I'm Jessica.

I have a cat named Kitty. He's an a*hole.

I'm originally from Kentucky so yes, I have a Southern accent.  

I specialize in high school senior portraits and have a studio in Lamar, MO.

I have a 4.5 year-old son named Emmitt (after my father and grandfather).

I have earned the Photographic Master Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America and teach other pros at conventions all over the country.

I am the past President of the Professional Photographers of the Ozarks (Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma).

I've been a full-time professional photographer for over 10 years (yes, I started when I was 11-years-old).  ;)  

I have a formal education in lighting and posing and have been in the photography industry for 16 years.

Why is this important?  Because it means I know how to make you look your very best!  Did you know that posing and lighting techniques (or the lack thereof) can either make you look 20 pounds lighter (if you've been trained to know what you're doing) or 20 pounds heavier if you don't?  

Scary huh?  

At Jessica Edwards Photography, we're all about the experience of the photo shoot.  Anyone can snap your picture.  But when you hire us, we'll do so much more.  We'll hold your hand through the whole process to make sure you know what's going to happen next, and so you'll know exactly what you need to do to prepare for your photo shoot.  Professional portraits are a big deal and we understand that!  We want to make it as fun, stress-free, and memorable as possible.  

If you're interested in more information about a shoot, please use the "contact" section of this website and shoot us a message.  We're looking forward to hearing from you!