About Visual Impressions

"I didn't choose photography, photography chose me."

​Welcome to Visual Impressions, a unique photography company serving the Springfield, MO area. Whether you are starting your family, or graduating from high school, your story is so breathlessly beautiful and important, and I am so happy you have found me here!

Jessica specializes in storytelling portraits. I am based in Nixa, Missouri, but consumed by wanderlust, I often find myself on the road traveling for portraits & adventures of all kind. I photograph family sessions, senior portraits, & boudoir sessions. Above all else, I value authentic connections & working alongside kindhearted, soul-filled, adventurous spirits. An appreciation of photography & honest storytelling is essential to my clients & at the core of all I do, is the belief that I am 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 to 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 their special memories. I want to make sure you can look back years from today and remember that moment forever.

Meet Jessica


Hello! My name is Jessica Acheson and I grew up at the Lake of the Ozarks. I am married to my husband, Dustin, going on 12 years this year. We have 3 very amazing boys: William (14), Lucas (9), and James (6). We co-parent with William's dad and bonus mom. They have a little girl, Max (3) 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.


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 visibly 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. They are 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!

~ 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 their beauty, it means the world!

~ I have NOW seen the ocean and flown (at 30 years old), thanks to the amazing journey I started in May 2019. I started my surrogate journey and had a little boy on February 16, 2020. I am so glad we were able to help another family complete their family!

~ I learn something new every day!

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