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My goal is to make your portrait process as stress-free, fun, and              as possible, delivering captivating imagery that makes you feel

uniquely you


Are you ready to celebrate?!

When you look and feel good, that confidence will transcend into more than smiles but action to chase after whatever your heart desires and make everyday a celebration of you.  



Creative, Educator, Celebration curator, Photographer and Life Passionista!

I’m Erika Edwards. a lifestyle photographer specializing in high school seniors and couples. I work hard and believe in living a balanced, healthy hustle; one in which I can build a life and business only investing my time in  things that give me warm fuzzies, while still devoting time to self-care and playing hard too. Life is short, so I try to enjoy every moment like it’s my last.

I am a Dallas, TX girl that loves the big city lights, big celebrations and big fun. I’m a mama to my high-energy furbaby Liberty and love my role as proud aunt. I live by the notion of doing things with passion or not at all. I have always been a creative at heart. From hosting events, to creating crafts and planning projects, to my love for photography.... you can never have too many passions right!

The face behind the lens

Growing up, I always had a camera in my hand and never went without collecting moments. My love for photography became adamant through capturing my travels. Though I love to be in front of the camera, these days I would rather capture you. My primary love languages are words of encouragement and quality time, so think of me as your hypegirl and newfound supportive, lifelong friend. I’m truly grateful you are here.

My Approach

Of course you’re here because you need a bomb photographer, but equally, you want someone that connects to your story, an experience to remember, and images that genuinely reflect you. Well, I’m your girl and in comes the party planner to Celebrate You!

I’ll cook up the good vibes, the perfect mood and ambiance, and even treat you to surprises along the way. As your host, I’ll encourage you to own that self-confidence as THE outfit of the day. What better way to cure your mix of emotions-excitement, anticipation and maybe even anxiousness for what’s next in life.

I’m all about visibly adding value to your story, empowering you to chase your dreams, and helping you exude style and confidence as you embark on this next stage in life. When you entrust Zest & Zeal Photography to capture you, rest assured it will be an unforgettable and stress-free experience with exceptional service, from start to finish. 

Every moment deserves to be celebrated! And you deserve a party...

Seniors and all things love are naturally my jam! I believe natural and candid moments are most beautiful, but images of glamour and the sentimental details also make my heart swoon. Whatever the moment, I will capture colorful, relaxed images along with minimal formal posing to bring about your natural expressions.

Your images should be engaging, visually tell your story, be worthy of displaying as art in your home and even inspire others to celebrate and treasure every moment. I want each client to look at their images and be able to remember the exact emotions of that very moment.


….the motivation and the empowerment of others to own their dopeness while being fearless and confident in their pursuits.

I fall in love with people’s passion, the way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.

Through getting to know my clients, I become part of your story and you become part of mine, and I am able to capture the true essence of your life. Together we collaborate and dig deep to showcase your story and the absolute best version of you.

Commemorating and celebrating you gives me life. I am devoted to cultivating an experience to cherish for years to come. I’m so appreciative to have the opportunity to add value to others' lives.

My true heart’s work is in the uplift….







I can't live without...

the essentials

Life without mexican food is like no life at all.

Whether exploring in the jeep or in the flying friendly skies, I love a good adventure. Need a travel photog... I'm your girl. Current bucket list: White Sands Nat'l Park, Greece, Thailand, Bali, or wherever the celebration takes me!

All you need is love… and a dog. 

Laughing so hard you cry is therapy

Jesus is my rock and that’s how I roll. 

If I can’t explain it , I’ll find a song that can.

Traveling and new experiences give me life.

Where would I be without chips & salsa, guac, & Taco Tuesday.. Oh my.

While God’s still perfecting my love story, I cherish my sweet furbaby Liberty and the time with family and close friends.

Between my fab tribe of sisters and the middle schoolers I teach and coach daily, I get plenty.

This little light of mine and the many gifts he’s bestowed, I’m gonna always let it shine. My fave verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 ... “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”

My love for music runs wild. Concerts are my jam but give me an empty highway with my fave tunes blasting and the wind in my hair and I’m good. Check out some faves below.

in doing anything to get the shot.

in raw emotion, laughter, and happily ever after

no moment is ever wasted so CELEBRATion is mandatory!

It costs nothing to be kind & build each other up.

Everyone has a unique story to tell. #zestimony

work with me

my mantra

I Believe... 

the                life of E

not so secret

Guilty pleasure

favorite tv show

drink of choice

always craving

love to shop at

happy place

what i love most about my job


This is Us

A&W Root Beer

Thrift Stores

Albanese Gummies


Seeing my work in Print

It wouldn’t be a ZZP celebration without the jamz

If the vibe and location allows, no doubt we’ll be turning up to the tunes. We can play some of your faves or play the ZZP faves playlist as the soundtrack of your session.

Catch the Vibe & Subscribe


Let's Do This!

Ready to exude style & confidene while
showcasing your passions?

The celebration begins here


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