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GOODNESS, I AM SO GRATEFUL YOU ARE HERE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!  IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO DIVE INTO MY SITE AND LET YOUR HEARTS LEAD THE WAY...

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I'm Jessica Lauren

I couldn't be more thrilled that you are here! I want you to feel so very loved and taken care of from the moment we begin chatting – because you are. The "why" behind my business and the reason I want to serve you is Jesus. He fills me with purpose and ignites my dreams – I wouldn’t be where I am without God’s beautiful work in my life. I have a huge heart for travel and though St. Louis is my home, my business takes me all over the world and it's the BEST! I'd love for you to grab a cup of coffee and take some time to peruse my little corner of the internet! I absolutely cannot wait to hear from you!

a wedding photographer for happy couples who are stoked not just about the wedding day, but the beginning of their brand new life together as husband and wife!

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I absolutely adore capturing laughter and working with couples filled to the brim with JOY and love for life and each other. To put it simply, my heart is wholly, 100% invested in what I do. I not only desire to provide you with the most amazing Wedding Experience possible, but I want get to know YOU - your relationship, your love, your favorite things to do. Because when I know the nitty gritty of you two - I can capture your love in the most authentic way. 

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Jessica is the BEST photographer. She handles everything with flawless detail, endlessly makes you feel and look fantastic in your photos, and quickly delivers your final products that can be easily downloaded. I am so pleased with her work. From the first time we grabbed coffee to chat, her warm personality makes you feel like old friends. I will cherish our engagement and wedding photos. She knows how to work the best angles, give direction, and capture the best light. My groom and I felt so comfortable around Jessica which delivered the best emotions in our photos. I cannot wait to see where Jessica's skills take her. Words can't express how pleased I am with her work.

Alex & Ashley

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Words cannot even being to express how thrilled I was with my photos and the whole experience!! Throughout the entire process she had been easy to work with and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera.  She has a true passion for her work and a caring heart for her couples. She goes above and beyond to help make sure that your day goes as smooth as possible. She is a genuine, positive, loving, helpful, and naturally talented individual. I would 100% recommend her! Whenever people compliment my photos, all I do is credit our amazing photographer!

Blake & Anna

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Words cannot even begin to describe how big of a BLESSING Jessica was during our wedding this past February. We had many vendor complications, but Jessica was on top of everything and even helped calm my nerves when I thought everything was going wrong. She met with us several times to make sure she really had a good idea of what we wanted for our wedding photos. Our engagement and wedding photos are amazing and I couldn't be more thankful for her work on our day! I scroll through them regularly and am so happy to have every moment of the day captured by such a wonderful photographer. After the wedding she even set aside an entire afternoon to help us create an amazing wedding album. AND THEN HAND DELIVERED IT TO US!!! Working with Jessica was so easy and the relationship felt natural. She will definitely be our forever photographer. We gained a photographer and a friend and we are so, so happy!

Jake & Alexis

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Jessica is the BEST photographer. She handles everything with flawless detail, endlessly makes you feel and look fantastic in your photos, and quickly delivers your final products that can be easily downloaded. I am so pleased with her work. From the first time we grabbed coffee to chat, her warm personality makes you feel like old friends. I will cherish our engagement and wedding photos. She knows how to work the best angles, give direction, and capture the best light. My groom and I felt so comfortable around Jessica which delivered the best emotions in our photos. I cannot wait to see where Jessica's skills take her. Words can't express how pleased I am with her work.

Alex & Ashley

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Words cannot even being to express how thrilled I was with my photos and the whole experience!! Throughout the entire process she had been easy to work with and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. On my wedding day there was a flash flood warning and my outdoor reception venue was pooling water at one point. That being said, Jessica was flawless! She has a true passion for her work and a caring heart for her couples. She goes above and beyond to help make sure that your day goes as smooth as possible. She is a genuine, positive, loving, helpful, and naturally talented individual. I would 100% recommend her! Whenever people compliment my photos, all I do is credit our amazing photographer!

Blake & Anna

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Words cannot even begin to describe how big of a BLESSING Jessica was during our wedding this past February. We had many vendor complications, but Jessica was on top of everything and even helped calm my nerves when I thought everything was going wrong. She met with us several times to make sure she really had a good idea of what we wanted for our wedding photos. Our engagement and wedding photos are amazing and I couldn't be more thankful for her work on our day! She will definitely be our forever photographer. We gained a photographer and a friend and we are so, so happy!

Matthew & Alaina

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Brad & Alex

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From beginning to end, this young woman and her God given talent have amazed my husband and I. Her professionalism is superb. Her attentiveness to the details that mean the most to you is incredible. As you stress about details and planning for your wedding, I can't explain the blessing it was to know that my photography was totally taken care of, she gave me such confidence working toward and on that day. I knew she would catch every wonderful moment with such brilliance. I would trust her for my photos again and again. 

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Jessica was the absolute BEST to work with! As photographers, we knew we had to have a LOT of trust in whoever we booked to photograph our own wedding... and Jessica went over and above our expectations! Our photographs are gorgeous... both from our engagement session and our wedding itself. Jessica has the sweetest heart for what she does and I'll be forever thankful that we chose her to photograph the best day of our lives!

Luke & Caitlin

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Jessica was the absolute BEST to work with! As photographers, we knew we had to have a LOT of trust in whoever we booked to photograph our own wedding... and Jessica went over and above our expectations! Our photographs are gorgeous... both from our engagement session and our wedding itself. Jessica has the sweetest heart for what she does and I'll be forever thankful that we chose her to photograph the best day of our lives!

Luke & Caitlin

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Jessica is fabulous. She's so sweet and makes us feel like rockstars every time she's photographing us! She gave us perfect direction so that our pictures look natural and full of love and joy without us having to know what to do and how to pose. She took our engagement photos and she most recently photographer us in a mini session for the first snow of the season! We have her booked as our wedding photographer, and couldn't be more excited about it.

Ben & Erica

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Jessica is fabulous. She's so sweet and makes us feel like rockstars every time she's photographing us! She gave us perfect direction so that our pictures look natural and full of love and joy without us having to know what to do and how to pose. She took our engagement photos and she most recently photographer us in a mini session for the first snow of the season! We have her booked as our wedding photographer, and couldn't be more excited about it.

Ben & Erica

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I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Jessica Lauren as my wedding photographer! She is the sweetest girl I have ever met and made my fiancé and I feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera. I felt like I didn't have to worry about getting good wedding pictures because I KNEW Jessica would do a great job since she knows what she is doing! She has a passion for what she does and is amazing at it. I would recommend Jessica to anyone who is looking for amazing wedding pictures and a very nice, personal photographer!

Stephen & Kate

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Jessica was an AMAZING photographer! She knew how to handle our large family too! She captured so many incredible shots. The emotion of our wedding can be seen in every photo. I love them all! She is a very sweet person who knows how to calm a bride down, help out if needed, and take charge too! I highly recommend! Thank you, Jessica!

Luke & Ashley

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Jessica was hands down the best photographer we could have asked for! She has the biggest heart and passion one could find! Jessica kept in touch with us throughout our engagement helping me make decisions when needed and creating a wonderful timeline for our wedding day. She helped keep everyone on time and communicated with our catering company and D.J. through the night. Our wedding pictures are truly amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Sean & Nichole

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Jessica was hands down the best photographer we could have asked for! She has the biggest heart and passion one could find! Jessica kept in touch with us throughout our engagement helping me make decisions when needed and creating a wonderful timeline for our wedding day. She helped keep everyone on time and communicated with our catering company and D.J. through the night. Our wedding pictures are truly amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Sean & Nichole

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