The award-winning photography of Gary W. Sweetman (FDPE, FSA, CPP, Qualified Photographer) begins with you. Innovative ideas, when coupled with your personal requirements, become the foundation for an outstanding wall portrait that will be an object of beauty to be cherished for generations.

Our Legacy Portrait Sessions (Individuals, Couples, Families or Multi-Generational) include pre-session design, creation fees, props, a background change and/or a clothing change if desired. It also includes is our absolutely amazing retouching (basic). $199.  Mixed sittings or “Break-out sessions” (such as just “the kids” when doing a family portrait) within the same group are included. Extended family sittings are wonderful for family reunions. “Break-out” sessions are also included and offer great subject combinations. Prices vary based upon the number of “Break-outs,” but start at $299. Your sitting may be in your home, the beach, your boat or any other special location at additional charge. Since we specialize in wall portraiture, as an added incentive, you will receive fantastic discounts on any of our nine portrait packages!

OUR PORTRAIT PACKAGES are designed to give you our finest quality custom printing in all your wall portraits (16X20 and larger) while combining them with album-size and miniature prints. You will find our packages fit most gift giving needs...but if you need more, additional prints may be ordered as additions to packages (see back for pricing). As an added feature, poses may be mixed within a package. 

1-40X60      Reg. $2280.         1-20X24      Reg. $1080.        1-16x20      Reg. $1820.

2- 8X10       Save $ 621.        2- 8X10      Save $221.        2-11x14      Save $ 721.

2- 5X7         $1659. Pkg.        2- 5X7        $859. Pkg.          2- 8X10     $1099. Pkg.


1-30X40       Reg. $1590.        1-16X20     Reg. $980.          1-24X30      Reg. $1940.

2- 8X10        Save $ 421.      2- 8X10    Save $221.          1-16X20      Save $ 441.

2- 5X7          $1159. Pkg.      2- 5X7       $759. Pkg.          4- 8X10      $1499. Pkg.


1-24X30      Reg. $ 1280.     1-24X30     Reg. $2320.         1-20X24     Reg. $1520.

2- 8X10       Save $ 281.     2-16X20    Save $ 621.        1-16X20     Save $ 321.    

2- 5X7               $999. Pkg.            2- 8X10         $1699. Pkg.              2- 8X10             $1199.  Pkg.




Custom printing: reflects the highest standards of quality and care. Your portraits are hand-finished with special attention to cropping and print enhancement. Every custom print (11x14 and larger) is ready for framing after being carefully trimmed and mounted onto tempered hardboard and then sprayed with several coats of protective lacquer, eliminating the need for glass and creating a washable finish. Our amazing retouching is included, with further artwork available. (Such as “headswitches,” braces removals, extensive glare in glasses, lid and neck lifts, body contouring, and background changes) Certain portraits lend themselves to artist's canvas and canvas wraps, which can be created in any size. The portrait is then installed over stretcher strips and ready for framing.

 Standard printing: Prints are not mounted but are retouched and color corrected.  Extensive retouching is available.


WATERCOLOR FANTASIES, CANVASES & COMPOSITES: State of the art technology blends with the centuries old technique of handmade papers and canvases to create an art piece uniquely yours.  Reminiscent of Monet’s water lily paintings, the delicate tones and textures of a watercolor palette stylistically enhance each custom piece. In addition, we offer digital composites that can beautifully combine multiple heirloom images, text & even existing photos! Composites start at $85 plus print costs. 

Print Size   Custom Portraits   Duplicates        Add for Canvas Wrap  SAVE with Additions to Packages

40X60                $1899.                    $1399.                      + $499.

30X40                $1199.                    $  899.                      + $299.

24X30                $ 899.                     $  699.                      + $239.  

20X24                $ 699.                     $  499.                      + $199.  

16X20                $ 599.                     $  399.                      + $159.    

11X14                $ 299.                     $  199.                      + $  99.                 $159.95       

8X10                 $   99.                      $    69.                      + $  89.                   $49.95

5X7                   $   79.                      $    39.                                                      $29.95

4X5 or 4X6     $  49.                   $   19.                                            $14.95

WALLETS:  SINGLES -$ 9.95,   8 -$ 29.95,    48-$59.95  Facebook/Webshare/ Screensaver Images: $9.95

Holiday Cards (Custom 4x8 with photos/text/imprinting/envelopes  25 for $49.95 –then $1.89 each. Additional cards and sentiments may be viewed a www.stylart.com We are an authorized dealer.     

(Above prices are for Color or Black & White, Sepia or Blue Toning. Hand tinting is individually quoted, as are digital composites, where many elements and poses can be represented in a single photo.)

ABOUT CLOTHING AND MAKE-UP:  It's the little things that make a big difference in creating the perfect portrait. Listen carefully to your advisor during your portrait design consultation. Color choice, sleeve length, and accessories are extremely important. We have a resident professional stylist available for $79.00 to do your hair and makeup. One look at the "before and after" sample photos will convince you of her worth. If you or other members of your party wear glasses, stop by your optometrist to borrow a set of frames like yours without lenses or have your lenses popped out for the photography session. A great way to let other family members (particularly those who are out-of-towners) know what to wear for your group portrait is to use our website. We have links under “Legacy Portraiture” with Apparel Suggestions> BEACH APPAREL

ABOUT FRAMING: We offer a fine selection of frames to complement your portrait. Unlike most framers, there is never an installation or fitting charge on any of our frames. They are ready to hang with wire or saw-tooth hangers. Most of our easel-backed frames come gift-boxed, and again, the price includes installation, glass cleaning, and polishing. Your frame is your portrait's home within your home, and should be chosen with care. Keep us in mind for your framing needs!

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Gary W. Sweetman Photography has been serving its clients since 1971 with outstanding portraiture and innovative commercial photography. His exciting style of contemporary portraiture was born from a background of fashion and theater photography. He was production photographer for Asolo, the State Theater of Florida for 15 years. He was one of only 11 people since 1957 to receive his "Q" degree from the Professional Photographers of America for excellence in Theater photography. He also holds his C.P.P. degree from that organization. His commercial photography has appeared in G.Q., Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Progressive Architecture, Time and many others. Mr. Sweetman is a much sought after judge and lecturer, giving seminars to professional peers everywhere. He taught 2 seminars recently near Stockholm, Sweden on contemporary fashion lighting techniques. We were again voted the #1 Studio in the Bradenton Herald Readers' Poll for 2011 and #1 in 2014 with the Herald Tribune Poll.. Mr. Sweetman's portrait clients have included: Former first lady Barbara Bush, Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath, the late Helen Hayes, first lady of the American Theater, the late Governor and Mrs. Lawton Chiles and Governor & Mrs. Jeb Bush.. We welcome the opportunity to create your very special portrait. Artistically, the Digital Revolution has fully enabled Mr. Sweetman’s vision. How might we serve you?