About Visual Impressions
"I didn't choose photography, photography chose me."
Welcome to Visual Impressions, an unique photography company serving the Springfield, MO area. Whether you are planning a wedding, or graduating from high school, your story is so breathlessly beautiful, and important, and we are so happy you have found us here!
Jessica specializes in intimate weddings & storytelling portraits. We’re based in Nixa, Missouri, but consumed by wanderlust, we often ourselves on the road traveling for weddings, portraits, & adventures of all kind. We photograph a limited amount of weddings each year so that we can give each celebration the attention it deserves. We offer single photographer collections as well as packages with two photographers depending on your needs. We also photograph storytelling family sessions, senior portraits, & boudoir sessions. Above all else, we value authentic connections & working alongside kindhearted, soul-filled, adventurous spirits. An appreciation of photography & honest storytelling is essential to our clients & at the core of all we do, is the belief that we are brought together, with you, to create magic.
As a photographer, my goal is to preserve memories in time that you can look back on and reminisce. Photos capture special moments and allow you relive that moment. You should be able to recall your emotions and the details surrounding that image. When working with a client, my goal is to make them feel comfortable and ensure you have a record of your special memories. I want to make sure you can look back years from today and remember that moment forever.
My name is Jessica Acheson and I grew up at the Lake of the Ozarks. I am married to my husband, Dustin, going on 9 years this year. We have 3 very amazing boys: William (13), Lucas (7), and James (4). We co-parent with William's dad and bonus mom. They have a little girl, Max (1) that is very dear to us as well. Lucas and James consider her their bonus sister! We moved to Nixa in 2015 and that is when I started falling even more in love with photography.
See, when I was in High School, we didn't have a very in depth photography class, so I wasn't able to take one. I have always loved looking at photography. While posed pictures are great, candid, are my favorite! There is beauty in every candid image captured due to the raw emotion you can visible see. If an image can make you genuinely laugh, cry, or smile from ear to ear, then I, as your photographer, have done what I intended to do. I love being able to tell my clients stories, whether that is your wedding or family portraits. It is beautiful and I am honored you have chosen me to capture these special moments in your life!
Some quirky facts about me:
~ I LOVE to read.... like I will read till 3 in the morning just to finish a book that I am obsessed with.
~ I love sushi and Indian food - two cuisines I didn't fall in love with until I met my husband!
~ I used to own a Daycare for two years and I love kids!
~ Boudoir is probably my favorite... empowering women is amazing. When I can make someone else see they are beautiful, it means the world!
~ I have NOW seen the ocean and flown thanks to the amazing journey I started in May 2019. I became a surrogate. I am due on Valentine's Day next year!
~ I learn something new every day!