Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Fort Myers Family Portraits | SWFL Professional Photographer

fort myers beach family in the water

Any trip that brings you all the way from Indiana to sunny Southwest Florida deserves a family portrait! A stunning sunset and beautiful night on Fort Myers Beach was the backdrop and this beautiful family was the most fun subject any professional photographer could ask for! We met about an hour before sunset and got a variety of posed and candid pictures of them enjoying a beautiful night on Fort Myers Beach. I'm sure this Florida vacation was lot of fun for them (especially since we had some amazing beach weather during their trip!) and there are so many great photographs now to remember it by too!

kids playing on fort myers beach

portrait of kids sitting together

fort myers beach family

family in the water at the beach

professional family portrait on fort myers beach

professional family portrait on fort myers beach

professional family portrait on fort myers beach

professional family portrait on fort myers beach

professional family portrait on fort myers beach

family stading in the sand and looking at each other with sunset backdrop


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New York Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Behind the Scenes at Impressions Photography

Sunset palm trees

Greetings! And greeting cards. Yes, Impressions Photography offers those too. We have a small collection that we offer directly from us. We also have teamed up with Minted. After your photo shoot we can upload your highlight images to a Minted gallery and you can order from any of the thousands of card options that they offer. We've also selected a few favorites so you can see our suggested cards too.

Monday, November 11, 2019

7 Best Wedding Venues on Sanibel Island

If you're planning a wedding on Sanibel Island you'll want to check out this list! Sanibel Island has a variety of great wedding locations that range from super romantic to all fun. Even though each has it's own individual personality, one thing remains the same with all of them, they each have a remote tropical island feel that is the heart of Sanibel.

Where is the best place to get married on Sanibel Island? Here's my list of the top 7 best wedding venues on the island:

Casa Ybel Resort - This gem of a location is definitely the most romantic wedding venue. Old Florida Palms, sprawling lawns and possibly Sanibel Island's most historic building all make this spot ooze with charm. All of that sitting feet from one of Florida's most pristine beaches make this a wedding location that anyone can fall in love with. For wedding pictures I love that it has tons of hidden little corners and the most lush landscaping, even an adorable gazebo all just perfect for wedding day photographs.

Sundial Beach Resort - Just down the way from Casa Ybel sits this fun full service resort. Another large sprawling property with some amazing gulf views this one is another great option. Everyone loves the terrace that overlooks the pool and beach area. It's nice for a cocktail reception and is right off one of the banquet rooms. The Sundial has lots of landscaped areas and rustic boardwalks that work well for taking photographs too.

Sundial Beach Resort

The Dunes Country Club - This one is perfectly tropical, but no feet in the sand style beach weddings here. The Dunes offers a beautiful restaurant area as well as an outdoor pavilion that gives you the feel of a tent wedding under a permanent structure all on a golf course. Have your ceremony on the greens with lines of palm trees and maybe even an alligator in the background. You aren't far from the beach at this quaint Sanibel Island wedding venue, but unlike the other options it isn't on the beach. I've come away with some great pictures from this spot too. Palm trees for days and some really charming walkways give it a great all natural Sanibel feel.

The Dunes Wedding on Sanibel

Sanibel Harbour Marriott - Not exactly Sanibel, but as close as it gets so I'll include it. Sitting just before the Sanibel Causeway is this stunner. If you want the charm of Sanibel Island but not willing to forgo any luxuries, this is the place for you. With a full service spa, restaurants and live entertainment, this will keep your guests occupied for their entire stay. For your wedding day there is a secluded little beach area that has just enough sand to count as a beach wedding. They also offer other great water view ceremony locations on the pool deck. Of course picture opportunities are endless as well. A fabulous sunset view, nature trails outside and grand staircases in, this venue will give you all the stunning backdrops for your wedding pictures too.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Wedding

Royal Shell Vacations - Sanibel Island is the best place for an intimate wedding and Royal Shell Vacations makes those extra special too. Royal Shell has a huge invintory of perfect rental homes. Let them help you select a place that fits your entire group with just the right set up for an intimate wedding too. Some homes have fabulous pool decks, some sit feet from the water, others have lush gardens. They are sure to have a home that is perfect for your vacation stay as well as your wedding day. 

Royal Shell Vacations Wedding

Sanibel Moorings - This charming ceremony location sits right on the beach in the heart of Sanibel. It is perfect for a small wedding group. They have the most helpful staff and you are sure to get that super hospitality that Southwest Florida is known for. It's also a beautiful spot for pictures. The beach is stunning and the hotel grounds are among the best. Pictures in the tropical gardens always turn out amazing.

Traditions on the beach sanibel wedding

Traditions on the Beach- This restaurant is located on the grounds of the Island Inn. It is one of the only beach front restaurants on Sanibel Island and is the perfect venue to host your wedding. Have your ceremony on the beach, stay at this rustic island hotel and plan your party for Traditions on the Beach. It's the perfect situation for the group that wants that 100% Sanibel experience. On the quietest part of the beach, it is great for those romantic beach wedding pictures where it seems like you are on a completely deserted beach.

If you have decided to get married on Sanibel or even if you are still considering the different Florida beach locations for your wedding there are definitely plenty of great options here on our shell covered beaches. Sanibel Island is that perfect tropical island with a quiet laid back vibe. I think it is truly the best romantic wedding destination you will find without leaving the country.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you are looking for more information or would like to hear about our personal experiences at each resort. I have had the opportunity to photograph weddings and special events at all of these properties many times and would be happy to share our experiences and talk to you about what we can do at each venue to create the most unique and special wedding pictures for your day too!

Next up! The best wedding venues on Captiva Island. Check back for my thoughts on those extra special venues too!
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