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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. 

A beach proposal in Thailand

You know.. when the Earth and stars align, a proposal happens on a pier where you were watching the sunset and your videographer friend (aka Matt with Hawleywood Films) who was in Southeast Asia with you on a project, gets asked to capture the proposal on their phones. Yowza! Yes that happened. On the beach […]

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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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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

Rachel & Jon | Beloved Engagement

Just this week, Kansas City lost two veteran fire fighters in a very large fire close to home. They had just saved some people from the building and then it collapsed. When I think about their heroism and the reality and heartbreak that’s spread across our city right now, I just can’t help but think […]

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Azul Beach by Karisma, Mexico wedding

One of my favorite things is to see the world through the eyes of my lens. Getting to document Kristen & Chris’s wedding made it worth the travel to Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Mexico is one of my favorite places on earth also, so it feels like home away from home. The resort they chose is […]

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Destination, Weddings

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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Eli’s road bike trip 600+ miles, KC to Colorado to marry his girl!

You heard me right! Eli is riding his road bike 600+ miles from Kansas City to Colorado to the divine woman he loves more than his words can describe. A health guru, 600+ miles is almost a breeze to him. A blogger, Bethany shared some really great things with me about how they met, fell […]

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Bohemian camping at Lake Jacomo

The Butlers.. always one of my favorite families to take pictures of. We always have a new “stylized session” to run with and this time, has probably got to be the most darling. If you love the outdoors, you’ll love theses beautiful blondies in their floral head pieces, wrapped with a touch of Bohemian.. and […]

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Town Pavillion, Roof Top, KC weddings, Sunset, Romance, Love, Jana Marie Photography

Kansas City wedding photography + Abby & Josh | Town Pavillion

Abby & Josh…..two people who are bound to have a great time, no matter what! Purple was definitely the hot color for 2012 weddings. The colors were so vibrant with their beautiful fall leaves and early sunset. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs, Josh and Abby!   Photography | Jana Marie Photography Ceremony Venue | Holy […]

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Niki & Paul | Tryst Falls Park Engagement

I love weather when it is just the perfect temperature, at the most beautiful golden time of day. And Niki & Paul’s super adorable love for each other, was as beautiful and magnetic as the sunshine. I had so much fun with them traveling up to Excelsior Springs to visit a new, refreshing spot for […]

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