TIPS & lOCATION IDEAS

MAKE IT GRAND ! 

We want you to make your session the ABSOLUTELY BEST session ever! We want you to be able to take away from the session the story of you. Don't be afraid of creativity and being different. Be unique - Be diverse - Be fun - Be creative - Be in love with planning your session. We have an incredible PASSION for capturing photographs. We absolutely love the daring, the fun, the adventure, the beauty.. everything about life. And we'll here to help - Reach out to us if you need help planning the absolutely BEST session. 

OUTFITS

Yes, everyone has thought of the blue jeans, white or black shirts idea. It's not new at all.

Don't be afraid of glam, glitz, and color. Embrace it! Have some fun! 

As a general rule, wear solid colors, as stripes and patterns draw attention away from your face. Avoid wearing turtlenecks and large loose clothing, as these often make the neck seem nonexistent, and the body looks wider than it is. Be careful of fladed clothing; even if it's a Polo shirt. Stay away from Tees with Graphics on them. Shorts or capris have a tendency to make legs appear shorter than they are. Dark pants or jeans with dark shoes give texture and visually anchor a portrait. When choosing color schemes, consider not only what looks best on you, but also what colors will look best on wall portraits and complement your home’s décor. Avoid running shoes, white socks, and heavy footwear. Also, consider fashionable boots, sandals, boat shoes  (such as Sperrys), or bare feet for casual photos.

PROPS! 

The purpose of bringing props along to your engagement photo session is to personalize your images BUT please LIMIT youself to TWO (2) PROPS at the MOST (!!). Use props to show off your personality as a couple, and your hobbies and talents -- But it's not NECESSARY. Engagement photo props can add an element of fun and creativity in your images. In selecting props, begin by considering what makes you unique as a couple. Is your fiancé an avid football player? Consider bringing his football to include in some of the photographs. Do you love to read? Bring along a few books that have unique covers. You should also consider the scene and vibe of your engagement photo session. If your location has a more vintage feel, maybe finding an old suitcase or chair would be appropriate. A popular “prop” is your furry family member, like your dog. Bringing your dog or cat can make for some adorable family photos. Note, if you do bring your dog or animal, be sure to have a helper that can take the dog or animal home after the first 30 minutes of shooting.

ITEM IDEAS FOR PROPS

Puppies, Balloons, Scooters, rent a vintage car or a luxury car for an hour, rent a sailboat, golf carts, TuTus (!!!), ship rope, glitter, sparklers, candles, coffee (mugs/cups), cozy blankets, florals, floral headband  <--- GORGEOUS IDEA!!!, mistletoe, literature books, shotgun shells (perfect for ring shots if you love hunting & the great outdoors), fishing hook & wire (great for ring shots if you enjoy salt life & fishing), cowboy boots and hats, christmas lights to wrap around the two of you, bubbles (so much fun!), and ... Confetti POPPERS  <---- Super fun!...

But !!!! stay away from these overused, not-unique props

Chalk Board signs, a sign, mini-banners, large letters, giant "&" Sign, scrabble letters ... These props are common and have been used sooo many times. Taking the uniqueness out. 

HAIR & MAKE-UP

Looking good on camera doesn’t require a makeup artist, but professional makeup tips help. Even if you prefer a natural look, the camera tends to exaggerate flaws and create artificial ones. Who needs that? These camera-friendly makeup tips focus on makeup application that enhances rather than detracts from your looks. Makeup tips for the camera include an array of corrective and dramatic effects as well as enhancing one’s natural appearance. The key is to consider that images are two-dimensional, so shadows and highlighted areas may need to be emphasized, de-emphasized or even simulated, for the best overall effect.

the true canvas: your gorgeous skin

Before you apply makeup, start with smooth, toned and moisturized skin. If necessary, give yourself a facial or scrub treatment. This minimizes uneven or artificial-looking makeup application and promotes a healthy, glowing look.

get rid of dark Shadows

As photos are two-dimensional, the camera ages the subject by enhancing dark, fine lines, and wrinkles. To compensate, gently apply a lighter shade of concealer makeup to darker areas: around the eyes, crevices, and expression lines. Next, using an upward stroke, apply a light layer of foundation makeup over the face including lips. Blend makeup at the edges. Except for corrective work, use foundation makeup colors closely matching the natural skin color.

Bronze or Blush

Various makeup effects can be achieved with blush. Bronzer makeup powder is widely successful and produces a natural or lightly sculpted look, depending on its application. To apply powder blush: blow off excess from the brush and apply gently to cheekbones and above the outer corners of eyes to the temple. For a makeup application guide, make a wide peace sign with a hand. Rotate 90 degrees towards your nose. Palms out, place the point of the “V” at your hairline and align with the corner of your eye and the bottom finger resting on the cheekbone. Focus color at or one finger below this area on the cheek, and at or above this area around the eyes. Apply a second thin layer on checks and blend lightly at edges as needed.

*super awesome extra makeup tip

Bronzer makeup can also be applied to the sides of the nose to minimize width. And, a darker shade of blush applied under the cheekbones produces more definition.

HAIRSPRAY (LOTS!)

We live in Florida, and yes, we have LOTS OF WIND!! Use Hair spray... it's your best friend against the wind. Please keep in mind to hairspray or style your hair in such a method that there are no "fly-aways" with your hair style. We want you looking your best, able to pose with ease. 

NAILS

Especially for Engagement & Bridal Portraiture sessions, there will be up-close shots captured of the engagement ring; and your nails might be in the photograph frame in great detail. 

Engagement rings: clean & shine them up

For your Engagement photographs, and along with your Wedding photographs, you want your gorgeous ring(s) to shine brightly when we are using our up-close, gets-everything-in-the-picture-ridiculously-well macro camera lens. :-) It will show any wear and tear easily, so we want to make sure your ring is perfection from the moments you arrive. 

Children:  Let them have some fun! :-)

Children typically do not take good pictures when they are stressed or tired.  It helps to have a pleasant experience on the way to the pictures (even though you may feel frazzled getting everyone dressed on-time for a session).  It's a good idea to bring treats that the kids can have even during our session.  This could be something we incorporate into the shoot like candy, a toy, or some fruit; but at least we have an incentive and reward in case someone gets tired or bored. When photographing younger children, their actions speak volumes above their smiles. The reason is that they typically don't want to pose or smile - that's considered "work" to them. I absolutely LOVE to let them jump, skip, laugh, run, play -- capturing them at who they truly are at that age. While smiling is great - capturing your child's true essence is everything. At an age that they grow so fast, why not capture what makes them shine at those fleeting moments. 

When do I receive my photographs after the session? 

Edited images will be available for viewing & sharing on your private Online Gallery approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the portraiture session.  You will receive an email with a link to the Online Gallery and the password when it is activated and ready to view.  The electronic files will be mailed to you via USPS in the form of a Flashdrive in protective and waterproof packaging. 

PINTEREST  VS  ART

Use Pinterest to GUIDE you in finding the right photographer: Collect images you like, look at the overall STYLE of the photographs you have pinned, and then find yourself a photographer that displays that type of work. Hire that photographer. Now, rest. At this point, you have hired a photographer you trust and adore. You shouldn't try to have a photographer you have hired attempt to photograph like another photographer. Pinterest can discourage the creative process overall. As photographers, the images we create are like one-of-a-kind art. There are so many aspects that go into composing a photograph, most importantly the lighting, environment and the subjects. Sometimes, the most amazing photographs happen by chance and can’t be re-created. Unpredictability is one of the things we find most inspiring and exciting about photography. We love when we are able to blow our couples away, and give them images that are better than anything they could have ever dreamed up or expected. We are able to create these images when we are given time, complete trust and artistic freedom. It may appear simple, but there are a lot of things that make up a good photograph. As photographers, we see photos in a very unique way. We notice the lighting, coloring, the location, time of day, the body forms, the props, the clothing, the natural elements (wind, sun flare, fog), the posing, the height of the couple, ect. We know from experience that ALL of these aspects are what create the mood & feel of that particular photo. When our focus is on re-creating, we aren’t able to truly create. Knowing how important all of the elements are that go into a photograph are what make us feel discouraged when presented with a Pinterest board of inspiration. We jump into problem solving mode…how are we going to create that wind swept beach photo in a hotel garden setting? How are we going to shoot that epic bridal portrait in a messy and chaotic bridal suite? How are we going to serve our clients, but still do our best work? Re-creating someone else’s photo takes a lot of time to stage correctly - Actually, it takes up more time, much more time to recreate poses from a list then to shoot the way the photographer intends to. Best piece of advice we can offer - Let us be inspired by simply bringing yourselves to the present moment. 


 

GLAM IT UP! 

YOU CAN NOW WEAR OUR GLAMOROUS DRESSES

DRESSES AVAILABLE FOR SIZES NEWBORN TO TODDLERS TO LADIES, EVEN MATERNITY. 



TOP 5 FAVORITE LOCATIONS:

1 \\ VIZCAYA:

http://vizcaya.org/facility-photo-personal-portraits.asp
HANDS-DOWN THE #1, MOST AMAZING, GORGEOUS LOCATION TO SHOOT AT. IF YOU GO ON MON-FRIDAY ITS ONLY $160.50 AT VIZCAYA INSTEAD OF THE WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY PERMIT FEE OF $280. 

DO YOU WANT YOUR PORTRAIT OR WEDDING TO STAND OUT 100% - THIS IS IT!!!!! TRUST ME - WE ARE NOT KIDDING. BEST INVESTMENT EVER!!!

AGAIN - THE BEST, MOST HIGH CALIBER LOCATION IN ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA - THIS IS IT!!!! SO WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT!

http://vizcaya.org/facility-photo-personal-portraits.asp

2 \\ BOYNTON BEACH INLET

THIS IS A GORGEOUS BEACH WITH SOOOOO MUCH TO WORK WITH. OCEAN VIEWS, INTRACOASTAL VIEWS, COVE AREA, JUST PERFECT IF YOU WANT THE BEACH. 

3\\ JUPITER INLET

THIS IS A GORGEOUS BEACH WITH A LIGHTHOUSE IN THE DISTANT, ROCKS TO CLIMB, WAVES, BEACH, AND EVEN A LITTLE HISTORIC COTTAGE.

4\\ CORAL COVE PARK

BEACH LOCATION WITH JAGGED ROCK FORMATION FROM THE CRASHING OCEAN WAVES. THIS IS EXACTLY LIKE BLOWING ROCKS BUT OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

 

5\\ DELRAY OAKS PRESERVE

THIS LITTLE HIDDEN GEM IS SO PRIVATE AND A BIG LITTLE SECRET. GORGEOUS LOCATION WITH WOODS, PLANTS, LARGE TREES, GREENERY, AND THE PERFECT LIGHTING AT ALL TIMES. ITS BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL. 


 

LOCATION IDEAS


Wait ... Are you getting married at a unique venue?

 

Most venues allow their clients to use the venue and surrounding area for photography at any time.

Ask your venue. It just might be the perfect location! :-) 


SAILBOAT CHARTERS & RENTALS

 

Classic Sailing Charters with Captain Michael (Mike)  - All wooden, classic sailboat

-Located in the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, FL-

Same exact boat used by celebrities, magazines, & fashion brands, such as: PITBULLBEYONCEHARPER'S BAZAARCITY FURNITUREH&MBLOOMINGDALE'S, RALPH LAURENLACOSTECALVIN KLEIN, and many more...

http://www.classicsailingcharters.com/

 

 

Amelia Earhart Park

LOCATED in Miami, FL - 401 E 65TH ST, HIALEAH, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

This is a great location for Families, Engagements, and Maternity sessions.

 

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Located in West Palm Beach, FL  - 253 BARCELONA RD, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

CLOSED THE ENTIRE MONTH OF AUGUST ONLY.

Closed on Mondays & TuesdayS. Open from 10am to 4pm.

DUE TO THE CLOSING TIME OF 4PM - BEST LIGHTING IS ONE HOUR TO SUNSET - THIS PLACE IS BEST IN DEC & JANUARY MONTHS ONLY.

Both indoor and outdoor options; large property - indoor option is tiny (not alot of room).

ADMISSION IS ONLY $10 PER PERSON, NO PHOTOGRAPHY PERMIT NEEDED.

This location is wonderfully elegant for very Formal Portraits in Palm Beach. Its high in class and artwork everywhere. 

 

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne (South Miami)

Located on Key Biscayne, FL - 1200 CRANDON BLVD., KEY BISCAYNE, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

This is a great location for Families, Engagements, and Maternity sessions.

 

Black Point Park & Marina

Located in Homestead, FL - 24775 SW 87TH AVE, HOMESTEAD, FL.

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DAILY HOURS OF OPERATION. 

This is a great location for Families, Engagements, and Maternity sessions.

 

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Located IN JUPITER, FLORIDA  -   574 S. Beach Rd, in Hobe Sound, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Beach opens at 9am, and closes at 4:00pm. For evening sessions, wait for Late WINTER since it will get darker earlier in the day since park closes at 4pm year-round.

GOLDEN HOUR / SUNSET SHOOTS: Since the park closes at 4:00pm, we MUST start shooting that 3:00pm which makes it impossible to capture the beach at sunset (which is the best lighting of the day) UNLESS WE ARE SHOOTING HERE IN DECEMBER/JANUARY.

The Beauty of shooting here is the rock formations that naturally occur in this location. EASY AVAILABILITY FOR PARKING; LOCATED ON JUPITER ISLAND. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 TO 15 MINUTES EARLY TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A PARKING SPOT, ABOUT ONLY 15 PARKING SPOTS AVAILABLE.

No admission, just a $2 donation per person, if you would like. 

Great location for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

 

BOYNTON BEACH INLET & BEACH PARK

LOCATED IN BOYNTON BEACH, FL  -  6990 N OCEAN BLVD, BOYNTON BEACH, FL

NO ADMISSION, NO FEES, NO PERMITS NEED, FREE PARKING. 

THIS LOCATION IS GORGEOUS! IT HAS THE SHORE-LINE AND BEACH WITH SEVERAL LARGE ROCKS AMONG THEM. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, MATERNITY, ENGAGEMENT, BRIDAL PORTRAITS, ETC...

Boca Raton Museum of ArT

Located IN BOCA RATON, FL  -  501 Plaza Real, in Boca Raton, FL

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION FEES, DAILY HOURS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY.

 

Boca Raton South Beach Pavilion (South Beach Park)

Located IN BOCA RATON  -  440 N State Road, in Boca Raton, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

THIS LOCATION DOESN'T HAVE ANY ADMISSION FEES, BUT PARKING FEES ARE $2/PER VEHICLE PER HOUR. MAX OF ONE HOUR PER VEHICLE PER DAY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND PARKING HERE ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. THE NEARBY PARKING LOTS ARE $17+/PER VEHICLE FOR PARKING FOR THE ENTIRE DAY. THERE ARE STREET PARKING OPTIONS, BUT NOT MANY NEARBY.  

 

BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS

LOCATED IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  -  900 N BIRCH RD, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION OF ADMISSION FEES, PARKING, & HOURS. 

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: $160 FEE FOR PROPERTY USAGE & $250 FEE FOR COURTYARD ACCESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY PURPOSES. 

 

The Breakers Hotel - PALM BEACH

Located in West Palm Beach, FL  -  1 S COUNTY ROAD, PALM BEACH, FL

The Breakers Hotel only allows photography of their booked Weddings & Formal Events with their venue only (i.e. Brides that are getting married here, can book their engagement/bridal portraits here).

 

Butterfly World

Located in COCONUT CREEK, FL  -  3600 WEST SAMPLE ROAD, COCONUT CREEK, FL

Hours depend on day of the week, closes by 5pm.

THIS IS A VERY SMALL LOCATION, WITH RAILING AND NOT TOO MUCH "BACKDROP". 

Admission fees are $21 to $26 per person. Parking fees might apply, check website. 

 

CHURCH OF BETHESDA BY THE SEA

LOCATED IN PALM BEACH, FL  -  141 S COUNTY RD, PALM BEACH, FL

CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION OF ADMISSION FEES, PARKING, & HOURS. 

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: $100 FEE FOR PROPERTY USAGE FOR ANY PHOTOGRAPHY PURPOSES. BY APPT ONLY.

 

Cityplace

Located in West Palm Beach, FL  - 700 S ROSEMARY AVE, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

This location is best early in the morning on Weekdays due to large crowds on evenings and weekends. If you really want an Evening session, please choose a Monday or Tuesday, since the crowds are alot less during those days. 

There are parking meters, valet, and parking garage options available. 

Makes for a great Engagement Session location for a modern, urban couple. 

 

COLEE HAMMOCK PARK

LOCATED in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -  1500 Brickell Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

BEHIND THE OLD FLORIDIAN RESTAURANT 

 

Coral Cove Park

Located on Jupiter Island, FL -  1600 S BEACH RD, TEQUESTA, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Down the same street as "BLOWING ROCKS PRESERVE".

Ample parking with excellent water views, as well. 

Perfect for Engagements, Families, and Maternity.

 

DELRAY OAKS NATURAL AREA - PARK

LOCATED IN PALM BEACH COUNTY (DELRAY) - 2021 SW 29TH ST, DELRAY BEACH, FL

***STUNNING TREES AT THIS LOCATION***

THIS LOCATION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

PERFECT FOR ENGAGEMENTS, FAMILIES, BRIDAL PORTRAITS, AND MATERNITY. 

 

Dreher Park

Located in West Palm Beach, FL near I-95 & Southern Blvd. NEXT TO THE PALM BEACH ZOO.

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

the only DOG-FRIENDLY park location in Palm Beach.

This location is open to the public from sunrise to sunseT.

Perfect for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

 

DuBois HISTORIC HOME & Park  -  JUPITER INLET (with views of the Jupiter Lighthouse)

Located in Jupiter, FL  -  19075 DUBOIS RD, JUPITER, FL 33477

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

No fees for parking or admission... FREE!

This is an ideal park location in Jupiter, FL

Perfect for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

 

Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Located in Coral Gables, FL  -  10901 OLD CUTLER RD, CORAL GABLES, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: FOR PORTRAIT, WEDDING, COMMERCIAL, AND SIMILAR PHOTOGRAPHY, THERE IS A MANDATORY $100 FEE (3 people including photographer) -or- $200 FEE (up to 7 people including photographer) TO PHOTOGRAPH AT THIS LOCATION, PER THE LOCATION'S TERMS AND POLICIES. a permit must be granted before the date of session.

Gorgeous garden location in South Florida. 

Great for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

Please check website for admission information, parking AVAILABILITY, and hours of operation.

 

Flagler Beach & WORTH AVE

Located in West Palm Beach, FL  - NEAREST ADDRESS: 100 WORTH AVE, PALM BEACH, FL

Parking meters are available, and some spots on certain side streets are free parking. 

Perfect for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

 

Greynold's Park in North Miami

Located in North Miami, FL - 17530 W DIXIE HWY, NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Perfect for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

 

Habourside Place

Located in Jupiter, FL  -  200 US-1, JUPITER, FL

Easy access to regular and valet parking. Regular parking is FREE for the first TWO HOURS.

Waterside views and shoppes.

Great location for Engagement Portraits.

 

Heathcote Botanical Gardens (Fort Pierce, FL)

Located IN FORT PIERCE, FL  -   210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL

Admission fee is fantastic! $6 per adult , $5 seniors, & $2 children

Beautiful, gorgeous location that hosts Weddings all the time.

Perfect for Weddings, Bridal Portraits, Engagements, Maternities, and Families. 

CLOSED on Mondays & Major Holidays. Tuesday --> Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sundays (Nov --> April only) 1pm to 5pm. 

Check website for updated information.

 

The Historic Flagler Museum

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ---- This museum will not allow any photographer at any time, under any circumstances, take photographs within their premises with Flash Photography.

All exhibits inside are "corded off" and unreachable for photography and posing. This is more of a guided tour of observation site.

Admission is $18.00 per adult person, including photographers (always check website for updated information).

This location is only listed on here to warn clients that this locations has already been reviewed by our staff as not suitable for portrait flash photography (UNLESS YOU ARE HOSTING YOUR WEDDING/EVENT AT THIS LOCATION). 

 

House of Refuge & BEACH

*GORGEOUS, STUNNING LOCATION!*

 LOCATED IN STUART, FL  -  301 Southeast MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, Florida

This location has HUGE rocks, cliffs, crashing waves, beachfront, historical ATMOSPHERE, rustic.

It is vERY gorgeous and the photographs are always fantastic when taken at this location.

This location is fantastic for Weddings, Engagements, Families, Maternity, Formal Portraits, etc.   

 

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Located in North Palm Beach, FL  -  10900 JACK NICKLAUS DR, NORTH PALM BEACH, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

$5.00 per vehicle with 2-8 people, $4.00 only for single person vehicles.

Open 365 days a year from 8am to Sundown.. PERFECT!

The area is large, diverse, and offers both beach and garden-like backdrops. 

This location is fantastic for Families, Maternity, and Engagement sessions.

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Located in Tequesta, FL  -  16450 SOUTHEAST FEDERAL HIGHWAY, HOBE SOUND, FL.

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Perfect location for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

 

Juno Beach Park & Pier

Located in Juno Beach, FL  -  14775 U.S. HWY 1, JUNO BEACH, FL 

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Beach location & gorgeous pier to shoot from. Perfect for Family, Engagement, and Maternity Portraits. 

This location is usually very crowded on Weekends & HOLIDAYS, but PERFECT on Mondays thru Fridays. 

There is a very small fee of $1.00 per adult to walk "on" the pier. Makes for some great scenic shots!

Parking is ample, ADMISSION ONTO THE PIER IS $1 PER PERSON (CASH ONLY).

 

Lake Worth Pier & Beach (next to the Lake Worth Casino)

Located in Lake Worth, FL  -  10 S OCEAN BLVD, LAKE WORTH, FL

Parking is easy to access; ample parking.

Pier is available for the sessions/events, but admission fee of $1 - $3/ per person to go on the pier (CASH ONLY). No fee for the beach area.

 

Matheson Hammock Park

Located in Coral Gables, FL  -  9610 OLD CUTLER RD, MIAMI, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Beautiful park with great views. 

Great for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

Please check website for admission information, parking AVAILABILITY, and hours of operation.

 

MIZNER PARK

LOCATED IN BOCA RATON, FL  -  327 PLAZA REAL, BOCA RATON, FL 

NO ADMISSION FEE, PARKING AVAILABLE IN METERS & NEARBY GARAGES

GREAT LOCATION FOR ENGAGEMENTS, WEDDINGS, BRIDAL PORTRAITS, MATERNITY, AND FAMILIES.

 

The Morikami Museum & Gardens

Located in Boca Raton, FL  -  4000 MORIKAMI PARK RD, DELRAY BEACH, FL 

ADMISSION FEE OF $14/ PER PERSON (check website)

Beautiful, stunning gardens with various wonderful areas and bridges to pose from.

Great location for Engagements, Bridal Portraits, Maternity, and Families.

Please check website for admission information, parking AVAILABILITY, and hours of operation

 

Mounts Botanical Gardens

Located on IN WEST PALM BEACH  -  531 N MILITARY TRAIL, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Very popular choice for all Portraits!! This location is fantastic for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. CASUAL or Elegant attire is fine.

ADMISSION FEE OF $5/ PER PERSON - including children (CHECK WEBSITE)

Weekdays are the best DATES to shoot at this location.

This location is always moist, and therefore every time a session is located here, bring lots of bug spray REPELLENT  (no joke - all my clients are shocked at how many MOSQUITOS are here), especially for kids -- all year round.

 

Norton Museum of Art

Located IN PALM BEACH   -   1451 S Olive Ave in West Palm Beach, FL.

This is a very formal location (displays of artwork on the walls) and is to be reserved for Bridal Portraits or Wedding Formals.

This location is separate from the "Ann Norton SCULPTURE Gardens" location. 

Please check website for admission information, PHOTOGRAPHY FEES, parking AVAILABILITY, and hours of operation.

 

Ocean Reef Park

Located on Singer Island, FL   -  3860 N OCEAN DRIVE, RIVIERA BEACH, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Great for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

Please check website for admission information, parking AVAILABILITY, and hours of operation.

 

PAN'S GARDEN

LOCATED IN PALM BEACH, FL   -  386 HIBISCUS AVE, PALM BEACH, FL

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION INFORMATION, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: $100 TO $150 FEE APPLIES HERE FOR ANY PHOTOGRAPHY PURPOSES. 

 

Patch Reef Park

located in Boca Raton, FL   -   2000 WEST YAMATO ROAD, BOCA RATON, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Ample free parking, no fees. 

Lots of area to cover and explore for shots. 

Quiet, not usually crowded. 

Perfect for Families!

 

Peaceful Waters Sanctuary in Pierson Park

located in Wellington, FL  -  11860 PIERSON RD, WELLINGTON, FL

No admission or parking fees

Gorgeous greenery and plants. Wellington's hidden gem!

There are wooden fences and wooden Bridge structures. 

Great for Engagements, Families, and Maternity.

 

Quiet Waters Park

Located IN DEERFIELD BEACH, FL  -  401 S POWERLINE RD, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Great for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

Please check website for admission information, parking AVAILABILITY, and hours of operation

 

REDLAND KOI GARDENS

LOCATED IN JUPITER, FL. -  9060 W INDIANTOWN RD, JUPITER, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE  OR ADMISSION MIGHT APPLY TO THIS LOCATION, CHECK WEBSITE.

RUSTIC & MORE COUNTRY-LIKE ATMOSPHERE WITH TREES, OPEN FIELDS, AND STONE BRIDGES.

GREAT FOR ENGAGEMENTS, FAMILIES, AND MATERNITY. 

NO PARKING OR ADMISSION FEES. AND PARKING IS EASY TO FIND.

 

Riverbend Park

Located in MIAMI, FL. -  25600 SW 147TH AVE, HOMESTEAD, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Rustic & more country-like atmosphere with trees, open fields, and stone Bridges.

Great for Engagements, Families, and Maternity. 

No parking or admission fees. And parking is easy to find.

 

Royal Poinciana Chapel

Near the Chapel (the Trail), Not the garden area.

Located in West Palm Beach, FL  -  60 COCONUT ROW, PALM BEACH, FL

The large tree that is iconic to this location is fenced into private PROPERTY now.

This location is also right next to the Flagler Museum. PRIOR PERMISSION TO SHOOT MUST BE GRANTED.

Perfect for Engagements and Maternity: BEAUTIFUL views of the Palm Beach skyline, and gorgeous landscaping. 

 

Sailfish Marina

Located on Singer Island, FL  -  98 LAKE DRIVE, PALM BEACH, FL

A casual, yet elegant location to shoot at. Boats will be in the back-drop, boats are private-property. 

There is FREE Valet Parking available (please always be courteous and tip the valet A LITTLE for their time/effort; the valets work of tips only).

This is a public area with people dining and shopping, so on weekends, it can become very crowded. 

 

Society of the Four Arts (Botanical Gardens)

Located IN PALM BEACH ISLAND  -   2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: For Portrait, Wedding, COMMERCIAL, and similar photography, there is a mandatory $100 fee to photograph at this location, per the location's terms and policies.

Gorgeous location that is truly worth every cent and is highly ideal for Weddings, Bridal Portraits, Families, Engagements, and Formal Portraits. 

 

SOUTH INLET PARK

LOCATED IN BOCA RATON  -  1100 S OCEAN BLVD, BOCA RATON, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR PARKING, ADMISSION, AND PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITS.

 

SPANISH RIVER PARK

LOCATED IN BOCA RATON, FL   -  3001 FLORIDA A1A, BOCA RATON, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

GREAT FOR ENGAGEMENTS, FAMILIES, AND MATERNITY. 

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION INFORMATION, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

 

ST. EDWARD'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

LOCATED ON SINGER ISLAND, FL   -  3860 N OCEAN DRIVE, RIVIERA BEACH, FL

GREAT LOCATION FOR ENGAGEMENTS & BRIDAL PORTRAITS.

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION INFORMATION, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: THIS LOCATION REQUIRES A $80 TO $100 DONATION FEE TO PHOTOGRAPH ON PREMISES. BY APPT ONLY.

 

SUGAR SAND PARK & CAROUSEL

LOCATED IN BOCA RATON, FL   -  300 S MILITARY TRAIL, BOCA RATON, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

GREAT FOR ENGAGEMENTS, FAMILIES, AND MATERNITY. 

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION INFORMATION, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

 

SUNDY HOUSE & ATLANTIC AVE IN DELRAY

LOCATED IN DELRAY, FL   -  106 S. SWINTON AVE, DELRAY BEACH, FL

GREAT FOR Weddings & BRIDAL PORTRAITS

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION INFORMATION, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY FOR SUNDY HOUSE: BY APPT ONLY, POSSIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY FEE WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED FOR PERMISSION AND ACCESS. 

 

Tree Tops Park

Located in Davie, FL   -  3900 SW 100TH AVE, DAVIE, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 for a permit *might* APPLy TO THIS LOCATION since it is a florida park (new state-wide policy). please check the website for the location and contact the main office for instructions.

Open most days, closed on only certain Holidays. Hours vary on the day (check website). 

Ample parking and locations is usually not too crowded, which is perfect. Small parking fee  on weekends only.

Great for Families, Engagements, Bridal Portraits, and Maternity. 

 

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens 

Located in Miami, FL  -  3251 SOUTH MIAMI AVE, MIAMI, FL  

****HANDS-DOWN A BREATH-TAKING, GORGEOUS, AMAZING LOCATION THAT IS WORTH EVERY CENT****

photography fee of $150+ applies to this location, check website.

Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful... this location has it all. It really makes a photographic statement and will surely delight all clients with its beauty as a backdrop for a location. 

Perfect for Bridal Portraits, Engagements, Formal Portraits, Families, and Maternity.

Please check website for hours of operatioN.

 

WOLF LAKE PARK

LOCATED IN DAVIE, FL  -  5400 SW 76TH AVE, DAVIE, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY FEE OF $50 FOR A PERMIT *MIGHT* APPLY TO THIS LOCATION SINCE IT IS A FLORIDA PARK (NEW STATE-WIDE POLICY)PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE LOCATION AND CONTACT THE MAIN OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR PARKING, ADMISSION, AND PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITS.

 

Worth Ave & THE ICONIC 'WORTH AVE CLOCKTOWER'

Located AT 100 Worth Ave, West Palm Beach, FL, near the Worth Ave Clock Tower.

no admission, regular street & valet parking available, no photography permit necessary.

Next to the beach and shoreline, has the historic Worth Ave clock tower, and plenty of areas for shooting.

Beautiful, elegant, highly SOPHISTICATED location for Bridal Portraits, Families, Engagement, and Maternity Portraits.

 

WYNWOOD WALLS - ART DISTRICT (MODERN WALL ART)

LOCATED IN MIAMI, FL  -  2520 NW 2nd Ave, MIAMI, FL

 


LET'S GET CREATIVE ! 

Some fantastic unique ideas to consider arE... 

 

Renting a Sailboat/Boat for the afternoon (one hour is more than enough time)

a family member's or friend's boat for a ride

a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Orange Groves

a farm

Horse Stables

An Art District (Outdoor Wall Art & Street Paintings for a vibrant backdrop)

Pumpkin Patches

Libraries

Theme Parks (Disney, Universal, Seaworld, etc)

Coffee Shops

Ice Cream Parlors

Greenhouses

Christmas Tree locations

Horse-back riding

a Lake House

a Beach House

a Bon Fire on the beach, backyard, or campsite (in areas that it is allowed). 

Your home or a Friend's home

Vintage/Rustic buildings

Flower nurseries 

Art Galleries

Boat Docks

Own a vintage/classic car? We can use it during the session. 


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DRESSES AVAILABLE FOR SIZES NEWBORN TO TODDLERS TO LADIES, EVEN MATERNITY.