Who We Are

PhotoActive Photography - Tampa, FL
Capable of responding to light photoelectrically.

We are "photoactive" when it comes to capturing your images! Chuck, owner and photographer of PhotoActive Photography, is a master of "chasing the light" and will create the most electric, memorable, and artistic imagery for his clients.

PhotoActive is the Fusion of Photography and Graphics Artistry! A Tampa Bay (FL) area based photography business, PhotoActive specializes in THREE areas: wedding, event, and portrait/modeling photograhy.  We offer stylized, professional, and value-oriented in-studio or on-location photography.  

PhotoActive serves the entire State of Florida and will travel to deliver wedding and other event services with expenses paid. Our home range includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. Contact PhotoActive about your photography needs and set up an appointment today! 

See our services page for a list of photography services provided by PhotoActive Photography. 

Check us out on our  Blog Wedding Photography According to Chuck Jackson and follow us there!  We are also on Facebook! Follow us on Facebook and we will add you back!

Selfie of my family and I on vacation!

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Behind the Lens

Chuck has lived in Florida since the age of 5.  In fact, he still remembers his kindergarten teacher, Ms. Ortega, at San Jose Episcopal Day School in Jacksonville, FL.  Living there for most of his formative years, as a teenager, his family moved to Tampa, FL where he's lived ever since.  He immersed himself into photography as an amateur in 1993 using 35mm film SLRs. As his skills increased, his artform also evolved into the modern digital photography era. A talented professional, Chuck provides his clients with imagery that genuinely captures the beauty and essence of his subjects.

In 1994, Chuck graduated from the University of South Florida (USF -Tampa campus) with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science (BA). Since graduation, he's held several professional positions including that of probation officer, credit manager, Senate Aide, and is currently a program manager in an educational nonprofit organization. He also attended graduate school at USF (GO BULLS!!!) and obtained his Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree.  In addition to photography, he enjoys spending time with family (wife and two children - both boys), traveling, reading, martial arts, athletics, strategic wargaming, video gaming, and politics. 

A little more about Chuck: He loves dogs, is allergic to cats, loves many genres of music, loves science fiction (his favorite TV series is "The Expanse" now on Amazon), Destiny 2 is his favorite video game, he loves "Game of Thrones" (Season 8, not so much...), he loves recreational firearms shooting, and, in another life, he'd be an archaeologist.                     
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We Honor Public Servants

Chuck comes from a military family, his wife is a teacher and comes from a military family, and their oldest son is going into the Army via the USF ROTC program so we get it. We want to thank the military and other public servants for their service. So here's how we try to give back...

NEW FOR 2020!  We are now offering 20% active duty military discounts on any wedding package! (NOTE: Military ID required)

Active Duty Military = Call us!

We continue to offer 10% public service employee discounts (teachers, public safety, etc.), and 10% government employee discounts (NOTE: Proof of employee status required; these discounts are not cumulative unless stated otherwise) on any wedding package! See our "Rates" page for other WEDDING SPECIALS and DISCOUNTS which are updated at least monthly! All prices and discounts subject to change without notice. We will honor prices and discounts presented and discussed at the time of booking or pre-wedding consultation.