If immitation is the sincerest form of flattery… Copy this…. Cleopatra Photography {ROCK the DRESS} Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach Bridal Photography

Hi Everyone!!! SO…. here I am with the latest and greatest from the one and only beautiful K!!!

If you’re wondering why this post is titled what it is…  I’m just going to throw it right out there…. recently in browsing my competitions blogs etc… I started noticing a trend….

Yes, we all use the same locations… but I am me and they are them…

To all of my loyal clients and friends… You all know how much this disturbed me at first… but in the end… I am an artist…

 people emulate what they love right?

The title wasnt meant to be cocky… just making a point… If your going to outright copy me, have a little more couth and at least don’t post my exact same shots on your blog!

OK rant over!!! SOOOOO today was amazing! It even exceeded my expectations!

This chick is a straight up TROOPER! Getting some of these shots included running through the rain (dress hiked up and umbrella in hand!)

We were the hottest thing to happen in EVER at the Washabout Laundry mat in North Fort Myers!!!

Look for this girl in VOGUE on day my friends…

she’s got “IT”

K, as usual… you rocked my lense! Thank you so much for an amazing time…


xoxo – A


Right before K got in the water…. these little girls ran up and were wondering why she was “so crazy” for putting her gorgeous dress in the ocean…. hilarious…

One day they’ll understand, or maybe they wont! hahaha

and last shot of the night….

The show goes on….. with more of K’s {ROCK the DRESS} session…. Cleopatra Photography – Bridal photographer Fort Myers and Naples

Ok SO as Everyone knows…

I usually edit pics right away from sessions and throw them on the blog..

well with this gorgeous bride, I cant seem to stop editing and sharing!!!!

So with that being said.. enjoy more of K…

she definately rocks this dress…

Oh and look for more later tonight!!!!

xoxo – A

The newly-wed Mrs. T {ROCKS the DRESS} Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers and Naples bridal photography Fort Myers and Naples “trash the dress” photography

Hello Hello!!!!

So can I just say I feel all out of sorts today because my sidekick is without a phone!!!! anywho…

Today I met with K to do her “Rock the dress” session…. originally we were calling these Trash the dress sessions…. but I don’t really think that describes what I do… or what this type of session really stands for…

In my mind, a Rock the dress session is all about showing off how amazing you look in that GOWN!!!

You spent less than a full day in it and its going to sit in a closet until you pass it on to your daughter…. I know…. I understand….

BUT before you send it off to the cleaners…


if your not exactly sure what I mean… you’ll know by the end of this post! 😉

So anyhow, I picked up K bright and early and we headed to the first spot… a field…

a crappy… cruddy… abandoned… “lot” if you will….

 When I saw it, I said… oh this is soooo perfect… and “dark” and even though I have never seen ANY of the twilight movies or the Harry Potter series for that matter…

I said… Ooooh thats so “twilight-ey” and perfect for her dress…

So we were off… Can I just say this girl knows how to WORK the camera!!!

it doesn’t take much direction from me to pull amazing images out of her! …. SOOO greatful for this lady!

Quick side note: I once had someone tell me…

“I would never do that in real life” referring to the way I was asking her to stand….

I asked her if she’d seen my website?

Her response,



“Then trust me.”

So after a quick run into Downtown Fort Myers we ran to our second location…

a “TOP SECRET” exclusive spot ladies and gents!

ask me how… I’ll make your photos stand out too;)

On to the premier of

ROCK the DRESS by Cleopatra Photography

then on to location #2

This actually drove by… and I said.. Oh wouldnt it be cool if we could use that! and low and behold.. It parked and wahllla!

and last but certainly not least!

Location # 3

The roof

Fort Myers “Mob Wives” and some hunky husbands…. help celebrate 25 years of bliss… Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers and Cape Coral Event Photography

Ok everyone….just a quick tease for now…. More… Much more later….

oh and if you were wondering why this post is titled, “Mob wives” because that was the first thing I thought when I saw this shot…. I told the ladies to look “fierce” in my best Tyra impersonation

okay….. now here is the whole group

The adoreable grand-babies!!!

The handsome other halfs of the lovely ladies up top….

A little taste of the afterparty surprise!

One more of the DIVAS…looking Oh so Kardashian here….;)

and last but certainly not least….

The whole family again…. with “SWAG”

Hurricane Tate… Part 2 of a tease for the tates….. Cleopatra Photography Lovers Key wedding photography

Hi Everyone!!! Ok here I am with part two of this cute couples post!

Ok so to set the tone for everyone… It was a gorgeous and hot sunny Florida day when I first met up with K and J at their Hotel….. We got some awesome shots and literally stopped traffic to take their First Look shots…. which by far were the most fun and amazing first look pics I’ve ever done! (After their first look their audience cheered and horns honked it was amazing….)

K and J Thank you so much for trusting me and allowing me to push this to the limit!!!

and hey after all… we did pull off a first look in the middle of traffic filled streets that totally rocked….so why not right?

So as the day progressed I watched the sky get more grey and darker….

Those of you who aren’t from Florida probably don’t understand what its like when it rains on the beach….

Can you say Typhoon???!!!!!

So After about an hour and a half on the beach… and luckily after the ceremony… the rain came… and she came with avengence!

Of course having to get my equipment out of the weather, and most importantly sand storm!

I left the event while everything was moved inside and ran home to post a quick blog…


Right before the rain came…. I said to K and J …lets go back out on the beach and take just a couple more shots before it rains…. just incase….(even though I knew the rain was definately coming, and fast!!!!)

In that 10 minutes…. we managed to grab some of my favorite shots from the entire day…

Anyways… enjoy part two!


Absolutely Loved this shot from the first look….. check out her amazing dress and all the detail!

These two are so much fun!!! The entire day was filled with moments like this….

and this….

and this….

I usually don’t feature “formals” but I liked this set! A LOT….;) so I share

a little look at the reception before “Hurricane Tate” rolled onto shore….

Got my Ray bans on and I’m feelin hella cool toniiighhht…yeeeaaaahhh

I saw the clouds rolling in…. brought them back on the beach, and this is when the magic happened…..

one more ring shot because I said so… and because I love this custom ring…

One from a really touching moment during a speech by the brides best man!

and last but not least… one more from ” the dream sequence” as named by my husband….;)

downnnn,set….get engagement pictures! Cleopatra Photography {You & Me} – Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers Beach engagement and wedding photography

Hi everyone!!!! If your here for the first time in a while…. take a peek at the wedding below this post! Mother Nature had her way with the day… but not before those images… sooooo I WIN!

Anyhow, I am super excited to post this blog… This cute couple was referred to me by a previous You & Me couple… A and T!

Can I just say… ladies, Please take these ladies advice and spice it up! the outfits were killer! I absolutely LOVED the pink dress M!!

I love couples like these two, because they were ready to have fun and ready to cuddle from the moment I said go!…. they made their time with me count and definitely killed it!

M and D, Thank you so much for asking me to capture these important moments in the beginning of what will surely be an amazing union.

I wish you all the best and would love to see you in the future!

Enjoy your sneak peek.

love this action shot!

ok…. time to get serious… and an outfit change!….. loved the pink ensemble!

Can you say Fierce….?

a little more fun!

and the last number was just amazing for under the pier….. LOVE . these. images.

and last but certainly not least….

*UPDATED* a tease for the Tates…… Cleopatra Photography Weddings Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key Photography

Hi Everyone…. I am super crazy busy, and with all the editing I have going on, I literally had to stop somewhere and “finish” this blog post…well for now atleast;)

 I am going to write so much more about their story later today so please check back!!!

If your a working mommy then you understand why my blogs are all posted after dark or at 2 a.m (either or)! lol

SO without further ado… PART 1 of this 2 part post… “we’ll start from the beginning”, with this amazing first look (

you may remember K and J from their killer engagement shoot with me last year  I was 8 mths preggo!!!! )

and on that note…. I’ll end with one of my favs from the day…. I saw a lot and gave a lot of these yesterday…

Thank you guys for making my birthday… One I’ll never forget

It’s Prom Season, and Cleopatra Photography is running a special! Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers and Estero Prom Photography!

Hi There High School seniors!!!

Want to get some amazing pictures taken of you and your friends before prom??

Look no further!!!

Contact Cleopatra Photography and ask for details about a mini-session package!! It includes 8 wallets, 2 5 x 7 prints and and 8 x 10.

All for ONLY $50.00 per couple!!!!!

I’ll even email you proofs to use on your facebook pages!!!!

I’m also looking for juniors to be senior reps  at the local high schools that will get a FREE SESSION!!!!

check out my website and go to rockstars to see some examples!!


www.cleopatraphotography.com or contact me directly at 239-826-4539

or you can always email me!!!!


Happy Mothers Day from Cleopatra Photography!

Hi Everyone!

In honor of mothers day, I want to tell all the moms out there how much they are appreciated.

Each and every one of us owes you our existence…. like the old quote says.. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, their hearts forever….


Happy Mothers Day



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Hello from Sanibel Island… Cleopatra Photography – Sanibel Island Engagement, Children and Family Photography

Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking back in….  Its because of you all that I love my job! Today I met with a family traveling here from Michigan. They have been coming to Sanibel for about 10 years and this year they are celebrating 5 years married.

So to celebrate this occasion… they decided to come down here and renew their vows in a private ceremony on the beach.

They brought along their little guy… T… my little model who loves his mentos….

T and K, thank you so much for asking me to photograph you and your family! I had a great time and wish you all the best of luck!

Enjoy your sneak peak.