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BenNelsonPics.com is the official website for local Springfield Missouri Photographer Ben Nelson. My photography is mainly focused on portraits, studio portraits, headshots, senior pictures, couples portraits, engagement photos, maternity, infants, children, fashion related photography, modeling photos and portfolios and much more. Most of these photos are taken in our studio or on location around the Springfield Missouri and surrounding areas. Our goal is to create a photo that you and your family or friends can keep for a lifetime. Photography gives us that rare chance to capture a fleeting moment in time and hold onto it for the rest of our lives. Let us capture that moment for you, with fair prices and even better quality. Call today to book your photo shoot session 417-860-6703.

What types of photos do we shoot

We can take portraits in our studio located here in Springfield Missouri, or we would be happy to come to you if needed. Also most clients prefer to take portraits outdoors at your favorite location or we know of several areas that are great for outdoor sessions. We also specialize in head-shots for business cards, LinkedIn, modeling headshots or for acting head shots. With several colleges located near Springfield Mo. including Missouri State University, Drury, and many more, professional head shots can give you the edge on some of the other students. We also do photo shoots for models or aspiring models who are needing to start or update their modeling portfolio's these can include glamour shots, fashion, pinup, swimsuit, standard portraits and more, these can be shot in our studio here in Springfield Missouri or outdoors. And of course we do senior pictures that stand out from the rest, quality photos at a reasonable price taken in the studio or outdoors, Also children, babies, maternity pictures, engagement photos, bridal shoots, couples photos and many more styles. If you don't see the type of photographs you need listed here, just ask we can do it.

About Me

I was born in Phoenix Arizona and moved to Missouri when I was 2 years old with my parents. I have lived in Springfield Missouri for most of my life, I went to Pershing and then Kickapoo High School and graduated in 1991. I then continued my education with a degree in Business/Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University. Go Bears!

At the end of college I met and later married a beautiful girl name Mandy Tonche and we have three awesome children one girl named Paige and one two boys Trevor, and Jaxon. Our house is always full of kids my wife loves to be surrounded by them.

Around 1999 I started a company named Usedrouter.com Inc and I have been doing that now for around 17 years. I have several great employees and the success of this company has given me more free time to entertain some of my favorite hobbies. About 12 years ago I began to take an interest in photography, I have taken somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 pictures. Over the years I have begun to fine tune my skills in nature, landscapes, macro, portraits, and more. I really enjoy photography and I am now doing it as a secondary profession, I am constantly striving to improve my photography skill and gain experience to learn all that I can.

I am located in Springfield Missouri, and I can photograph in the metro area of Springfield and up to 30-50 miles away. I have a studio here in Springfield Missouri it's located at 5335 S Campbell Ave Suite B. You can reach me at 417-860-6703 to book a session. Or you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Most of my photo sessions are done on evenings and weekends because I still have to run my company during the day. But if there is something really important you need me to do during the day I can always make exceptions.

Photographers Service Area

We provide quality photography services with affordable prices to the Springfield Missouri area, and surrounding communities. Including Nixa, Ozark, Battlefield, Republic, Rogersville, Strafford, Marshfield, Fair Grove, Conway, Ash Grove, Buffalo, Lebanon, Branson, Forsyth, West Plains, Gainesville, Highlandville, Ava, Seymour, Greenfield, Miller, Morrisviille, Aldrich, Bolivar, Stockton, Miller, Cathage, Webb City, Marionville, Purdy, Butterfield. If you don't see your city listed here and you are within a 1-2 hour drive from Springfield feel free to call and setup your appointment today. We provide these areas with senior pictures, engagement photos, couples pictures, family portraits, modeling photos, fashion shots and more. I can come to you or you come to us. We can do photos in the studio or outdoors at the location of your choice. Some of these long distance locations will require a small fee to cover gas, if you choose to have us come to you. I understand that most smaller towns have photographers that cover those areas but why not branch out and try some photographers outside of your town to get something unique from the rest of your friends and neighbors.