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Florida Elopement Photographer

Booking for Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and destination weddings worldwide

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.

Sarasota Elopement Photographer

Elopement Photographer, couple leans on each other at the beach at sunset

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

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: for better or worse, Florida really does have it all…and that’s exactly what makes it a diverse natural paradise ripe for exploring. So don’t limit yourself to the typical rushed beach ceremony. Give yourself time to breathe in the salt soaked air, feel the sun on your skin and the silky sand under your bare feet.

You have every other day of the year to rush, but this one is yours. Imagine with me what you can do with a whole day of sunshine – hire a sailboat, charter a snorkeling experience, tour the coast by motorcycle or rent out a party yacht, jeep tour through the everglades, book a hot air balloon sunrise float, try surfing, jet skiing or parasailing, or organize an intimate beach picnic or brewery tour with your closest friends!

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

Wedding Photographer, bride and groom are dressed up and walk beside the water
Elopement Photographer, a man kisses his lover on the head as they embrace outdoors
Wedding Photographer, Groom reaches for brides hands as they walk through the grass
Elopement Photographer, man and woman kiss on a sailboat out to sea

"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

If “old” is a mindset, then 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, I guess, 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.

So what are we waiting for? 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 50% retainer and contract reserves your date
3. We work together to curate the perfect activities and timeline
4. Over the moon & 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

Wedding Photographer, the bride and groom share a glass of champagne, sipping together, she laughs
Wedding Photographer, Bride and groom embrace, she still holds bouquet, they are at beach

You’ve got questions
I’ve got answers.

Florida is my lifelong home and I’ve been doing this a while. You can trust me when it comes to helping you make the best decisions about locations, activities and how many (if any!) guests to invite to your wedding or elopement. 

“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

Elopement Photography in the Sarasota area

Elopement Photographer, husband and wife sit in a go-kart as he drives
Wedding Photographer, newly married husband and wife gaze into each other's eye's at the beach