I’m Jessica Lauren - and I have been a wedding photographer here in St. Louis for the past ten years. All my years in weddings and here's what I can tell you - trends will go out of style, and it's important to me that your images never do. If you want someone you can fully trust to not simply document your day beautifully, but truly take care of you two - I’m your photographer.
My desire is to show up on your day not just as your photographer, but a trustworthy friend. I understand the investment, and I do not take that for granted for one second. I'm focused on emotions, dreamy light, joyful moments, sunshine filled spaces, & true to you feelings. I would be truly honored to share in your wedding day.
I hope you feel at home here.
If you’re looking for a trendy photographer, it’s not me - because I care too much about the true emotion of your day. Trends will go out of style, and it's important to me that your images never do. This is about telling your story, and telling it beautifully.
If you are stressing about choosing the right photographer - I feel you, I was you, and I'm here to tell you: Jessica Lauren is hands down the best photographer we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Every little thing we threw her way was met with a simple, "no problem," and most importantly, we believed her. One of JL's best qualities is that she makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. She tells you exactly what you need to do while also being your number #1 hype girl in the process.
I think this is one of the most important things to look for in a photographer because you will be spending the whole day together. Jess is genuine, knowledgeable, warm and patient. We ended up hiring our whole vendor team based on Jessica's recommendations!! All around working with her was a magical experience and would 10000% recommend for any wedding or event.
Jessica is as kind, understanding, fun, and patient as she seems. My fiancé is NOT the picture kind of guy, and I was worried his "awkward smile" would come out as soon as he stepped in front of the camera. But during our engagement pictures, Jessica made both of us feel so relaxed, and she got the most amazing shots (during a pending tornado, might I add..)! During our wedding day, I felt calm and at ease knowing that Jessica and her assistant Adara were there to make sure everything went perfectly. This team literally is the best.
We are so incredibly grateful we found Jessica to be our wedding photographer. Investing in her talent is one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! She is absolutely wonderful to work with, responsive to emails/questions, and dedicated to getting to know you as a couple. Jessica goes above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable and are having fun taking pictures during your engagement shoot and on the big day. You are with your wedding photographer all day long and you need her energy with you that day-- TRUST ME! I can't wait to work with Jessica again in the future.
More than I could have asked or imagined and I would choose Jessica a thousand times over. Reliable. Responsive. Knowledgable. Encouraging. Would all photographers stand in the back hallway of your reception venue graciously cleaning your wedding dress with a Tide pen after someone spilled red wine on it within the first 20 minutes of the reception? Obviously it was not in her job description but Jessica cares so well for her clients and she is always willing to go above and beyond.