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School Pictures in Jacksonville, FL

We aim to offer a tailored, boutique experience to families affiliated with the schools that choose Russ Bratcher Photography for their school pictures.

Our approach is both personal and professional. Unlike sizeable corporate photography entities, we selectively partner with a few schools to ensure unparalleled customer service and deliver exceptional, artistic school pictures. However, this exclusivity means something other than compromising professionalism, quality, or efficiency regarding school pictures. We strive to provide a more intimate and superior experience for the schools and the families we serve.

Our focus is on capturing the authentic essence of children in front of the camera. We refrain from contrived smiles, awkward poses, or forced expressions, aiming instead for genuine and timeless school pictures. Our style diverges from the conventional, with no reliance on dated photography practices and 1990s distracting saturated backgrounds commonly associated with traditional school pictures.

We create a light and enjoyable atmosphere for your children’s school pictures, taking pride in establishing an environment where they can naturally relax and be themselves during the school pictures session.

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School Pictures Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

Russ Bratcher Photographer is an entirely online operation. Families are linked to password-protected online ordering galleries. Online galleries are set up according to grade, homeroom, advisory, or whatever grouping makes sense for the school.

Each child will be provided 2-5 images, presented in both color and black and white. The family may choose the photos they want printed instead of having a pose chosen for them. I also provide boutique product choices, such as canvas gallery wraps and digital images for future printing and archiving.

A detailed PDF describing all ordering procedures and shooting day preparation will be provided to each school and distributed to families before photo day.

Prints are ordered online and delivered directly to the school.

We provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day. Russ Bratcher was a public school teacher along the East Coast for nearly a decade.

We provide the school with all high-resolution digital files for yearbooks, website, and advertising. School IDs, or however the school wishes to use the images.

We handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products.

We take staff photos and provide a complimentary print package for staff members.

We will work with schools to provide custom services that fit your needs.

How many students can you accommodate?

We have provided this service to schools as small as 60 and are ready to work with schools with as many as 1000 children. We have worked with kids ages 1-18 in my boutique school photography arena.

Are your images expensive?

We have competitive rates, and no money is due upfront. All profit is made from the caregiver’s and parents’ orders. We offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s needs. We also donate 10% of my gross to the schools we photograph.

What time of year can you have a school picture session?

We work with each school to schedule sessions anytime during the academic year.