It begins with a photograph

Our lives are a collection of moments. Moments when reflected on become recall experiences that would otherwise be lost. We understand we are narrating stories that not only establish memories but shape our lives as humans. What I capture is more powerful than just photos. It's the feelings and emotions experienced in that very moment. 
 
Those few seconds. Those experiences. Those moments are the memories you will cherish and share, for an eternity.

My goal as a photographer and artist is to capture those fleeting moments and tell your unique story. Because in the end, the things in life that you cannot buy... those things are priceless. 

"Hands down the best investment
we could have made! "

THE REVIEWS ARE IN:

JANA HAS BEEN OUR PHOTOGRAPHER FOR INFANT PHOTO SESSIONS AND FAMILY LIFESTYLE SESSIONS OVER THE COURSE OF 4 YEARS. SHE IS INCREDIBLY TALENTED AND FLEXIBLE, WITH AN ABILITY TO TRANSFORM AN ORDINARY ENVIRONMENT INTO EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHIC RESULTS. SHE CAPTURES THE BEST AVAILABLE LIGHT SOURCES, INCORPORATES ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS TO FRAME SHOTS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - MANAGES TO MAKE US ALL LOOK AMAZING IN EACH SHOT! I WOULDN’T HESITATE TO RECOMMEND HER SERVICES-YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. ” KELLEY

Maiaita & Brett | davis, west virginia

"SHE HAS AN ABILITY TO TRANSFORM AN ORDINARY ENVIRONMENT INTO EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHIC RESULTS"

WE KNEW SHE WAS PERFECT FOR WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. JANA SPENT A WEEK WITH OUR FAMILY IN MEXICO DURING OUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN AUGUST. SHE BECAME FAMILY DURING OUR TRIP! DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS SHE WAS VERY FLEXIBLE AND OVERALL SHE IS A VERY TALENTED ARTIST. WE WERE SO HAPPY WITH THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURES AND THE UNIQUENESS OF JANA’S WORK. SHE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND MAKES YOU FEEL AT EASE. JOE AND I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR ALL THAT SHE HAS DONE FOR US. MOST OF ALL, WE APPRECIATE HER MAKING HERSELF AVAILABLE TO HELP US FULFILL OUR DREAMS AND CAPTURE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

JOE & TESA | PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO 

"WE CANNOT THANK HER ENOUGH 
FOR ALL SHE HAS DONE"

JANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY WAS WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE!!!!! I AM A DESIGNER & LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY. I WAS CONCERNED I WOULDN'T FIND SOMEONE TO GIVE ME WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. HOWEVER, MISS JANA WAS AMAZING! SHE TOOK CONTROL & BY FAR FILLED MY EXPECTATIONS. HOPEFULLY WE HAVE MORE FUTURE EVENTS TO BE CAPTURED IN LIFE & WILL HIRE HER AGAIN & AGAIN!!! AMAZING JOB! 

CARRIE & RYAN | PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

"BY FAR FILLED MY EXPECTATIONS"

OH, JANA!! HANDS DOWN THE BEST INVESTMENT WE COULD HAVE MADE! PHOTOGRAPHY WAS ABSOLUTELY MY TOP PRIORITY WHILE WEDDING PLANNING. WHEN MY FIANCÉ, MOTHER AND I SAT DOWN WITH JANA, HER PROFESSIONALISM, JOYFUL ATTITUDE, STYLE, & ATTENTION TO DETAIL WERE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT MADE US WALK AWAY FROM THAT FIRST CONSULT KNOWING SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY GOING TO BE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER. HER WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF - SHE PRODUCES THE MOST AMAZING PHOTOS THAT ARE LIGHT AND FRESH, VIBRANT, ARTISTIC, MEANINGFUL, EMOTIONAL, & STUNNING. JANA MARIE MADE US FEEL SO COMFORTABLE & CREATED A SAFE SPACE FULL OF LAUGHS & SPECIAL MOMENTS. HER POSITIVITY WAS CONTAGIOUS & WE HAD A BLAST. WHEN WE GOT THOSE PHOTOS BACK, I COULD NOT STOP SMILING! THEY CAUGHT SO MANY TOUCHING MOMENTS AND BEAUTIFUL IMAGES & ADDED TO OUR DAY BY BEING SO FUN-LOVING, SUPPORTIVE, & CARING. OUR PARENTS & BRIDAL PARTY STILL TALK ABOUT HER TO THIS DAY AND EVERYONE ADORES OUR PHOTOS. I ALSO HAVE TO SAY THAT HER REPUTATION IS OUTSTANDING IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY & BEYOND. THIS. IS. YOUR. GIRL. PETER AND I BOTH FEEL LIKE WE HAVE KNOWN HER FOR YEARS AND HOPE TO CONTINUE BUILDING UPON THAT FRIENDSHIP IN YEARS TO COME - WHETHER IT BE FUTURE FAMILY PHOTO SHOOTS OR HAVING SOME MORE PICNICS ON THE NELSON LAWN, JUST FOR FUN! WE LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING UP WITH ALL OF THE ADVENTURES HER INCREDIBLE WORK TAKES HER ON! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, JANA MARIE! 

ERICA & PETER | MISSOURI BARN WEDDING

"HANDS DOWN THE BEST INVESTMENT WE COULD HAVE MADE!"

MY HUSBAND AND I HIRED JANA TO PHOTOGRAPH OUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN BEAUTIFUL PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO. THE DECISION TO FLY IN OUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHER WAS A DIFFICULT ONE BUT, WE KNEW JANA'S WORK AND DIDN'T WANT TO SACRIFICE ONE MOMENT OF OUR WEDDING EXPERIENCE. TO SAY WE WERE PLEASED WITH OUR DECISION WOULD BE AN IMMENSE UNDERSTATEMENT. OF COURSE WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE THE MEMORIES BUT, JANA PROVIDED US WITH A WAY RELIVE OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE IN SUCH A WONDERFUL WAY WITH ALL OF OUR STUNNING PICTURES! - SAMMANTHA, BRIDE 

LISA & FAMILY | KANSAS CITY lifestyle

"SHE HAS AN ABILITY TO TRANSFORM AN ORDINARY ENVIRONMENT INTO EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHIC RESULTS"

JANA MARIE WAS MY PHOTOGRAPHER AT MY WEDDING THIS PAST SUMMER AND SHE IS WELL WORTH IT. THE PHOTOS WERE BEYOND WHAT I COULD HAVE HOPED FOR AND SHE SEEMED TO BE ABLE TO CATCH EVERY DETAIL AND EMOTION. HER PHOTOGRAPHY TELLS A STORY ABOUT HER SUBJECTS AND SHE TOLD OURS HOW WE SAW THE DAY UNFOLD. FROM START TO FINISH SHE WAS PRESENT FOR EVERY MOMENT. AND THE BEST PART, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN KNOWN SHE WAS THERE. HER AND HER ROCKSTAR HUSBAND PHILIP ARE SO GRACIOUS AND POISED THAT THEY BLEND IN WITH THE GUESTS. THEY MAKE EVERYONE FEEL COMFORTABLE AND HAD THE ENTIRE FAMILY LAUGHING. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND SPLURGING FOR THE BANANA WHO? BOOTH AS WELL. IT WAS THE BIGGEST HIT AT THE WEDDING BY FAR. AND EVERYONE GETS TO TAKE A PICTURE HOME WITH THEM AS WELL AS ONE FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM. I LAUGHED SO HARD I HAD TEARS IN MY EYES LOOKING THROUGH THE PHOTOS.OVERALL IF YOU WANT A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, TAKE BEYOND BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS AND BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT AND BEHIND THE SCENES WHEN YOU DON'T THEN YOU NEED TO HIRE JANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! 

CHELSEA & JUSTIN | EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON

"YOU NEED TO HIRE JANA MARIE"

JANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY BLEW US AWAY! JANA PHOTOGRAPHED OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, AS WELL AS OUR WEDDING AND RECEPTION, AND WE ARE SO PLEASED WITH THE PHOTOS SHE HAS GIVEN US. SHE IS INCREDIBLY TALENTED AND KIND AND EASY TO WORK WITH AND CAPTURED OUR SPECIAL DAY SO WELL. WE CANNOT THANK HER ENOUGH FOR ALL SHE HAS DONE FOR US! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR PHOTOS AND CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE THEM WITH OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! 

MATT & KIM | KANSAS WEDDING

"JANA MARIE BLEW US AWAY"

BRYAN AND I HAVE LOVED WORKING WITH JANA! SHE DID OUR ENGAGEMENT PICTURES JUST LAST WEEK, AND WE RECEIVED THEM ONLY A FEW DAYS LATER AND COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED WITH THEM. SHE CAPTURES EMOTIONAL PERFECTLY, AND SHE'S CREATIVE AND UNIQUE IN HER STYLE. NOT TO MENTION SHE KNEW HOW TO TALK US THROUGH THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION SO WE GOT COMFORTABLE AND HAD FUN WITH IT, TO GET THE BEST PHOTOS POSSIBLE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND JANA!!

MELANIE & BRYAN | BELOVED SESSION

"COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED"

MY HUSBAND AND I HIRED JANA TO PHOTOGRAPH OUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN BEAUTIFUL PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO. THE DECISION TO FLY IN OUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHER WAS A DIFFICULT ONE BUT, WE KNEW JANA'S WORK AND DIDN'T WANT TO SACRIFICE ONE MOMENT OF OUR WEDDING EXPERIENCE. TO SAY WE WERE PLEASED WITH OUR DECISION WOULD BE AN IMMENSE UNDERSTATEMENT. OF COURSE WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE THE MEMORIES BUT, JANA PROVIDED US WITH A WAY RELIVE OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE IN SUCH A WONDERFUL WAY WITH ALL OF OUR STUNNING PICTURES! 

SAM & RICH | PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

"TO SAY WE WERE PLEASED WITH OUR DECISION WOULD BE AN IMMENSE UNDERSTATEMENT."

WHEN MY WEDDING PLANNER SENT OVER JANA MARIE'S INFORMATION, I KNEW SHE WAS PERFECT FOR US. SHE SPENT TIME GETTING TO KNOW MY FAMILY AND OUR CIRCUMSTANCES TO BEST CAPTURE OUR BIG DAY. JANA'S WORK IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND TIMELESS. SHE IS KIND, LOVING AND BEYOND CREATIVE. SHE DOESN'T STOP SMILING! JANA IS HAPPY, PLEASANT, AND A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY WEDDING DAY! SHE FIT RIGHT IN! PICTURES WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AND JANA WORKED HARD TO COMPLETE MY VISION AND PROVIDE US WITH TOP QUALITY WORK. SHE KEPT THINGS FLOWING, CAPTURED THE IMAGES WE REALLY WANTED, AND TOOK THAT EXTRA STEP TO INSURE THAT EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. I AM VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE MET JANA MARIE AND I TREASURE THE PHOTOS THAT SHE CAPTURED FROM OUR BELOVED SESSION AND OUR WEDDING DAY. EVERYONE LOVES LOOKING AT OUR IMAGES AND I LOOK FORWARD TO USING HER IN THE FUTURE WITH OTHER EXCITING LIFE EVENTS! 

WHITNEY & JEFF | KANSAS CITY WEDDING

"SHE IS KIND, LOVING AND BEYOND CREATIVE."

OH MY GOODNESS JANA I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! THE PHOTOS ARE INCREDIBLE. MAKING MEGAN LOOK STUNNING CAN'T BE ALL THAT DIFFICULT BUT ME ON THE OTHER HAND, THAT WAS NO SMALL FEAT! WE CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GORGEOUS THE IMAGES TURNED OUT. YOU REALLY ARE WILDLY TALENTED. IT WAS A JOY WORKING WITH YOU. WE CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!

MEGAN & MARCUS | MIDWEST PORTRAITS

"YOU REALLY ARE WILDLY TALENTED."

"WILDLY TALENTED AND THE
BEST IN THE INDUSTRY."

STOP THE PRESSES:

With life moving so fast, the pause a photograph creates for us is a great reminder to live every day to the fullest. Documenting your life's story is an investment worth saving for. From the birth of your little one, to their kindergarten graduation, to the next step in your life after high school, to your growing family, we are excited to be there with you for life's most precious moments. 

You are worth it!

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