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 don’t “enhance” my images with slick, over the top gimmicks-I know how to create my digital images properly so that they look great without filters.

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”

three sisters smile for family photograph bride and groom photo before their destination beach wedding

 

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

wedding couple on a bike on Marco Island beach

wedding couple run on the beach on Captiva Island

Creative Wedding Photography

Intimate weddings are popular with couples arriving with family and friends for a Fort Myers or Marco Island destination wedding. 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. Recently I photographed a wedding in Cape Coral, this new resort was unbelievable with unique gardens and views of the harbor.

portrait photography on Marco Island of a woman on the beach

mom and daughter natural light photograph

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the sister and brothers family photo on Marco IslandFort Myers PhotographerFort 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 as a photographer in the 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

"We named our dog after you..."

Hi Frank,

I was hoping you could e-mail me an order form. I think I might order one more of your wonderful wedding photos, a black and white this time. I also had a funny story to share with you. Chris and I just bought our first dog, a black toy poodle. We were thinking of names for him, we wanted something that reminded us of our wedding and Sanibel. Finally, I said lets call him Frank. We both laughed and thought it was perfect. We had such a wonderful time in Sanibel, and YOU made our wedding so memorable. Every time we look at our new puppy we think of you.

sanibel island wedding photography testimonial

And how  exciting, and wonderful you were to us on that special day. Thank you so much for creating a lifetime of memories for us.

Thank a bunch!!!

Chris and Tara Gemmell :)

Sanibel Wedding Testimonial of Frank Simonetti

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 don’t “enhance” my images with slick, over the top gimmicks-I know how to create my digital images properly so that they look great without filters.

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”

three sisters smile for family photograph bride and groom photo before their destination beach wedding

 

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

wedding couple on a bike on Marco Island beach

wedding couple run on the beach on Captiva Island

Creative Wedding Photography

Intimate weddings are popular with couples arriving with family and friends for a Fort Myers or Marco Island destination wedding. 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. Recently I photographed a wedding in Cape Coral, this new resort was unbelievable with unique gardens and views of the harbor.

portrait photography on Marco Island of a woman on the beach

mom and daughter natural light photograph

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the sister and brothers family photo on Marco IslandFort Myers PhotographerFort 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 as a photographer in the 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