It begins with a photograph

Our lives are a collection of moments. Moments when reflected on recall experiences that would otherwise be lost. We understand we're 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. 

A mother helping her daughter perfect the details... The look on the grooms face as his soon to be wife catches him day-dreaming about their future... When a father realizes his daughter is all grown up... The slight pause right before you kiss... The soothing feeling of being loved far beyond your expectations and the incidental contact that reminds you that your love.. is real. Tears that naturally turn themselves into laughter... The moment his eyes meet yours from across the room, & forgetting the rest of the world is around you... Friendships being formed & new families coming together... Remembering how lucky you are to have that person in your life. 

Those few seconds. Those experiences. Those moments are the memories you will cherish and share, for an eternity.

My goal as a documentary photographer and artist is to capture those special & fleeting moments & 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:

Hiring Jana was one of the best decisions we made for our big day! Jana is the sweetest, most caring and genuine person and it shows throughout the entire process from planning to post wedding. She encouraged me to get shots that I thought were over the top or took much hassle on my wedding day, including bringing my cat to the photography site to include her in our wedding photos. She also carried my husbands sweaty shoes all over to multiple stops that we made to take photos and she never batted an eye. Like I said she is AMAZING! The turn around for our full album was so quick! We received about 240 sneak peak photos the day after our wedding and we received our full album during the Honeymoon, less than a week later! I would highly recommend Jana. She will capture the most amazing photos and make you feel beautiful every step of the way!

"Hiring Jana was one of the best decisions we made"

Taylor & Kyle | Kansas CIty, Missouri

Jana Marie was PHENOM! My now husband and I are both designers so the photographs of our wedding were extremely important to us, we had very specific ideas of how we wanted them to turn out...talk about pressure. However, Jana met all of our expectations & more. She was able to capture every single perfect minute of our day in an artistic yet breathtakingly beautiful way. When the photos were finished I was absolutely blown away. I couldn't believe how each of her images captured the exuding amount of joy and love felt by everyone on that day. They were fantastic. Not only are Jana & Philip truly gifted photographers, but they are also the most amazing people. We felt so blessed to get to share our special day with them. From the moment we met them we hit it off and had such a blast. I would recommend JMP to anyone. She is absolutely amazing & worth every penny. 

Maiata & Brett | davis, west virginia

"i was absolutely blown away"

Jana Marie is an incredibly talented photographer! She took my daughter's engagement and wedding photos and they are exquisite! The wedding was in the evening and although the lighting was quite dim, one would never know from her photos. Somehow Jana can capture the best moments irrespective of the conditions and her photos look as if she has perfect lighting at all times. She is also easy to work with and takes the pressure out of what can be a stressful situation. Jana Marie Photography is unparalleled. Thank you Jana!

Hannah & Sam | Kansas City, Missouri

"Jana Marie is unparalleled"

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 the entire process she was very flexible & 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 & I cannot express how grateful we are for all that she have done for us. Most of all, we appreciate her making herself available to help us fulfill our dreams & capture one of the most important days of our lives. 

JOE & TESA | PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO 

"WE CANNOT THANK HER ENOUGH FOR ALL SHE'S 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!"

I cannot express enough how amazing Jana is! I’ve been amazed at her talent throughout the years and admired her wedding photography, so it was an easy choice when it came time for us to hire a wedding photographer. The one thing I really wanted in a photographer was to feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process. Jana makes you feel so energized and beautiful in front of the camera! She’s funny and has really creative ideas for getting you to laugh and be natural. She was also so good with photographing our two (very uncooperative) dogs!  The dogs did not want to look at the camera and Jana managed to capture the most perfect photos of the four of us. We’d highly recommend her again and again!

Courtney & Cory | Kansas CIty, Missouri

"I CANNOT EXPRESS ENOUGH HOW AMAZING JANA IS!"

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"

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."

Jana did a fabulous job capturing our special day! She was a pro about being at the right place at the right time (without us even realizing she was there) and captured so many beautiful ‘in the moment’ moments that my husband and I didn’t even realize were happening. Having a great photographer was very important to me. So much special detail goes into your wedding day to personalize it and make it completely about you and your other half as well as your family and friends. While these details are beautiful, personal and or delicious, most details and events are only remembered or recognized on that day. By investing in a great photographer, we can now relive the special moments, memories and details with beautiful photos we will cherish forever.

Jessica & Jeff | Kansas City, Missouri

"we can relive the special moments."

Jana was amazing. Her personality is infectious and she has so much fun doing what she loves. Of course this shows in her work! I met Jana and knew she had to be my photographer when I first saw her pictures. She had a book of her wedding which was in Grand Lake, Colorado (The same place I was getting married!) It was fate! Jana traveled with us to Colorado and photographed my rehearsal and wedding. We also used here photo booth company Banana Who? Booth and had the Airstream trailer photo booth. Guests loved this! Jana's passion for adventure lead us to the best pictures. She convinced us to drive to the top of Trailridge pass (the highest driveable highway in the country) for the most breath taking shots. Thanks Jana for making life long memories with us!

Rachael & Johnny | Grand Lake, Colorad

"the most breath taking shots."

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"

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."

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PHOTOGRAPHY – JANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY 
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Flowers – Wild Hill Flowers
Ceremony & Reception venuE - The Guild
Makeup – Carolyn Williams
Cake – Three Women and an Oven
Bride’s Gown – Emily Hart Bridal
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Music – BFame DJ
Videography – Free Spirit Productions
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CEREMONY – THE XHALE GAZEBO AT BREATHLESS RESORT AND SPA, RIVIERA MEXICO
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our couple's have said it themselves: "best investment we could have made." When your wedding day is over, all you have left is a spouse and your wedding photographs, better hope they're both good. From personal experience on my own wedding day, I can not tell you how true this is. Moments are fleeting & unrecoverable. The TANGIBLE ART FORM OF PHOTOGRAPHY is such a beautiful way to leave your life's legacy & to remember memories with your loved ones. Here at Jana Marie Photography, we know that we have been blessed so that we can be a blessing to others. With that said, a portion of every wedding goes to one of the many non profits we have teamed up with throughout the year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving back & being a part of something bigger than us.

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Beloved sessions begin at $500

weddings begin at $4,000

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Beloved sessions are a great way to celebrate you two! Whether freshly engaged or celebrating your 30th anniversary, these genuine, fun and relaxing sessions are for couples young and old. For engaged couples, this is a great "breaking of the ice" session for me to get to know how you interact together. It's also a great chance to get to know me and how I photograph. Just like a wedding day, we want your session to be you in every way and are there to document all your quirks and personalities together. Our goal is to have a finished product that only looks like there are two of you in the photo and not three (being me). These sessions are none posey and are instead, true to you.

weddings begin at $4,000

Beloved sessions begin at $500

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