I'm Jessica Lauren - a wedding photographer for happy couples who are stoked about their wedding day! I couldn't be more thrilled that you stopped by! This is where I share bits and pieces of my passionate heart, spontaneous adventures, and pretty pictures of my rad clients! Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile! xoxo
Mark and Lauren were married on the most gorgeous, sunny May Sunday and goodness – was it a joy to celebrate with them!! These two are the sweetest pair and it was such a blessing to be a part of their incredible wedding!
Lauren is an absolute gem and has THE most joy-filled, infectious smile (like you needed me to tell you that… just look how stunning she is!) and Mark is the kindest, most caring guy. I can’t even tell you how many times he checked in to make sure things were going well and to see if I needed anything – so sweet! These two met in middle school, dated for a whole 2 days, and then continued on as just friends throughout high school. ;) Fast forward to 2012 when they reconnected and now they are MARRIED! Does it get much better than that?! These two are the real deal and it’s so evident in the way that they love one another.
We took all of their portraits at the most incredible abandoned church in St. Louis and I couldn’t be more in love with them!! It helps when you have the such happy couples to photograph too!
Mark and Lauren – thank you for trusting me to document such an incredible day. I’m so honored to not only call you one of my sweet couples, but friends. Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness!
Mark and Lauren’s first look was the sweetest! They were both SO excited to see each other!!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: NEO on Locust
Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters
Bridal Store: Mia Grace Bridal
Hair: Curtis Linscott, Color Wheel Hair
Makeup: Kristen Linares, Thirteenth and Washington
Wedding Coordinator: Bonnie Devoti
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Catering: Five Bistro (This is where Mark works and the food is phenomenal! Definitely go check it out if you’re in the St. Louis area!)