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Family Portraits

Precious Moments Captured by Cottrell Photographers

In our bustling lives, moments with loved ones are fleeting. Yet, we often overlook capturing these precious times together. We’re here to change that narrative. Imagine transforming everyday family gatherings into timeless memories through family portraits in Jacksonville, FL. Unlike generic photographs that clutter our phones and social media feeds, professional portraits offer something unique: a tangible connection to those cherished moments we fear forgetting. It’s not just about taking pictures; it’s about crafting legacies that speak volumes without uttering a single word.

Why Family Portraits Matter

Capturing Moments

At Cottrell Photographers we understand how special family moments are, so we make sure to capture them in the most beautiful way possible, just for you!

Creating Memories

We help you to freeze time… imagine capturing all of those fun, goofy moments with your family, and keeping them forever – that's what they do best!

A Lasting Legacy

Chris truly understands the importance of creating a legacy through the lens. His dedication to ensuring client satisfaction is beyond compare. We don't just take pictures; we help you to tell our story and preserve it for generations to come.

Family Portrait Photography Sessions

Our Family Portrait Photography Services

Family Portraits

Chris, your professional photographer in Jacksonville, FL, is dedicated to capturing your family’s most precious moments. We understand the importance of preserving these memories through high-quality photographs that you will cherish forever. Whether for personal enjoyment or as an heirloom for future generations, our family portraits stand out.

With our commitment to excellence, we ensure every photo shoot is a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

S & J Dean - Family Portraits
Family Bonding at the Beach: Group Portrait

Family Beach Portraits

Jacksonville’s beautiful beaches provide the perfect backdrop for family beach portraits. Chris is well-versed in using this scenic setting to capture breathtaking moments with your loved ones. These popular sessions not only create lasting memories but also offer businesses and individuals unique photo opportunities.

Hiring us means ensuring the highest quality prints that endure through generations. We focus on making each session special and tailored to meet our customers’ needs.

Family Home Shoots

We offer convenient family home shoots, allowing you to capture intimate moments in your own space. This option has become increasingly popular due to its relaxed atmosphere which encourages natural expressions and poses from everyone involved.

Family home shoots are an excellent way for our clients to document their lives authentically without leaving the comfort of their own homes.

Family and Pet Photography

We pride ourselves on capturing heartfelt photos of families with their pets. Understanding the bond between pets and owners allows us to create images that reflect each personality uniquely.

We continually push the boundaries of ideas for family and pet photography, helping our clients make lasting memories with all members of their household—furry ones included!

Chris was absolutely amazing and easy to work with!

Lindsay - Professional Headshots
Chris was absolutely amazing and easy to work with! He captured every moment with 2 teenagers and a dog that I will cherish for a lifetime. Definitely recommend!!
Denise B.
Outdoor Family Portrait: Beach Setting with Pet

What Makes Us Different?


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


Years of pro potography

Attention to Detail

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


Happy Clients


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


5 Star Google Reviews
Capturing Moments, Crafting Memories

Capturing the Joy of Family Togetherness

In our fast-paced lives, pausing to capture and treasure family moments is more important than ever.

We live in an era where family memories are often trapped behind screens, quickly scrolled past, or lost in a sea of thousands of other photos. The intimate, joyful and candid moments that define our families risk becoming just pixels on a tiny screen.

Remember those times spent reminiscing while turning the pages of a classic family album? That tactile bond, the shared stories, the laughter, and sometimes, even the tears. In our quest for digital convenience, are we sidelining these cherished memories?

Family Portraits Pricing Packages

The Classic Studio

Family Photos
$ $275
  • Perfect for you if you’d like to bring the family to a studio for the day. No need to pick a location, or worry about the weather, just get the gang together at our wonderful studio just outside Jacksonville & enjoy your day.
  • Up to 90 minutes shooting
  • Multiple wardrobe changes
  • Backdrop options
  • In person image reveal/design session
  • Artwork, prints, books and digital file purchase options
  • Professionally retouched images
Sharon - Young teanage boy for a studio portrait

The Scenic Shoot

Family Photos
  • On-location shoot, capturing natural moments amidst familiar or significant backdrops. Perfect for if you have a special place you’d like to capture or if you’re an outdoors kind of crew & you want to always remember yourselves there, having fun.
  • Up to 2 hours shooting
  • Multiple wardrobe changes
  • Location options
  • Online Gallery & Digital download Included
  • In person image reveal/design session
  • Artwork, prints, books and digital file purchase options
  • Professionally retouched images

Location and Hours

Our studio is conveniently located near Jacksonville, FL. We’re open during regular business hours and Saturdays to fit into your busy schedule. We’re here to capture your family’s special moments.

We understand how important it is to find the right place for your family portraits in Jacksonville, FL. That’s why we’ve made sure our studio is both accessible and welcoming. Whether you’re a new client looking to create lasting memories or a returning one familiar with our work, we are dedicated to helping you.

Our goal is not just about taking photographs; it’s about creating an experience that brings out the best in your family. With Cottrell Photographers, every session becomes a cherished memory even before seeing the final pictures.

For those who are new, let us help you start this journey with ease and confidence. And for our returning clients, we always look forward to adding more beautiful chapters to your storybook with each visit.

Why Choose Us

Chris Cottrell specializes in capturing the essence of family bonds and takes pride in his ability to freeze-frame those fleeting moments into beautiful family portraits. It’s more than just taking photos; it’s about creating artifacts that families will treasure for generations.

At Cottrell Photographers we understand every family is unique. That’s why we dedicate time to get to know you and your loved ones. This approach helps us capture the distinct personality of each family member, reflecting the uniqueness of every group we photograph. Whether it’s a candid laugh or a tender hug, our photos tell your story.

Customers come back to us not just because they love our work but also because they appreciate how much we care. From businesses looking for environmental images or professional yet personal headshots to families wanting to preserve memories, our clients trust us with their most precious moments.

Here are some reasons why choosing Cottrell Photographers makes sense:

Schedule a Consultation

Scheduling a consultation is easy and it’s the first step towards capturing those cherished moments with your loved ones. During our initial meeting, Chris will discuss all aspects of your desired family portrait, offering guidance and suggestions along the way.

Chris is passionate about welcoming new clients into their fold and discussing each unique vision for your family portraits. Let Cottrell Photographers create your lasting memories!

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re renowned for our personal touch, attention to detail, and our unique ability to capture your family’s essence. Chris ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience that results in beautiful, timeless photographs.

We specialize in capturing precious moments through our comprehensive family portrait photography services. From traditional poses to candid shots, we tailor each session to reflect your family’s unique dynamic.

Our studio is conveniently situated in Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, FL. We’re open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays but offer flexible scheduling options by appointment.

Absolutely! It starts with a consultation to understand your vision and preferences. Then we schedule the shoot at a location that suits your family’s style. Afterward, you’ll select your favorite images which we then expertly retouch for final delivery.

Family portraits are more than just photographs; they’re cherished memories frozen in time. They tell stories of growth, love, and connection that can be passed down through generations.

Reaching out is easy! You can give us a call on (904) 333 – 2420 or drop an email. Visit our Contact section on our website for all contact details and let’s start planning your memorable session today.