Sunday, November 10, 2019

Captiva Island Engagement Pictures | SWFL Photographer

Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island
Sunset engagement pictures on Captiva Island

This engagement photo shoot was definitely fun and lighthearted. Clay and Meghan wanted to go with a location that would be a good fit to represent their upcoming Sanibel beach wedding. They also thought it would be fun to be in a place where they could enjoy a beer, do a toast and have something a little casual too. We picked the beach at the Mucky Duck on Captiva Island because the nightly sunset celebration and beachy setting along with live music and beer on tap gave us all the right vibes for their engagement pictures. The location worked out perfectly. We were able to incorporate some of that lush tropical landscape that Sanibel and Captiva are known for and then got those perfect sunset pictures too. We ended up getting a great variety of images and plenty for them to choose from for their wedding save the date cards too! I'm beyond excited for their 2020 wedding now. We had a blast capturing Clay and Meghan's engagement pictures on Capiva I am just positive that their destination wedding is going to be twice as much fun!






Photographer Krista Kowalczyk has been photographing weddings and families on Sanibel and Captiva Island and throughout Southwest Florida since 1998. She has photographed over 1,000 family portraits and continues to maintain a long list of repeat clients who have made their time with Krista part of their annual vacation tradition.

Krista has continued to photograph weddings on the islands since her first wedding on Captiva Island over 20 years ago. In addition she has been commissioned to travel throughout the world for weddings and events. See her 50 Weddings Projects to learn more about her mission to photograph a wedding in every state in the U.S.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fort Myers Beach Elopement | SWFL Photographer

Fort Myers Beach Intimate Wedding Photography

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Tarpon Lodge Wedding | Florida Photographer


This amazingly sweet wedding is what has us all busy today editing today. We had such a fabulous time with Bari and Frank at their Tarpon Lodge wedding. Them, along with their super team of wedding pro's pulled off the perfect destination wedding. I'm going to post a ton more from this day soon, but just had to share a quick moment of them on the dock just after their wedding ceremony. Bari's lovely bouquet is by Floral Symphony. Stay tuned for the full details on this perfectly Florida wedding!
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Monday, July 22, 2019

Casa Ybel Family Photographs | Sanibel Photographer

baby crying sitting on the beach


I am feeling an entire Impressions Photography marketing campaign could be focused on this image. I've met so many grooms that I am sure can relate to this poor girl. I know pictures aren't always fun for everyone, but I definitely try to make the experience as fun and easy as possible. If it's a wedding party that is more interested in getting to cocktail hour or a baby that is fighting nap time, I definitely know that pictures can be a drag for some, so keeping things moving along and making the experience entertaining is so important. 

Luckily for us this was the last picture of the evening at this Casa Ybel family portrait. We were able to get some stunning Sanibel sunset pictures and great candid moments of the entire family on the beach before the inevitable happened. Most of my family portraits last between 45 minutes and an hour and with small children that time frame is usually just perfect. We always begin with more posed pictures and then transition to relaxed and casual candid style beach pictures. Sometimes that even includes a few tears! It was the ending to a fabulous Sanibel photo shoot... and with so many wonderful moments leading up to it, I think that is the perfect ending!


family poses for sanibel island professional family pictures 

family in the water on sanibel
family walking in the water on sanibel
family picking shells on sanibel
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sanibel island professional family photograph
sanibel island family beach pictures in coral in blue
sanibel island family beach pictures in coral in blue
sanibel island family beach pictures in coral in blue

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Our List of the Best of Sanibel and Captiva Islands | Activities, Adventures and Travel Inspiration

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

South Seas Resort Wedding | Captiva Island Photographer

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Selecting the Best "Getting Ready" Location on a Wedding Day

palms on the beach in naples


dress haning at naples beach hotelgetting ready pictures in naples

bride with palms at naples beach hotel


Where you put your dress on is more than just where you put your dress on. The location where you choose to get ready is going to be where we capture all of those pre-wedding details, the dress hanging, your wedding day shoes and jewelry. And while I have made that work everywhere from a preschool in the basement of a church (challenging, but nailed it) to a cliff side retreat on an island off the coast of Mexico (not challenging, easily nailed it) you are definitely getting the best pictures when you choose a stunning venue to start. And it doesn't have to be the place where you are getting married or holding your wedding reception. With this adorable bride, she is actually a Naples, Florida resident who got married at a church in Naples, but knowing that she wanted that lush beautiful backdrop for some pictures, she booked a hotel room at the Naples Beach Hotel to capture all of her pre-wedding getting ready pictures. It worked out brilliantly. The variety that it added to her pictures and the stunning areas we had to work with for her detail photographs gave her the best wedding pictures. If you are planning a wedding for Chapel By The Sea on Captiva Island or a backyard ceremony at your home, that doesn't mean you are limited to those venues for your pre-wedding pictures. Select one of the most picturesque hotels to begin your day at. A room at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island or The Westin in Cape Coral will give you something amazing to begin your wedding pictures with. And let's face it, having mimosas on the balcony of one of those relaxing waterfront resorts is really a good way to start a wedding day! 

The Impressions Photography team is always happy to help with suggestions for where would be best for you and your wedding party to get ready too. We actually create a customized timeline for every couple who gets in touch with us and we create a completely customized quote for our services that is catered to the exact needs of that bride and groom. If you are still looking for a photographer for your wedding day don't hesitate to reach out. Our years of experience photographing in SWFL has given us the opportunity to help hundreds of couples with their wedding day timeline and photography. We would love to see if we are a good fit for your wedding day too! 





Photographer Krista Kowalczyk has been photographing weddings and families on Sanibel and Captiva Island and throughout Southwest Florida since 1998. She has photographed over 1,000 family portraits and continues to maintain a long list of repeat clients who have made their time with Krista part of their annual vacation tradition.

Krista has continued to photograph weddings on the islands since her first wedding on Captiva Island over 20 years ago. In addition she has been commissioned to travel throughout the world for weddings and events. See her 50 Weddings Projects to learn more about her mission to photograph a wedding in every state in the U.S.




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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

6 Things to Know When Having a Family Portrait on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

family standing on the beach on Sanibel at Sunset
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

South Seas Resort Wedding | Captiva Island Photographer

South seas resort t dock wedding


This sweet Captiva Island wedding has me glued to my computer screen today. Grant and Kim tied the knot at South Seas Resort earlier this month and the only thing better than their super tropical island wedding celebration is reliving the day through their wedding photographs.

If you are planning a Sanibel or Captiva Island wedding let's chat! I have had the pleasure of photographing tons of amazing events on the islands and I would love to be a part of your wedding day too!! Email me at impressphoto@cs.com or give me a ring 239.437.1838
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Sanibel Island Photographer | Casa Ybel Wedding




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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

South Seas Resort Wedding | Captiva Island Photographer

South Seas Resort Wedding
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Sundial Wedding | Sanibel Island Photographer



Sundial Wedding Photographer Sanibel Island

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Naples Wedding Photography



naples wedding photographs

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

St Regis Punta Mita Photography | Mexico Photographer


There is never a bad time to travel to a tropical destination! I'm happily making my way over to Sanibel Island most days, but this trip was a little bit further. St. Regis Punta Mita, Mexico was the destination for this fun adventure. If you've never been to Punta Mita, it's unlike anywhere else in Mexico. It's an amazing destination for a wedding too. It's palm tree filled property is just overflowing with the best picture opportunities. If you are considering destination wedding venues, first I'll always say check out Sanibel and Captiva Islands! BUT if you are thinking about venturing a little further than Florida, Punta Mita might just be the place for you! And of course with any destination wedding, a photographer is just going to be necessary and this traveling photog has her bags packed and I know my way to Punta Mita!!! Let's go!
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