Tropical Focus

Photography Services That Make a Difference

Now in St Pete, FL too!

Bob Schlesinger, Photographer

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Located on beautiful St. John in the US Virgin Islands, Tropical Focus fills a critical need for consistent professional grade photography services that are both reasonably priced and quickly available.
Now Also available for photography services in the St Pete, FL area!


Island elopements, intimate weddings, and good old fashioned family vacation portraits all deserve quality images for lasting memories. Tropical Focus has the experience needed to catch those extraordinary moments in your lives.

You will love our reasonably priced packages that let you choose your final products to match your budget and your needs.

Make your reservation for a photo shoot today!


Island real estate, whether a private residence or short-term vacation rental villa, is an investment that deserves a quality photo shoot. Capture the magical essence of the tropics and what makes your own property unique with just a single photo - you will get all of that and more from Tropical Focus.

Promote your short-term vacation rental property, or sell your private residence more quickly with photos that make a difference. Our money-back guarantee is our commitment to fine service.


Photographer Bob Schlesinger utilizes a low-impact approach for his island photography sessions that minimizes the need for much bulky equipment and costly assistants.

Emphasis is on natural lighting using creative techniques and augmented by strobe flashes and reflectors when needed.

There is never a location fee for a St. John photography session.

After many years on St. John, we know where to and when to shoot and how to compensate for the unique challenges involved with producing perfect St. John images.

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Coverage is available for island events of any size.
Stock photos and unique photo merchandise available!
Other projects considered.

Weddings and Vow Renewals

Intimate Weddings, Elopements and Vow Renewals

Small events with up to 20 participants are our specialty! Whether you are looking for trendy, traditional, or informal images our low impact photography techniques will capture those special moments with a style you will love. There are never transportation/travel charges for St. John location shoots whether at your rental villa or resort, historical ruins, favorite beaches, church or any other preference. Off-island events can be accommodated with enough advanced planning.


Gallery Samples
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Make your dream vacation to St. John a lasting memory with professional formal or informal portraits taken at your favorite St. John locations - on the beach, at your villa, or even - yes, at your favorite watering hole! Family reunions, corporate incentives, or just plain fun times together all deserve quality images from Tropical Focus to record those precious memories.

A one-hour minimum is required for any photo session. All original photos will be provided on CD or DVD and a basic shoot will include 40+ cropped images with basic touch-ups included at no extra charge.

Yes, we will do photo shoots on most holidays, but availability is limited.

Island locals know our pet portraits make wonderful and unique gifts... and are great for holiday greeting cards too! Order through our on-line order site, or through your own resources - the choice is yours.

Our gallery below includes low resolution images of both people and pet portraits.




Promote, Enhance and “Sell” your piece of Paradise

Your investment deserves the best - custom digital images that succinctly show off your property in its best light. Helping owners to better market their short term rental properties in the competitive St. John vacation market is our company's bread an butter.

And, if you are looking to sell your villa on St. John, look no further. We work with the best realtors on the island.

Whether you are looking for a single beloved view shot to give as a gift to a loved one or looking for a photo essay and complete slide show to promote your property, Tropical Focus has a package for you.

No project is too small or too difficult - try us!

The Gallery below is just a sampling of low resolution photos from some of our St. John villa clients:

Island Imagery

The island of St. John is filled with breathtaking images everywhere you look. It's often the ordinary sights of everyday living that can take your breath away if you take the time to really look. There is no other place on earth like St. John and we're pleased to share some of its magic with you in our galleries below. Be

Be sure to check out our latest 'sunset of the week' from St. John... a short movie created by time-lapse photography. Almost every day Tropical Focus captures sunsets from our location in Estate Pastory for pure enjoyment.


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