve got it. Cuteness, they’ve got it. Smarts and wit, they’ve got it. I easily kept mistaking them for teenagers or young adults. They were quicker in their wit and responses to my trying […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Fall family portraits, emmy-ray, Jana Marie Photography

A lovely maternity + Loose Park

Aren’t they so lovely? This is such a dear friend in our wedding industry, one of the best florists in the midwest, Mrs emmy-ray and her so sweet, so silly husband. They are a really genuine couple who share the perfect balance of left brain and right brain. Their house is artistic and unique to her […]

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Couples, Family

Ashley Hotka, Good Earth Floral, family, brotherly love

Precious, precious little boys.

Precious, precious precious! To my great friend and one of my favorite florists Ashley with Good Earth Floral Design and her more than squeezable little boys. Loved them! To purchase any prints, canvas or float wraps and to see their whole gallery, click here. To download your heart out, click here. Photos taken at the […]

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Children

Featured images, Rossons, Family photography, Jana Marler, Lily

Smiley Lily at 6 months old

My really great friends and their perfect little family. Welcoming baby Lily into the world 6 months ago was really exciting. But seeing her grow and become her own little personality is even more exciting. This is Baby Lily at 6months old. If you’d love to see how much she’s grown, please see her 1 […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Tickle war, Beloved family sessions, Jana Marie Photography, Lake Weatherby

The Prengers at Weatherby Lake

What a blessing! Alena and I have known each other since we were 5 years old and grew up together. I am so thrilled to share their really, stinking, adorable family portraits with you. I almost cried editing these images just knowing how blessed we all are, and how lucky Alena was to find Joe… […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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