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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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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Why Consistent Editing will Grow your Profits | Business Education

This week I launched my Desktop Preset and my goodness was I excited to share this with the world!! I remember when I first started my business eight years ago and nailing down my editing style was such a struggle. Achieving consistency in my images throughout wide varieties of lighting scenarios and producing a beautiful, […]

February 19, 2021


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In-Person Mentor Sessions :: Jessica Lauren Education

One of my favorite things to do is sit down with someone and pick their brain about something in life. Whether it’s business, Jesus, or just anything about life in general – it’s SO helpful to chat with someone who’s walked the road that’s in front of you and can spare you from some epic […]

July 3, 2018

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How I Prepared for Tax Season :: St. Louis Photographer

Let me start this post by saying this – I am NOT a tax expert. If you want professional, legal, expert tax advice – I would 10/10 recommend hiring an accountant! However, I had posted on Instagram last week about how stoked I was to be done with taxes for the year and I got […]

February 1, 2018


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Changing the Conversation :: Defining Success in our Popularity Driven Culture

This is something that has been on my heart for a long time now – but it’s something I’ve shied away from talking about for fear of what people would think. But I had a conversation with a dear friend about this very issue and it spurred me to write – because I think this […]

August 8, 2017

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