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Jesse + Loren

When we first met Jesse and Loren, we knew right away we wanted to work with them. They had this connection about them that just felt right. When I say, these two are some of the sweetest people, I 100% mean it. The kindness/gratefulness they showed us on their wedding day was worth it all.

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider:

"Make sure your vendors and anyone helping are people you have a lot of confidence in, and can communicate well! Having the dream team that we did helped make our wedding better than I ever could've imagined."-Loren

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"The cigar shots, and the first not look!"-Jesse

We will always be a sucker for the "first not look". Even if you don't see your soon to be spouse before the ceremony, this is always a perfect moment to have those last words as "fiance's". Sometimes it even just calms the nerves a little before that big walk down the aisle.

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"The spicy ones or the first kiss!"-Loren

Let me just tell you....the chemistry between Jesse and Loren was FIREEE. They honestly just gravitated toward each other all day. There was no rushing or stressing because they just enjoyed being there together.

How did you two meet?

"Jesse and I met the way more and more people seem to meet, online! We started chatting, and agreed to do breakfast after working a night shift. I actually almost cancelled on him from being so tired, but decided to stick it out, and couldn't be happier that I did."-Loren

Tell us about THE dress!

"The dress was a strapless, A line with beading. I was nervous to dress shop, and actually had a hard time narrowing them down. After trying everything on again this one stuck out, felt like "me". Absolutely loved it!"-Loren

Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?:Perfect/Can't Help Falling in Love by Joey Stamper


"We wanted something that is classic, although unique. We think this cover is single handedly better than both of the original songs and some of the lyrics suit us well."-Loren

Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"I knew she was going to be excited and nervous. However, when I finally got to see her for the first time, she exuded confidence with her beauty that was unmatched. Her smile was as phenomenal as her dress, which made her look like the queencess (queen/princess) that I've always referred to her as, and she was more beautiful than I could have imagined."-Jesse

If you haven't met Jesse, I can tell you this...he truly loves Loren. Watching him throughout the day, and seeing the way he looked at her was literally something from a movie. His reaction to her walking down the aisle was so full of excitement! You could see that he had waited a long time for that one moment.

Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"I had seen him try on his suit before it was tailored, but seeing him at the end of the aisle waiting for me in it was a very different view. He was glowing, and even with tears in his eyes, he was still the most handsome man I could have the pleasure to be waiting on me. He didn't seem nervous at all, very exciting and emotional for both of us."-Loren

What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"Seeing her in that dress for the first time! It was the culmination of everything we had done to make it this far, and the moment of realization that this was our big moment together. Finally, it was my time to tie the knot with this beautiful bride. My 10/10."-Jesse

What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"Reading my vows was the most emotional for me because it seemed more real to make these commitments out loud. It made me realize how happy and lucky I am to make those promises to the love of my life."-Loren

What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"Where do I start? I think an extremely memorable moment was hearing her vows. I'm used to public speaking, so she expected that I would "out-do" her. However, her vows were a poetic tandem of unfathomably beautiful promises alongside moments of humor and inside jokes. She really touched my heart with her words, and I will never forget how much it genuinely meant to me."-Jesse

What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"As fast as the day went, I still got to enjoy just about all of the moments. That being said the one that will stand out the most is probably the first not look. I was nervous and excited, and nervous some more! The minute I heard his voice and felt his hand from behind the barn door, all my worries went away. I will always remember that moment and that he truly is my peace."-Loren

Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"The entire experience. Seriously! Their communication was consistent and always constructive. We got to work directly with Tim, Audrey, Sara and Harrison and each one of them treated us like family immediately. They were extremely helpful from the engagement shoot leading all the way to the wedding day. The moment they arrived on the wedding day, they went right to it. They honestly knew what I needed or where I needed to be before I did. We were lucky to have such an involved Phocus team highlight our day, and they were more helpful than I could've imagined."-Loren

"Words cannot do justice for how Phocus treated us. From the moment that we met them, they immediately treated us like family. We knew we would have no better experience with anybody else. Although they would set us up for poses that they knew would make for great photos, they would forego the idea of micromanaging us in favor of letting us have our candid moments of joy, which makes their photos that much better. They took a huge role in making us look like a million bucks while going the extra mile to ensure we were always enjoying our time. We would do anything to ensure that our relationship with the Phocus team continues, even after our client experience is said and done."-Jesse

One of our favorite parts of what we do is working with couples like Jesse and Loren. We're not just photographers on your wedding day and then that's it. We're invested by then. Truth is, we care about each and every one of our couples. We understand the power of love, and finding that one person and choosing them for the entirety of your life is a big decision. We're here to cheer you on and be a part of all those moments, not only on the wedding day, but also in the moments to follow.


Venue: Sowell Farms

Officiant: DJ Tom Productions

Rentals/Decor: Sowell Farms

Videography: Phocus & Company

Photography: Phocus & Company

Caterer: Whistling Pig

Makeup/Hair: Bombshell Blowout

Florist: Fiore

Rings: Kay/ Zales

Rental Car: Sowell Farms

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