The Fort Myers Photographer you’ve been looking for

People often ask me how I get everyone to look so natural in my photographs. The simple answer is just that – everyone is natural.  I use all the abundant light, great landscapes and beaches that Florida has to offer, so that my images look genuine without artificial light and filters.

Wedding couple kiss after ceremony on Captiva Island

 

family photographycouple stand in front of Sanibel Lighthouse family vacation photo session

 

 

I also help people to relax and respond to each other, and let their love and personalities shine through. My photographs capture real people being themselves. I’m not trying to impress you with my Photoshop skills. My goal is to create classic images of true joy that will stand the test of time.

“It’s not about the photographs, it’s about how you feel when you look at the photographs”

family photo at sunset on Captiva Island

family photography on captiva island

I’m Frank Simonetti and I’ve been a part of people’s major life moments as a Florida wedding and family portrait photographer for over twenty years. In addition to Fort Myers Beach, some of my favorite shoot locations are on the extraordinary Sanibel and Marco Islands near Fort Myers. These enchanting islands are a haven of pretty beaches and palm trees with an exquisite quality of light. Visitors may not notice the gentle changing of the Fort Myers seasons, but I can see them reflected in the colors and saturation in my photographs.

bride and groom enjoy Sanibel Island beach

children play on beach during vacation photo session on Marco Island

Creative Wedding Photography

Florida Destination weddings are popular with couples arriving with family and friends to Fort Myers or Marco Island. One incredible engagement photography session was on Sanibel Island. The groom had me arrive early and pretend to be taking pictures of birds as they walked along the beach. I was ready with my telephoto lens when he got down on one knee in front of his unsuspecting bride-to-be and I RAN to get close-ups of the unforgettable moment. Her reaction was priceless!  A typical summer storm had just passed the island, leaving the lighting muted without harsh contrasts. I captured their love and excitement in the soft glow of the afternoon light. Here is a link for this lovely couple celebrating their wedding at the Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers. Recently I photographed a wedding in Cape Coral, this new Westin Resort was unbelievable with unique gardens and views of the harbor.

large wedding party pose on golf course

fun photo session on vacation

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the bride portrait on Sanibel Islandbride and groom walk on marco island beach after ceremonyFort Myers area. They’re so excited and happy on their vacation, sometimes seeing grandparents and cousins for the first time in years. Parents are all smiles and kids are thrilled to be a part of this special family event. Kids are comfortable and creative during photo sessions. They have a blast showing their personalities and their excitement brings a lively energy to the whole group. The families treasure these captured memories of a blissful time together.

Many families want me to photograph their family portraits at sunset. Over the years, I’ve found how to put together the right elements to make these photos glow. If weather won’t cooperate, I still make it work. Summer thunderstorms bring a level of excitement to the air and I capture some of my most interesting images in the post-rain light. Locations that might have driftwood along the seashore are a great find. The soft tones of the weathered wood create a rich display of color and texture. The driftwood also serves as a pleasant prop for a family portrait.

With 20+ years as a photographer in Fort Myers area, my passion continues to grow for bringing out your best. To find out how you can reserve me to capture the heartfelt joy at your Fort Myers area wedding or family portrait photo session, call or email Frank Simonetti.

Experience: Family in the photography business since 1946

Education: Art Institute of Boston

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Testimonials

"Sanibel Photographer Review"

bride and groom walk on Sanibel beach after intimate weddingYou made us feel so comfortable!

Hi Frank: I just had to take a moment to express the biggest THANK YOU to you!! Working with you as our photographer for our Sanibel wedding was wonderful; you made us feel so comfortable and natural. We were absolutely THRILLED when the photos and DVD came. I couldn't believe the images you captured...our whole time with you from start to finish was captured in a way that tells "our" story. For us that meant so much because not only do we look at the pictures and have the fondest memories, we were able to share each moment in the pictures with our families and it feels like they didn't miss anything.

Sanibel Photographer Review

Thank you so much for the wonderful job that you did. Our day was a dream and it so shows in the pictures!!!

- Tammie & Rich

The Fort Myers Photographer you’ve been looking for

People often ask me how I get everyone to look so natural in my photographs. The simple answer is just that – everyone is natural.  I use all the abundant light, great landscapes and beaches that Florida has to offer, so that my images look genuine without artificial light and filters.

Wedding couple kiss after ceremony on Captiva Island

 

family photographycouple stand in front of Sanibel Lighthouse family vacation photo session

 

 

I also help people to relax and respond to each other, and let their love and personalities shine through. My photographs capture real people being themselves. I’m not trying to impress you with my Photoshop skills. My goal is to create classic images of true joy that will stand the test of time.

“It’s not about the photographs, it’s about how you feel when you look at the photographs”

family photo at sunset on Captiva Island

family photography on captiva island

I’m Frank Simonetti and I’ve been a part of people’s major life moments as a Florida wedding and family portrait photographer for over twenty years. In addition to Fort Myers Beach, some of my favorite shoot locations are on the extraordinary Sanibel and Marco Islands near Fort Myers. These enchanting islands are a haven of pretty beaches and palm trees with an exquisite quality of light. Visitors may not notice the gentle changing of the Fort Myers seasons, but I can see them reflected in the colors and saturation in my photographs.

bride and groom enjoy Sanibel Island beach

children play on beach during vacation photo session on Marco Island

Creative Wedding Photography

Florida Destination weddings are popular with couples arriving with family and friends to Fort Myers or Marco Island. One incredible engagement photography session was on Sanibel Island. The groom had me arrive early and pretend to be taking pictures of birds as they walked along the beach. I was ready with my telephoto lens when he got down on one knee in front of his unsuspecting bride-to-be and I RAN to get close-ups of the unforgettable moment. Her reaction was priceless!  A typical summer storm had just passed the island, leaving the lighting muted without harsh contrasts. I captured their love and excitement in the soft glow of the afternoon light. Here is a link for this lovely couple celebrating their wedding at the Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers. Recently I photographed a wedding in Cape Coral, this new Westin Resort was unbelievable with unique gardens and views of the harbor.

large wedding party pose on golf course

fun photo session on vacation

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the bride portrait on Sanibel Islandbride and groom walk on marco island beach after ceremonyFort Myers area. They’re so excited and happy on their vacation, sometimes seeing grandparents and cousins for the first time in years. Parents are all smiles and kids are thrilled to be a part of this special family event. Kids are comfortable and creative during photo sessions. They have a blast showing their personalities and their excitement brings a lively energy to the whole group. The families treasure these captured memories of a blissful time together.

Many families want me to photograph their family portraits at sunset. Over the years, I’ve found how to put together the right elements to make these photos glow. If weather won’t cooperate, I still make it work. Summer thunderstorms bring a level of excitement to the air and I capture some of my most interesting images in the post-rain light. Locations that might have driftwood along the seashore are a great find. The soft tones of the weathered wood create a rich display of color and texture. The driftwood also serves as a pleasant prop for a family portrait.

With 20+ years as a photographer in Fort Myers area, my passion continues to grow for bringing out your best. To find out how you can reserve me to capture the heartfelt joy at your Fort Myers area wedding or family portrait photo session, call or email Frank Simonetti.

Experience: Family in the photography business since 1946

Education: Art Institute of Boston

Read our reviews on The Knot.

 

 

Fort Myers Photographer

Fort Myers Photographer