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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. 

The Green Family

I need these kids to follow me to all my sessions to get others to laugh and giggle as much as them. This session was FULL of energy. Mom and dad fully contributing too. *smiles* I can’t get enough of all the long lasting spring around Kansas City. If you get an opportunity to do […]

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Children, Family

Lauribeth & Patrick, Engaged

Lauribeth & Patrick celebrated their engagement at their cozy downtown Kansas City condo, then at Penn Valley Park and Loose Park. Some of Kansas City’s best local spots. Fall colors are rolling in, the weather has still been warm and these two are soaking in their engagement. Congratulations to the gorgeous Lauribeth and Patrick. Your […]

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Couples

Kelsie & Brock, Engaged at Loose Park

I absolutely love when clients keep coming back to me. I had the honor of photographing Kelsie’s sister Allie’s wedding and their cousin Abby’s wedding and now I am incredible humbled to get to photograph Kelsie and Brock’s amazing New Year’s Eve wedding at the stunning new Abbott event space in Kansas City! These two […]

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Couples

Melissa & Jason

Uw some steamy steamy happening in this session with Melissa & Jason at Kansas City’s Loose Park. And it’s his birthday today, so he’s on cloud nine marrying the woman of his dreams and celebrating his engagement. Did I mention we literally spent an hour and a half laughing? Like two peas in a pod, […]

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Couples

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Rachel & Johnny Engaged

Rachel & Johnny, now getting to celebrate their engagement session. You see, I met Rachel and Johnny at Indie Wed in Kansas City, a really fabulous low key and intimate bridal show. Someone sent them over, “You have to go talk to Jana, she got married in Grand Lake, Colorado too!” The world aligned and […]

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Couples

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Kali & Adam | Engaged 10.6.16

What a sweet way to start your wedding weekend celebration. Kali & Adam flew into Kansas City separately due to work schedules, and hadn’t seen each other in a few days, so after reuniting for their engagement session at Loose Park’s Rose Garden, they got to start their wedding weekend just them two, together for […]

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Couples

Tresa & Quinn | KC engagement

If only every session could be as fun as this one. I think we laughed and giggled 80% of it. Tresa and Quinn are such a light and they reflect CRAZY happiness together. I seriously love these two. Congratulations. Can’t thank you enough for being excited about having us along for your big day!

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Couples

Sara & Kelly | Beloved at Loose Park

I love photographing couples at places that mean something to them. Places where they spend their time or where they grew up. For Kelly & Sara, they loved being outdoors at Loose Park with their puppies, it’s the neighborhood Sara grew up in, and they love this park! (As we all do right)? One of the […]

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Couples

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Kristen & Chris | Loose Park Beloved

Kristen & Chris with their little boy Tucker, celebrating their engagement in Kansas City’s finest park: Loose Park and the Rose Garden just off the plaza. What a beautiful fall we are having, once we got past the storms. I’m loving this light as it flows down Kristen’s gorgeous glowing hair. Congratulations to the whole […]

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Couples

Easter pictures, Spring family portraits, Best KC portrait photographers, Lifestyle sessions, Jana Marie Photography, Loose Park, Natural Light Photography

Eager for spring and Easter eggs..

This sweet little chunk, ready for the warmth of the spring sun. Enjoying her little Easter themed photo shoot from last Saturday and celebrating her 9 month birthday! Happy birthday and cheers to festivities and Easter. See the full gallery here.

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Children, Family

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

Krystal + Dakota | Loose Park Beloved session

Congrats to Krystal + Dakota as they enjoyed a very rare 80 degree evening in Kansas City in July. Their Beloved session was at one of our favorite parks, Loose Park in Kansas City right off the plaza.

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Couples

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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Couples

Wornall Baptist Church, KC weddings, Best of Kansas City photography, Jana Marie Photography

Kansas City weddings + Ali & Corey + The autumn breeze

Colorful. Charming. Sweet. Patient. Romantic. Silly. Playful. Memorable. Honest. These are all the things that I think about when I remember how beautiful Cory and Ali’s wedding was. Their family and friends perfectly fall into those categories just as much. We very much have loved getting to know this darling couple, discovering all sorts of […]

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Weddings

Cindy & Adam | Classic Cup | Cadillac Room {KC wedding}

Cindy and Adam’s wedding was very inviting, with their closest loved ones attending below hidden wine cellar at the Classic Cup on the Kansas City, Missouri plaza. So intimate, sweet, and just full of laughter all day. I enjoyed attending a wedding with unique and different decor. And every place we went had it’s own […]

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Weddings

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