Meet Jwalt Photography


Cathy - Jwalt Photography

Cathy Laureano /

Lead Photographer

Cathy specializes in high resolution digital photography, 3D tours, and professional editing. Cathy has captured over 250 properties for Jwalt Photography.


Melanie Walters

/ Co-Owner

Her support includes communications with clients, invoicing, logistics, and customer support. She is the backbone that makes Jwalt Photography possible. Melanie works hard to provide essential details to our team of photographers so that we may serve as many clients as possible.


Jonathon Walters /


Jonathon founded Jwalt Photography with Melanie as a music photography company and morphed it into a real-estate photography business. Jonathon has photographed over 500 properties exceeding $100M in value.

Our History

 Jonathon started this journey as a music photographer who quickly found success through hard work and determination. Within a few years Jonathon's photos had been published in National Geographic articles, covers of magazines, and even the album cover for a platinum selling artist.  With over 500 different music artists in his client list, Jonathon wanted to branch into a field where he could stay a little closer to his family and still capture incredible photos. He teamed up with J&R Properties of Southern Illinois as their exclusive real estate photographer and the formula became apparent. Using Jonathon's high resolution images, it helped propel the companies trajectory. Jonathon started photographing more and more properties. He now has a team of incredibly talented photographers and 3D scanners that assist his company in capturing homes and businesses throughout the Southern Illinois and St. Louis markets. 

     Within a year of devoting his efforts full-time to real estate photography, Jonathon's team had captured photos for over $30M in property. In 2018, he added a full time 3D virtual tour scanner to his team to offer the latest in technology to his clients. The partners and agents working with Jonathon Walters Photography have a 98% return rate and a 100% customer satisfaction rating on over 107 verified 5-star reviews. Jonathon looks forward to working with you and your team on taking your real estate marketing to the next level.