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October 6, 2017

I love my job. Not only do I get to work with adorable couples..but I also reconnect with old friends! I did that quite a few times this year as I traveled back home to PA for several weddings. Everyone my age is getting married! Yay! Merissa and I have known each othe...

September 21, 2017

To my husband and best friend.

Everything we have done together has brought us here. The up's and down's and in between's. Having nothing, to feeling like we have it all. We've been through and grown so much together. Five years of It may not seem like...

September 13, 2017

What a beautiful day for Megan & Ben's wedding in Quincy, IL! We worked with talented wedding planner Sara, of Sara Elizabeth Weddings and everything turned out perfect! I highly recommend her services for such a special occasion. Megan and Ben were a fun and loving co...

August 30, 2017

We traveled all the way to Lebanon, MO for a gorgeous, rustic wedding at Mighty Oak Lodge. The venue was charming and perfect for any midwest bride! Made for great photos too! The ceremony was held under an exquisite oak tree...Tori was radiant walking down the aisle w...

August 2, 2017

Narelle & Adam are married! What a gorgeous day it was for these two at Lakeview Weddings. This was my first time at the new venue and pictures just don't do it justice. The ceremony was a breathtaking space with wide open windows, luxurious gold chairs, and hanging ch...

July 20, 2017

 I get excited with every wedding inquiry I receive...but even more so when it's one of your childhood friends! Amanda and I have been friends for a longg time...through school and sports..cheerleading and especially softball! I love having the chance to travel back ho...

June 26, 2017

I am telling you...this is the year for AMAZING, loving, sweet, genuine MVP couples who've really touched my heart. I love all my clients just the same, but Prudence and Shobi's wedding was so honest and sweet. They especially brought a tear to my eye during their vows...

June 19, 2017

What a day! And an awesome group of people to be last, Kelsey and Jamie are married!! As Hannibal locals, it's no wonder they chose to celebrate their big day in their hometown, with over 300+ people I believe!! It was amazing...Kelsey looked gorgeous and J...

June 8, 2017

Get ready to view a GORGEOUS colorful wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Josh Smith who married 1 month ago! I was definitely eager to get working on these images after shooting at the stunning Villa Kathrine, located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. This Moroccan-style home...

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Hi there! I'm Laken.

Welcome to the MVP Blog! I'm Laken McDonald and my husband Derek and I are a wedding/portrait photography team based out of Hannibal, Missouri. Please enjoy browsing our latest work, fun posts, and a little peek into our life!

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