Captiva Island Beach Portraits at South Seas Island Resort

We captured these beautiful, creative family portraits at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. This was such a fun family to work with! There was 17 all together and their story is really special to hear.

They had been planning a family beach vacation on Captiva Island with their mother. Details were being made and the trip was set. Unfortunately their dear mother passed before the trip arrived. In memory, they knew they wanted professional family photos on the beach to celebrate the beautiful life their mother lived. They had some beach family portrait ideas, and it was easy to run with their ideas. We love how the girls even decided to have their toes in the water for a couple of portraits. We love the sunset portraits at the end, where they are all wearing a shirt with their mother and grandmothers picture on it, in memory of her.

We also loved what this family decided to wear! Beautiful shades of blue! This complemented the beach scenery well. If you would like more information about what to wear for your beach family portrait ideas check out this great article about how to prepare for your portrait session.

This family was such a joy to photograph. We truly captured some beautiful Captiva Island beach portraits!

 

A Surprise Engagement in Downtown Fort Myers at the Veranda Restaurant

We have a very special Fort Myers surprise engagement story on the blog today. We have done many of these surprise engagement photography sessions, everywhere from the beach to resorts, and this one took place in the lovely river district in Downtown Fort Myers.

Our studio was contacted by Evelyn, to schedule a surprise engagement photo shoot for her cousin Jamey. Jamey wanted to propose to his girlfriend at The Veranda, which is a beautiful restaurant in downtown Fort Myers. This is where the couple went for their first date. Jamey also wanted both families to be there so they could share in the joy.

Our Fort Myers photographer arrived early, met with the family to go over the details and then waited behind a building in the courtyard. As soon as the happy couple headed towards the courtyard fountain, Jamey went down on one knee and asked Dianna to marry him! Our photographer followed the couple inside and upstairs to their “private table” for a few more photos and much to Dianna’s surprise, both families were waiting to congratulate them.

We wish the happy couple all the best as they start planning their Fort Myers wedding!

If you would like more information about how to set up your own surprise engagement photography session, or how to book your own photography session, contact our studio at 239-826-5682.

Fun Family Photos at Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach

The Glass family was having so much fun spending time with each other during this photo session. They took the opportunity to run around the beach, play in the water, and show their silly side in some of the portraits!

During sunset time, it looks like they have the whole beach to themselves! Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach is a great family-friendly resort and we have always loved taking our sunset sessions there.

This perfectly coordinated family helped us capture memories for them that will last a lifetime!

A Bright Sunset and Bright Smiles on Sunset Beach at South Seas Island Resort

South Seas Island Resort offers an amazing sunset view on one of their many beautiful beaches, appropriately titled “Sunset Beach”. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph the Lombardi Family, who showcased their bright smiles in each and every picture. We were able to capture their memorable vacation with the amazing sunset lighting variations that night. And, this is one reason we love evening photo sessions on the beach so much! This time of the day is perfect to minimize the sun’s brightness, catch the sky’s different colors, and capture the relaxation that a beach vacation can give you. Thank you Lombardi Family for the opportunity to be part of your special vacation!

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