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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St. Louis Wedding at Shrine of Saint Joseph | Jake + Hillary

Jake and Hillary’s day was a classic St. Louis wedding – from getting ready overlooking downtown to portraits under The Gateway Arch. I loved being able to celebrate with them in our city, there was so much joy and pride in representing a place we all love so much. In this post, we’re going to […]

November 22, 2021

a bride and groom downtown in St. Louis Missouri on their wedding day

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Silver Oaks Chateau Missouri Wedding| Chloe & Geoffrey

Chloe and Geoffrey got married at the most lovely Silver Oaks Chateau wedding in Missouri. After being postponed from 2020 (shoutout to all the Covid brides who rescheduled their days!), it was super fun to finally be able to celebrate with them! In this post, I’m going to share with you everything I loved about […]

November 16, 2021

bride and groom at sunset at silver oaks chateau in Missouri

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Butterfly House Wedding at Missouri Botanical Gardens | Paul + Madi

This Butterfly House Wedding is where tradition meets whimsy. Paul and Madi’s intimate wedding blended elements of a garden party with Pacific Island culture. Paul is from Fiji and it was so fun watching him infuse his homeland into this Missouri celebration! In this blog, you’ll see their day at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly […]

November 2, 2021

Portrait of a bride and groom dressed in traditional Pacific Islander wedding clothing

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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Wedding in Mt. Vernon, Illinois | Dalton & Rachel

This classy wedding is sure to leave you inspired! Dalton and Rachel said, “I do” at the most lovely modern wedding ceremony at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. You’re sure to love this emotional, stunning day from the weepy father of the bride and the incredible convertible (that belonged to Dalton’s […]

October 14, 2021

Wedding at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois Wedding

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5 Reasons Why It’s a Great Idea to do a First Look

Why should you have a first look? It’s a question I get all the time from couples and I love explaining why they should have a first look! While first looks have gained popularity over the last few years, there’s still a lot of myths and questions swirling around about them. Are they worth it? […]

October 7, 2021

Emotional first look with a crying groom

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