Fort Myers Photographer

Frank Simonetti is a Fort Myers Photographer of Joy with over twenty years experience. I create joyful wedding photography and family portrait sessions on the beaches of Sanibel and Marco Islands. I first became fascinated with photography when I was very young. I assisted my father who was a wedding photographer and family portrait photographer for all his life. I would assist my father at weddings and carry the film. The film he used for his family photography sessions and weddings was the size of a greeting card! Then one day when I was twelve years old, my father gave me a camera, but with no film! I was not allowed to have film until I could identify each part of the camera with my eyes closed. So I quickly studied the camera for my test and graduation to film. As a teenager, I worked as a news and events photographer for several local newspapers in the northeast. I continued my education in photography at the Art Institute. I arrived and began my work as a Fort Myers photographer.  I create family portraits and wedding photography on Marco Island and Sanibel Island. I found the quality of light contributed wonderfully to my photography. Some years ago I wondered if it was possible to lose the excitement of creating wedding photography and family photo sessions. However, it is just the opposite, my enthusiasm continues to grow. I have this hope that as a couple look back at their wedding photography I created, it will help keep their relationship strong. I have joy as I photograph children with their parents in a family portrait session. I pray that someday they will look at their family photography session and see the proof of how much their parents love them. My editorial and advertising images are represented by Getty Images.

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Wedding Photography

When I am on assignment at a Fort Myers wedding, I still cannot believe I am photographing on the beach! I continue to study the colors and saturation in my photography that the different, yet gentle seasons that Fort Myers and Marco Island provides.  I bring enthusiasm to my wedding photography. I look to create photography that is true, without artificiality. It is a hope that my images will stand the test of time and be seen as classic, not just part of any current fad. Recently I photographed an engagement photography session. The groom presented the ring to his future bride on the beach as they walked along Sanibel Island. She had no idea it was to happen this way! A typical summer storm had just passed through the island. So the lighting was muted without harsh contrasts. Their love and emotion was perfectly captured in the soft glow of the afternoon light.

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As a Fort Myers photographer I have the joy of creating family portraits for over twenty years. There is so much fun bringing families together for a family photo session. They are so excited and happy on their vacation. Sometimes they see grandparents and cousins for the first time in years. I take pictures of each family during a family photography session. Then grandchildren might sit with grandparents for a fun photograph on the beach. I find grandchildren are so comfortable with their grandparent’s photo session. The kids create their own images that are fun and relaxed. The beach is a great place for family photography. Many families request sunset which works well for a great background. In my experience as a Fort Myers photographer, I also look for areas that might have driftwood along the seashore. The soft colors of the weathered wood creates a great change of color. The driftwood also serves as a pleasant prop for a family photography session. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate. However, I have made some of my most interesting family photography sessions with dark gray clouds after a summer thunderstorm. I know you will see my joy of being your Fort Myers photographer for your wedding.

Fort Myers Photographer

Fort Myers Photographer