Sanibel Island Photographer

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Wedding at Saint Michael and All Angels Church on Sanibel Island

As a Sanibel Island Photographer…

for over twenty years, it’s easy to see why Frommers rated Sanibel Island’s beaches #1 in the world. Just off the coast of Fort Myers, miles of gorgeous beaches face from the east to the west as the island curves north towards Captiva Island. It’s no surprise that people want to come here for their family photography sessions and so many happy couples choose Sanibel for their destination weddings.

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Sanibel Island photography boasts palm trees swaying in the wind, miles of bicycle paths, white sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets, magnificent sunrises and more!


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Destination wedding on Sanibel Island

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Reserve your Sanibel Island Photographer now

You can download my Family Portrait Session Fee Sheet and reserve a photo session by email. Visit my fees and reserve photographer page for wedding photography fees and reservations.

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husband and wife play during photo session on Sanibel beach


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The beach is a beautiful site for ceremonies of any size, at any time of day. The lighthouse on the southwest end is a favorite spot for sunrise wedding nuptials and the beaches to the west are ideal at sunset. For dining, the island hosts many fine restaurants with breathtaking views. Your guests can end their adventure with kayaking on the back bay waters, shopping and nightlife all on the island.

Here are more images of the family photo session I captured on a typical summer day…just minutes after we created this photo shoot at the Sanibel lighthouse, the rains began! What’s interesting is the rich saturation of colors that the storm clouds allowed.

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Sanibel Island Wedding Photographer

There’s no need for fake photoshop enhancements on any part of these barrier islands. Nature provides the pure blue of the sky and ocean waves. I work with whatever the weather provides, sometimes getting the most interesting images on that gloomy day. On a rare ‘rainout’ I sometimes meet the bride and groom the next day to get the beach and sunset that we missed. Sunsets, sunrises, blue sky and silhouettes are all part of my Sanibel Island shoots.

I was the photographer of this recent Sanibel Island wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. After the wedding official pronounced this couple husband and wife on the beach, the bride and groom joined their guests on the patio of the Thistle Lodge Restaurant. (Read more: Casa Ybel Weddings). The Sundial Resort is a fun, family vacation and wedding destination. Here is a Sundial Resort wedding blog post with a ceremony on the beach. The reception was outdoors on the terrace as it overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. The sunset was terrific!

Sanibel Island Family Portrait Photography

Imagine holding your family portraits, taken in this paradise. You and your loved ones can spend a special day for your Sanibel family photo session. Take time delighting in each other’s company while clear blue ocean waves wash up on the sparkling sand. Children love finding shells on the beach. With over 250 different kinds to find, Sanibel Island is a treasure trove for little collectors. They’ll be happy and busy for hours with the sea, sand, shells and waves while other family members are photographed and be fresh and ready when it’s their turn.

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Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island

The images and video below are from destination weddings at the Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island.  The view overlooking the Gulf of Mexico takes your breath away and makes the resort ideal for wedding receptions.

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