American Photo Pro LLC – Sanibel Island Florida Photographer, Wedding Photographer bio picture

    My name is Geoffrey Barnes. I live and work here on Sanibel Island, Florida. I spend the better part of my days making people look great in pictures. Whether you want a portrait with that special someone or your entire family, give me a call: (239)222-8988. Unlike going to a stuffy formal portrait studio, having your pictures taken here in paradise is Fast, Fun & Easy! I have photographed everything from weddings, newborn babies, engagements to entire family reunions. Chances are that while you are reading this I am taking pictures or editing a recent project. While I live here on Sanibel, I am fortunate to have been invited to travel across the country to photograph weddings and events. I keep up with the latest styles and techniques by attending workshops with internationally acclaimed artists. Sanibel and the surrounding islands and beaches are a beautiful, comfortable, tropical location. It makes a great backdrop for your portraits. Whatever the occasion, capture the moment with high-definition, professional photographs to last for generations.

This is Chris.  I had met Chris on a few occasions before our session. I had a good idea in mind for his session but we never got a chance to talk about what that would be ahead of time. As it turned out he was on the same wavelength.  His wardrobe was a great match for the Fort Myers downtown scene and yacht basin.




Really. I am not a bird photographer. I don’t have the patience. Birds don’t pay me to to take their picture so why would I bother. There are those who photograph birds and actually sell the pictures. I call those people lucky. The only reason I mention any of this is because I caught myself taking a picture of a bird today. Worse than that I took several pictures. What’s even worse is I was crawling through the sand on my hands and knees trying to get a good close angle on a bird. No, I haven’t lost it! I did that a long time ago when I turned to photography as a career. What got me doing this was the fact that I had a neat little Canon point and shoot with me called the G12. It’s about the best “point & shoot” style camera you can buy.  The second thing that got me looking like an idiot, lying down in the sand with the waves crashing over my feet was there was a rather rare bird called snowy plover that was actually getting close enough for this shot. I hope I never stoop to this level again, but I can see what gets those bird guys & gals hooked. So here he is, my Snowy Plover in front of the Gulfside Place condominium, Sanibel Island, Florida.