Jessica Yahn | Southwest Missouri Wedding Photographer » Jessica Yahn is a professional and award winning engagement, portrait and wedding photographer from Springfield, Missouri! She specializes in editorial Lifestyle Engagement & Wedding Photography throughout Missouri and the midwest.

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When you have rain, hail, lightning and more on your wedding day, what are you to do? They say if it rains on your wedding day it is good luck, right?
We made a run for the nearest tree line as soon as the downpour turned into a sprinkle. Afterwards we headed to the gym for some shelter while the bridal party played basketball!

I think my favorite part of Chris & Maddison’s wedding day was the way that they couldn’t take their eyes off one another.
Going back thru their images I found so many photos of side glances and just pure adoration between them!

Chris & Maddison, Thank You for letting us celebrate with you, your family and friends today! 

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This past weekend we headed to Branson, MO to share in part of Courtney & Brenden’s big day! I’ve been looking forward to their Wedding ever since we met at their engagement session here in Springfield. These two have so much love for one another and their first look brought tears to my eyes. So so many sweet moments filled this day and even some rain & clouds couldn’t take that away.

Courtney & Brenden, I am beyond honored to have shared this special day with you! You have such a sweet & wonderful love with one another and I cannot wait to watch your love story continue!

Lots of Love,

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Ceremony Venue | Woodland Hills Family Church​ in Branson, Missouri
Reception Venue | Thousand Hills Golf Resort​ in Branson Missouri
Event Planning | Simplistic Solutions by Sarah; Wedding and Event Coordinator​
Makeup Artistry by Stephanie Zeligman​ with Stephi Z. Makeup Artist​
Hair by Kaylee Ruden​ with A Wild Hair​
Cake by Sugar Leaf Bakery and Cafe​

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This weekend I met one of the sweetest couples! We started out the beautiful & sunny afternoon at Ritter Springs Park just North of Springfield, Missouri. They even braved some slightly chilly water! Afterwards we headed to Andy’s Frozen Custard​, which is where they had their first date!

Thank You for letting me share in these moments with you! I’m so excited for your wedding! <3

Lots of Love,

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This weekend was so bright and beautiful…a perfect (almost Spring) day for this sweet couple to begin the next chapter in their love story at Bullskin Creek in Neosho, Missouri!
Thank you for sharing this special moment with me! I wish you both so much happiness!

Lots of Love,

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Wedding Gown: Normans Bridal

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This sweet couple’s family has popped up on my blog a few times but last night we snuck out for a quick engagement session at Lake Springfield while Kendal had time home from work. I’ve known these two since Elementary school. (Crazy, right?) Now in just a couple of months they get to say “I Do” in front of those who mean the most. I cannot wait to celebrate this next chapter in their story!
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Something that means a lot to me is making sure that an engagement session with me is more than just pretty pictures. My goal is to capture the true spirit of each couple in front of my camera.
For Blaec & Caitlin’s Winter engagement session I think we did absolutely that. We spent time walking around beautiful Historic C-Street learning more about one another and their story. They love flea markets, reading, playing video games and just cuddling up together. And let me tell you, they have that part down. I couldn’t keep them apart! We ended the evening with some hot chocolate at the always wonderful Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar!
(I promise I don’t bribe my couples to take pictures at Coffee Houses…it just happens…really…I promise!) <3

Caitlin & Blaec, Thank You so much for giving me this time to get to know you better. I know your wedding day is going to be so amazing!

Lots of Love,

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This past week was my last wedding of the year and I am so glad I could finish 2016 with this amazing couple! I don’t often book a lot of holiday weddings but as a military couple this was close to my heart.
Maddie and David’s intimate Winter in the Woods, Christmas Eve Wedding was absolutely beautiful! (Isn’t her dress just stunning?)
Thank You both for letting me celebrate with you and the ones you love! I wish you both so much happiness in your future together! #MerryMcAlisters

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Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Springfield, Missouri/January 1, 2017—Jessica Yahn Photography is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2017 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace.

In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed over one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

“Photography is all about connection and your photographer will be one of the biggest and longest lasting connections you’ll share with any of your wedding vendors. I strive to create beautiful portraits, but also a lasting relationship with my couples. When you book with us, you are not just a client, you become part of the JYP family! I am honored to have the opportunity to laugh…to cry…to share in your love story.” – Jessica Yahn

The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professional to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

About Jessica Yahn

Jessica Yahn is a professional engagement, portrait and wedding photographer from Springfield, Missouri! She provides photography services throughout Missouri and the midwest. Jessica has been part of the Hawaii, Washington & Missouri wedding and portrait industry for over 7 years where she specializes in editorial and lifestyle imagery.


About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them.

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I was so excited for Brenden & Courtney’s Fall Engagement session!
They are such a sweet couple and I really enjoyed getting to know them better (and meeting their sweet fur-baby, Bailey).
Congratulations you two! I cannot wait for the wedding!

Lots of Love,
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Stephi Z. | Makeup Artist

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I could never find enough words to describe how amazing Brad & Morgan are. These two were made for one another! We met at their engagement session and I felt we were great friends ever since.
Going to their wedding felt like celebrating with family! Morgan put so much effort into all the little details of their wedding at the Historic Firehouse #2 on Commercial Street…and the results were simply stunning.
Romantic, glittery, and amazing!

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Vendors
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Catering | London Calling Pasty Company​
Cupcakes/Cake | Amycakes​
Dresses | David’s Bridal​
Hair | The Cutting Edge Salon
Flowers | Little Shop of Flowers
Music | Luke Acker​
Rings | Mitchum Jewelers​ & Andrews Jewelers​
Venue | Historic Firehouse No.2​/Historic C-Street

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