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Family Photography in Jacksonville, Florida

Russ Bratcher Photography specializes in family photography, high school senior photos, school pictures, pet portraits, and corporate headshot photography.

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Family photography, high school senior photos, school pictures, pet portraits, and corporate headshot photography serving Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding areas.

I prioritize natural light and authentic connections to craft genuine, heartfelt photos. I aim to provide timeless images imbued with warmth, beauty, and the true essence of each moment, cherished by each generation. 

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Meet Russ

One of the best photographers in Jacksonville, FL

Greetings! I’m Russ, a portrait photographer. I discovered my passion for photography and fine art against the stunning backdrop of Georgetown, South Carolina. 

Now, rooted in Jacksonville, Florida, Russ Bratcher Photography is dedicated to preserving life’s most precious moments. Specializing in school photography, family photography, high school senior photos, and business headshots, I am committed to serving and capturing the essence of each person I meet. Whether through on-location shoots with natural light or studio sessions with an editorial touch, I am here to curate framed artwork for your home, connecting generations and serving you with passion.

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Family Photography Client Experiences

Family Photography in Your Home

Our goal is to make the portrait process enjoyable. We are committed to capturing your family’s unique personalities.

We take pride in creating art that inspires love and admiration and is meant to adorn your walls for generations. We strive for you always to remember your family. Each stage of their lives is preserved in timeless artwork that never loses charm.

We pour our passion into crafting a beautiful keepsake for you to cherish. Choose from classic framed art or unframed. Custom frames are an option. We offer heirloom albums that your family will cherish for generations to come.

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Client Reviews

Google Reviews From Our Clients

Blown away by the way Russ photographed our family. He has a calm and collected approach that makes us comfortable. The way he was able to capture the personality of each family member is truly a work of art. Getting pictures of the grandparents laughing and making memories with us is priceless. It’s hard to pick favorites because there are so many great photos. We will treasure these forever!

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Casey Mitten

Jacksonville, FL

I highly recommend Russ for your photo wants and needs! Russ exceeded expectations and I am thrilled with how my photos turned out from my dog photo session which Russ offered for a charity event to benefit a local cancer charity. Great communication and a calm demeanor made for a fun and relaxed atmosphere during the photo shoot of 3 crazy French bulldogs! Very professional and able to accommodate our schedule outside of normal hours — which I appreciated. I can’t wait for my prints and framed artwork to arrive!

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Jamie Kanehl

Jacksonville, FL

I worked with Russ, and he was patient with my seven-month puppy! He was professional and had great communication before and during the photoshoot. I highly recommend him, and would love to work with him again to document my fur baby’s growth over time! If I ever need headshots or photos of myself I will reach out. He creates a comfortable environment to feel at ease in front of a camera!

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Emmy Stephen

Jacksonville, FL

Russ made holiday pictures seamless and pain-free! His easy going nature made for a delightful session and the finished product is more than a memory to behold. I cannot recommend Russ and his work enough.

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Kathleen Hearn

Conway, SC

I’m one of those people who HATE having their photo taken. However, needs must, and it was well past time for some updated professional headshots. Russ made the whole process enjoyable, and the resulting photos are stellar! I wish I could give him a 10-star rating! I highly recommend him. His prices for professional photography are very reasonable too. You won’t be disappointed!

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Linda Abate

Georgetown, SC

Our experience with Russ was great and very professional. My two kids and I had a great time with our photo session. He even added some music to get the kids moving, adding great action shots. It felt like being in a magazine session. This helped me with my professional social media accounts, too! I would highly recommend him for any occasion! Thank you, Russ, for capturing a memorable moment.

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Jacksonville, FL

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Our Frequently Asked Questions

I'm busy! When should I schedule?

Scheduling a family photo session can be flexible. It depends on your preferences, but any season can be a good time for family photography. We can discuss the best timing based on your family’s availability and the look you want for your photos. We offer studio and on-location services. Watch for our mini sessions as they pop up throughout the year. That might be a quick option for your family!  

Should I wait for my kid's big kid teeth or hairstyle to grow?

Don’t worry! Children often go through different phases, sometimes losing teeth or changing hairstyles. These are all part of the beautiful journey of family life. Capturing these moments can be just as unique as waiting for perfection, and it creates a genuine representation of your family’s growth.

What type of prints will look good in my home?

During our consultation, we can discuss your home’s aesthetics and interior design preferences. This discovery will help us plan the photo session to create images that showcase your family and harmonize with your home decor. Whether you prefer vibrant outdoor scenes or cozy indoor settings, we can tailor the session to your tastes. With my background in art and custom-framing I will help you find just what you want. 

How will you get everyone to cooperate?

It’s completely normal to have concerns about family members cooperating during a photo session. I am experienced in working with classrooms and families of all sizes and dynamics. My approach is relaxed and fun, designed to put everyone at ease. We’ll capture genuine moments and interactions, often when everyone is comfortable and enjoying the experience. You’d be surprised at how well it turns out! We even have seen grumpy grandpas light up with joy!

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