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I’m the photographer who

brings a clipboard and checklist

Who Want A Photographer Who Understands The Power of a Moment

and How to Navigate the Unique Challenges of a Wedding Day

along with my artistic eye and fancy lens…

...because—actually taking the photo is only a fraction of my job. I’m the cheerleader, usher, keeper of the timeline, and stealth ninja anticipating what’s coming next. After 10 years and more than 200 weddings, I’ve learned a trick or two about how to navigate the unique challenges of a wedding day.

I’ve learned that planning for the inevitable means getting to enjoy the unexpected. I’ve learned when to take center stage and be the conductor to ensure that your must-have shots are checked off that list. But, I’ve also learned when to be still and wait for the relationships surrounding you to show their beautiful touches of joy that long to be captured.

For lifestyle portraits or event photography, I bring those same skills to your shoot and I’m also mindful of your unique family rhythm or event purpose. I know how to win the heart (and smiles) of a tired toddler or get a too-cool-for-school tween caught up in the moment, laughing along with the family.

The experience you have with me is just as important as the beauty of your images, because everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in front of a camera, enjoy a seamless experience, and get final images they love so much they can’t wait to show them off.

I marry your story, ideas, and vision with experience, passion, and a dash of fun to ensure you get incredible service and photographs you adore.

Hi there! I’m Deanna,

The Owner and Photographer

when you hire A Day to Adore, you hire me. I’m the one…

buying you a drinkduring our initial meeting…
photography timeline...poring over your
standing on chairsand lying in the grass to capture your wedding shots…
editing your artworkand sitting over the computer with a brown sugar latte

My biggest goal is to capture what it feels like to be where you are and the emotions weaved into your relationship.

I was 15 when my parents surprised me with a camera on Christmas morning and that same camera was by my side when I took a black and white film class in college. I loved the sanctuary of the darkroom where I could crank up the tunes and lose myself in the darkness and smell.


I’ve never lost the joy of capturing images and now that joy spills over into building connections with my clients that turn into friendships. This love of mine has allowed me to be more present with the little loves and big love who are mine.

Timeless Wedding Photography

My Littles Wave Me Goodbye

From the Front Window each time I drive off for a shoot

Who Want A Photographer Who Understands The Power of a Moment

and How to Navigate the Unique Challenges of a Wedding Day

Who Want A Photographer Who Understands The Power of a Moment

and How to Navigate the Unique Challenges of a Wedding Day

I’m a family gal with three boys and a husband (who I decided to marry 3 weeks after I’d met). In college, he walked up to me at a house party and confidently introduced himself, “Hi! I’m Kendall,” he beamed. The following Monday, I had to have all four of my wisdom teeth pulled and let’s just say I rocked some serious chipmunk cheeks.

 

A couple of days later he asked me to come over and watch a movie. I warned him of the current state of my cheeks, but he insisted. When I arrived, he asked if he could “see my sockets.” It must have been the best/worst pick-up line ever because three weeks later we decided to get married. And that marriage birthed three boys who turn my heart to wax when they’re sleeping and my house to a war zone when they’re awake. But, it’s the extremes and unpredictability that makes me tick. The last 12 years together have been a whirlwind of cross country adventures, exploring Kansas City, and more love than I could have ever dreamt of.

my life through the lens

I love concerts. Not huge stadium shows, but the kind of concert where you can reach out and touch the energy and passion of the artists—where the only thing you can do is to close your eyes and feel the rhythm beat from the tips of your toes through your entire body.

I adore vintage findings and artwork, the type of overlooked treasures with untold stories most can only guess about.

Twine is like duct tape to me—it’s my fix-it-all.

I love life and finding the beauty bottled up in it.

I was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho—right at the edge of the Rocky Mountains.

I’ve become a die-hard Kansas Citian. You can find me exploring the West Bottoms for new antiques, checking out every new local restaurant that pops up in the Crossroads, hanging with my laptop and a brown sugar spiced latte in the River Market, or riding bikes down the Trolly Trail in Brookside. If you would like to follow along on our adventures, check out @datingkansascity on Instagram.

I’d love to meet you, too!

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