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Sanibel, Cape Coral and Fort Myers Firework Times – Photography Tips

Nothing says summer in Fort Myers more than fireworks on the Fourth of July! If you are planning a trip to any of Southwest Florida’s local beaches on the Fourth, here are the firework times. Fireworks start at dusk at all locations and dusk on the 4th will be approximately 9 PM.

Fourth of July Fireworks from The City of Fort Myers will be located on the Caloosahatchee River viewable from Centennial Park at dusk. Directions via Google Maps

The Fort Myers Beach Independence Day Fireworks display on July 4th will be located off of the Ft Myers Beach Fishing Pier at the Lynn Hall Park, Times Square area at dusk. Directions via Google Maps

The Sanibel Island 4th of July Fireworks display usually takes place from Bailey Road, but the best viewing is from the Sanibel Causeway. Directions via Google Maps

The Cape Coral Red White & Boom Fireworks Celebration takes place after dark from the Cape Coral Bridge on the Fourth of July. Directions via Google Maps

If you plan on photographing fireworks this Independence Day, here are a few tips: use a tripod, try longer shutter speeds, use a low ISO speed (this will keep the light of the fireworks crisp) and most of all don’t use a flash!

Looking for a Wedding Photographer for your wedding on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, or Captiva Island? Please contact Leap Year Photography for your wedding photography.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner

You can tell Valentine’s Day is just around the corner with the movie previews playing at the theater. We saw previews for Bride Wars and The Proposal before The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Did you know Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose?  As Fort Myers wedding and engagement photographers — we know! Right after Valentine’s Day, calls for engagement photo sessions and wedding photography always increase.

Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is February 14… We would love to hear about your Valentine’s Day plans – whether they be in Ft Myers, Sanibel Island, or California. Drop us a note and if a proposal is in the details, consider us for your engagement and wedding photographer! Plus, now you have two romantic comedy movie ideas:

Bride Wars

Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), best friends since childhood, are always there for each other, through good times and bad. Even their respective bridal engagements happen within hours. Together they plan their weddings, each to take place at New York’s ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. But a clerical error and subsequent clash in wedding dates pits the two brides against each other in a competition that quickly escalates into all-out war.

The Proposal

A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Woodpecker Wake Up in Fort Myers

We woke up to a nice treat this morning! A Pileated Woodpecker was in the yard. This photograph was from a good distance away, he was about a foot tall!

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