Congratulations on your recent engagement!! I wish you all the best for your upcoming wedding celebration and a happy and blessed marriage. For many couples the exhilaration of wedding planning begins the moment the question has been popped! Now that you’ve said yes it’s time to capture the passion and excitement of this special time with an engagement photography session!

Engagement photography sessions are a great way to help couples get used to being in front of the camera, and comfortable around me. That way on your wedding day, you’ll feel relaxed and carefree—and isn’t that the way it should be?

And, of course, engagement photography sessions are great for getting photos for your Save the Dates, Guest Sign-in Books, Framed Displays at your reception or to use on Social Media—and they’re a beautiful reminder of the time before you were married!

Designed to be as unique as you, engagement photography sessions are individually developed to match your style. Whether it’s a fun-loving session in your favorite park, a stroll on the beach, a walk through a historic neighborhood or simply a beautiful backdrop to set the scene, your choice of location will let your personalities shine through!

Why choose us?

Benefits of choosing Cottrell for your headshot


With years of creative photography behind me I use each experience to continually build on my skill level which means amazing photos for you! 


I will not rest until you have the photographs you imagined. It’s the small touches that make such a difference.


As a Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Certified Photographer, I’m in the tiny percentage of artists who strive for this level of excellence. 

The Experience

Being based in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville, Florida gives us many exciting options in terms of where, when and what we do for your engagement photography session. Perhaps a beach and ocean shoot might appeal to you, or a fifteenth century wall in Old st. Augustine. You might choose a distillery or brewery or a local park to pull in the local flora and fauna. The choices limitless just like your imagination. My Engagement Photography Sessions are $195 and include an in person Image Reveal and Design Meeting. With easy-to-order, digital and print packages that make starting a collection of heirloom quality art for your home very simple and straightforward.

Plus I promise to throw in the fun and laughs for free!! If you feel that you are a little camera shy, no worries that’s only natural and my couples tell me I make them feel completely comfortable in front of the camera very quickly. Usually I start Engagement Photo Sessions with a few test shots, tell you a joke or funny story and that usually sets us up for a fun, enjoyable hour or so.

Engagement couple standing back to back
Engaged couple holding hands

Location & Direction

I start by looking for the direction and intensity of the ambient light. Then I look at the location (whats going on behind you) and begin to create beautiful images for you both to enjoy. With my ability to artistically compose your photos I’ll make you both look and feel amazing and capture that forever. So all you need do is tell me what you have in mind photographically and I’ll take care of details to document this special moment in your lives.

Chris is a talented photographer who will work with what you want and delivers great results!

He is also really nice and friendly, we had a great time talking to him during the shoot. Definitely recommend!!

Teresa M

Engagement Portraits

Let the world know!
$ $365 /On Location Session
  • Up to 2 hours shooting
  • Multiple wardrobe changes
  • In person image reveal/design session
  • Artwork, prints, books and digital file purchase options
  • Professionally retouched images

What My Clients Say...

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