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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. 

Featured weddings, midwest ceremonies, Jana Marie Photography

Lisa & Ryan | Lone Summit Ranch wedding

Even a chilly and rainy day won’t keep smiles back. Lisa & Ryan compliment each other well. Their vows said it perfectly and their pastor reminding them of the importance of a strong friendship together. With incredible floral design, a loving family, an eye for detail, and lots of fun friends, Lisa & Ryan’s fall […]

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Spring at the Kemper Museum of Modern Art

What sweet people. Hearts of gold, and peaceful inside and out. Involved in so many creative areas of life. Elizabeth and James were just meant for each other and they were both glowing on their wedding day. Elizabeth an interior architect and James a lawyer. She has a love for design and buildings and sculpture.. […]

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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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Sawyer Room, Union Station, Kansas City weddings, Christmas lights, winter event

Abby & Erik wedding + The Sawyer Room

What a beautiful venue this was.. the Sawyer Room in Kansas City has one of the prettiest bridal suites for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in. The historic building carries lots of interesting stories and history with its big tall windows and original ceilings located in the heart of downtown Kansas City. […]

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The Shipley family farm wedding {Indep}

There really are a lack of words when it comes to writing about a couple who is nothing less than amazing for this world, amazing together, incredible in their family life and just nearly perfect in every way. Musicians, artists, athletes, wholesome people. Everything about Bethany & Eli and their family I adored. From being […]

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Mizzou, Downtown Columbia, Beloved photography, Jana Marie Photos, couples, love, College town, colorful

The colors of Mizzou {Columbia Beloved}

A-I am SO glad to have met this couple. I knew the minute I met them they were very adorable people together and everything about their wedding is so very much what I look for in couples. From their personalities, to their style of wedding, to the whole planning process. B-Thrilled that they asked me […]

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The Godwins married at Unity Village | Kansas City wedding photographer

Of course the midwest has been in a drought all summer long. The driest summer we’ve had they said. I’ve only had two outdoor weddings this 2012 season,  and for some reason, the ONE day that Casey and Brandon decide to hold their wedding outdoors at the beautiful venue, Unity Village… is the ONE day […]

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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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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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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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US Marines + a darling American wedding

A very beautiful and honorable day as one of our US Marines marries the love of his life. Their colors were a classy red, white and blue full of blossoming charm and lots of love from family and friends. This was just one of those wonderful days we’ve had with 70 degree weather and a […]

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Featured, Lawrence Kansas Wedding, "I do", St Patricks Day, Loft space, Creative ideas

Fun love + sparks that last

What makes a marriage successful?    Devotion, God centered-ness, humor, honesty, communication, fun, laughter, adventures, independence, work ethic, MASSIVE hugs, wholesomeness, faith, a rock solid foundation, surrender, two ears that listen, leadership… All of these things I see in Angie & Ian. They are such a neat couple I cannot say enough good things about […]

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