Frank Simonetti, Professional photographer
My father was a professional photographer and joined with my Uncle Henry a US Airforce Photographer during WW2 to create a photography studio in Boston. I grew up in the warm glow of bright lights and happy people. There was travel and glamor-my Aunt Chloe recalls the day when they photographed young Martin Luther King, Jr. and Miss Coretta Scott, before they were married. I would spend my summer vacations going to the studio with my Dad and I sold my first photograph which was published in the weekly Suburban Press and Recorder when I was 12 years old. It was of the annual fishing derby in my hometown of Medfield.
I didn’t choose to be a professional photographer. Photography chose me, I couldn’t imagine wanting to do anything else when I grew up. I studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston and went on to work as a news photographer for several Boston-area newspapers. It was interesting work, but it wasn’t what I wanted-I missed the joy that I found in wedding and portrait photography.
I moved to the Fort Myers area in South Florida so I could live year-round in a place that most people only get to visit for destination weddings or vacations. I’m doing what I love best-capturing the love and joy in precious family moments.
Over the last 20+ years, I’ve photographed destination weddings and portraits for thousands of happy clients on the beaches of Sanibel Island and Marco Island. I’ve traveled through Florida-and beyond-to shoot weddings and portraits at many prestigious sites. These locations include the Vizcaya Museum in Miami, Casa Ybel Resort, Marco Beach Ocean Resort, South Seas Island Resort and Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island.
You’ll also find my work through GETTY Images, which provides stock images used by advertising and editorial clients. After all of these years, I’m still eager to get to work everyday. It’s an honor to be part of your special day. I’m excited to capture your important moments for you to treasure for a lifetime.
Call or send me an email to set up your session today. I look forward to hearing from you!
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