Name: Jessica Edwards
Birthplace: Pueblo, Colorado
Where do you live now? Fayetteville
Employer: J.Marie Photography
Job title: Owner/artist
Education: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
What community and professional groups are you affiliated with? Professional Photographers of America; Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
What are your guiding principles? When you can choose to be anything in life, choose to be kind.
How do you volunteer your time in the community? I donate bereavement sessions to families who have lost a baby during pregnancy or childbirth. I also like to donate my services to different charities and events in our community throughout the year.
Who has helped you achieve success in your life and career? Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, my grandfather and father instilled the importance of hard work and relentless determination in me at a very young age. I attribute my success to the love and support of my family and our amazing community who welcomed me with open arms when I relocated here.
What goal would you like to accomplish before turning 40? Spend a month traveling Europe
What’s your favorite book? “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis
What are your hobbies? None, because my kids have so many! On the rare occasion I am not chauffeuring them around I do enjoy trips to the beach and am quite the foodie.
What’s your most prized possession? Family will always be more important than material items.
If you had a theme song for your life, what would it be? “My Way” by Frank Sinatra