Family Photography in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL

Family portraits are a gift you give yourself, your children, and generations to come.

Each family has a unique personality and dynamic. At Jonathan Fanning Photography, we love to capture what makes your family different. Every session is tailored to suit your and your loved ones’ wants and needs to truly reflect who you all are.

Jonathan Fanning strives to capture the essence of your family. Whether your family feels the most together at the beach, during a sunset, or at the park where your children play sports, we will create an unforgettable and happy experience for you. We can document these tender moments that you’ll always treasure.

We do milestone photographs, family portraits, holiday photos, and even “just because” photoshoots. No matter what reason you decide to schedule a shoot, Jonathan Fanning will display your family’s bond and love with images that you’ll cherish for years to come. Schedule a family photoshoot today!

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What You Can Expect From a Family Photoshoot with Jonathan Fanning

Our clients describe our family portrait sessions as fun, relaxed, innovative, and timeless.

To create unique images of your family, Jonathan likes to invite you to the studio or schedule a phone call to discuss ideas, talk about locations, and what to wear on the day of your session.

On the day of the photoshoot, we work at a relaxed pace so you don’t even realize you’re having your family portrait taken. This ensures you’re having fun and that the images are natural, allowing Jonathan to create unique pieces of art for your home.

Family portraits play an important role in building family history. We start by photographing the entire family together, then we move on to breaking up by groupings in any combination that you like!

Create the Perfect Holiday Cards With a Professional Family Photoshoot

The holidays bring families together which makes it the perfect time to schedule a family portrait session. With family members coming in from out of town, it is worth it to document one of the times of the year where everyone is finally together.

From matching Christmas pajamas to elegant Hanukkah dinners to New Years’ celebrations, we can capture it all. We are also experienced with newborn photography and can capture your baby’s first holiday season.

At Jonathan Fanning, we value communication and work to provide an effortless process for all of the families that choose to book with us. From your first time contacting us to the day of the shoot, we will guide you and your loved ones the entire way. Whether you need a list of locations to take photos at or outfit recommendations, we have your back. So when it comes to the day of your family portraits, all you need to worry about is showing up.

Make your Quinceañera Even More Special With a Photoshoot

A quince is one of the most important days of a young lady’s life. Capture your quinceanera’s beauty, grace, and style by booking a photoshoot with Jonathan Fanning.

We can offer the quinceanera and her family a memorable experience with our dedicated customer service before, during, and after the photoshoot. We’ll guide the quinceanera through the photo process, decide on locations (church, beach, venue, etc.), and help pick poses in which she’ll feel the most confident.

Senior Portraits

Allow Jonathan Fanning to make your high school senior’s portraits a moment they’ll never forget. Seize your senior’s personality and style in a photoshoot with locations that mean something to them and clothing that reflects who they are. Jonathan Fanning is here to go above and beyond so that your seniors will have pictures they’ll cherish for years to come.

Our Process: How to Schedule a Portrait Session

  1. Contact us using one of our website forms or give us a call 727-851-9965
  2. Discuss the fine details, including the date of your photo shoot, clothing recommendations, your vision, other planning tips, and pay your session fee
  3. Shoot (in-studio or on-location)
  4. Review your photographs and place your order
  5. We retouch your photographs and process your order
  6. Pick up your order

Why Choose Us?

  • We create elegant timeless photographs that you will LOVE and cherish forever
  • Over 15 years of experience
  • We help guide you in posing and clothing suggestions
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • Payment plans available
  • All ordered image(s) include retouching i.e. removal of stray hairs, blemishes, wrinkles, whiten teeth, etc.
  • We are just awesome


“I have enlisted Jonathan’s expert photography skills and service several times over the past two years, and can say without reservation that I have been beyond completely satisfied with the process and its results.”  – Carolyn T

“I don’t know what to say. Thank you for capturing the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. But that doesn’t convey the emotions I’m overwhelmed with when I look at them. Perhaps the proper words will come to me after I’ve had time to absorb them all.” – Allison M

“Jonathan is the best! He photographed my family of Four perfectly at Ft. Desoto. We have an 18 month and 3 1/2 year old. He kept things running smoothly and knew all the best spots to shoot at. He helped me print some larger prints for framing so I could gift them. They will be treasured forever. Thanks Johnathan <3” – Christie L.

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Photography

What is your payment schedule?

Portrait sessions require a non-refundable retainer (session fee) upon booking. Digital images & print products are to be purchased separately. Print orders require a minimum of 50% with the remaining 50% due upon pick-up. Digital orders require payment in full. Payment plans are available.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit card, cash, or check.

Do you travel?

We sure do! We’ve had the opportunity to serve our clients in New York City, Rhode Island, Georgia, Colorado, Kentucky, Las Vegas, and North Carolina.

Inclement Weather

If we find that weather is less than optimal, we reserve the right to reschedule your portrait appointment to our next available opening. During the summer months, we typically book two dates in the event of rain. Oftentimes we cannot make the final call until 1-2 hours prior to the scheduled shoot. 

How will I view my images?

After the session, we will schedule a time for you to come to the studio and view your portraits in our projection room. Please have all decision-makers present at this time as the order must be placed at this time.

Online viewing is also available for clients who are out of town, though we recommend viewing your portraits in our studio. Our viewing technology gives you a much better idea of color and cropping. Additionally, we can adjust the size to give you a true idea of how your photographs will look on your walls.

Where can I have my family portraits taken?

Your family portraits can be taken in our studio or on-location such as a park, beach, your home, or a downtown setting. We are happy to send you samples of locations that we love to shoot.

What time of day is best for environmental portraits?

We recommend scheduling shoots for early morning or late afternoon.

Do you retouch (enhance) your portraits?

Yes. All portrait orders are fully enhanced (removal of stray hairs, blemishes, wrinkles, whiten teeth, etc).

Do you offer gift certificates?

We sure do. 

Can I bring my pet to my family portrait?

Yes, absolutely! We do however recommend bringing someone to help wrangle. 

When is the best time to do newborn photos?

We recommend within the first 10-14 days to get the essence of newborn photography. 

What should we wear?

We get this question a lot and are here to assist in clothing recommendations.
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