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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. 

Lauren & Tommy, Engaged

Lauren & Tommy celebrated their sincere and sweet engagement at the Nelson Atkins Museum with their fur baby. I can’t take it. I can tell when couples have something special together. They are best friends, and I could feel it. That spark and endearing relationship will keep them strong for so many years. I can’t […]

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Couples

Tresa & Quinn, Beloved

Tresa & Quinn’s family lifestyle session at their home in Kansas City, Missouri, Summer 2021. These two have such a special family. I love that they rescued their adorable pup too. I’m just not sure what I love more: them, their pup or their amazing home. A great combination if you ask me. I love […]

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Couples

Our adoption day with family

Our Adoption Day 11/20/2020

If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram:  You’re missing out. You missed my incredible news! This was my A.M. post: My water has broke. Headed into labor. They plan to induce at 2pm. It will be two precious little boys. I’ve carried them in my heart for so long! I’ve been praying for […]

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Nick & Courtney, Engaged

These two are something else. Just look at how much fun they are. Celebrating on the rainiest day we’ve had for awhile here in Kansas City. But Antioch Park’s stunning fall colors made up for it. We waited the rain out and toughed out the sprinkles. You wouldn’t even know would you? Congratulations to two […]

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Couples

Whitney & Nick Engaged

Whitney & Nick flew in this past week, we did their engagement photos on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City on Monday, and they got married on Saturday at the Hobbs Building. What a fun celebratory week for them. They soaked up all of Kansas City’s fall, had the colors of the trees, the […]

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Hannah & Sam, KC Engagement

The elegant Hannah & Sam celebrated their engagement season with winter photos on one of the few warm days Kansas City was blessed with this February. We are so excited to be documenting this duo’s love story from engagement to their big day at the Nelson Atkins Museum. We are counting down the days Hannah & Sam. […]

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Overland Park Arboretum, Engagement Session, Kansas Photographer, KC weddings, Kansas City photographer, Fall portraits

Bridgette & Marc, Engaged in flower garden

This is what happens when spring and fall show up and make magic together. This session is full of COLOR.. a happy celebration for Bridgette & Marc as they celebrate their engagement season of life. And what a great way to celebrate at the Overland Park Arboretum. I hope you feel all the warmth and sunshine straight from […]

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Megan & Darrick at Lake Jacomo

Megan and Darrick I knew were my kind of people the moment I met them. The pretend shy couple, but with lots of zest and random bursts of dance moves in between those kisses and hilarious laughter. The sweetness is infectious. Couples like this are admiral and i’m really always so grateful to cross paths with them. […]

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Erica & Case, Engaged in KC

We are counting down the days until Erica & Case’s Mexico wedding adventure. They are so sweet on each other and will be so fun to spend a whole week with. They have that adorable spark we always hope to see in our couples we photograph. I saw it in the way he looked at […]

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Lauren & Tyler Engagement

One of the best parts of my jobs is meeting new people and learning about them, how they met, what they do. I always have such interesting clients. Lots of engineers, lawyers, architects, I swear most of my clients are nurses or teachers. A lot of people with great hearts and a desire to help […]

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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

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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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Molly & Brad | Vail, Colorado

Aug 11, 2016 | “I hold your hand in my hand, much as I hold your heart in my heart.” – Molly Cornelison I know God is always present at weddings, but at Molly & Brad’s wedding at Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado, he thought he’d show off just a little bit. With a double […]

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Destination, Weddings

Chelsea & Justin, Mount Rainier wedding

Alas!! The extravagant, intricate, warm and fuzzy Mount Rainier wedding of Chelsea & Justin on July 30, 2016, has been blogged. With so many intimate personal touches and really great things happening, surrounded by so many wonderful friends, family, and the mountains, this one was SUPER hard to blog. My goal is to post about […]

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Destination, Weddings

Year in Review, Best Year Yet, Jana Marie Photography, Thank You Cards, Best Clients, KC weddings, Referral Discounts, 2015

2015 In Review | Thank You

I’m so so thankful for almost 7 years of business with 99% amazing clients. I’ve been fortunate to have met such great people along the way from families, to little kidos, to couples who’ve been married for 50+ years, to couples all around the world getting married. Welcoming new life and seeing lives come to […]

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