The Fort Myers Photographer you’ve been looking for

It’s not about the photographs-it’s about how you feel when you look at the photographs.

I’m Frank Simonetti and I’ve been a part of people’s major life moments as a wedding photographer and family portrait photographer for over twenty years.

People often ask me how I get everyone to look so natural in my photographs. The simple is just that–everyone is natural. I don’t “enhance” my images with slick, over the top gimmicks to make them more interesting. I know how to create my digital images properly so that they look great without adjustments.

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.

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.

couple photo at casa ybel Fort Myers photographer

Creative Wedding Photography

One incredible engagement photography session was on Sanibel Island. The groom surprised his bride-to-be as they walked along the beach. 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.


photo of brother and sister on sanibel islandfamily photo on sanibel island

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the Fort 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.

After 20+ years, I’m still passionate about bringing out your best. Call or email me to find out how I can capture the heartfelt joy at your Fort Myers area wedding or family portrait photo session.

Experience: Family in the photography business since 1946

Education: Art Institute of Boston

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