Hi, hi! My name is Tayana and I want to share some basic fun things before we get into the serious things!
I love cats + I have two: Mia and Seb, like from La La Land.
Baja Blast Freezes from Taco Bell are my jam.
I'm probably re-watching a show while you read this -
Gilmore Girls will never get old + I will always be Team Jess (except for when I'm Team Logan.)
Target, you guys, I'm obsessed with Target. It's so bad.
My husband recently got me into board games and I would gladly set up a board game date with any one of my bride and grooms to be. I will not go easy on you because you're paying me to photograph your wedding, I will still steal your cards in Catan.
Thrifting makes me happy and I have so many thrift-store favor ideas if you're still figuring out your wedding favors.
Golden Hour is one of my top 3 obsessions.
Now to the serious stuff about why I'm a wedding photographer.
I've been taking pictures for as long as I can remember; my family members were total picture people, so I was constantly reminded about how special an image can be. As I grew older, I fell in love with being creative and I fell in love with telling stories. That love showed itself in various ways - writing, attempts at drawing, many themed Instagram pages, a college degree in film...but it always came back to taking pictures of beautiful things + people. The still image holds such power and offers such room for creativity. It became my truest creative love. It became my preferred method of storytelling.
I now use this passion to tell love-stories. The joy of seeing a couple's story come to life and capturing it in an art form that can be printed and cherished forever is so so sweet. I would love to be your biggest fan and hype-girl, dance the night away while celebrating your wedding, and capture every moment of your perfect day!
Let's do this.
I'm going to be your personal hype-girl from our introduction at your engagement session to the happy tears at your last dance. I make it my goal to make you feel loved and special every second that I'm with you, and especially when I'm photographing you!
I want you to feel comfortable in front of my camera because I know first-hand that getting pictures taken is SUCH HARD WORK!! Mix in planning a wedding, and I know that the stress is at an all-time high. So I do my best to help you feel relaxed and natural, (I'll always tell you what to do with your hands.) That's so so important to me for two reasons:
1) I just want you to feel your best. Completely unrelated to photography, I want your wedding to be everything you dreamed of. So I'm going to do everything I can to help with that. Your wedding is a PARTY and it should feel that way, not like a stiff photoshoot.
2) If you feel comfortable and relaxed with me, your photos are going to reflect that. Your natural laughter will shine bright and your real smiles will be sparkling. Plus, if you have a good time at the session, you're going to love the end result that much more! You'll look back and it'll be like you're there laughing again.
Not only will I hype you up, but I am all about the details!! If you chose to have it at your wedding, I know it was hand=picked and so important to you, and I will do everything I can to photograph those details. I really love pretty things, I always have...And I always have taken note of the small things that are important to people. Those two personality traits have been such a blessing on wedding days. I not only think to capture the details, but I actively seek them out and want to capture them.
my personality &
your wedding day!
all of my packages include a second photographer
& that is almost always this guy here.he's cool.
This is my husband Parker. We met in college, where we were both Film + Digital Media majors! He's super talented behind a camera and he will be capturing all the different angles of your day. I can't be in two places at once, even though I've tried, and having him as my second is such a huge blessing! Plus he's just so fun to be around. He'll make a well-timed joke to make you laugh, and he'll carry anything and everything we need him too. He's pretty great.
Now that you know a bit about me, my business, and my co-worker and best friend Parker, let's chat more about pricing and next steps!