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

Educational, For Brides

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One Moment You Should ALWAYS Schedule into Your Wedding Day

One of my very favorite parts of a wedding day is the time that I have with the bride and groom, just the two of them. There is something so sacred and special about those moments with my couples. It’s their WEDDING day – one of the biggest days of their entire life – and […]

February 9, 2017

Educational, For Brides

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How to Prepare for your Engagement Session

It’s that time of year again, friends! We are gearing up for a fall full of engagement sessions around here, so what better than a blog post on how to prepare for your engagement session!! The weather is starting to get cooler and the trees will be giving us their incredible show and I couldn’t […]

September 13, 2016

Couples, Engagement, For Brides

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress

I am SO excited for today’s blog post because I have the sweet joy of featuring one of my very favorite businesses here on the blog! Last year I connected with Kristin and Connie from Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique, located in the heart of Clayton, Missouri – and I couldn’t be more impressed or […]

February 12, 2016

For Brides

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Five Tips to Prepare for your Engagement Session

When Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day all happen within a two month span – that would be what you call engagement season! ;) Which means spring is full of engagement sessions!! I absolutely adore engagement sessions (check out why I love Engagement Sessions here!) and often receive questions like, “how do I prepare? What […]

February 3, 2016

Couples, Engagement, For Brides

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