About SandBar Photography

SandBar specializes in Portraiture Art located in Fort Myers, Florida.

With over 1500 sessions and 10 years in business, we continue to create life as art. We believe everything is beautiful and family is everything!

Time stops for no one. Children are precious, people are temporary. All life is art and portraits last forever.

Because every family is unique and has a story to tell, we believe that no home should be without portraiture that captures time, legacy and love. We are ready to capture your story on canvas.

Our areas of expertise include

family photography, pet photography, maternity photography, and other related photography needs. Please visit our client testimonials.

Our Photographers:

May of 2007 Sandy & Barb founded “SandBar” Photography.

Barb Spratlin- Portrait Artist

Barb Spratlin- ( M.PHOTOG.) CPP, Co-Founder

Barb has been the recipient of Prestigious awards such as the South Eastern USA First Place award for Children’s Portraiture, Florida’s First Place award for Children Portraiture, Peoples Choice award at Florida Professional Photographers, Kodak Gallery Award, and Merits at the International Print Competition PPA.

She enjoys learning new techniques and strives for excellence in her work.  She is passionate about family and capturing the moments in life before the opportunity is gone.



In Memory of
Sandra Rose – Co-Founder
(5/19/1965 – 07/27/2017)

She was more than a pretty face behind a camera.  Sandy achieved her own level of success as a photographer. She created a place of beauty and grace through her art and faith.

She was awarded 2013 Album Designer of the year for PPA SWFL.

We honor Sandy’s love of portraiture art that will live on through SandBar in the Spirit of Excellence. Sandy’s dedication and passion for the craft in every photo we capture and every relationship we build will ever be a legacy in our hearts.

Award Winning Photography in Fort Myers, Florida

SandBar photography has been recognized on local, state, regional, national, and international levels for its art. The terms “Best of Show” and “1st Place” is synonymous with the legacy Sandy and Barb began in 2007 – the legacy Barb carries on in capturing beautiful memories for every client.

To name a few awards:

  • 2010 – 2012 Named Portrait Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of S.W. Fla.
  • 2013 Best Children’s Portrait in Southern US, Honorable SEPPA award, by the South Eastern United States Professional Photographers Association
  • 2013 1st Place Childrens Portrait State of Florida Professional Photographers
  • 2013 Album Designer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of S.W. Fla.
  • 2014 – Named Portrait Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of S.W. Fla.
  • 2015 received “Photographic Degree of Excellence” from state of Florida Professional Photographers association

Their works have been on display in National and International Shows in
Atlanta, Ga and New Orleans, LA, Arizona, Texas

About our Sessions:

On Location, we travel to your home or the beaches. Sanibel & Captiva Islands are some of our favorite beach settings for sunset portraits. We serve the South West Florida area Naples, Bonita, and Ft. Myers.


Tucked away in North Fort Myers in a native Florida setting, our SandBar studio is nestled among stately oaks and graceful palms. Our 5 acre property offers varied vignettes for families that desire outdoor photos.

Our indoor studio offers state of the art equipment, yet comfortably inviting offering a variety of backdrops, props, wardrobe, and children’s wear . We believe your session with us should be as memorable as your portraits.

Our Services:

  • Maternity
  • Newborns & baby plans
  • Children
  • Family portraits
  • Graduation
  • Engagement & Save the Date
  • Boudoir
  • Holidays
  • Special Events
  • Equine and Pets
  • Headshots for Commercial Business

Contact SandBar Photography and schedule your portrait session today to make your memories last a lifetime.