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

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My Favorite Tips for Traveling on a Budget :: Destination Photographer

If you don’t know that I love traveling – then we obviously need to talk more! There aren’t many things I adore more than hopping on a plane or jumping in the car to head somewhere new. However, with travel comes expenses and they can add up quick. I wholeheartedly believe that memories and experiences […]

July 31, 2017

Destination, Personal, Travel

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Adventuring through the Pacific Northwest :: Cannon Beach & Seattle

Okay friends, I have to be completely honest. I know that it’s not necessarily fair to pick favorites, but Missouri doesn’t have anything on the Pacific Northwest – it’s just the truth. There is nothing that stirs my heart up quite like the west coast. This place is big, but small to me. I’ve spent […]

June 26, 2017

Personal, Travel

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Five Truths I’m Carrying into my Twenties

(Photo credit: Janelle Putrich Photography) Birthdays always bring about a lot of reflection in my heart and mind. Each year, I can’t help but think over the past 12 months and contemplate life and the person that I want to be. This is especially true this considering I turned twenty yesterday (wait what?!) and I […]

October 10, 2016

Personal, Uncategorized

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My Experience at Making Things Happen

It’s taken me a bit to sit down and process through my experience at the Making Things Happen Intensive in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Walking into MTH, I had absolutely NO idea what to anticipate, and I’m so glad that was the case. On a whim last December, I decided to purchase my Mom and […]

April 7, 2016

Personal

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Everybody has those Days

This morning I woke up, walked to the kitchen, and as I poured my hazelnut creamer into my fresh cup of coffee, I turned to my Mom and said, “I don’t think I’m ever going to book another wedding.” I know, I know – cue the dramatics. But I was serious! Sometimes it can get […]

January 12, 2016

Personal

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