Jeff Nelson is an award winning photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. He specializes in commercial photography including product images, marketing collateral, architecture, corporate events and headshots.  He also enjoys photographing families for portraits and the occasional wedding.


After graduating from the University of Virginia, the small town native moved to Northeast Florida after a three year stint in Atlanta, GA. He enjoyed a successful career in commercial real estate until 2010 when he gave that up to pursue his love of photography full time.


Like many photographers, Jeff's interest started at an early age. His parents owned a 35mm camera and he would sneak into their room and pretend to take images with it. He was drawn to the bright white pop of the flash and the high pitched whistle it made as it recharged. He was hooked. He remembers long hours developing film for his school yearbooks and documenting college life as his fraternity's historian. However, it wasn't until a trip to Venice, Italy, that he took his photography to the next level.


Jeff was standing on the famous Rialto bridge and asked a tourist to take a picture of him with beautiful Venice as the background. When he developed the pictures from his trip, he was sorely disappointed that he was out of focus and nothing of Venice was recognizable. Jeff vowed never to let that happen again and from that moment on he has carefully composed each shot, even the ones that he is in. It is this attention to detail that Jeff and his team bring to every shoot.

 

Here's what his clients have to say:

  • "I've had numerous portraits taken of me during my career in Jacksonville, but never have I looked so natural and professional. When the chairman of our board of directors saw my headshot, he immediately hired Jeff for every other board members' portrait. JHN Photography is now the official photographer for the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association, Inc. (JHNSA)" - Linda Crofton, Director of Development, JHNSA
 
  • "Jeff has an excellent artistic eye and is able to capture a fleeting moment in time! He went above and beyond for us and we could not be happier with his work!" - Sue Nichols, Dessie Marie Boutique Designs
 
  • "Jeff led our family through the photography session at the beach that felt like a play date to our two toddlers. He captured beautiful and naturally joyful moments that truly reflect our personality as a family. Our only problem was choosing which images we loved the most." - Sarah Toppi
 
  • "Jeff's images really are works of art. Jeff provided us with top of the line photographs every time. His approach is forward thinking, clean, elegant and highly artistic. He has a keen eye for detail as well as an ability to capture the perfect moment. Very happy with his product." - Karl Lackey, Worship and Creative Arts Pastor, BEACH Church, Jacksonvillle