Value and Professionalism since 1971.
for you. Photography for your Business.
Click a button below
to take you to that page! They are
"portals" that bring you to a wealth of imagery.
Welcome to our site and
our studio...that's right...a
real studio for 40 years (see
below) with a real staff, real hours and outstanding customer service. Our
site is extensive and because it is filled with images, tends to be a
lengthy load ...but be patient...we
think it's worth the wait. Lots of things are different about our site.
You could be down the road in Naples (FL) or across the Atlantic in Naples
(Napoli, Italy) and after viewing our site, you would gain a complete
understanding of our art, products, and services, whether you are ready
for an amazing portrait or business headshot, a senior, wanting to join Gary
on a travel adventure and lecture, or a corporation looking for an annual report.
Our pages are VERY deep (long). That saves you from forwarding to a
zillion different pages. We have opted for content rather than glitz...although
you can see glitz with the commercial and senior slideshows on our
site. All too often one sees mediocre photography disguised by jazzy
web-design. Our clients can see beyond that. Seniors
can some very hip webshows and see some YouTube uploads and smartphone
video share. And by
the way, did we mention how much fun we are to work with? Read our
BLOG (Testimonial button on the
left) Click to see> Image
of the Month
(Travel,Fine Art, Senior, Commercial or Portrait...it's always changing.
Enjoy the images!
Gary W. Sweetman, FDPE, FSA, CPP, Q. Th. and the
studio with the colorful paint scheme.
Mr. Sweetman's work has been published nationally, he
has given programs internationally, has been an international professional
photographic juror and has been bestowed the prestigious Life Membership
from the Florida Professional Photographers in addition to his many
degrees mentioned above. Interested in having Gary speak to your
organization? We have a new Program
& Lecture link. How might we serve you?
Yes, we are SUPER-Guarantee approved!
Please call for an appointment!
FAX: 941-749-1398 (call for approval: daytime only)
Postal address: 2904 Manatee Avenue West. Bradenton, FL 34205
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30-5:15, Fridays until
2:30. Of course, evenings & weekends welcomed
Summer Hours: (Best to call first. Our
outgoing message will give exact weekly hours and vacation closing times.
Generally Mon-Thurs. Open from 9:30-5:15, Friday
9:30-12 (often closed
between 12-1 for lunch.)
Directions: See interactive Google Map below.
The new exit # for I-75 is 220-B....west to Gulf
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image below to view a brief slideshow. Portraits of Imagination-The
Magic of an Artist. You need to have the latest version of QuickTime which
supports mp4 files...Enjoy.
Company Profile & What we do.
Since 1971 Gary W. Sweetman (FDPE, FSA, CPP, Q.Th)
has been providing consumer and commercial clients with innovative,
dynamic photography and digital imaging for Southwest Florida
delivered on time and on budget.
Portraits: children, families, seniors,
fashion/model portfolios, maternity and intimate portraiture, actor and
musician headshots, reunions in studio or on location. And yes, even hard-to-do passports
Events: mitzvahs, reunions,
corporate meetings, lecture coverage (weddings for existing clients only)
Photo Copy and Restoration: Amazing results
with seemingly impossible originals. Hand coloring.
DVD and Slideshows: from new imagery we
create or from you existing photos. Perfect for memorial and celebration
event. Scanning slides and prints to CD and DVD.
Fine Art: From creation and sale of limited
edition photos to copy work for visual artists creating repro ready files
for giclee prints, postcards (which we can help with the graphic design)
and web/Facebook postings.
|Legal, Personal Injury Photography, Photo Verification,
Testimony, Surveillance video enhancement, Expert Witness services:|
Framing/Printing: We complete your portrait
purchase with a fab selection of easel back and wall frames...all at great
prices. We represent several printers that turn our photographs and great
graphic design into your next project.
Stock Photography: 45 years of local,
regional and travel images ready to go.
Trips/Travel/Speaking and Pro Services:
Gary as lecturer, trip leader, Overseas Adventure Travel representative
and photographic instructor, photographic judge and infrared
Studio Rental: Full
capabilities, compound cyclarama, oversize load-in doors. Shooting loft.
Commercial: DigiPix-Business photography
for the 21st Century, Architectural, Healthcare, Manufacturing
specialties. Catalog and Illustrative advertizing, in studio or on
Video: Transfer of 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, beta
and VHS video tape to DVD with music or voice overs. Surveillance video
Want to see some only on the web specials?
In 1984 we moved to our 4000+ sq. ft. studio which was
the first photography studio conceived and constructed on Florida's West
Coast by Architect Wm. C. Zoller and won an AIA award for its unique and
functional construction. Many of the specialized spaces benefit portrait
and business clients with features that speed production and enhance the
product. We have be designated #1 Photography Studio by the Bradenton
Herald for several years. In 2014 and 2015 we were voted BEST in the
Sarasota Herald Tribune. In 2006 we received the Manatee County Chamber of
Commerce's Annual Beautification award. Long before it was fashionable to
be a green business, Mr. Sweetman
environmental concerns and conservation have played a significant role
Many of our clients are choosing Black and White Portraiture
Out of town? Travel welcomed! Although Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida (including
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch,
Venice, Englewood, Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto,
Ellenton, Parrish, Anna Maria, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Port Charlotte,
Punta Gorda, Ft. Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Bonita Springs, Naples,
Vanderbilt Beach, Arcadia & Sebring) constitute our main market area,
our out of town assignments, both commercial and wedding have taken us
across the country and beyond. From professionally lecturing in Sweden, to
photographing a 5th generation Bermudan woman's wedding in Paget,
Bermuda, our clients desire for distinctive, innovative imagery has fueled
the creative fires for more than 40 years. What can we do for you?
Gary W. Sweetman Photography and Digital
Imaging for Southwest Florida, serving the Gulf Beaches, Anna Maria,
Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Manasota Key, Casey
Key, Sanibel, Captiva, Arcadia, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Naples,
with quality value and professionalism since 1971. Wedding photographer in
Sarasota, Wedding photographer, custom albums, coffee table books,
maternity photos, belly portraits, senior portraits, beach pictures,
senior pictures on the beach, photographer, black and white photos, green
screen, infrared, IR, commercial photographer, assignment photographer,
model headshots, model portfolio and comp cards, photorestoration,
biometric compliant passport photos, UK passport photos, British
passports, Canadian Passports, facial recognition compliant passport
photos, fine family portraits, professional pictures, old photo fix up,
bridal portraits, progressive photographer, wedding dvd, slideshow dvd,
weddings on dvd, custom wedding album. Crosley Estate Ritz Carlton,
Longboat Key Club, Colony beach & Tennis Resort weddings. And a
whole lot more.