Happy Halloween Trunk or Treat and More! Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers Family Photography

Hi There! Here is a fun little glimpse at the Trunk or Treat, and face painting Halloween events Cleopatra Photography has been at during the past week!

Enjoy!!! Look out for my Little Pirate girl! and her deck hand G!

She kept saying ahoy maytees!


You may notice a familiar face… or 4 from this next photo! The gang was all there!







A little animated fun in the orange grove!!! Cleopatra Photography {You & Me} Engagement photography Fort Myers Florida

Hey Everyone! Just a little fun for you!!!  These two were so in to it! LOVE IT! Enjoy…. xx-A

Orange Grove Engagement Session – Cleopatra Photography {You & Me} Fort Myers and Naples Themed Engagement Photography

Hi Peeps,

Ok so ready for some fun! This shoot involves a little bit of everything! Well, everything I haven’t done anyways…

For today’s shoot we went out to a friend of a friend’s orange grove, and got some amazing shots!

A little history on these two…..

they love to travel, they love photography and all things shabby chic, and not to mention… They’re getting their majors at the same time!

When planning for this shoot, my mind just went wild with all the options… but as usual, I threw the book out as soon as we got there, and went right to “work”

The first stop included hopping a fence and listening to someone pop off a few rounds in the distance… of course after ducking for cover…we went further into the property… kidding…

no bullets came our way ! Thank goodness…

So at the first location we shot at, we found a really cool John Deere tractor that looked it’s age.. and an antique old overgrown bush-filled produce truck…SO COOL.

then we ducked into the greenhouse, Loved this spot too… so many lines!

okay, now on to the fun stuff… we got to the grove not a soul in sight.. and went to work, I spent “no time” decorating and staging and we were shooting…. I had a blast and love all the range in light… it was perfect…. golden and soft

P and B, I hope you had a great time too!!

Enjoy their day….. Our day, at the grove…

Can’t wait to see you guys again! Enjoy


LOVE this next image…. these two know how to laugh!!! and loud… ❤

what an awesome lighting situation… Can you say “stupid golden light?”


A Halloween themed Wedding not a detail missed….. Cleopatra Photography {i do} Fort Myers Sydney & Berne Davis Center – Wedding Photography

omG!!!! so where to begin.. this day was soo much fun, different and full of little surprises…

Let me start by saying I had my first ever, early and on time Bride, and,  late…. Groomzilla (self proclaimed.. 😉 )

On his way the groom was pulled over ! Luckily he was let go, and made it on time for some awesome shots!

There were bystanders looking on at the blocked road, wondering what all the commotion was about…..

I had a great time, I love THEMED weddings and of course this one took the cake for creative….

from the cupcakes with dry ice to the horror flick seat table names… they did a great job at making this their day…. They didn’t just look in some wedding magazine and say “I want that….”

T, FYI is my hairdresser and one of my  long time friends, long time friend.. if that makes any sense….

I’m so glad to have met this couple and been asked to photograph such a cool wedding! what a breath of fresh air!!!

To view some other “really cool” wedding photography check out our website at www.cleopatraphotography.com

This is definitely a two-part post… so enjoy this half for now… and I’ll see you Tomorrow

CONGRATS R and T!!! xox-A

its the puffin muffin’s cupcake time! Cleopatra Photography {Cleopatra’s Heart} Smash Cake Photography Fort Myers

my Happy Birthday Boy….

My little man is 1 year old… its cupcake time!…. Cleopatra Photography {Cleopatra’s Heart} Fort Myers baby and childrens photography

… so we always say that time flies, but I’m saying it again…

This year I have been through ups and downs. Suffered incredible losses, and had amazing accomplishments. Steady as I go…

here is my little man… The first set were actually taken a few days ago or a week ago, but trying to get the weather to cooperate has been …not so easy so we ended up on the patio as it pours….

His “smashing” of the cupcake was adorable…. he is so much like his sissy… first time with a cupcake (on their first birthday’s) and they were both clueless about how to act… its sooo funny! The guy didn’t really smash, he tasted… he carefully stuck his hands in the frosting first, and I had to help him get them to his mouth! I don’t think he knew it was to eat! At one point he screamed and waved his hands in the air before smiling super big showing me his two lonely bottom teeth… *sigh*

If you know anything about me… you know how I  feel  about holidays and celebrations…. my passion for photography and this little guy are whats keeping me today….

before I go… I saw this on Facebook this morning and copied it as my status…

This is so true, I actually held my breath reading it… and wanted to cry when I was done…

“As we grow up, we learn that the people that weren’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart-broken & you’ll break others hearts. You’ll blame a new love for things an old love did. You’ll fight with your best friend, you’ll cry because time is flying by & eventually you’ll lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely & love like you’ve never been hurt. Because every second you spend angry or upset, is a second of happiness you can never get back…”

Enjoy part one of my little man’s birthday session…





My Puffin and Muffin in the pumpkin patch…. Cleopatra Photography {My Heart} Fort Myers Childrens and Baby photography at Pumkin Patch

As I get ready for what we are calling a celebration, for my little man’s first birthday… There are so many things I am grateful for. My family. The people who love me… and support me.

All I ever wanted in life was to be a great friend, an amazing wife, and Successful. But above all those things , a mommy…. Not just a mother, but a mommy…. and a great one.

When I look at my babies, I feel an immense sense of responsibility, and see the definition of unconditional love….

but the greatest burdens I face, bear no weight on the heart or back of who I am as a mother.

When my babies look at me, I smile back… my heart is full. I know it’s all worth it, and I can do it. I’ll stop bawling now…. and share one last thing ….

The time I share with them is timeless and priceless… those memories are my legacy.

Second time there in a day!  it was muuuuuuch cooler and almost dark this time around.

G was exhausted and had no clue why he was sitting on these big orange thingies!

this is the famous G face…. he makes it when he is making a point… or drumming.

Meet E, 7 days old, the model vintage baby – Cleopatra Photography {newborns} Fort myers vintage newborn photography

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was a weird day with two shoots during the day and neither of them were at sunset!!! This one is an exciting post for me…. you may remember seeing A and E on the blog before for their maternity shoot at Lakes park!

This little guy made it into the world not as easily as his mommy and daddy had hoped…. but like all good things, he was worth the wait.

Meet my Nephew E… what a poser… he was super floppy just like I love my babies…

and being that I have known mommy longer than I’ve known her brother (my husband), she trusted me to pull off these shots… baby E was a roller! he was so strong he kept lifting his head and “leaning back”

So happy I was able to use the vintage suitcase , but even more happy I was able to use this awesome vintage stroller I found at GOODWILL (my local hangouts and time fillers)… it was in ok shape and with a little love, it looked like this… amazing!

I absolutely loved it, and how the shots came out…  Click here to see more Fort Myers Newborn Photography by Cleopatra Photography

These are a surprise for everyone seeing them from all over the place… little E has family everywhere!

I wanted them to be a surprise for someone else… maybe it still will be…. if they’re looking.


Enjoy baby E

and lastly… a full view of the stroller… so much fun… luv u little footballer

Modern Vintage Engagement session with a lovely couple in Downtown Fort Myers… Cleopatra Photography {You & Me} Downtown Fort Myers Engagement Photography

Oh my gosh , can I just say this will officially be the biggest post on the blog! and this is only part one my friends!!!! I am so excited to introduce these two to everyone!

It’s not everyday that I get to work with people who are so vibrant and easy-going! These two were my favorite kind of couple! They didn’t look at me and ask… ok what do we do? They were just themselves!!!! With a tiny bit of guidance they certainly blew me away….

They absolutely nailed their vogue look and are ready any day for the runway!

We moved around so much I as usual had my couple sweating… maybe it had a little bit to do with the humidity and a little to do with the martinis we were all sweating out? either way… had such a blast!

I wish I could start every session with a martini! To check out some more unique engagement photography by Cleopatra Photography click here

Any who… B and P, I can’t wait for part deux of your session! it will be amazing!

You guys totally rocked the lense right off the camera and I loved every minute of it! I had SOO much fun and can’t wait to do it again…

Enjoy your photos, and if you happen to see and extra bag show up with your luggage to Peru… it’s me… shhhh… 😉

Thank you so much S and J for telling B and P about me!!!!

This, ladies and gentlemen… is how you do ” fierce”…