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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Brian & Kellie :: Main Street Abbey Wedding | Columbia, Illinois

What a sweet celebration this day was!! Brian and Kellie were my very first couple that had to postpone their wedding this spring when the world seemed to change overnight. These two handled such chaos with so much grace, and it the fact that we were able to squeeze in their big day this summer […]

August 4, 2020

Couples, Weddings

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Nick & Alex :: Piazza Messina Wedding Photos

Good grief, I am grateful for these two!! One of the biggest gifts of this year has been watching my couples handle the craziness of wedding planning in the pandemic like absolute CHAMPS. Nobody ever expected or wanted to be dealing with this, but I have been so thankful for such generous and sweet couples […]

July 31, 2020

Couples, Engagement

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Rima & Rishi :: Intimate Lake of the Ozarks Wedding

Hands down, this was one of my favorite weddings to date. Rishi and Rima were supposed to be married in Chicago on the Fourth of July, but since 2020 likes to derail all plans, their day looked quite a bit different than originally anticipated. But honest to goodness? One of the sweetest and most joy-filled […]

July 20, 2020


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Jay & Olivia :: Missouri Backyard Wedding

Oh my goodness, I am SO excited to share this sweet wedding today!! As we all know, 2020 has been quite the year, especially in regards to weddings. Which means getting to celebrate with these two was EXTRA special after all the changes and adjustments they had to make this day happen!! Jay & Liv […]

June 30, 2020

Couples, Weddings

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Grant and Lauren :: Quail Ridge Park Engagement Photos

Oh my word… I seriously had the sweetest time with Grant and Lauren for their engagement session!! It’s been such a gift getting back into the swing of things after a break from shooting this spring, and these two definitely were making my day!! There’s nothing that fills my heart up quite like photographing my […]

June 22, 2020

Couples, Engagement

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