Post # 1
My wedding is in Michigan, but my photographer is stopping in Miami for a day on a trip back from Brazil, so we’ll do our engagement photos here. What are the BEST places in Miami for engagement photos??
So far we’re considering
The beautiful trees on University Drive in Coral Gables
Bill Baggs Beach on Key Biscayne
Fairchild Botanical Gardens
but I still want: a fountain we can play in, beautiful bougainvillea, and maybe a beautiful mural
Any recommendations would be much appreciated
Post # 3
We did ours in Bonnet House. Our photographer was just a friend, but I think they came out quite nice. If you look at my past posts, I know I posted them sometime this month.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Hi, lairdea! It’s great that your photographer can fit a shoot into the schedule. :o)
The locations that you listed are fantastic. As far as Fairchild goes, you may want to check their website to see if you might need a permit for the photography. I know some places here, like Vizcaya, require them for “professional” shoots.
Some suggestions for the other styles you’re looking for in Coral Gables:
* at the intersection of Granada and Alhambra, there’s a fountain with a lovely vine-covered arbor. (Just a note: I’ve noticed that a lot of the fountains in the city have been turned off lately. Maybe as a way to conserve water in the summer?)
* Alhambra Water Tower
* any one of the Alhambra, Douglas or Granada Entrances to the city (all limestone, very romantic)
* Matheson Hammock park (adjacent to Fairchild) has some nice views of the city skyline against the bay, plus a great limestone pavillion near the entrance.
Here’s a link to the locations of landmarks in the Gables. You should be able to google the names of most of them for images, to give you an idea as to whether they’ll work for you.
As far as murals, there are a few in Little Havana that I know of. They’re all along Calle Ocho (8th Street). You should also check out the county’s Art in Public Places site, though. I know there are some pretty cool/colorful sculptures around town that could work.
Good luck! :o)
Post # 5
@yorkie:Wow, that is so helpful! Thanks! I’m copying all of those rec’s to give to my photographer. I’ll share whatever works. Again, thank you thank you!!