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Spread out over 4 ½ acres, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens is one of the city’s most prized and picturesque natural settings, and will make a perfect location for your engagement photography session in Miami.
Begin your engagement photo shoot by visiting the Japanese Garden. Here, your photographer can snap some portraits of you and your fiancée beneath the exotic bonsai trees or beside one of stone sculptures, surrounded by lush greenery. Have your photographer arrange a portrait on the red bridge overlooking a tranquil coy pond. Once you’ve finished at the Japanese Garden, head over to the flower Conservatory, which offers a variety of vibrant floral exhibitions that will provide a romantic setting for your engagement photos. First, have your photographer take photos of using the immaculate domed structure as a backdrop. You can then venture inside and have your engagement photographer snap some photos of you and your man in the midst of an array of colorful orchids, bromeliads, and other floral treasures. Afterward, head over to the garden’s topiary, where the two of you can pose for some fun photos beside the numerous shrub and tree sculptures. Finally, walk over to the garden’s Great Lawn area, where your photographer can assemble a photo on the expansive verdant lawn, as well as an intimate portrait of you and your fiancée beneath one of towering tropical palm trees.
The University of Miami has one of the most scenic campuses in the entire country and will serve as a great location for your engagement photography session.
Your engagement photographer can start off by taking some candid photos of you and your man as you take a stroll along the paved walkway leading up to the Richter Library. Feel free to relax in the grass in front of the building as well while your photographer captures the lighthearted moments. Afterward, you and your fiancée can pose for a portrait next to one of the majestic palm trees. You can then walk over to University Drive and have your photographer take some photos of you and your man posing on the courtyard, amongst the tropical foliage. The beautiful sparkling fountain in the center of the miniature plaza is also a great spot to arrange a portrait. Later, visit Lake Osceola, located in the heart of the University of Miami. Here, your photographer can combine the backdrop of the campus buildings (the Eaton Residential College and the School of Architecture) with the glimmering water to create some beautiful engagement photos. Finally, head over to the John C. Gifford Arboretum, an arboretum and botanical garden located on the northwest corner of the campus. Here you and your fiancée can take a stroll through the arboretum’s numerous pathways as your engagement photographer snaps some candid photos. The tall shade trees and cozy benches scattered throughout the park, combined with its rolling green lawns, will make it the perfect place to conclude your engagement photography session.
Step into the bustling downtown Miami and your eye will be instantly drawn to the EPIC, a luxurious waterfront hotel at the edge of Briscayne Bay and a truly a one-of-a-kind setting for engagement photography.
Kick off your engagement photo shoot by taking some pictures at the front entrance of the hotel, in front of the tall pristine glass doors. Your engagement photographer can also arrange a portrait of you and your man beside the sparkling fountain in front of the hotel, as well a photo beneath one of the tropical palm trees lining the exterior. Take advantage of the hotel’s waterfront location and snap some group and photos using the glimmering Briscayne Bay and the Miami cityscape as a backdrop. Afterward, venture inside the hotel and have your photographer set up some photos in the chic lobby, employing the hotel’s unique interior design. Take some seated photos on the elegant furniture or have your photographer create a portrait of you and your fiancée beneath one of the modern-looking hanging chandeliers.
Once you’ve finished your wedding photo shoot at the EPIC, head over to the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, located only half a mile away. Another of downtown Miami’s most renowned attractions, the museum has become a popular spot for engagement photography. Have your engagement photographer take some photos of you and your man posing on the red and beige brick courtyard, against the backdrop of the museum’s beautiful cream-colored exterior. Your photographer can also take some photos as the two of you embrace beneath the three neatly designed arches at the museum’s entrance. Finally, you and your man can pose for a romantic portrait seated on one of the cozy benches or beside the lamppost outside of the museum.
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