Jacksonville & St. Augustine Elopement Photographer

Wedding Photographer and Elopement Photographer, Jessica Lauren Photography Logo

Adventure Elopement photographer in north Florida

Hey, why follow rules when you can make your own?

Let’s create the wedding day YOU want to have – no pageantry, no obligations, no compromises. That starry-eyed vision of your day is one thing though, getting there needs some navigation. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options, stop stressing, I’m your girl! It’s true there’s no magic formula for planning the perfect wedding, but a little support goes a long way. I’m here to guide your decisions in the direction your inner compass is pointing, anywhere under the sun.

"I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map And knew that somehow I could find my way back"

You can have it All

Seriously, Florida is so much more than oranges, Miami beach parties and the setting of your favorite True Crime series…

I’ll just say it: elopements have a reputation for being a quick, hit-it-and-quit-it type of event. But I know that you’re here because you want something more. You’re not looking to limit yourself to a rushed seaside ceremony. So let’s plan a day that will give you time to soak everything in and to gaze at the stars without feeling like we need to rush off to the next thing.

You have every other day of the year to rush, but this one you should slow down and savor. Imagine with me what you can do with a whole day of adventure – hire a sailboat, tour the backcountry in a Jeep, recreate your first date, soak in a bubble filled hot tub, book a hot air balloon sunrise float, or organize an intimate beach picnic or brewery tour with your closest friends!

Whatever your elopement fantasy is, here’s your chance to unapologetically live it.

Wedding Photographer, Groom reaches for brides hands as they walk through the grass

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

I'm Jessica

home grown Florida wedding photographer with a bit of a Peter Pan complex

I believe that “old” is a mindset and growing up is a trap.

I believe having fun and being carefree in life is so much more important than filling tired traditions or stale molds. Why should weddings be any different? Why do what everyone else does just because it’s “normal”?

I’m passionate about advocating for couples wanting to rebel against the norm. I’ve got my own north star and something tells me you do, too. I’m a southern girl with a quick sense of humor, so I know how to deliver that southern hospitality while making you laugh (the jokes are free, don’t worry, you can tip me in giggles).

I’m here for the couples who like an element of surprise and a taste for the wild.

I’m here for the moments that keep us young at heart and connected to now.

I’m here for that out of this world, cosmic kind of love.

If you’re here for all of that too then let’s get to know each other! I want to hear your story and what makes you excited about getting married!

How Does it All Work?

The easy part is booking, and the fun part is everything that comes after:

1. Submit my contact form to book a consultation
2. A signed contract and retainer payment reserves your date
3. We work together to curate the perfect activities and timeline
4. You two have the best day of your lives, then go on to live happily ever after

Wedding Photographer, Jessica Lauren, holds her camera as she stands near the seashore at golden hour
Elopement Photographer, Jessica Lauren, dances in shallow tides with camera in hand

Testimonials & Social Cred

Hear it from couples like you who already made the leap:

"She listened to what we wanted & boy, did she deliver! Everyone loves our photos. You will not be disappointed in her photography, pleasant personality, superb customer service and final product."
- Jody and Michael

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“From the beginning, Jessica was very responsive to communication. Jessica made the shoot feel relaxed and easy, we had so much fun! We received our photos promptly and are thrilled with how naturally posed and beautifully lit they are.”
- Stephanie and Evan Kurant