Family Photography in St. Petersburg, FL

Photographs preserve family memories for years to come. Schedule a family photo shoot today!

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. At Jonathan Fanning Studio & Gallery, 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!

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

Our Process

  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 photoshoot, 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 14 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

New Beginnings

Below is our guide to planning priceless portraits of your new baby. Planning to capture fleeting moments of intimacy… a new chapter in the life of your family.

~ Images of love ~
Rarely can a single photograph capture the priceless heart-touching emotions you feel about your newborn. But a beautifully conceived image collection can… by revealing the artful nuances of expression, physical charm, and heartfelt emotion that characterize the fleeting days of infancy. The result can be a truly artful view of family relationships that creates an exceptional decorative focal point for your home.
~ The art of infancy ~
Tiny feet and hands…delicate features and expressions: Your newborn truly is a work of art! Let us create your own very special artwork…an enchanting composite or individual portrait featuring those charming physical characteristics that fill your heart with so much love.
~ Baby’s first year ~
At no time in your child’s life will changes occur so rapidly as they do during the first year and early childhood years that follow. In what seems like the blink of an eye, a tiny helpless bundle is transformed into an active, robust, and inquisitive youngster. These changes have already begun! Capture each developmental stage of the first year and beyond!
maternity-photographer-tampa-florida-~ The joyful bonds of family ~
Nothing illuminates the meaning of family more than the arrival of a new baby. Whether a first child or a new little brother or sister, a newborn writes a fresh new chapter in the life of a family. Preserving those precious days in portraits is truly an act of love. It is so hard to put into words the love you feel toward the tiny new life in your care. Fortunately, that blissful emotion can be captured in a heart-touching portraits that depict the priceless bonds between parent and child. As your child grows older, there’s no better way to show how much you treasure those special moments when everything was new and you had so much to learn about each other!
~ Decorating with style ~
Portraits that include parents with the newborn or portraits of the new baby alone are appropriate in either color or black and white, depending on your decorative intent. Life-like color portraits can blend with any decor; and black-and-white images possess the capacity to create drama and convey emotion. Either style will stand the test of time, and when displayed prominently in your home they will convey warmth and character.
What better way to demonstrate how you feel about your child than to decorate your home with portraits made at important milestones in his or her life!
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Do you have a precious old family photo that has been damaged or faded over time? Jonathan Fanning is also an expert at digital photo restoration, image retouching, and colorization!

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 remaining 50% due upon pick-up. Digital orders require payment in full. Payment plans 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 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.