Wedding Photography

I love photographing weddings! They’re happy days of hope and promise when two people join together and declare their love in front of the people who love them. I always feel honored to be a part of such and important, personal day. I strive to embrace the natural beauty of the family, couples and children so you see the love and light within, not fake enhancements.

wedding couple walk down aisle on golf course

wedding couple at South Seas Island Resort beach

romantic photo of bride and groom walking on the beach with fishing poles

wedding photography

Beach Weddings

At many beach weddings, I photograph the bride and groom before the ceremony while their family and friends might pick up their favorite shells as they walk along the seashore. The bright sun and rhythmic waves set a vacation mood and there’s always a relaxed, easy air about the day. The island beaches offer the rich colors of tropical foliage. Sunrise and sunset weddings give an opportunity for spectacular colors and romantic silhouettes in the changing light.

For those wanting to add and element of tradition, one charming ceremony location that I photograph near the beach is the hundred-year-old Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Island. Open November-April, this charming chapel also puts up a lovely display of lights at Christmas, which makes a pretty background for your tropical holiday wedding photo.

A short distance away from the Chapel by the Sea is the historic ‘Tween Waters Inn. With the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Pine Island Sound to the east, ‘Tween Waters Inn has over 13 acres of beach. Part of this is a gorgeous stretch of white sand that Travelocity rated “America’s Most Romantic Beach”. It’s a scenic spot for wedding photos.
wedding photographybride and groom hug after 'first look'

joyous photo as groom kisses bride

I took these wedding photographs for the delightful Davis family on a Captiva Island beach. They renewed their wedding vows on their tenth anniversary with their seven children looking on.

Captiva Island family photography_009This is Emilio, he carried his Mom’s floral bouquet during the wedding vow renewal ceremony for his parents at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island.

romantic beach wedding photo at casa ybel resortwedding photo at thistle lodge

 

Country Club Weddings

Wedding locations include many golf resorts in the Fort Myers area. If you want to have a classic, lavish affair with world-class food and scenic views, a country-club wedding may be for you. Bonita Springs is located between Fort Myers and Naples. The pristine beaches face west with country clubs that have beach accesses for weddings.

I’ve been a part of many country-club weddings in the more than two decades that I’ve been a professional photographer in the Fort Myers area, and they are always tasteful and elegant. The flawless landscaping makes a color backdrop for your photos.

Hotel Resort Weddings

Hotel Resort weddingswedding rings and flowers offer the best of both worlds. They bring the relaxed beauty of the beach together with the fine cuisine and service of a country club. Many couples choose to  have their ceremonies on or close to the sand and then head back to the resort for the outdoor reception.

One resort that  I love to photograph is the South Seas Island Resort. The trees and landscaping there have so much rich texture and contrast. There’s also a lovely walk path with a bridge and dock that make an interesting background. Visit this page for more information and pictures about Captiva Island photography.

An all-in-one resort wedding location is the Bali Hi Estate on Captiva Island. This private 3-acre “mini-resort” is right on the beach. It has everything you could ask for, including a palatial master suite, hotel sized swimming pool and spa and kid’s playground right on the water. The groom can move his party to the comfortable guest house to give the bride plenty of space in the main house to get ready for the big day. Weddings here are elegant by relaxed affairs for up to 100 guests.

beach wedding photo

Joyful wedding photography of the bridal party at a Fort Myers wedding

 

Shown below is a video snippet of an intimate wedding we photographed and documented on Sanibel Island

 

wedding party walks along captiva island road to the beach

bride and groom and children walk along Captiva Island road

The beach wedding photography shown below is of Mr. and Mrs. Pavoni. They were married on a beautiful day in June. The intimate wedding was on Sanibel Island at a secluded beach offered by Patricia Slater, owner of Weddings by the Sea.

bride and groom walk along the beach

Couple enjoy their intimate wedding as they walk along Sanibel beach

bride and groom at sunset couple at sunset on captiva beach
kids photo-bomb parents wedding photograph on sanibel islandgroom dances in the air for his bride after wedding ceremonywedding photography at the casa ybel resort on sanibel islandwedding photography of bride and groom at casa ybel resort on sanibel island

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Testimonials

"Jamie and Jacob marry at Marco Island Hilton"

Frank,

You did such an AMAZING job photographing our wedding and capturing every special moment. We can’t thank you enough! We look forward to sharing the photos and video with all of our family and friends. Thanks again for everything!!

Love, Jamie & Jacob

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Wedding Photography

I love photographing weddings! They’re happy days of hope and promise when two people join together and declare their love in front of the people who love them. I always feel honored to be a part of such and important, personal day. I strive to embrace the natural beauty of the family, couples and children so you see the love and light within, not fake enhancements.

wedding couple walk down aisle on golf course

wedding couple at South Seas Island Resort beach

romantic photo of bride and groom walking on the beach with fishing poles

wedding photography

Beach Weddings

At many beach weddings, I photograph the bride and groom before the ceremony while their family and friends might pick up their favorite shells as they walk along the seashore. The bright sun and rhythmic waves set a vacation mood and there’s always a relaxed, easy air about the day. The island beaches offer the rich colors of tropical foliage. Sunrise and sunset weddings give an opportunity for spectacular colors and romantic silhouettes in the changing light.

For those wanting to add and element of tradition, one charming ceremony location that I photograph near the beach is the hundred-year-old Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Island. Open November-April, this charming chapel also puts up a lovely display of lights at Christmas, which makes a pretty background for your tropical holiday wedding photo.

A short distance away from the Chapel by the Sea is the historic ‘Tween Waters Inn. With the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Pine Island Sound to the east, ‘Tween Waters Inn has over 13 acres of beach. Part of this is a gorgeous stretch of white sand that Travelocity rated “America’s Most Romantic Beach”. It’s a scenic spot for wedding photos.
wedding photographybride and groom hug after 'first look'

joyous photo as groom kisses bride

I took these wedding photographs for the delightful Davis family on a Captiva Island beach. They renewed their wedding vows on their tenth anniversary with their seven children looking on.

Captiva Island family photography_009This is Emilio, he carried his Mom’s floral bouquet during the wedding vow renewal ceremony for his parents at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island.

romantic beach wedding photo at casa ybel resortwedding photo at thistle lodge

 

Country Club Weddings

Wedding locations include many golf resorts in the Fort Myers area. If you want to have a classic, lavish affair with world-class food and scenic views, a country-club wedding may be for you. Bonita Springs is located between Fort Myers and Naples. The pristine beaches face west with country clubs that have beach accesses for weddings.

I’ve been a part of many country-club weddings in the more than two decades that I’ve been a professional photographer in the Fort Myers area, and they are always tasteful and elegant. The flawless landscaping makes a color backdrop for your photos.

Hotel Resort Weddings

Hotel Resort weddingswedding rings and flowers offer the best of both worlds. They bring the relaxed beauty of the beach together with the fine cuisine and service of a country club. Many couples choose to  have their ceremonies on or close to the sand and then head back to the resort for the outdoor reception.

One resort that  I love to photograph is the South Seas Island Resort. The trees and landscaping there have so much rich texture and contrast. There’s also a lovely walk path with a bridge and dock that make an interesting background. Visit this page for more information and pictures about Captiva Island photography.

An all-in-one resort wedding location is the Bali Hi Estate on Captiva Island. This private 3-acre “mini-resort” is right on the beach. It has everything you could ask for, including a palatial master suite, hotel sized swimming pool and spa and kid’s playground right on the water. The groom can move his party to the comfortable guest house to give the bride plenty of space in the main house to get ready for the big day. Weddings here are elegant by relaxed affairs for up to 100 guests.

beach wedding photo

Joyful wedding photography of the bridal party at a Fort Myers wedding

 

Shown below is a video snippet of an intimate wedding we photographed and documented on Sanibel Island

 

wedding party walks along captiva island road to the beach

bride and groom and children walk along Captiva Island road

The beach wedding photography shown below is of Mr. and Mrs. Pavoni. They were married on a beautiful day in June. The intimate wedding was on Sanibel Island at a secluded beach offered by Patricia Slater, owner of Weddings by the Sea.

bride and groom walk along the beach

Couple enjoy their intimate wedding as they walk along Sanibel beach

bride and groom at sunset couple at sunset on captiva beach
kids photo-bomb parents wedding photograph on sanibel islandgroom dances in the air for his bride after wedding ceremonywedding photography at the casa ybel resort on sanibel islandwedding photography of bride and groom at casa ybel resort on sanibel island

Fort Myers Photographer

Fort Myers Photographer