about  tyra

While I have always loved taking pictures, my passion for photography grew when I started having children of my own.  My boys are my whole world.  I love taking pictures of my own little family and find so much joy in capturing those special moments for others as well.  My home studio is located in Independence, Missouri and I am happy to travel around the Kansas City area to find the perfect location for your outdoor shoot!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!  

Hi! I'm Tyra! 
Elementary School teacher, photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mommy to three busy boys!

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takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still. 


-Dorothea lange

Tyra is so wonderful! Her professionalism and kind heart made our engagement photo session and wedding day a breeze.  My husband and I valued her organization -- she kept things moving ahead of schedule on the big day, which is truly impressive! Tyra has fair pricing and offers quality products.  Plus, we loved the wide variety of photos.  She was quick to try different poses and locations.  She also met with us multiple times to make sure we were ready for our wedding day.  We received many compliments on both our engagement and wedding photos, and we will definitely consider using her again for more professional photos in the future! 

- kara and josh

Tyra was our engagement and wedding photographer and I couldn't be more pleased with her work.  She takes a very laid-back approach and makes you feel like she's not even there.  I was extremely impressed with not only the quality of the photos, but the fair pricing, professionalism, and quick turn-around time on receiving the photos.  If you want one less thing to worry about on your special day- book Tyra! 

- Amanda and Wes

Tyra was our photographer for our proposal and our destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico; in which both were firsts for her.  Although it was her first time shooting a proposal and destination wedding, we would have her do them 100 times over again because she was that incredible.  Tyra has a way of capturing every single little moment and detail so effortlessly.  As the wedding approached, I naturally was feeling stressed.  Tyra created a timeline and a general plan for the wedding day which made me feel so relieved! Tyra was amazing at scoping out locations on the property and capturing my wedding vision.  After the wedding we were so excited to receive an e-mail with our gallery link so quickly! I can't stop looking at our wedding gallery and smiling from ear to ear the entire time.  Tyra loves what she does and it's so evident looking at her work! 

- jade and john

Tyra photographed our wedding and I can't begin to express how well she did! Not only did the pictures turn out fantastic but, she has to be the most genuine person in the world! She made sure that everything was perfect for my wife and I.  We had planned out an itinerary of the pictures we wanted after our wedding ceremony because that's when we took most of our pictures. My wife and I didn't want to do a first look.  The itinerary included the names of every person that we wanted to make sure we got a picture with so we wouldn't forget.  It flowed so smoothly.  During the day she even traveled to multiple places for us! She put Jessica and I first throughout this whole process and helped us accommodate all of our needs. Tyra is definitely an expert in the photography line of work and I highly recommend anyone needing professional pictures done to choose Tyra! Thanks for everything Tyra! 

- jessica and tyler



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