I’m a Jacksonville, Florida, photographer offering portrait, commercial and event photography. My goal is to provide classic, high-quality images that make you – or your business – look your best.
I love seeing the beauty around me and capturing it: the stunning colors in a sunset, the sleek lines in a contemporary home, the look in a groom’s eye when he sees his bride walking down the aisle. My mind is always on the big picture, but as a perfectionist my eyes are constantly searching out the little details that can make the difference between a good image and a great one.
My journey into photography started when my mom let me borrow her Kodak Instamatic to take family photos, and expanded when I got my first Polaroid Land Camera at age 12. I took hundreds of photos of my own kids with a 35mm Canon film SLR – thank God for their patience! – but it wasn’t until around 2006 when digital finally caught up with film that I realized the creative potential of digital imaging and dove in. I started accepting paid sessions in 2010 and, in 2013, retired from a 22-year career in the federal government to more fully pursue excellence in all aspects of photography. Since then I've built up a long list of satisfied clients, including many families, couples, individuals, and the organizations listed below.
CLIENTS (partial list)
ABC Book Publishers, Inc.
Aria Homes, Inc.
Avalon at Ponte Vedra Beach
Maria Chrissovergis Public Relations
Client Focused Media
Cushman & Wakefield
Copeland’s of Jacksonville
Ebert Norman Brady (ENB) Architects
Financial News & Daily Record
First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Glazier & Glazier, PA
Glenn Layton Homes
The Heritage Foundation
Liles Gavin, PA
Mark Macco Architects
Paradise Key South Beach
Providence Extension Program
SH Design, LLC
Scio Health Analytics
Sight and Sound Audio Visual, Inc.
ShayCore Enterprises, Inc.
We Insure Group
“Jeff combines natural ability, incredible knowledge and artistic interpretation in each of his photos. He captures our vision and brings it to life with his innate talent for finding the perfect angle. I’m continuously impressed by his work.”
Jillian Klein, Operations Manager, Glenn Layton Homes
“Jeff Westcott is a gifted photographer whose efforts to understand the mission of your event or organization enables him to capture not just beautiful, professional photos, but also the very heart of each subject. He is proficient in his craft, kind and personal in his interactions, and incredibly mindful of deadlines, schedules, and client needs. It is a pleasure to work with him, so I can enthusiastically recommend him for any photography need.”
Heather Stoll, Promotions Director, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
“As an Architect I rely on excellent photography to help with my marketing and portfolio. Jeff intuitively knows what to shoot, and how to frame the picture unlike any photographer I have ever used for my work. His photographs of my projects have been published in several distinguished publications and electronic media. He makes my work stand out from the rest.”
Mark Macco, AIA NCARB
“Jeff was fantastic to work with! He was attentive to all of our pre-event, onsite, and post-event needs and met every deadline we gave him. His photographs of our 3-day conference event were incredible. They captured every moment and were unique, creative, and inspiring. He was willing to work within our company’s extensive set of requests and event needs. He was professional and arrived on time or early for every shoot. We would absolutely recommend him and will hopefully be able to work with him again the next time we are in Florida.
Jessica Larsen, Event Planner, The Heritage Foundation
“I’ve been a professional musician for over 45 years and a university music professor for 34 years. Rarely have I had good photos, let alone great ones… [but] Guitarist Mark Boling and I were featured on the 2016 Proclaim! International Gala in April and were both blown away when we saw all the wonderful photos Jeff took at the event… I sent four of the pictures to Torpedo Bags as part of an endorsement deal. Another one of his pictures is on my university website. My favorite is an action shot of Mark Boling playing guitar. It’s one of the best jazz action pictures I’ve ever seen! Jeff captured Mark’s intensity, concentration, and the beauty of his guitar. Jeff has an amazing gift! He was able to anticipate the best angles and moments for the live shots and creatively facilitate the posed shots.”
David Thomas Richeson (Tom)
Associate Professor of Music
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
"Jeff is not only a phenomenal photographer, but a true artist. One can easily see his enthusiasm and passion as Jeff works to capture a moment that accurately expresses each individual. Not only does Jeff have a true sense of art, but he also places his customers as his first priority. With his friendly persona, it is so easy to be around him. Despite any problems (in our case, this was a squirming cat), Jeff does not let these stand in his way. The end product is not just a picture, but a honest representation of each individual."
Celeste and Bill W., Jacksonville
“One of things that was most important to us about our wedding day was making sure we invested in a great photographer to capture our special day so we could have something to treasure for the rest of our lives. With that said, I am so beyond happy we decided to go with Jeff Westcott — he brought our wedding day to life in a way we could only dream of. He didn't miss a beat, and at the same time you hardly realized there was a camera nearby. He is extremely professional, accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with, and if you don't believe me, just look at our pictures, they speak for themselves.”
Gracie B., Jacksonville, FL
"Jeff is an incredible photographer! He is a true professional and the finished product shows his commitment to the highest quality of work. We are so pleased with our photos. Jeff made each of us feel at ease and comfortable, resulting in photos that really reflected our personality and captured the moment! We would recommend Jeff without hesitation - and cannot wait to show off our new photos!"
Matt and Mallory S., Edwardsville, IL
“Jeff is a lot of fun and easy to work with. He is good at putting everyone at ease and makes all ages feel comfortable. My teenagers even had fun! He has a great eye for setting, lighting, and composition. He is also an expert at reading the "personality" of your family and photographing accordingly. He does a great job of balancing his clients wishes with his technical know-how. Our Jeff Westcott pictures are our favorite family pictures. We have a large family with many different personalities, and Jeff is hands down our favorite family photographer ever!”
Heather D., Jacksonville
"We enjoyed working with Jeff. He is a consummate professional who kept us informed throughout the process. He made us all feel very comfortable, which came through in the beautiful photos he took of our family. Jeff was able to capture our children's personalities, which is the sign of a true artist. We highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking to capture their family's true essence."
Jason and Lisa L., St. Augustine