Author archives: Jonathan

Why a professional headshot is important for business :: Saint Petersburg Photographers

Why a professional headshot is important for business Having a professional business portrait on your “about us” page will give your business a personal touch that it needs for people to see whom they are doing business with and makes your business seem friendlier. This also allows people to put a face to the name and will help with your first impression and helps establish that important long-term business relationship with your clients. A good business headshot will also give people an idea of your personality before they meet you. A smile portrays approachability, while a serious look portrays determination. It is important to think about how you would like to portray yourself to someone who has never met you. In my opinion, business professionals who are: attorneys, financial brokers, financial advisors, business consults, and accounting work best for more of a serious expression, whereas professionals in marketing, real estate agents, and sales agents should have a nice professi[...]

St Petersburg Event Photography :: Great Explorations Night At The Brewseum

St Petersburg, Florida Event Photography I had so much fun doing event photography for the annual Great Explorations Night At The Brewseum event in St. Petersburg, Florida. The event benefited Great Explorations Children's Museum. Guests were able to taste local craft brews, enjoy live music, food and play fun games. If you are hosting a special event and need an event photographer, please do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free consultation 727-851-9956

Clearwater Photo Restoration Service

Clearwater, Florida Photo Restoration Services We recently had the pleasure of restoring this old cherished photograph for a new client the other day of her when she was a baby. As you can see, the photo was pretty damaged with fading and a few other damaged spots. We have been specializing in restoring old photographs since 2007. If you would like to get your free estimate to restore your own photographs, please do not hesitate to contact us

NYC Wedding Photographer :: Arik & Nicole

I just received this wonderful thank you note from my amazing clients, Arik and Nicole. I had such a blast photographing their beautiful wedding and then also doing a portrait session in New York City! Thank you Arik and Nicole for your kind words! Be sure to check out their NYC back in the dress session

St Petersburg Headshot Photography :: Lori

St Petersburg Headshot Photography I recently had the pleasure of doing a headshot photoshoot the other day for Lori who is a Principal Solution Consultant at Oracle NetSuite. She was in need of a new business headshot for an upcoming Las Vegas presentation that she is doing at Oracle Suiteworld next month. I photographed her on both a black and a white background to give two completely, yet simple looks. She was so much fun to work with and love how her new headshots came out!

St Pete Florida Boudoir Photographer :: Ms T

St petersburg, FL Boudoir Photography We recently had the pleasure of doing a boudoir photography photoshoot for Ms. T as a birthday gift to her boyfriend here in our studio.  She had us make an album and gave it to him as a gift and sent us this note after she gave it to him: "I just wanted to let you know yesterday I gave him the photos from the boudoir shoot! He absolutely LOVED it! His expression was everything! He kept going back, opening the album, and repeating "These are gorgeous!". Think he was a little stunned, which was amazing to see! Thank you so much for helping me make his birthday special. I truly appreciate it and loved working with you. I had a blast doing the shoot, and appreciate your assistant helping as well! She was a lifesaver to me! lol" Thank you so much Ms. T for your kind words and for letting us use these three photos from your boudoir photoshoot!

Saint Petersburg Headshot Photography :: Tiffany

Professional Headshot Photography I recently had the pleasure of creating new professional business headshots for hair and makeup artist, Tiffany Paige of ProArtistry by Tiffany Paige here at the studio the other day.  She was needing a new business portrait to use for her website, social media, and other promotional material. Tiffany has pursued her passion for all things beauty since becoming licensed in 2012. Since then, she has specialized in salon and on location hair, makeup, and individual lash services for all occasions.

Wedding Proposal Photography :: Saint Petersburg Florida :: Shivraj & Vaishali

Saint Petersburg, FL Proposal Photography It was such a pleasure photographing Shivraj propose to his beautiful girlfriend (now fiancee) Vaishali. He had planned a special weekend for the two of them at the Don CeSar and arranged a portrait session and for me to capture him "popping the question" We seriously could not have asked for more of a beautiful sunset! They make such a cute couple and was blessed to be a part of it all. Photographing the proposal is becoming more than just a "trend" People are starting to realize what an important day in their life it truly is and is a wonderful milestone to document. As a photographer, I feel that it is my responsibility to guide my clients on how to achieve the perfect wedding proposal. Sometimes I am hiding in the bushes being very discreet and other times I am conducting a portrait session and then waiting for the right moment to have my client "pop the question" If you or someone you know would like to discuss options to photogr[...]

Saint Petersburg Photo Restoration Services :: Kind words from a recent client

Saint Petersburg Photo Restoration Services I recently had the pleasure of restoring this old photograph for a client who wanted to surprise his wife with a “just because gift” and was asked to keep communication strictly through email as he did not have a cell phone and did not want to risk her answering the phone when I called to inform him that the restoration work was completed and ready to be picked-up. A few days after Don picked up his photo restoration, I received this lovely email from him: “Hello Jonathan:       Status report on your art and restoration work on the mini photo of the four beach girls. I framed the 8x10 in a PRINZ distressed drift wood frame with a nice cluster of shells on two opposing corners and left it on a white antique wicker nightstand in our bedroom while my wife Margot was out with friends. When she arrived and went into the bedroom, I heard he say from the room: "Where did you get that picture?" "How did you get it?"  "I love it" I explained to he[...]

Saint Petersburg Headshot Photography Studio :: Sandra

Saint Petersburg Headshot Photography Yesterday, I had the pleasure of creating some new business portraits for Sandra who was needing a few new headshots for her job.  Here is what she said about her experience working with me: "What a great experience! I usually prefer a trip to the dentist over getting my picture taken, but Jonathan actually made the experience enjoyable. Conversation flowed and I was able to relax and allow him to do his magic! I ended up with several business pictures and I have already received numerous compliments on them. I highly recommend Jonathan Fanning Studio & Gallery to anyone who suffers from 'photo phobia'!" Thank you, Sandra for your kind words!