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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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

Educational, For Brides

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Chandler Hill Vineyards Wedding in St. Louis Missouri | Brandon and Brooke

This colorful spring wedding at Chandler Hill Vineyards was a gorgeous, joyful day! We’re back at one of my favorite locations in the St. Louis area, this lovely vineyard full of warmth, nature, and romance. Celebrating Brandon and Brooke was easy to do. For example, their kindness and fun radiated throughout their images and their […]

September 27, 2021

bride and groom with flower at vineyard wedding


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Germantown Illinois Wedding at St. Boniface Church | Ryan & Lauren

Come along on this colorful wedding at St. Boniface Church in Germantown! Ryan and Lauren put together a stunning church wedding full of joyful moments, thoughtful details, and elegant beauty. In this blog, I will first give you a look into how their day. Secondly, I’ll give you all the information you need to help […]

September 17, 2021

Germantown Illinois Wedding Photograph of a bride and groom with a colorful display of flowers


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Ethan & Laney | Stone House of St. Charles Wedding

If I could describe Ethan and Laney’s day in one word it would be HAPPY. Through and through, every moment was such a joy from beginning to end. These two weren’t stressed but truly just enjoyed every aspect of their day and it was such a dream to be a part of. Laney has amazing […]

May 6, 2021

Couples, Weddings

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