My name is Rachel Estes, the face behind the camera at Serendipity. Nice to meet you!!

The dictionary definition of the word "serendipity" is the accidental discovery of something pleasant, valuable, or useful. This perfectly describes the circumstances in which I created Serendipity Photography. It all started with shooting and selling sports photos to parents of kids on my son's baseball team. From there I landed a freelance gig for Kory Hales Photography in Odessa, Missouri and covered various local youth and high school sports. Although the sports photography is fun, my true love is wedding and portrait photography. After photographing a wedding for a co-worker, my little business started taking off. The freelance sports turned into a job as a 2nd shooter for a Kansas City area wedding photography company. After being promoted and working as a lead photographer with the company for a year, I decided I was ready to venture out totally on my own. My specialities are weddings, engagements, and high school seniors, but I will photograph just about anything! Photography truly is my passion, it's not a job.

On a personal level, my husband, Terry, and I reside in Odessa, Missouri with our big, blended family of four children and three dogs.

Please feel free to browse the site and check out my work. I strive for photos with superior quality at a reasonable cost. If you're interested in my services, you can contact me by email at or by phone or text at 816.392.6897.

Thank you for visiting my site!