fort lauderdale, miami + surrounds: best photography locations
city | urban
ancient spanish monastery, north miami
A stunningly historic venue in North Miami with beautiful ancient backdrops and lush green colorful gardens. This venue is perfect for any photoshoot. A photography permit is required to shoot at this location (approx. $200).
bonnet house, fort lauderdale
Built in 1920 Bonnet House sets the scene for romance, with its beautiful tropical and subtropical plants and its proximity to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Entrance fees are required to shoot at this location (approx. $20pp).
fort lauderdale art district
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, this trendy area is filled with art galleries, modern studios and graffiti walls, perfect for a unique, fun, and colorful photoshoot.
gold coast railroad museum
The perfect for that ‘vintage’ look. Unique backdrops include historic trains, brick buildings, and a rustic grass field. A photography fee is required to shoot at this venue (approx. $75 – $200).
las olas boulevard, fort lauderdale
Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic district. Rising over the fabulous inter-coastal waters, this famous street has secret ally-ways, historical promenades, and unique buildings.
miznar park plaza, boca raton
A modern, yet quaint location in downtown Boca Raton. This shopping district is home to beautiful buildings, walkways, and fountains. A perfect location for an urban couple or lifestyle photoshoot.
new river + fort lauderdale historical society
Have your pictures taken as you stroll the beautiful walkways along the picturesque New River with the city’s first inn, pioneer home and replica schoolhouse as the backdrop.
vizcaya museum + gardens, miami
A personal favorite of mine, this is a truly spectacular location with beautiful landscaped and gardens, lakes and the stunning museum itself. Perfect for couples and engagement sessions. A photography permit is required to shoot at this location (approx. $250 – $350).
parks + rural locations
Escape to the country without leaving the city at this gorgeous 19-acre ranch. There’s a big barn full of farmyard animals, and also a large event space. Perfect for family sessions. The venue requires a photo permit fee of approx $250.
fairchild botanic gardens
This exotic garden has beautiful flowering vines, spiny forests and sparkling lakes. Perfect for any photoshoot. A photography fee is required to shoot at this location (approx. $100 – $200).
Over 60 acres of tropical paradise and home to the largest collection of Florida native animals. Photography fee is $200 for 4 people (including photographer) for 1.5 hours. Additional people are $25pp.
morikami japanese gardens, delray beach
Featuring a 16-acre park of renowned Japanese gardens, waterways, and contemporary buildings in Palm Beach. The venue requires a small entrance fee per adult (approx $15pp).
robbins preserve, davie
A stunning park located in Davie with over 160 acres of vast open space, ancient trees, fields, and a beautiful sunset. A personal favorite of mine for families, maternity or couple sessions.
tree tops park, davie
An oasis of ancient live oaks, tropical hammocks, a large lake, and wetlands covering more than 140 acres in Davie, Tree Tops Park is one of my favorite places for any photography session.
dania beach pier
Probably my favorite beach for photographs, Dania Beach is huge, with lovely soft white sand, lots of vegetation and a cute pier in the backdrop. Noticeably quieter than other beaches on the area.
fort lauderdale beach
Fort Lauderdale beach is in the heart of the city’s action. If you prefer wooden walkways, soft sand, and warm waves, this is the place for you! Perfect for sunrise or sunset shoots.
fort lauderdale jetties
The southern-most tip of Fort Lauderdale Beach, this is a quiet, huge stretch of golden sands with fewer high-rise building developments and unique rock formations for a variety of backgrounds to the session.
Centrally located between Palm Beach and Miami, Pompano Beach is a quieter beach boasting a beautiful sunrise, soft sand dunes and a historic pier. Perfect for couples and maternity sessions.