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 mother's eye when she's holding her newborn. 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.
Here are just a few of the clients I've worked with:
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
Episcopal Diocese of Florida
Financial News & Daily Record
First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Glazier & Glazier, PA
Glenn Layton Homes
Hall Booth Smith, PC
The Heritage Foundation
Hota Design Group
Interior Buildouts, Inc.
John Merrill Homes
Liles Gavin, PA
Mark Macco Architects
Nemours Childrens Health
North Coast Construction
Paradise Key South Beach
Providence Extension Program
Schulte Design Associates
SH Design, LLC
Scio Health Analytics
Sight and Sound Audio Visual, Inc.
ShayCore Enterprises, Inc.
We Insure Group
“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 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
Architectural photography and headshot client
“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
Event photography client
“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
“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