Jason Scott Photography: About Us
Jason Scott Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photographer - Siesta Key Beach Portraits


About Us


We are both originally from Rochester, NY and we were married at Selby Gardens in April 2005. We don't have any kids, but we do have 4 nieces and 3 nephews that we adore! Read on to find out a little bit more about us. That's us, above, with our beagle puppy, Copper!

(If you are trying to leave and/or read customer comments, scroll all the way to the bottom! Thanks!)

Jason Scott was interested in photography even as a young child. His parents even let him have a darkroom in their home. When he’s not capturing weddings and family beach portraits, Jason enjoys nature photography, developing film, kayaking, golfing, and fishing. Jason holds a Bachelor's degree from Goshen College and an MBA from USF. He can also solve a Rubik's cube in under 30 seconds (yes, really!) and he worked at Walt Disney World for 10 years, where he stitched names on Mickey Mouse ears, among other things. (Sometimes he does the "Mickey voice" during beach portrait sessions to make kids and adults smile!)

When you book Jason Scott Photography for your Sarasota Wedding Photos or Siesta Key Beach Portraits, Jason will be your photographer, not some third party you know nothing about.


Allyson’s 
father worked for Eastman Kodak for over 35 years and took thousands of pictures of her and her siblings growing up. 
Allyson holds a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo and a Master's degree from USF and teaches 3rd grade as her "day job." She loves taking candid photos of her students, nieces, nephews, and of course, Copper! She also enjoys scrapbooking and reading.

Allyson works as a "second shooter" during the ceremony for Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto County area weddings, and as a full-time photographer's assistant during your reception or for Siesta Key beach portrait sessions. She also maintains this website and handles emails and photo orders - when you contact us, you're talking to her! 

Now that you know a little more about us, we want to know about you! If you are ready to work with us as your photography team, CLICK HERE to reserve your date today!

HAPPY CUSTOMERS:

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37 comments:

  1. hi jason & allyson, great working with you and allyson at longboat key florida, just got the pictures of the children & grand children, they turned out terrific. it was sure nice having the entire family for the photos ( and the vacation too) you and allyson were great. we are currently trying to decide where to hang the pictures for all to see when they enter our house.

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  2. Allyson, Jason,
    I wanted to thank you for all your hard work in taking our family portrait. Your attention to detail and quick email responses put my mind at ease. I had never planned anything like this before, from 1,200 miles away, and without meeting you in person. I was worried as it was my parents 50th anniversary and we had a big group. You made it simple, even coming to our location in Longboat Key to take the photos. The pictures are fantastic and we could not be more pleased. Please feel free to use me as a reference any time. Thanks again.

    Danny

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  3. Jason and Allyson are absolutely wonderful! They made our wedding so special and captured so many amazing photographs. You guys were so attentive and had a way of making sure you got the right shots without us even knowing you were there. You have a great way of making people feel at ease when taking formal photos, yet caught so many great candid photos as well. We could not have asked for a better pair of photographers! We would recommend you to anyone! Thanks for giving us so many memories of our special day!


    Jess & Jim

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  4. Michelle & BrendanJune 27, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Jason and Allyson did such a great job at our wedding! They are detail oriented, courteous and professional! The photographs of our special day were fabulous! Michelle & Brendan Rowe

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  5. Jason and Allyson, you did a great job with our photos!!! Your experience and expertise was really amazing. The pictures are all so wonderful, it was so hard to choose! We are so grateful that you were able to come out and work with us on such short notice. You were so friendly and fun to work with. We will certainly recommend you to our friends!!! Eric and Brenda Auciello and the Kruis family.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comments! We are glad you like the photos!

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  6. Allyson and Jason,

    You guys are great. Thanks for the beautiful photos you took of our family on our recent visit to Siesta Key. We couldn’t be happier. You exceeded our expectations accommodating us on short notice, meeting us at our condo and turning around high quality photos the same night. It was above and beyond the normal call of duty, which did not go unnoticed. We will definitely call you again on one of our trips back to Siesta Key in the future and will certainly recommend you to our friends and family that may visit the area.

    Our Best,
    The Brungardts

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    1. Marc, Thanks for the nice comments! We are glad you are happy with the photos and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your family!

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  7. Thank you Allison and Jason our pictures are wonderful new addition to the family will definitely make another photography session.

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  8. Thank you both for absolutely beautiful pictures of our family; And extra special thank you for accommodating my fiance and capturing his proposal to me! That was a special moment that I will now have for a lifetime!! You both were fun and professional and truly made this an awesome experiencefor us all.

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    1. Glad you like the photos and very happy we were able to catch the surprise proposal :) Thanks for leaving feedback :)

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  9. thank you Jason and Allyson, the pictures couldn't of been any better, you guys are great in every way and would use you again in a heartbeat, hope you're enjoying your labor day weekend, take care, Kevin, Kathy, Juli and Kara Nielsen

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  10. Love, love, love the photographs of our family. You guys did an awesome job and truly captured special memories for us that we will treasure for a lifetime. We recently created some amazing Christmas cards through your Tiny Prints store and we look forward to sharing them with friends and family. Now all we have to do is decide which prints to purchase for our home. So much to choose from! We appreciate your kindness, professionalism, good humor, and integrity!
    The Montesano Family/Noel, Shannon, Ella, and Reese

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    1. Glad you love them! Your daughters were adorable! Happy holidays!

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  11. What a perfect family you make! Your dog is so sweet.

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  12. The entire experience was first rate. Jason and Allyson did a magnificent job arranging the photo shoot at our condo location, capturing the formality we wanted for our family portraits while also taking beautiful spontaneous photos of each of us with even some nature scenes in the background. Couldn't have been better. The administrative side was excellent as well - website, arranging time and location, payment, photo re-touching, delivery of prints - all done on-time with great quality. Definitely recommend Jason and Allyson and as our family grows we expect to call upon them again.

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  13. Jason and Allyson,
    We couldn't be happier with the photos of our daughter. The first time I viewed them I cried the whole way through. They are so beautiful!!! You were also really great to work with. We appreciated how responsive you were in scheduling and rescheduling because of a tropical storm. The session was both fun and professional. We will definitely call you again and highly recommend to others. Thank you! Craig and Julie P

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    1. So glad you like them! Thanks for the nice comments :)

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  14. My family had a wonderful experience with Jason and Allyson. We created beautiful Christmas cards with some photos from our shoot and just ordered some prints. I love that the photo gallery does not expire. Unlike most photographers, your gallery never expires and you do not feel rushed to purchase products within a very short time frame. We look forward to booking another shoot in the fall of 2017 to include our extended family!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments, Shannon! We're glad you're happy with the photos and our services! Hope to see you in 2017!

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  15. Thank you to Jason and Allyson for taking our family photos recently. It was fun and a wonderful memory for our 40th Anniversary. We love our new photos!

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  16. Thank you Jason and Allyson for a fun evening and wonderful photos! They will be cherished for years to come.

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  17. Incredibly grateful for the photos Jason and Allyson were able to capture of my family. We scheduled photos on a very rainy week in Siesta Key. They were super accommodating around the rain. It sprinkled our entire session and the photos turned out incredible. Thank you for the beautiful photos!


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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Glad it all worked out!

      PS - you posted twice so I deleted the 2nd one :)

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  18. Jason and Allyson were terrific to work with! Totally professional and really responsive to all of our questions before the day of the shoot. Coming in from out of town, we had to rely on their expertise for the best photo location and they knocked it out of the park! Pictures turned out great and we had a great time! Thanks, Jason and Allyson. We hope to see you on our next family vacation!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comments - we look forward to working with you again!

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  19. Great experience! They worked really well with all 4 kids and we ended up with some wonderful pictures!

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    1. Thank you for the nice review! So glad you are happy with your photos!

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  20. We are so thrilled with the results of our family photos and our daughters senior pictures taken on the lovely beach @ Siesta Key. What Wisconsin girl wouldn't want her senior pictures taken on Siesta Key !! Her pictures are absolutely gorgeous and perfect timing with the sunset. Jason and Allyson made the whole experience a lot of fun and were so easy to work with. We did not only a family shoot but senior pictures so lots to do and great results. We are glad we found them and would highly recommend !

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  21. Great family photo experience at Siesta Key Beach back in July. We now have a wonderful 20 x 30 canvas print on our wall of one of the fantastic shots that Jason took of our family. Highly recommend this husband and wife team that really are a top notch photography team that know what they are doing and do it well. Thank you Jason and Allyson, your awesome!

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  22. Thank you so much for the nice review! Glad you love your photos!

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  23. STOP SEARCHING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY PICTURES ON THE BEACH AND BOOK JASON SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY RIGHT NOW! We were coming down to Longboat Key for a family vacation and I knew I wanted a family photo taken. I researched multiple local photographers but the moment I looked at Jason Scott's website and the information/ blog/ photos I just knew he was exactly who I wanted to take our family photos. I went to book him and was a little skeptical about the payment in full upfront because in your head you worry a little about paying in full before the service is provided but I am so glad I did not let that detour me and paid it in full. Immediately after, Allyson provided me with information about the day of the shoot, clothing ideas for family photos on the beach, what to expect after, etc. The day before our shoot Allyson confirmed with me the time and location -they came right to our resort on Longboat. The moment I saw them walk onto the beach for our photo shoot I just knew this was going to be everything I wanted. They got to know us and the kids a little bit before starting the photo session which allowed my kids to become comfortable and get to know them better. I felt like Jason and Allyson knew exactly what I wanted and I did not once have to ask for a specific type of photo I was wanting of the kids, my husband and I or us together as a family, etc. It was like he was reading my mind and took all sorts of pictures in all different beachfront backgrounds. While Jason was getting ready to take the photos Allyson made sure every photo was natural that we all looked comfortable and no awkward hand placements or poses, the lighting and background was perfect, and Jason looked at his photos on his camera often to make sure the pictures were to his level of expectation and if not asked if we could shoot some more. He allowed my daughter to hold his camera, was silly and made us laugh, and talked to us to get to know more about us as the shoot went on. AFter the shoot was over I just knew the photos he took were going to reflect my family and who we are. A couple days later when I received the email that our proofs were ready I cried the moment I saw the first one because that first picture of us walking on the beach displayed everything I wanted and every picture after did not disappoint. He delivered high quality photos of my family that were raw, real, and full of love and joy. I still tear up looking at our photos because he captured everything I wanted without me ever having to say anything. I will be using Jason and Allyson in the future for family photos and wish I could fly him up north to where we live to take all of our photos!

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    1. Mehgan - thanks for the glowing reviews here and elsewhere - we appreciate it! So glad you are happy with your photos! Your reviews made us tear up a bit as well ;) -J and A

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