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.

sunset wedding photo on Captiva Island bride and groom photo before their destination beach wedding

“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 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

family walking along beach on Sanibel 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.

bride and groom photo at tween waters innFort Myers wedding party making a selfie photo

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the children photo bomb parents at Marco Island family photo sessionFort 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 me. You can also use my reserve Fort Myers Photographer form to check my availability.

Experience: Family in the photography business since 1946

Education: Art Institute of Boston

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Testimonials

"Hi Frank..."

photo of bride and groom as they walk to their Gulf Harbour weddingHi Frank....just a quick note to say once more what a wonderful job you did photographing Jeanne's wedding. Her reception was held here in Richmond this weekend and the pictures are such a disappointment compared to yours. The difference is just stunning. we all just looked at each one and said the same thing..."these don't hold a candle to Franks." We want you to know, hands down..your work is fabulous. The Nuara Family from Richmond, Virginia 2/8/14  see the blog post for their wedding.......http://fsimonetti.com/fort-myers-weddings/gulf-harbour-ceremony/

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.

sunset wedding photo on Captiva Island bride and groom photo before their destination beach wedding

“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 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

family walking along beach on Sanibel 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.

bride and groom photo at tween waters innFort Myers wedding party making a selfie photo

Joyful Family Portrait Photography

It’s so much fun bringing generations together for a family portrait session when they are in the children photo bomb parents at Marco Island family photo sessionFort 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 me. You can also use my reserve Fort Myers Photographer form to check my availability.

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